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What Are The Safest Neighborhoods To Live in Cape Town?


in Cape Town, South Africa by @justinbosco5yr  | 3 comments

Hi all! My girlfriend and I would like to spend a month in Cape Town in August and are researching the safest neighborhoods to live in. Weโ€™d like to get an Airbnb but weโ€™re curious if anyone has any advice on where we should be looking? Weโ€™ve read a lot about Cape Town in our research, both good and bad. Any tips from people who have experience living in the city beyond a weekend resort stay would be great!

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Hereโ€™s a map I modified for a friend who was planning to do a medical residency there. We lived there for two years and know most of the neighborhoods well. Crime in Cape Town is mostly opportunistic, so donโ€™t walk around with a camera around your neck, leave stuff in the car or your iPhone on a cafe table, etc.

If you want to message me a few possible locations Iโ€™d be happy to a let you know if itโ€™s safe. Some areas on the map arenโ€™t exactly unsafe - such as the city bowl, downtown can be somewhat unsafe at night, but youโ€™d probably be a few stories up from street level and thatโ€™s perfectly safe. Oranjezicht, Vreadehoek, and Tamboerskloof are also OK in the city bowl.

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Greenpoint is also a great location. Close to the sea, in the city bowl as it gets called - basically walking distance to all the good stuff and plenty AirBnBโ€™s around there.

Have fun, its a great place. If you hire a car make sure not to leave valuables in it and be sure to put valuable things in the in the trunk when driving.

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My wife and I are in Cape Town right now and weโ€™ve stayed in two different neighborhoods: Woodstock and Tamboerskloof. Of the two I would say Tamboerskloof feels safer to walk around at night. It is definitely a wealthier neighborhood. At the same time, a previous guest at the AirBnb we are staying at in Tamboerskloof had the flat broken into and their laptop stolen, so one should be vigilant and security-minded anywhere. Our Woodstock flat was in a somewhat dodgy area but was a fantastic place to stay.

Woodstock is a gentrifying neighborhood with a lot of cool stuff (coworking, cafes, shops), but most of that is closed at night. If you want to be a little further out of the city, I think the next neighborhood out from Woodstock, Observatory (Obs or Obz for short) had a less sketchy feel and a number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

If you want to be closer to the beach (maybe not in August), Sea Point seemed alright the couple of times weโ€™ve visited.

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Know Mexico City?

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in Cape Town, South Africa by @danielletom5yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

Hey guys,

Iโ€™m looking at heading to Cape Town in February/March. I am looking for a long term accomodation for about three months. I checked out GumTree and StayinCapeTown, but I was wondering if you had any more reccomendations on where to look! Airbnb is quite expensive and sparse.

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Hello friends :slight_smile:

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Till November I have a house in Costa Rica with extra beds. Learning to surf but interested doing some climbing, rafting, hiking.

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Anyone interested to do a Scotland/Cape Town flat swap in 2016?


in Cape Town, South Africa by @susangaigher5yr 5 years ago | 3 comments

Hi there! I have a one-bedroom flat in Cape Town, South Africa where I am based most of the time. I like to go on 2/3-month trips while working remotely, and am keen to go to Scotland (prefer Edinburgh) next.

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in Cape Town, South Africa by @jammingsloth6yr 5 years ago | 32 comments

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What are good neighborhoods in Chiang Mai?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @jonathandwagner6yr 6 years ago | 5 comments

When looking for places in Chiang Mai to stay, what are good districts that I should target? I donโ€™t want to find myself either too far from everything or somewhere that is super shady.

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