CURIOCITY is uniquely positioned as a portal for digital nomads to access South Africa’s most coveted destinations.
South Africa’s growing interest in making room for digital nomads has been on the rise since 2019 – It is becoming one of the best locations to visit on a nomad’s list, in fact it, Cape Town has been voted one of the 50 best places for remote working in the world, outranking the likes of New Zealand’s Wellington and Portugal’s Lisbon, on variables that included affordability and internet access, as well as cool co-working spaces and expat-friendly communities.
With sites across the country, any transient creative-professional or global traveller can explore, work and play at one or many of the CURIOCITY hostels, hotels, backpackers or boutique hotels in both long-term and short-term stays.
The lowdown on moving through South Africa with CURIOCITY!
Since the introduction of the hybrid-work model, Joburg destinations have readied themselves for the remote-workforce to not only attract, but groom the best talent out there. In fact, Johannesburg Municipality has officially approved such a policy!
“ “To attract and retain the very best talent, it has become important to recognise the fast-changing global landscape of work/life balance for all employees. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated existing work to achieve these goals and introduced the ‘new normal’ for the entire world,” – MMC for group corporate and shared services Leah Knott.
Our spaces in Jozi are safe, accessible and inspiring too!
CURIOCITY Maboneng, for travellers seeking an urban immersion into Jozi’s culture and history. This space is all about vibe and atmosphere with a super-homely feel. Hot-desking in the lounge and bar areas, or comfort of one’s room is easy and safe too! When your to-do list is ticked off, the CURIOCITY team can connect travellers to skate boarding, cycling, live music and comedy as well as Family Dinner night’s to sample real-authentic South African “kasi” cuisine.
Fox Street Studios – If you’re travelling with a small team or a few colleagues, check into Maboneng’s plush and stylish penthouse apartment has space for creative sessions, events, chilling an in-apartment experiences like private dinners or small gatherings.
12 Decades Art Hotel – Highly recommended for the curiocity budget traveller – a “cheap, accessible and cheerful” stop over spot for those moving through the city or keen to lay their head down for the night in vibey Maboneng. This space is all about art and design – ideal for those needing creative inspiration.
A new wave of wellness-focused travel has dawned, and we’re here for regenerative travel!
FARMHOUSE58 – A real treat for remote workers wanting to connect with themselves in nature. Just 40 minutes from Joburg – a trip to the Cradle of Humankind gives the intrepid traveller a chance to hike, enjoy yoga and breathwork or meditation.
With space to work in The Library or The Lapa, and meals served in The Shed restaurant, there is no shortage of workspace and great wifi. Kick off your shoes and take a wander into the garden after a well-structured work day. You may even want to coincide your work-in-nature experience with a workshop or retreat at FARMHOUSE58, discover upcoming experiences, here.
The Mother City
Some of the hottest destinations on the coworking map are certainly in the Western Cape, as the season heats up and travel opens up more and more! According to Jean Scheltema, head of marketing and communications at Wesgro (Wesgro – the tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape province –)
The Mother City is the prime remote work location!
- Connectivity. We have one of the largest open fibre networks in Africa, and our province is the most energy-secure in the country.
- Ecosystem and networks. We have a well-developed community of local and international entrepreneurs. You’ll hear many languages being spoken in a large range of coffee shops.
- Tech capital of Africa. With 450 tech firms employing more than 40,000 people, the Cape Town-Stellenbosch tech ecosystem is bigger than Lagos and Nairobi combined.
- Jean Scheltema, WESGRO.
Our Cape Town locations…
CURIOCITY Green Point – In the leafy heart of Green Point on the finest stretch of coastline, plug into comfy coworking hotdesk setup in Our Common. The beach is a few minute’s walk away when your day is done and day trips, hikes, sunset yoga, skydiving or cultural walks in the city center are easily accessible.
SALT by CURIOCITY – A new site in the CURIOCITY portfolio this luxury boutique guest house has a designated common area and lounge where you can hop into hustle mode and get the job done! After work, relax at the pool, grab a surfboard or kite board (available for hire in the area) and hit the beach! This stretch of coastline is known for superb surfing conditions.
SaltyCrax by CURIOCITY – A backpackers adjacent to SALT, if you’re stretching your budget this more entry level option is charming and comfortable with easy access to the nearby beach and bustling high street of cafés, restaurants, bars and diners.
Make your booking or enquiry here, and find your best-suited locations, route and experiences itinerary with CURIOCITY.