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Cape Town Remote Work Guide: where penguins might just join your Zoom call.

Group of people socializing with Table Mountain in the background, Cape Town.

Cape Town: where your coffee breaks come with mountain views and your after-work strolls are on penguin-populated beaches. This city, cradled between the waves and the peaks, is the workation dream you didn't know you had. When the laptop closes, the adventure begins. There's a buffet of cool stuff waiting for you. At Worktravels, we're serving up a platter of tips to turn your Cape Town workation from good to epic. So, here’s a no-nonsense guide to squeeze every drop of fun out of your Cape Town workation. Let’s plan some fun for when your laptop is closed!

Safety and Transport:

  • Uber: Uber is a highly affordable and reliable option for getting around Cape Town. It's advised not to walk around after dusk, even in pairs or for short distances. During the day, exploring on foot is a good way to experience the city.

Things to Do:

  • Cape Peninsula: Unwind with a scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula, enjoying the breathtaking ocean views and quaint villages.
  • Boulder’s Beach: Relax alongside a colony of charming African penguins, a perfect way to de-stress after a workday.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: Rejuvenate amidst an array of indigenous plants and tranquil landscapes.
  • Hiking: Hike up Lion’s Head for a spectacular sunrise or sunset view, or challenge yourself with a trek up Table Mountain. We recommend the Skeleton Gorge route via the Botanical Gardens for a mesmerizing experience.
  • Sunset from Signal Hill: A serene spot to reflect as the sun dips below the horizon.
  • Township Tour: Engage with the local culture and history with a guided township tour.
  • Scooter Day Trip: Rent a scooter and ride via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Good Hope, enjoying the fresh air and scenic vistas.
  • Sunset at ‘The Rock’: Carry along some wine, take an Uber to the end of De Wet Road, and enjoy a tranquil sunset at ‘The Rock’. Here is the Google Maps link for easy navigation.
  • Weekend Markets: The Oranjezicht and The Old Biscuit Mill markets are ideal for a leisurely brunch or a little weekend shopping spree.


  • Cape Town is home to numerous wineries. Although we haven’t visited them all, we personally recommend Delaire Graff and Tokara for a delightful wine-tasting experience amidst serene settings.Delaire Graff Estate Restaurant, Stellenbosch | Delaire GraffExplore one of Cape Town's most beautiful winery: Delaire Graff


  • Clifton Beach:
    Clifton Beach, split into four coves named 1st to 4th, is known for its picturesque setting and soft white sand. It's a posh area, attracting a stylish crowd. The water might be chilly, but the views and atmosphere make up for it.

  • Llandudno Beach:
    Llandudno is a tranquil and secluded beach nestled in a small cove, surrounded by large granite boulders. It's a popular spot for surfers and a great place for sunset-viewing. The lack of commercial activity keeps the beach serene.

  • Muizenberg Beach:
    Known for its colorful beach huts and long, sandy shores, Muizenberg Beach is a haven for surfers, especially beginners. The gentle waves and surf schools around make it a conducive spot for learning to surf.

  • Beaches at Sea Point:
    The beaches at Sea Point are more rocky than sandy, providing a different beach experience. The promenade above is perfect for a leisurely walk or run, and there are tidal pools for a refreshing dip. The nearby area is bustling with restaurants and bars for post-beach relaxation.

  • Langebaan Beach:
    Langebaan Beach is located on the West Coast, with calmer waters making it ideal for families, kite surfers, and watersports enthusiasts. The nearby town also offers a range of restaurants and shops.

    Learn kitesurfing at Langebaan Beach


  • Die Strandloper: A Langebaan favorite for seafood lovers. Remember to reserve a table!
  • The Lawn: Enjoy a drink during sunset, taking in the beautiful views.

Bars and Nightlife:

  • Sunday Nights at Caprice: Unwind and enjoy some music in a laid-back setting.
  • Tuesday Evenings at Asoka: A cool spot to hang out with colleagues and celebrate the week’s accomplishments.
  • Weekend Entertainment:
    • Athletic
    • The Moveable Feast
    • Mojo Market
    • Explore the variety of restaurants on Regent Road in Sea Point for a delightful culinary experience.

Opting for a workation package with sets you up for a stress-free adventure in Cape Town. We've got the work, accommodation, and any extra arrangements covered, so you can dive right into exploring the city's fun and diverse offerings. It's all about making your workation as enriching and enjoyable as possible. Check out our South Africa Package to kickstart your Remote Work adventure.

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