The working styles of startups have seen tremendous change over the years as they have to operate from multiple locations with scattered teams. This also brings about challenges in having to set up offices at multiple places.
Coworking space is playing an essential role in providing solutions to these challenges. It also promotes building a community of like-minded people, apart from providing an efficient working space to the entrepreneurs.
Coworking spaces offer amenities, networking, mentoring and an idea of nonhierarchical work distribution among other services. It then becomes the backbone of the burgeoning startup ecosystem that is on its way to change how the world perceives entrepreneurship.
WeeTracker has compiled a list of co-working spaces in Cape Town given in alphabetical order, to save you the hassle of looking at multiple websites. So, if you are looking for setting up your office, here is the list for you.
Akro – Salt River
Akro has two co-working spaces, one in proximity to Devil’s Peak Brewery and the more recently refurbished, workspace just off Long Street. With surrounding coffee shops, bars, and restaurants, both locations offer an amazing space, located close to the CBD. With an offering that includes unlimited internet usage and 24/7 access to a rec room with complimentary table tennis and a basketball hoop. Users also get access to all of Akro’s Start-up workshops and seminars.
Pricing: R1700 per month for a desk
Address: 17 Shelley Road, Salt River, Cape Town / 25 Wale Street, City Centre
Contact Janine Basil
Tel: +27 72 459 3610
Launched in 2000, the Bandwidth Barns in Khayelitsha and Woodstock are the brainchild of Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative. They offer a multi-faceted co-working space with an emphasis on incubation for start-ups primarily in the tech industry and promoting inclusive innovation especially with endeavors in grassroots communities.
Location: Block B, Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Woodstock / Lookout Hill, Mew Way, Khayelitsha
Available facilities: Fully kitted-out kitchen, lounging area, copiers, fax, printing, scanning services
Tel: +27 21 409 7000 / +27 21 361 0145
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Cape Town Garage
With a vision is to be the power-house of tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Africa, Cape Town Garage offers affordable office space, allowing companies to focus on growing their businesses. With a focus on innovation, they create the environment for young businesses to build networks, share ideas and collaborate on new projects.
Location: Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Woodstock
Cape Town Office
Cape Town Office opened their doors to digital nomads, freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs in 2011. Surrounded by great eateries, countless coffee shops, bars and restaurants, Cape Town Office is perfect for start-ups and small businesses.
Location: 62 Roeland Street, Gardens
Capacity: 90 desks and 3 meeting rooms (600sqm)
Phone: +27 71 762 0960
Linked to Inner City Ideas Cartel, Cartel House are set up on Loop Street. With strong co-working heritage, they share a similar ethos to ICIC by fostering connections and experiences that ensure that the person passing you by, maybe your next business partner, supplier, customer or even a friend.
Location: 113 Loop Street, City Centre
Available facilities On-site IT support
In-house app to order coffee and food right to your desk, a gym, lounges, rooftops, and bars for an extra R1000 per month
Pricing: a daily rate of R350 or R3000 for a fixed monthly rate
Tel: +27 21 824 1782
Tortilla chips or microchips? “One goes with salsa and the other can power a robot.” Chips offers a space to people who like both. Their co-working space is geared towards, ambitious innovators who have an uncompromised love for technology.
Location: 27 Caledon Street (1st floor)
Available facilities: Office and desk space, optic fibre internet, after hours/weekend access, boardrooms for meetings & presentations.
Pricing: R1650 per month for a desk
Contact: reach them via their website.
Cube Workspace – Cape Town & Rondebosch
Cube Workspace is a premium, serviced office provider with flexible offerings ranging from virtual to large office space for professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses. They have workspace facility at 7 locations in South Africa.
Location: Corner of Dock & Portswood Roads, V&A Waterfront
Available facilities: Free Wifi, guaranteed desk space, a business address and telephone number included, on-site IT support and for the coffeeholics an unlimited supply from the self-service station. Also on offer are boardrooms and private office suites.
Pricing: hot desk R2100.00/ Dedicated Desk R2500.00/ Semi-Dedicated desk R3000.00
Opening & Closing Times 8AM-5PM but offer after-hours access.
Tel: +27 (0)86 111 2823
The idea behind the name of CoworKite was inspired years ago during a trip to Cape Town, where the founders often travelled from Europe and Johannesburg for both work and kitesurfing. After falling in love with the Mother City, their team eventually settled permanently in Cape Town. The offices include 2 floors with dedicated, flexible desks, amenities and ready-to-go space.
Location: 39 Blauwberg Road, Time Business Park, Table View
Available facilities: Wi-Fi Internet, free parking, fully stocked kitchen, meeting rooms, rooftop lounges & endless kitesurfing
Pricing: R850 per month for a full membership
The husband and wife team who manage the space have a colourful history of entrepreneurial ventures and are familiar with the growing pains of the start-up lifestyle. They are intent on addressing as many of the concerns entrepreneurs go through with this space.
Location: 40 Somerset Road (3rd floor), Foyer A, Sovereign Quay, Green Point
Available facilities: a fully stocked shelf of Shelves of literature, a break room, 5 rooms for skype/calls and ad-hoc meetings, air conditioning, kitchen & open floor space for small events
Pricing: Dedicated desk: R3000 per month, private office: R7500 per month
Day-to-day hot desk: R200 per day, R800 per week,
Monthly membership at R3000
Tel: +27 72 724 7409
Growth Space has an offering of affordable office space designed with the business owner in mind.
Their ambitions are to connect freelancers and creatives by fostering a sense of community not often found in an office environment,
Location: 122 Main Road (2nd floor), Oudehuis Centre, Martinville
Available facilities: Uncapped Wi-fi, printing facilities, a cafeteria and shared meeting rooms
Pricing: Private offices from R2250/month
Tel: +27 82 967 5129
Inner City Ideas Cartel
Inner city Ideas Cartel encourages and inspires entrepreneurs to change how they think about work, how they work and where they work. The co-working area gives you access to communal lounges an in-house Coffee Bar, rooftops, pools, gyms, lounges and bars. They are also linked with Cartel house on Loop Street.
Pricing: Day pass range from R3000 per month and full membership, gives you access to all Ideas Cartel coworking spaces plus more at R4000 per month.
Tel: +27 21 824 1781
Keyboard Colab has a focus on Green, pet-friendly, affordable, creative, local, secure, mindful and collaborative spaces. Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs, share resources, reduce pollution, reduce traffic congestion, reduce stress, improve personal and family lifestyle, encourage collaboration, support self-employment and to connect a network of creatives.
Available facilities: shared kitchen, yoga & meditation studio and community event facility.
Pricing: R200 per day, R600 per week or R2,000 per month
Phone: +27 76 561 2411 / +27 83 653 3698
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Meeting Place on Long – Cape Town CBD
Ideal for student work groups or start-ups that are looking for an open environment, with a view of the west coast, this workspace is an open-plan area focused on creating a formal and informal meeting and collaboration areas. Meeting Place on Long can also be rented out as office space hourly, weekly, monthly or on a fixed term contract.
Location: 20th Floor, 1 Thibault Square Long St, Cape Town
Available facilities: Wifi, Cleaning services, and at an additional cost you can add parking, a projector and printing/scanning/Copy facilities.
Capacity: Max 40pp
Opening & Closing Times 8AM-6PM
Contact: +27 (0)21 565 0065
№80 Hout Street
№80 Hout Street boasts an open-plan co-working studio in a 276m² quad-volume loft-style workspace. Situated in the heart of the CBD, this co-working space has an eclectic mix of designers, coders, writers, photographers, and start-ups.
Location: 80 Hout Street, City Centre
Available facilities: Wi-fi, cleaning, shared fridge & kitchen, locker space, copy & print services, boardroom access, meeting tables & bike storage.
Pricing: R1,600/month per month for a 1.5m fixed desk & R2,000 per month for a 1.8m fixed desk
R2,400 per month for a 2.0m fixed desk
Daily rate: R100, weekly rate: R500
Tel: +27 82 379 8180
Regus – Cape Town CBD
Regus offers a wide variety of flexible solutions to suit the start-up, home, mobile and office workers. They offer a variety of services ranging from virtual offices and business lounges in over 10 locations in Cape Town, and 3000 locations globally. Businesses that choose to use this space are not just guaranteed the opportunity to network with other local start-ups but can tap into a global network of businesses through the Regus network.
Available facilities: Office space, Wi-Fi, Telephone services, Cleaning services, meeting rooms, water, and electricity.
Pricing: Ranges from R99.00 to R10 000.00 depending on the company needs.
Contact: +27 (0)860 600 250
Spaces (Century City)
Spaces provides an enjoyable working space for star-ups geared towards “Mobile Workers and Urban Nomads.” With a vast, growing community of members, their focus is building a network where people come together to create something greater than themselves. Spaces also has offices in Johannesburg and Durban as part of their growing network.
Location: 1 Bridgeway Road, City Centre
Available facilities: Barista coffee, meeting rooms, wi-fi, reception and mail services.
Capacity: 3,039 m2 office space, 178 m2 business club, 320 dedicated desks and 44 co-working desks
Pricing: R1890/month for open offices, R5190/month for private offices, R273/month for meeting rooms and R750/month for a membership
Tel: +27 11 549 5775
Spin Street House
With a mix of members working in a diversity of disciplines, such as technology, business development, web services, architecture, design, journalism, academia, and just about anything you can put your mind to. Spin Street offers a robust local-to-global community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators and digital nomads providing amazing working and meeting spaces as well as an engaging program of supporting activities.
Location: 8 Spin Street, City Centre
Available facilities: Wi-fi included in all memberships worldwide, access to meeting rooms, shared & break-away areas, call booths, kitchen, balcony and event space.
Pricing: Shared desk: ranging from R275 daily to R2200 monthly, dedicated desk: from R1500 to R2700
Tel: +27 81 717 1881
The Bureaux – Woodstock
Situated in the heart of Woodstock at the famous Woodstock Exchange, The Bureaux offers freelancers, start-ups, and SME’s the perfect space to network and with a Bureaux Directory create a mutually beneficial environment allowing every member to leverage their skills and expertise.
Pricing: monthly rental of R1850 per desk and office suites at R5500
Available facilities: Wi-fi, free 24-hour access, tea/coffee, cleaning services as well as a kitchen.
Address: Woodstock Exchange, Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
Tel: +27 87 470 0369
The Cowork Space
As more than just a creative space. The Cowork Space’s diversity of skills and positive energy will inspire you to greatness. Situated in the Howard Centre, Pinelands, within easy access to the M5, N1, and N2, means you are conveniently positioned in Cape Town
Location: Howard Drive (2nd floor), Howard Shopping Centre, Pinelands
Pricing: R180 per day, R750 per week, R1360 per month for flexible desk or R2300 for a permanent desk. R6000 per month (6 people) or R11,340/month (9p)
+ 275/month for the parking
Tel: +27 21 808 9494
The Planet Art – Cape Town CBD
An upmarket commercial office space, The Planet Art is an established upmarket commercial and creative hub situated centrally in Cape Town just off Kloof Street. Location: The Planet Art Building, 32 Jamieson Street, Cape Town
Available facilities: Long-term office space and hot desking, wi-fi, armed response security, cleaning services, kitchen facilities. It has meeting areas, tastefully furnished and maintained, a large courtyard meeting area and to top it off free parking.
Capacity: 6 people
Pricing: R285.00 per day/R625.00 P/W/R2000.00 P/M
Notable Tenants include: Touch Foundry, Mygrow, Beer Revolution, Bike and Saddle, Muhan Energy, SQLI, Popcorn Training
Opening & Closing Times: Mondays to Saturdays 8AM-5PM
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 0406
Venture Work Space
Easy access to both the M3 and M5 highway as well as conveniently close to different modes of public transport, Venture Workspace provides you with flexible, fully equipped, serviced office space to rent as well as business support services.
Location: 11 Imam Haron Road, Claremont
Pricing: R750 per month for VR-office, Daily rate R150/Flexi Space R1000
Tel: +27 21 035 1400
Work And Co
Work & Co is on a mission to inspire and connect people who want to develop their business and express themselves through their work. It’s an accelerator, where inspiring and connecting the members to one another, to help them achieve their goal is the objective.
Location: 7 Bree Street (11th – 14th floor), Touchstone House, Cape Town
Available facilities Optic fibre Internet, IT support, a receptionist, full security (fingerprint readers and CCTV), printers, scanners and copiers, telephone booths, server room, fully equipped meeting rooms, Apple TV’s, as well as conference call facilities.
Pricing: Open office: R390/day, fiver= R880/month or full time= R2900/month
Shared office: R4300/month
Meeting rooms: facing Table Mountain R380/h (8 people), facing the CBD R430/h (10 people), facing the Harbour R490/h (12 people)
Tel: +27 21 202 6040
Operated by Open, Workshop17 is an initiative by V&A. The W17 vision is to create a space where start-ups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, can come together to collaborate, experiment and innovate. By creating an area where a diverse community shares and build ideas, Workshop 17 aims to become part of the more significant eco-system that works to shape a powerful, prosperous Africa.
Location: 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Available facilities: Working spaces, lounges, open café, meeting rooms, plug and play AV
Capacity: 4x 6-seater room, 2x rooms from up to 20 people & 2x seminar rooms for up to 70 people
Tel: +27 21 205 9000
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