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Coliving in Cape Town

Feb 26 - Mar 26 2021

Meet South Africa

We’re pretty certain you'll love coliving in Cape Town. How so? Well, it’s been one of the Tribe’s favorite destinations. 


We’re coming back for the sixth time. Words can’t describe this African paradise. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is rich in history, immensely diverse in its cultural heritage, and packed to the brim with adventure – it’s what dreams are made of. Come along and #MeetSouthAfrica.


Please read the following abstracts with COVID precautions in mind!


Coliving Remote in Cape Town

If you need fun adventure in your life, it may be Cape Town you’re looking for; the perfect mix of a big city and bucket loads of adventure.

Catch The Waves in Muizenberg

Known for its famous colorful huts on the sidewalk, this is a laid-back neighborhood with a multi-cultural vibe. If you want to try kitesurfing or surfing, you can rent a board and wetsuit for as little as $7 for the day. Waves come in all sizes – for beginners and experts!

Cape of Good Hope

Check out the Cape Peninsula in a single day trip. Recharge your body and feed your mind with guided commentary, fabulous scenic cycling and easy hikes. No doubt, one of the Tribe’s favorite day trips! 

In The African Bush

Experience true, raw nature: that iconic African sunrise with its deep orange globe, while elephants pass by, lions roar, and zebras race through the savannah. Whatever you do, don’t leave South Africa without having an encounter with the ‘Big Five’.

Conquer Table Mountain 

More than just a mountain, it is the core of the ‘mother city’ that divides Cape Town into its zones. All around, you’ll find public gardens, wild forests, hiking trails, pristine beaches, and much more. It’s a steep hike, truly rewarding, but for the ‘light’ experience, a cable car is waiting to zip you up.

Let's Get Dirty

Lonely dirt roads and winding single tracks are there for all biking needs; an adventurous way to explore the outskirts of Cape Town.

Legendary Wines

Constantia is known as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Cape Town with its sprawling mansions and lush vineyards. Taste the award-winning wines at Groot Constantia, most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. 

Sundowners on Lions Head 

Take in the breathtaking view of Cape Town from atop Lions Head, day or night. Some do it for sunrise, others for sunset or even for the full moon. Yet others, go up to glide down…

Shark Cage Diving

Need something a little more… extreme? Ok, Gaansbai it is! Here, a large population of great whites patiently wait to torment you in a cage. While designed to protect you, the cage doesn’t take away the closeness of that encounter.

Kirstenbosch Gardens 

Spend the day picnicking on the lawns, strolling through the Protea garden, discovering interesting plant species in the Botanical Society Conservatory or check out the 130m Centenary Tree Canopy. During the summer, there are amazing concerts going on. 

Neighbour Goods Market 

...is everyone’s favorite. Who doesn’t love good food and good company? This is where you’ll get farm-fresh and organic foods. The best thing to do to kick off the weekend. Discover cute jewelry and beautiful textiles. (face masks!)


Coworking-Coliving: Our Home in Cape Town

Share a house with a breathtaking mountain view and feel the South African spirit. Join the tribe of entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and world travellers for an unforgettable adventure.


Our sourcing team is working ferociously to get the best accommodation in the best part of town. Details coming soon


Ready to Join our Tribe in Cape Town?

Feb 26 - Mar 26 2021

If you're interested in our South Africa chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please just send us an email and we can reserve your spot in South Africa!

South Africa is a Tier 2 & 4 week chapter prices start from:

Private Room: $1800
Shared Room: $1100

Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2-3 people.


Cost of Living in Cape Town

Below are some sample costs you can expect staying in Cape Town:


🍲Dinner $3.94 (55 ZAR)
🥤Coca-Cola (0.3L) $0.9 (12.5 ZAR)
🍻Beer (0.5L) $2.15 (30 ZAR)
☕️Coffee $1.68 (23.40 ZAR)
💻 Coworking $143/month (1992 ZAR)

If you’d like to find out the best time to visit Cape Town and more about what it’s like to live in South Africa as a digital nomad, including internet speeds, cost of living, cafes with WiFi and coworking spaces, have a look at our complete digital nomad Cape Town guide.


I’m New to This… How Does it Work?

WiFi Tribe has an annual chapter plan model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what chapter plan they would like. You can find out more about chapter plan prices here.


Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?


With borders starting to open up again, we collaborated with our community to decide what our first chapters should look like – both in terms of the fun, and the necessary adaptations. With over 100 responses, we've had a lot of feedback and great ideas to work with, so you'll see a few changes to adapt to the current global pandemic.


Most importantly, we all have a responsibility to the local communities that host us in their countries to keep them safe. Of course, we are also introducing new guidelines and policies to keep one another safe and healthy while we live here together.


As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of all the local government guidelines, as well as additional measures to ensure safety for everyone as we travel and live together. In addition, there will be measures specific to each chapter that will be shared with the people attending that chapter during the 2-week online meet-and-greet.


Every Tribe member has been welcomed into WiFi Tribe because we felt that there was an alignment with our 6 values: Respect, Humility, Camaraderie, Curiosity, Passion, and Inclusion. Now, it is more important than ever that we choose to live by them every day. We will enforce the following protocols as necessary, but we are confident that every member on this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.


As soon as we confirm the location these FAQs will be updated with the specific measures for this country

Why did we choose this location?

In addition to all of our usual considerations, we are focusing on the following:

  • Lower rates of Covid-19 infections
  • Places with greater travel accessibility (e.g., no quarantine requirements upon arrival)
  • Larger properties 
  • Having enough space for everyone to be comfortable
  • Accessible local medical services
  • Beautiful surrounding nature for walks and adventures where it is easier to social distance
  • Properties that will allow us to be independent and, if necessary, limit our contact with the local community 

How many Tribers are going to join?

Our chapter will have a maximum of 16-18 people, including chapter hosts. We will still be offering shared rooms at a reduced cost - you can take advantage of those if you feel comfortable doing so.

Who is going to love this chapter?

Our focus has and always will be, the building of a solid, amazing community made up of brilliant, kind, conscientious people. These new chapters moving forward are going to be great for those of you that really want to build amazing relationships and be somewhere beautiful, spacious and rich in natural beauty.  


If you feel like you need something more stimulating with a lot of events and people everywhere then it may be better for you to wait it out a little longer for chapters later this year or next year. 

Will I need a health insurance?

Your safety is our main priority which is why travel health insurance is required to participate in this chapter. While not required, we strongly recommend that you obtain an insurance policy that will cover the event of contracting COVID-19. Our partner Safety Wings has a very comprehensive insurance.

Please note that it is your responsibility to double check your health coverage.

What about social distancing?

It’s going to be a little harder to social distance while living with others, so we need to be extra mindful to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. We require the following:

  • Don’t go in each other’s bedrooms if you don’t need to.
  • Reduce physical contact with other members as much as possible.
  • If you go out, please ensure that you wash your hands when coming back into the house. Routinely disinfect your hands with alcohol gels and antibacterial wipes etc.
  • After using communal spaces please make the extra effort to keep them tidy and disinfect the surfaces. Your chapter host will make sure that there is a healthy supply of high quality cleaning products to do this.
  • While on chapter, members cannot attend gatherings with 50+ people.

Please consider where you are going - if you individually decide to do an activity like go to a gathering, or crowded place, you could put your fellow Tribers and the local community at risk. Please think about going on adventures that keep you together with the Tribe and involve big open spaces with plenty of light and ventilation.

Will I need to wear a face mask?

  • Everyone should bring a supply of masks with them. Preferably masks that are washable and reusable so that it’s sustainable.
  • At home, you don’t need to wear masks unless you are cooking for others. 
  • All Tribers must wear their masks when outside the property, particularly in places like supermarkets, local shops or any public spaces where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
  • While in restaurants and cafes, please wear a mask other than while eating.
  • Will the accommodation be cleaned regularly?

  • The properties will be professionally cleaned and disinfected once a week, including linens changed. In between cleans, please be extra mindful and considerate.
  • Be sure to be considerate. Cover your mouth when you cough and then remember to disinfect your hands afterwards. We will make sure there is alcohol gel stationed in as many areas of the accommodation as appropriate.
  • For people sharing a room - please be extra considerate of one another and keep things tidy as much as possible.
  • When you’ve finished working and you pack up for the day, if you’ve worked on a table, please give the table a wipe down ready for the next person.
  • What is the guest policy?

    For the time being, outside visitors are not allowed to come into or stay on WiFi Tribe premises. If you still want to stay with them, you’ll have to get a separate accommodation. Please be aware that if you decide to sleep outside of WiFi Tribe approved premises, we reserve the right to ask you to self isolate in separate accommodations at your own expense.

    Is Bonus Tribing available?

    To further ensure everyone’s safety, Bonus Tribing will not be available on this chapter.

    Weekend Trips

    An iconic part of any chapter are the weekend trips. We would want those to continue. But now we ask that we think carefully about where we go, the logistics around how we get there and where we stay. Please consider the following when planning weekend trips:

    • Can we get private transport? (e.g. hiring cars, hiring a private bus)

    • Can we avoid the use of the airport and still get there in a timely manner?

    • Is the property or accommodation set up to deal with the number of people going?

    • If someone starts to feel unwell, can we get to a local hospital? Can that local hospital deal with potential covid-19 infections?

    • Are there plenty of activities that make it easy to social distance?

    Health

    What if you feel unwell?

    If you start feeling unwell, the first thing you need to do is:

    • Contact your chapter host immediately. You should send a message on Slack and explain your symptoms. Please note that depending on your symptoms we might be required to follow the local health protocols. 

    • Regardless of the symptoms, please limit your contact with other people and wear your mask.

    • Your chapter host will assist you if you need to go to the hospital or we need to send for a doctor.

    • You will need to follow up with your insurance policy to deal with any costs but the host will be there to support and keep checking in to make sure you’re doing okay.

    We are a family, so be considerate and kind. If you can help with preparing healthy food or doing a little extra grocery shopping to help and keep your fellow Triber well fed and feeling loved, then let's do that and get through it together.

    Medication

    We recommend that you bring any medicine you may need with you to troubleshoot minor ailments. To prevent misunderstanding at customs, please ensure you bring them in their original packaging. For any medication that requires a prescription, please make sure you bring the original transcript. As a starting point we suggest to bring:

    • Paracetamol

    • Ibuprofen

    • Anti-Histamines 

    • Please bring a working digital thermometer so that your temperature can also be checked. 

    What happens if I or someone in the house gets infected with Covid-19?

    In case of an infection, all those who have had contact with that member in the past 14 days will need to quarantine 2 weeks. The person in question will be isolated as best possible, and we reserve the right to relocate that person and separate other members. WiFi Tribe will assist in complying with any local legal regulations and finding an alternative accommodation for the person at the individual’s expense.  

    What to do if you feel people are putting others at risk?

    If you feel that a member is doing something that puts you at risk, you have the following options:

    • Fill out the anonymous reporting form

    • Speak directly to your chapter host

    • Speak to the people involved and ask them to be more considerate. This approach is very much dependent on the situation and the people involved so this is not an expectation but an option.

    We would ask everybody to remember that when living in a collective situation, you have to be mindful of people around you. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they are taking unnecessary risks and putting others in danger. So we ask that you don’t take these things lightly regardless of your personal views on the matter.


    This system also applies to any other grievances that pertain to any instances of things like harassment, bullying or other forms of abuse. Please see our Terms and Condition for more details.

    General Travel

    What happens if I can’t travel due to covid-related travel restrictions or cancellations?

    Due to the constantly changing nature of travel WiFi Tribe is not liable for specific travel restrictions or cancellations. Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance and buy flexible tickets. For further information please look at section 10 & 11 of our Terms and Conditions.

    Logistics

    What is the check-in process like?

    We are aiming for a self check-in as seamless as possible. We will send you the instructions via slack a couple of days before your arrival with all the relevant details (which villa/house/apartment, bedroom etc). Your chapter host will be present to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

    Who do I contact if I encounter any issues in the property?

    If there are any issues with the property contact your chapter host 

    Bank & ATMs

    You will find automatic tellers. Most shops accept payment by credit card and some will accept USD cash.