Check out these useful tips to help you prepare for your remote work and travel experience in Cape Town.
Prepare for 'Load Shedding'
Power cuts in South Africa are a daily issue. This is a common challenge for digital nomads when electricity suddenly switches off for several hours without warning or information about how long the power outage, known as ‘load shedding’ will last.
Tip! Get a UPS for your router to keep your connection running during power cuts.
Helpful Apps to Download in Cape Town
EskomSePush - For reliable updates on planned load shedding times nationwide.
City of Cape Town - Detailed info about load shedding in each locality.
AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run - Tips for hiking, biking, backpacking and running trails.
Put your safety first
Try to be aware of your surroundings in a new country. Don’t leave your backpack, phone or laptop somewhere unattended. Always keep your drink close to you at clubs or bars. Don’t walk home alone at night, rather take a taxi or uber.
A visa is not required for UK and European citizens for short-term tourist trips to South Africa. Upon presentation of your return flight ticket you will be granted a 90-day visit permit. If you book a long term trip, you will need a visa from your nearest South African embassy.