Beautiful, accessible and affordable co-working spaces have been popping up all over the world, including South Africa. Thanks to mobility, your office can now be wherever you want it to be. Here’s a quick glance at our local favourites.
Cartel House – Cape Town
Seriously sensual, bespoke and probably the best co-work space in Africa. The overall vibe is quintessential “Cape Town cool”. Members-only amenities include a gym, in-house tailor, library and even a rooftop deck, pool and bar – bliss!
113 Loop Street, Cape Town
Connect with them on twitter @IdeasCartel
Work & Co. – Cape Town
Located in a Cape Town historic precinct, this warm and inviting co-work space is a hub for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and freelancers to connect and collaborate. With dark hues and touches of green, the space is sophisticated yet calm and inviting. We love their values, Work – Co.mmunity – Co.llaboration – Co.mmitment.
7 Bree Street, Cape Town
Connect with them on twitter @workandcoSA
Cape Town Office – Cape Town
This creative co-working space is located in The Fringe, an emerging innovation hub in Cape Town’s CBD. This bright and airy office is relaxed where networking and collaboration are encouraged. The familial feel makes it great space to escape your home office and meet new friends or see clients in any of the nearby cafes and eateries.
3rd Floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town
Connect with them on twitter @capetownoffice
The Business Exchange – Johannesburg
This multi-location co-working company offers offices across Johannesburg and surrounding areas. Spaces are sexy, contemporary, oozes luxury and perfect for those that mean business.
Rosebank, Morningside and Sandton Central
Connect with them on twitter @TBEAfrica
Jozihub – Johannesburg
This co-creation space situated in oh-so-trendy Milpark is more about sharing an office space. Over 40 start-ups have called Jozihub home and a perfect place to kick start your idea into a fully-fledged business. Apart from just being another “venue”, Jozihub gives it members access to innovators and events to explore collaborations and ideas.
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg
Connect with them on twitter @JoziHub
Gathere – Johannesburg
Located in the Design District of Kramerville, Gathere is more than just a coworking space. It’s also a gallery, photographic studio and workshop to enable creatives, startups and freelancers to network and collaborate. With a clear nod to “New-York loft” is industrial yet calmly inviting. Thanks to an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light floods the entire space, highlighting the beautiful raw features such as the exposed roof, steel beams and polished concrete floors.
2nd Floor, 11 Kramer Road, Kramerville.
Connect with them on Instagram @gathere.co.za
The Club – Pretoria
The Club – Pretoria is an elegant and effortlessly stylish co-working space that also offers serviced offices. Conveniently located in one of Pretoria’s trendiest shopping centres, It offers its young and vibrant clientele a flexible and affordable way of interacting with like-minded individuals or talking shop with clients in any of their achingly beautiful board or meeting rooms.
Pinaster Avenue & 18th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria
Connect with them on twitter @TheWorkspaceSA
Flexible WorkSpace – Durban
Located in the heart of River Town, a creative oasis has been created for freelancers, designers and start-ups with all the amenities one could dream of. The space has various configurations to choose from, is filled with natural light, has a café area with free Wi-Fi, and for the more serious business-types, equipped boardrooms and an operated reception.
8MS Morrison Street, North Beach, Durban
Connect with them on twitter @flexworkspace
The Green Door – Durban
This 120sqm co-working space is also a gallery, online film studio, a meet-up venue for talks on tech and an after-hours meeting venue. Situated in the Durban suburb of Glenwood, The Green Door is a good example of a fresh approach to what a co-working space can be – we’re in love with their origami-inspired tables.
Shop 1, Daventry Gardens, 298 Cato Road, Durban
Connect with them on twitter @thegreendoor031