Remote Year Soweto

Take a break from the office for a month and live in a new inspiring city alongside a community of other professionals. On program you'll shake up your routine and immerse yourself in a new culture.

About the Program

South Africa is home to some of the friendliest people in Africa sharing their history, acclaimed wine region, spirit for adventure, and so much more. You can expect dramatic cliffs diving into the water, creative and delicious food, beautiful cafes, bustling entrepreneurial scene, diverse cultures, wild animals, breathtaking sunsets and...penguins! If you are looking for a burst of inspiration you will find it in South Africa.

Base City
Cape Town
Program Start & End Dates
December 6, 2020
January 2, 2021
Open — Accepting Participants
Down Payment
Monthly Payment

About Your Home Base

Neighborhood & Accommodations

Our accommodations in Cape Town are located in and around Kloof Street which is a neighborhood that has a good balance of comfort, safety, and excitement. We have 1 large private 16-bedroom house along with several 1-4 bedroom homes all within walking distance of each other and plotted around Kloof Street Neighborhood with walking distance to restaurants, cafes and the workspace.


Our workspace is situated within walking distance to our accommodations. The Workshop 17 franchise will host us with the Kloof Office taking us through the grind. Some of the best views of Cape Town are visible from our workspace. We have our own open designated space for Remote Year as well as plenty hot desk options scattered throughout.

Program Costs & What's Included

Down Payment:

Paid when you officially sign up for a Remote Year program to secure your spot. This first payment shows us your serious commitment to a program and affords us the confidence to begin booking all of your arrangements on your behalf through our travel and city teams.

Fee Per Month:

Paid 30 days after your downpayment is submitted. The fee covers everything included in that city and can be thought of as "paying rent" except instead of just covering your accommodations, you're also getting on-site support, experiences, programming, events, and much much more.

Onboarding Support

Our team will answer your questions provide you with the resources to prepare for your adventure.

Airport Pickup

Our team will be at the airport to pick you up and welcome you with open arms.


A private, furnished room in each city, usually in an apartment with fellow participants and option to upgrade.

24/7 Workspace

A coworking space in a popular part of the city within walking distance of your accommodations.

Program and Local City Staff

A Remote Year program leader dedicated to each group as well as local staff on the ground in each city.

Social and Professional Events

We plan events to socialize with your group and locals from the city you're staying in to meet new people.

Local Experiences

We curate cultural experiences available in our Marketplace to customize your experience.

Access to our Global Network

Engage and connect with our entire community of other participants and members via Slack

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Why Cape Town in December?

While many different geographical locations are experiencing cold weather during December, it is summer in Cape Town, and the best time to visit. You can expect perfectly warm days and beach friendly weather, followed by nice cool evening. All of the outdoor festivals, activities and events kick off this month including one of our favorites the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.  Experience free weekly free outdoor concerts in a beautiful mountain backdrop setting as your bring your own picnic and a bunch of new friends that come along with any Remote Year program.

Featured Experiences & Side Trips

Just a few of the experiences and adventures you can look forward to having on your program.
Indigenous Escape

Today finds us looking as far back as first generation inhabitants, and how the Khoi-San survived off the ocean. Our host’s Billy & Ronel live in Betty’s Bay and will be showing us how to forage and prepare an edible from the shoreline. The day includes a stop at Cape Town’s other penguin colony, and an optional afternoon hike for those up to it. Billy will have the braai going and look forward to the homemade ginger beer from Ronel! What a lekker day in South Africa!

That Side this Side

Today we’ll see SA from more than one angle. We’ll start with a stop in Redhill, a township in the False Bay region. Experience authentic township food, iskopo and umqombothi (sheep head and traditional beer). Meet local children and learn about how they as a community are overcoming poverty. Our second part, "That Side" is met with wine and braaing with locals . Meat over flame and always a great salad from the kitchen! We'll be taught how to make Braai Broodjie, our version of grilled cheese on steroids.

Distinctly Africa Safari Experience

Aboard open vehicles, accompanied by skilled trackers, you'll get closer than can ever be imagined to incredible wildlife. What will you encounter as you witness the true meaning of, "The Circle of Life"? Maybe a few of the following: herds of Elephant moving majestically through the bush, 100's of Cape Buffalo, a lone Leopard, critically endangered Cheetah, Giraffe families, prides of Lion, Baboons, Antelope, or (with a lot of luck) the endangered White Rhino. This is truly a "once in a lifetime" African reality.

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About Remote Year

Remote Year is a platform for professionals who want to live and work in different cities around the world. The company curates work and travel programs, providing participants with unique cultural experiences, travel logistics and support, and ongoing access to a global community. In joining a program, you’ll travel to a new city each month on a set itinerary with a group of fellow professionals from various industries and nationalities. Remote Year currently offers various programs that run between 1 and 12 months long along with exclusive membership benefits upon program completion. Since 2015, nearly 2,000 people from around the world have participated in a Remote Year work and travel program, pursuing professional development and personal growth opportunities.