Accommodation Cape Town
Finding the matching accommodation for you?
Studentsgoabroad.com has contacts to several lodges, guesthouses and flat share communities, but if you would rather live alone we can also arrange a flat. No matter if a room or a flat, everything is fully furnished. We will offer you max. 3 customized accommodation opportunities. Of course, it is up to you to decide which accommodation suits you best. Organizing accommodation usually takes between one and four weeks.
Organizing of accommodation
We charge a fee of 120.00€ to find you a suitable place to stay. We can organize your own flat, a flat share or even a hotel depending on your financial means. Cape Town's housing market is strained and this becomes particularly clear in the summer months. We invest a lot of time and work into the acquisition of accommodation and do our best to fulfill all your requirements. We start the looking for accommodation approx. 4 weeks before your arrival.
What services does studentsgoabroad.com offer for the fee?
- Organization of suitable accommodation according to your requirements
- 3 accommodation offers max.
- Photos of the respective flats or rooms via email
- Availability check
- Contact details of landlords
- Support with the reservation process
- Guarantee that you have a place to go upon arrival!
Why should I make use of Studentsgoabroad.com's accommodation service?
We do not only spare you an extensive search, but also about the uncertainty of not having seen the flat or room before arriving in Cape Town. We will personally have a look at the rooms, flats and flat share before suggesting them to you.That way there are no bad surprises upon your arrival. In general we are only offering accommodation opportunities matching your requirements and that are available for the whole time of your stay abroad. We are working closely together with some local landlords and gueshouse owners and therefore have lots of experience regarding their reliability and security. We will send you a confirmation and the respective contact details before your arrival.
Rental car organization
Cape Town is a major city and as in many other metropolises crime is a problem. Using public transport is definitely not the safest and easiest way to get from A to B in Cape Town.
Public transport in South Africa is generally not very reliable. That's why we advice on renting a car for the duration of the internship abroad. You can share this with a friend, coworker or roommate. Another option is buying a car, but this is a risky business as there is no yearly mandatory vehicle inspection in South Africa and you could end up with an engine breakdown.
A car is the safest way to get around - that is for sure!
We are in contact with various local rental car companies and help you to rent a suitable care. Depending on the type of car the average monthly rent is between 220 and 280 Euros. Please bare in mind that there are a lot of shady car rentals and to pay special attention to their small print. International students often have to pay more than locals, too!
We support you with organizing a suitable car right from the start of your stay abroad!
Phone calls in South Africa
It is not a problem to stay in touch with your friends, coworkers or family during your internship in South Afric
Mobile phones in South Africa
You can use your mobile phone without any problems in South Africa. We will provide you with a South African SIM car upon arrival and you use that immediatley. But please check whether your mobile phone is suitable for prepaid card prior to your trip!
There are various big mobile phone providers in South Africa you can choose from:
- Cell C
- Virgin or
Calls between customers of the same provider are cheaper than between customers of different providers. Vodacom is the largest provider worldwide and one of the cheaper options.
There are different ways to charge your prepaid card. You can buy so called "Airtime" in supermarkets, gas stations or at ATMs.
Calling cards in South Africa
To call your friends and family back home we suggest a calling card for international calls. You can buy those in supermarkets, corner stores or using your credit card online. These cards offer international calls at relatively decent rates.
There are various companies offering those cards. Please check the rates.
- World Calls
- World Europe
- Country Code South Africa: + 27
Another option to stay in touch are phone calls via the internet using skype or websites like jahja.com.