House swap in Cape Town

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Cape Town and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We don’t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Cape Town

Cape Town operates on South Africa Standard Time throughout the year, with no daylight saving time changes.
Main language
English is widely spoken and is the main language of business and media; Afrikaans and Xhosa are also common.
Warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Closest airport
Cape Town International Airport is the main international gateway to the city.
Near beach?
Cape Town has several famous beaches, such as Clifton and Camps Bay, within the city limits.
Near mountains?
The city is famous for Table Mountain, which dominates its skyline, and the nearby Cape Fold Belt mountains.
Local Cuisine
Cape Malay Curry
Influenced by the diverse cultures of the city, Cape Malay curry is a rich, flavorful dish.
South African Rand
South Africa's official currency is the Rand, denoted by the symbol ZAR.
Must see
Table Mountain
A prominent landmark offering stunning views of the city and the bay.
Hidden gem
World-renowned botanical garden nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.
Water quality
The tap water is generally safe to drink in urban areas, but quality can vary, so some prefer bottled water.
Home Swap Cape Town - Home Swapping in Cape Town

Home Swapping in Cape Town

Cape Town is an incredible destination for travelers, and one way to make the most of your trip is by considering a home swap. Not only can this save you money on accommodations, but it also allows you to experience the city like a local. Here are a few of the top things to do and see while in Cape Town.

Home Swap Cape Town - Explore the Beaches

Explore the Beaches

Cape Town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a must-visit destination for beach-lovers. From the popular Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, to the secluded Boulders Beach where you can see a colony of African penguins, there is a beach to suit every preference.

Home Swap Cape Town - Visit the Winelands

Visit the Winelands

Just outside of Cape Town, you'll find the lush and picturesque Winelands region. Here, you can take a tour of the local vineyards, sample some of South Africa's finest wines, and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many world-class restaurants.

Home Swap Cape Town - Take a Hike up Table Mountain

Take a Hike up Table Mountain

One of Cape Town's most iconic attractions is Table Mountain. This flat-topped mountain offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding area. There are several hiking trails to choose from, ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. No matter which trail you choose, the reward at the top is well worth the effort.

Home Swap Cape Town - Explore the Vibrant City Center

Explore the Vibrant City Center

Cape Town's city center is a vibrant and lively place, with a mix of historical and modern architecture. Here, you can visit the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, known for its brightly-colored houses, or explore the historic Company's Garden. Be sure to also visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, where you'll find a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

Home Swap Cape Town - Living Large on a Small Budget

Living Large on a Small Budget

In terms of cost of living, Cape Town is generally considered to be affordable compared to other major cities. The cost of groceries and dining out in Cape Town is relatively reasonable, and by choosing a home swap for your accommodations, you can save even more money to use on activities and experiences in the city. This makes it easier to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Home Swap Cape Town - Embrace the digital nomad lifestyle in Cape Town

Embrace the digital nomad lifestyle in Cape Town

Cape Town is a popular destination for remote workers, thanks to its high-quality remote working facilities. The city has a strong and reliable internet connection, with high-speed wifi available in most cafes, bars, and coworking spaces. Many of these establishments are also laptop-friendly, offering a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, along with fast wifi and plenty of outlets for charging your devices. Some popular options for remote workers include Truth Coffee, The Power and the Glory, and Origin Coffee Roasting.

Ready to swap your home?

Join Swaphouse by creating an account. You can list your home in a few simple steps. Once that's done, begin exploring homes around the world for an exciting new and affordable workation adventure!

Need more information?

Many questions are covered in our FAQ, but please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about Swaphouse, creating an account or swapping your home.