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South Africa

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Rooms for rent in South Africa

From mountains to deserts, from escarpments to beaches, South Africa has something for everyone. It’s a great stop for digital nomads seeking some adventure on their coliving journey.

Though the interior highlands are colder, many cities in South Africa have summer daytime highs in the high 70s and winters in the mid-60s. Most of the country doesn't have too much rainfall, with most of it in the summer months.

Getting around is easy with many options. There are budget airlines, busses and trains for travel, but car travel is certainly the most popular. Renting a vehicle is simple and makes it easy for the day and weekend trips.

South Africa is certainly known for the amazing safaris one can go on. With countless things to do, it’s no surprise remote workers live their coliving spaces here. The country hosts the world’s largest crater at over 300 km across. If you’re brave you could always try the world’s highest commercial bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge - only 710 feet! If you’d prefer to drink your way through the country, that’s possible too. With 530 miles of road through wine country, this is the world’s longest wine route.

The country’s cuisine draws from the many countries that have settled there. It’s also home to the world's largest Indian population outside of India so expect great curries. For a unique meal try bunny chow - a curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread. The walls of the interior slowly peel off and they are full of curry goodness.

Here are some fun facts about South Africa:

- It’s the only country to have hosted the soccer, cricket, and rugby world cup
- South Africa’s drinking water is rated third best in the world for being safe and ready to drink
- It’s the only country in the world that has abandoned its nuclear weapons program
- The country is mineral-rich, containing 90% of the world’s platinum and 41% of the world’s gold
- There are over 2,000 shipwrecks off the coast, many of them over 500 years old
- There are three capital cities - one executive, one legislative, and one judicial

Renting a room in a room-share in South Africa from US$654

Discover an expanding selection of rooms for rent in South Africa. Browse our comprehensive apartment share listings to find the perfect roommate in South Africa. Our apartment shares, available for a minimum of 1 month, typically feature 3 or more bedrooms. Home-sharing or room-sharing is often more flexible and can be rented on a monthly basis. Choose between rooms with private bathrooms or those with shared facilities. With the rising cost of living in South Africa, sharing an apartment becomes an economical choice, making our listings ideal for student accommodations. To find your next room in South Africa, start your roommate search with us today.

Finding affordable communal living in South Africa

Finding affordable housing in South Africa can be tough, especially in cities with high rent prices. One solution that many people turn to is communal living with shared spaces and roommates. This can be a cost-effective way to have a private room while still being able to afford rent in a desirable location. There are a few different options for finding a shared living arrangement in South Africa. One option is to look for a private room for rent in a coliving home. This can be a good option for people who want some privacy, but still want to be part of a community. Another option is to look for a shared room, where you'll be sharing a bedroom with one or more roommates. This can be more affordable, as you'll only be responsible for paying for your own bed. The downside is that you'll have less privacy, as you'll be sharing a bedroom with others. You can find both accommodation options on Coliving.com. We can help you find a compatible roommate based on your preferences and lifestyle. Some hosts do background checks and eviction history checks to ensure that the roommates you're living with are trustworthy individuals. When looking for a shared living arrangement, it's important to do your due diligence and make sure that you're comfortable with the living arrangement and the people you'll be living with.

What is coliving?

Coliving is a new trend amongst millennials for renting shared apartments. Whether you're moving to South Africa for work or just looking for a new apartment, coliving in South Africa is a good way to save money and live with like-minded people. Co-living places people from different backgrounds together and encourages them to interact, collaborate and form new friendships. When compared to dorms, coliving is much more attractive, since it's relatively inexpensive, all-inclusive and allows you to rent a furnished room with an individual lease. Coliving is perfect for students, digital nomads, remote workers, young professionals, interns and people in general who relocate to a new city for work.

Affordable and social housing in South Africa

Looking for an affordable and social housing option in South Africa? Consider coliving, a trend in shared apartment rentals that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to live, work, and form new friendships. Coliving in South Africa is a cost-effective alternative to dorms, offering furnished rooms with individual leases and all-inclusive pricing.

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