What Is The Best Coworking Space In South Africa

What Is Coworking Space?

Coworking is an arrangement in which workers for different companies share an office space. It allows cost savings and convenience through the use of common infrastructures, such as equipment, utilities and receptionist and custodial services, and in some cases refreshments and parcel acceptance services. It is attractive to independent contractors, independent scientists, remote workers, digital nomads, and people who travel frequently. Additionally, coworking helps workers avoid the feeling of social isolation they may experience while remote working or traveling and eliminate distractions in home office. Most coworking spaces charge membership dues. Major companies that provide coworking space and serviced offices include WeWork and IWG plc.

What Are The Types Of Coworking Spaces?

  • Conventional / Traditional Coworking Spaces.
  • Ascetic / Minimal Coworking Spaces.
  • Niche-Specific / Specialized Spaces.
  • Luxury / High-End Coworking Spaces.
  • Coworking Spaces for Digital Nomads.
  • Corporate / Professional Spaces.
  • Lifestyle Coworking.

What Is The Best Coworking Space In South Africa?

There are a wide variety of coworking spaces in the country. However, it’s always important to search for a space that works best for you. We would suggest first touring the place before committing to a lease. This will allow you to determine if the space has everything you’re looking for.

Here are some of the best coworking spaces in South Africa.

1.   The Station – Gauteng

The Station is located in Bryanston, Bedfordview, and Midrand. However, they only offer coworking options at their Bryanston and Midrand branches. Furthermore, they are extremely affordable and flexible.  

The Station is an all-inclusive coworking space. They offer the following amenities:

  • Boardrooms
  • Semi-private desks
  • Uncapped Wi-Fi
  • Open seating
  • Tea and Coffee station
  • Lockable drawers
  • Power supply at each desk

Pricing and packages

This coworking space is very affordable with regard to its pricing. Clients can choose between the three main packages.

An hourly desk will cost around R70 per hour (excluding VAT). A daily desk costs R250 per day (excluding VAT). Lastly, a monthly desk will cost R2300 per month (excluding VAT).

All of these options include Wi-Fi, a boardroom discount, a business address, a desk and tea/ coffee. The Station is one of the best coworking spaces in South Africa.

2.   Grounded Work – Gauteng

Grounded Work is located in Pretoria and boasts plenty of membership perks. You will find all the necessary equipment in this coworking office. This includes internet connection, printers, desks and so much more.

Pricing and packages

Grounded Work offers three packages- Private Offices, Hot Desking and Set Desks.

  • Private offices are ideal for teams of up-to three people. This option starts at R5500 per month and is inclusive of all membership amenities.
  • Hot Desking is perfect for those who work for a few hours a week. Prices start from R300 per month, depending on hourly usage.
  • The Set Desk option starts at R1900 per month.

In addition, Grounded Work also has a 6 seater boardroom. The boardroom can be rented by anyone for only R110 per hour.

3.   The Foundry – Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Foundry is located in Durban and offers a unique coworking space. They offer serviced offices and coworking desks.

The serviced offices include free Wi-Fi, desks, chairs and a lockable office. In addition, the coworking desk option offers flexible solutions. Individuals can make use of the free Wi-Fi, communal facilities and the boardroom.

4.  Craft+ Graft – Western Cape

Craft+ Graft is located in the mother city, Cape Town. This coworking space is beautifully designed and has a range of amenities. They offer private offices, dedicated desks, hot desks and a virtual office.

Craft+ Graft also has everything you need in on space. Members can enjoy the following

  • Uncapped Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and sparkling water
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access to the space
  • Onsite coffee shop/ restaurant
  • Cleaning and sanitization

Pricing and packages

Craft+ Graft offers private offices, dedicated desks, hot desks and a virtual office.  

  • The private office is ideal for small teams who require privacy. Entrepreneurs can either pay R2500 per month or R250 per day.
  • The dedicated desk is perfect for individuals who require a comfortable desk. This option costs R3000 per month
  • The Hot Desk option is available to individuals who are flexible. Prices start from as little as R200 per day.
  • The Virtual Office is perfect for those who need a business address. This option costs around R200 per day.

5.      Venture Workspace – Western Cape

Venture workspace offers simple solutions for those looking for a workspace. Individuals can make use of the internet, support staff, kitchen and printers.

They also have branches in Claremont, Constantia and Somerset West. Therefore, allowing you to choose the best location.

Pricing and packages

(All packages are excluding VAT)

Virtual office – R800 per month

Day Desk – R165 per day

10 Day desk – R1100 per month

Hot Desk – R2000 per month

Dedicated desk – R3000 per month