Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of the most popular destinations for tourists due to its incredible quality of life and breathtaking natural beauty. The city offers a pleasant climate, a low crime rate and a relatively low cost of living.
Cape Town was recently named one of the best cities in the world for expatriates in Africaaccording to a recent study published in February 2022.
The study, conducted by Expatriate Group, identified the best places in the world for expats based on eight characteristics: hours of sunshine per year, fitness facilities, quality sleep, amount of green space, balance work-life, happiness, expat-friendliness and health care. .
The city was ranked among the top 20 cities in the world, reaching the 16th position on the list. Auckland, New Zealand has been voted the best city in the world for expats.
Expatriate Group is an organization that provides expatriates with international health insurance and specializes in offering international medical insurance to individual expatriates.
Along with Cape Town, Johannesburg was also ranked among the top 20 cities in the world for expats, reaching number 19 on the list.
Last year, Cape Town launched the Digital Nomad initiative, aimed at encouraging national and international digital nomads to choose the South African city as their preferred remote work destination. Part of the goal of pushing for a remote work visa, with a view to boosting the tourism industry and creating jobs.
The initiative was created by Wesgro, the city’s official tourism agency. Cape Town’s fluency in English, fast internet connection, good infrastructure, friendly people, abundance of activities and places to visit and culture are things Wesgro considers to help attract digital nomads to the city.
The city too partnered with Airbnb in 2021 to provide longer stay options for those looking to work remotely.
“Remote working holidays are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, so we are delighted to partner with [tourism firm] Wesgro will promote domestic tourism through longer stays while supporting economic recovery in Cape Town and the Western Cape,” said Velma Corcoran, Airbnb Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa. to Business Insider South Africa.