The start of it all

Welcome to Start.CapeTown! We are all about making your move comfortable and easy. Or if you wish to just visit Cape Town for a few months with reason or no reason at  all, we will gladly accommodate you.

I’d just like to tell you how this business came to life. The founder of Start.Cape town came to Cape Town in the 1990’s with her husband and five-year-old son. They just relocated from Johannesburg as her husband got a transfer. they didn’t know the Mother City at all, so they booked into a guest house for the time being. Money was tight and they were forced to look for more permanent accommodation, which made them sign a one year lease- little did they know that the area they moved to was dangerous and unsafe. It was also to their disadvantage that there were no safe and secure schools for their son to attend.

They ended up staying at the apartment for 6 months while getting to know the suburbs of the Cape. They had to pay the rest of the year rental upfront so that they could move out and move to a better secure area. It was a very stressful time for Kim and her family, but through all the difficult times she got her ‘light bulb’ moment. She wanted to help people relocate more freely in safe and secure environments. We give people the opportunity to live comfortably and worry-free while getting to know Cape Town at a fraction of the cost you would pay for a few months in a hotel or guest house.

So there you go! We want you to be stress-free, we want you to take your time to choose the right home for you, while we offer you a home away from home at our fully furnished and secure apartments we have scattered throughout our beautiful Cape Town.

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey

-Tad Williams.

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