Cape Town is mind-blowing. TripAdvisor and Conde Nast have both ranked it among the top 10 travel destinations in the world; Conde Nast Traveller gives it a top-10 also for eating out; and Surfer magazine has named it one of the world’s 10 best surfing cities. On any given day you could find yourself hiking through the indigenous fynbos kingdom on a mountain in the centre of the city, perhaps summiting Lion’s Head for sunrise or to catch the moonrise; catching epic waves at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg; and wandering the quirky, artsy seaside village of Kalk Bay. Along the way you’ll find great fish and chips, perhaps in a low-key take-out right by the fishing harbour itself; or following in the footsteps of Michelle Obama with an epic falafel Love Sandwich at The Kitchen, a lunchtime favourite of the design and start-up crowd in gritty Woodstock; or having a perfect flat white at the steampunk-styled Truth Coffee in Buitenkant Street, voted by the London Telegraph as the world’s best coffee shop. And the best thing about Cape Town? The warm, friendly people who come from all over the globe to call it home, and who will also have you feeling right at home in no time.
Welcome to your new home, The Den, in the heart of fabulous Green Point. Green Point is where you’ll find some of the best coffee shops, bars and delis in Cape Town, and it’s just a hop away from the vibey city centre, the seaside promenade and cultural melting pot of Sea Point, and the V&A Waterfront, which is rightly the most visited destination in South Africa. Getting around couldn’t be easier with efficient public transport and busy ridesharing platforms Uber and Taxify. So you’re right at the heart of the action, but you’re also fantastically comfortable in The Den, a beautiful, fully-furnished, house which you and your colleagues in the programme get to call home for the duration of your stay in Cape Town. It’s a safe space with all amenities, including 24hr security and support should anything go wrong. For added peace of mind, it’s good to know that if you eat a dodgy mussel or pick up a bug on your flight over, the world-famous Chris Barnard Hospital is one of the excellent private hospitals right on your doorstep. Your hood has you covered *Rent is included in the tuition fee.
Becoming the next generation of global leaders requires a campus fit for supporting this goal, and Rise Cape Town, officially Barclays Africa’s innovation hub, is just the place. It boasts advanced facilities, an inspiring innovation atmosphere and a view of Table Mountain from every desk. The diiVe campus is ideally located in the edgy suburb of Woodstock, an extremely diverse neighborhood home to hipster cafes, galleries, markets and some of the world’s best street art. This campus is where students will spend their first 3-weeks in a digital bootcamp, acquiring the key technical skills and digital capabilities to ensure they are future-fit.