So, without mucking about too much, I have obtained accommodation for the next six months (well, I will have once I've received the lease and signed it and paid a deposit etc). It's a one bedroom house in Lucerne Close. And if you thought South Africa had some crazy road naming, go look up "Lucerne Close, Cambridge" in Google maps and zoom right in. It's not a road, it's a tree of roads with 7 dead-ends.
This afternoon I intend to buy a bicycle, if the weather holds up.