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City Bowl, Waterfront & Atlantic suburbs

City Bowl, Waterfront & Atlantic suburbs

 
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In a city with so many jewels, this is the star attraction. Nestling at the foot of the always-impressive Table Mountain against the shoreline of Table Bay, Cape Town has something to offer everybody. It is a city that has reinvented itself over the past 25 years.

The CBD's renaissance started with the pedestrianisation of St George's Street and there is now a network of leafy malls lined with pavement cafes, with buskers and street traders. While other CBD's started dying in the face of competition from regional malls, Cape Town's gained new life through new and redeveloped apartment complexes -- some of the most trendy anywhere, and associated with all the accompanying night life.

Louis Michel Thibault-1791Louis Michel Thibault's map of Cape Town in 1791The city also offers a range of experiences -- the cosmopolitan buzz of the Long and Kloof Street precincts, Greenmarket and Heritage Squares; or the heritage of the Company's Garden with Parliament, Iziko Museums, SA National Gallery, SA Jewish Museum & Holocaust Centre, and the Castle of Good Hope (South Africa's oldest building) on the Grand Parade, not far away.

It is a city that safeguards its heritage with scores of historical buildings, museums and precincts. The Gold of Africa Museum in Martin Melck House is just one example.  BoKaap is the traditional Malay Quarter characterised by colourful houses and mosques, which can be heard throughout the city bowl calling the faithful to prayer on Fridays and other holy days.

V&A Waterfront

And of course, there is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront -- where the basins are named after Queen Vicoria and her son, the midshipman Prince Alfred, who visted the Cape in 1860 and again in 1870.  He tipped the first load of rubble to start the construction of the breakwater.  Redevelopment of the historic waterfront started in 1989 -- click here to read the story.

 

City Bowl & Waterfront accommodation

Wish U Were Here
Category: Backpackers
A Cool Urban stay-over. 
 
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Cape Dutch Red Door
Category: Self-catering
An awesome little private cottage very close to the CBD with 2 Queen bedrooms kitted with Egyptian cotton linen. Free WIFI in all rooms. LED tv with full satellite/cable package....
 
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The Three Boutique Hotel
Category: Hotels
The Three Boutique Hotel fills the gap between a too-homely guest house and an impersonal hotel; it's exactly the right balance of chic surroundings, 4-star facilities and friendly service....
 
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Category: Self-catering
The Magnascape Aprtments are situated in the V & A Waterfront. Our collectiop consists of two twobedroomed apartments and a funky styled studio apartment. 
 
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Category: Self-catering
This Manhattan style apartment has been freshly renovated. The balcony overlooks the tranquil Company's Garden. It is located in walking distance to many of Cape Town's hip and trendy restaurants...
 
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Entrance
Welcome to Glory Guesthouse.Situated at the foot stool of Table Mountain in the quiet streets of Oranjezicht. Just minutes away within walking distance to the beating heart of Cape Town...
 
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Four Rosmead
 
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Category: Self-catering
 
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Breakfast on main terrace
Alta Bay, located in Higgovale, the most up-market suburb of the City Bowl, is set high on the slopes of Table Mountain, with beautiful views over Table Bay and...
 
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Category: Hotels
Framed by the ocean and Table Mountain, the elegance and luxury of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is rivalled only by its relaxed atmosphere and warm personal service. Built...
 
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The Table Bay Hotel
Category: Hotels
 
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Atlantic Marina
Category: Self-catering
 
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Under the mountain and in the heart...lies the understated elegance of Dunkley House. Set within a private and tropical walled garden with a sparkling swimming pool,...
 
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Mountain Manor Guest House and Self-Catering
Settled on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, on the outskirts of the City Centre, you will find these restored Colonial Mansions dating back to 1850. Home from...
 
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The Blue House
A Warm Welcome awaits you at The Blue House Guesthouse. Whether you are a traveller overnighting, here for a longer stay, on business or holiday, we invite you to...
 
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Leopard Room
Category: Self-catering
The Lions is a spacious and recently refurbished double-story, Victorian establishment situated in the leafy suburb of Tamboerskloof, boasting magnificent views of Table Mountain and Lions Head.
 
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Jardin d'ebene Boutique Guesthouse
4 Star Boutique Guesthouse centrally located
 
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Vista Plus
With Park Road less than 100m and Kloof Street less than 250m from your door, this area is jam packed with some of the most popular restaurants and bars in...
 
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9 On Camp Villas
Category: Self-catering
Spacious and stylish self-catering apartments, perfect for a couple. The units have large living area which serves as a bedroom as well, operating alongside an open plan kitchen and a...
 
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Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Table Mountain lies one of the Cape's finest guest houses - The Walden House. To some it is a luxurious retreat from which...
 
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