More About Cape Town

The historic 4 square kilometre De Waterkant Village is the perfect accommodation base for a visit to Cape Town City. Not only is it within walking distance of the CBD and all that Cape Town City has to offer, but we also have the trendy Cape Quarter within a few strides of our doorstep. This Piazza-style square boasts a variety of establishments: restaurants, bars, health and beauty, a deli, a laundry, a florist and even a bank machine.

Walking a little further a field will take you to the world famous V&A Waterfront. Here you will find fun for the whole family from the Oceanaruim and Craft Market, to boat rides to Robben Island. Other cultural sites of interest within walking distance are the Bo Kaap, Gold, District Six and Jewish museums. You can take a stroll through the city's leafy gardens and visit the National Gallery or Museum, play Frisbee with some enthusiastic locals or watch the squirrels in the old Oak trees. Close by is the renowned Green Market Square for craft and souvenirs, and more browsing is to be done down Long Street a hub of energy, a hot night spot, and the travellers Mecca. Cape Town offers an array of Shopping Malls both in and around the city. One of the largest malls is Century City with its attending African Fun & Water Theme Park Ratanga Junction.

For fabulous Theatre you will not have to venture far. Within the city are On Broadway, The Royal Theatre and Artscape Theatres. Further outside the City is the Baxter, Theatre on the Bay and some outdoor venues at delightful Stellenbosch Wine Estates (see Spier and Oude Libertas). For summer evening concerts outdoor, a visit to our nearby National Botanical Gardens Amphitheatre is a picnic-lovers must; though please note that these shows only take place on Sundays.
Another must for Cape Town will surely be your visit to our most famous landmark, Table Mountain. We can set you up with a guide if you would like to hike up, or of you can take the cableway and enjoy a less strenuous stroll on the top. For the adrenaline junkies there is also the chance to abseil part of the way down. The Table Mountain chain is a national park and extends all the way down the peninsular to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. You could get there via the magnificent Chapman's Peak Drive and stop off at the Boulders Beach penguin colony and the Naval base in Simon's Town en route. At Cape Point, you will see untouched beaches, and some of Africa's wildlife, including zebra, antelope, baboons and the closest relative to the Elephant, the tiny dassie!
Cape Point also boasts the world's most diverse floral kingdom, called Fynbos. The peninsular tour can be arranged as a social adventure with meals and a mountain bike ride inside the nature reserve. We are more than happy to put you in contact with the right people for other day trips such as wine routes, bird watching excursions and even a variety of Big Five day trips. If what you are after is sand and sea, our peninsular has many white, sandy beaches on offer. Our Mediterranean climate encourages long sun-drenched evenings beside the crystal blue sea. Nearest are the trendy Camps Bay and the secluded but popular Clifton 1st to 4th beaches. Slightly more exclusive is Llandudno and then for the nudists and privacy seekers, Sandy Bay.
Across the peninsular is False Bay where you can bathe in the warmer Indian Ocean at the family beaches of Fish Hoek or St James. Sign up for surf school at Muizenberg, or head back to the Atlantic ocean to Table Views' Blouberg Strand for more extreme water sports such as kite surfing.

Cape Town also offers many Golf courses. The course at Woodbridge island affords spectacular views of Table Mountain. There is also a fairway within 5 minutes of De Waterkant Place Guest House. As with all that Cape Town has to offer, choice and warm smiles are plentiful. For current theatre and comedy shows, exhibitions, wine, mountain biking, music, kites, football, festivals, whales, cricket, parties and flowers, visit the Cape Concierge website.