Travel guide to De Waterkant, Cape Town Central
The nation of South Africa has always been a great center of tourist attraction. Every year travelers from different parts of the world come to South Africa for spending their vacations.
The Cape Town area of South Africa is one of the major spots of tourist interest. The Colourful De Waterkant Village in Cape Town is one of the major tourism destinations and closely situated near the Central Business District on the south-eastern part of Somerset Road.
Cape Town has always had a vibrant gay culture, and for this reason it is becoming an African Sydney, attracting gay travellers from across the country and the globe.
The chic De Waterkant, adjacent to the city centre has a very unique and panoramic European influenced rural area with a number of beautiful historical buildings. Weekend getaways to De Waterkant is extremely popular among tourists and a major travel destination for the gay and lesbian couples and young professionals.
What are the places of interest?
The De Waterkant Village has a number of art galleries, restaurant, salsa clubs, tapas bars, and nightclubs as well as the Parisian inspired café’s. It is a perfect holiday spot for the high class gay and lesbian couples round the world, looking to be centrally situated to all major attractions. At night, however, Cape Town's De Waterkant also known as the 'gaybourhood' is alive with energy.
During the day De Waterkant Village is known for its romantic atmosphere. Walking the beautiful pebbled roads, you can enjoy the sight of Georgian, Asian and Dutch influenced art and architecture all around.
Some of the key features of this architecture include sprawling balconies, flower boxes beneath the windows, rooftop decks. These provide excellent views along with the large old trees lining the streets. These majestic trees also provide a canopy of shade to the people from the scorching sunrays.
Whether a weekend stay or longer to de waterkant it is very much popular and known among the young professionals from different work fields.
What is the lifestyle?
The lifestyle at De Waterkant is very unique and peaceful. The renovated properties of the village area are very charming. The villagers also known to show a lot of warmth and hospitality to the guests and tourists.
Their lifestyle is very simple and yet happy. The area is a niche of retailers and restaurants. But you are still likely find the aspiring artists and painters visiting De Waterkant Village during the day. Tourists can buy a wide variety of items from the curio shops. Some of these unique items are made by the native people of South Africa with a lot of skill and time. You can avail a wide variety of beautiful ornaments from the De Waterkant retailers with low prices. A wide variety of home decorative are sold by them at very reasonable prices. Thus, this place is also a shopper’s paradise.
De Waterkant Village known for its restaurants and nightlife, you are sure to find get all types of delicious continental cuisines with affordable rates. The food menus of these restaurants have been specially prepared for the foreign tourists.
De Waterkant accommodations
There are many beautiful hotel, apartment, cottage, lodge and resort available in De Waterkant. Be prepared to enjoy the village atmosphere with that touch of old Cape Town lifestyle while still staying in one of the many trendy apartments available.
De Waterkant has spectacular views of the panoramic spots like Cape Town City, Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront.
De Waterkant has become known as the lesbian and gay community, with many people often rent the exotic properties in De Waterkant Village during festive seasons and event days. These properties are known for its peace, silence, tranquility and calmness, while still enjoy the amazing views of the village from the privacy of your own rooftop deck.
Thus, you are sure to enjoy a tension-free stay while enjoying weekend away in De Waterkant.