Travel guide to De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

De Waterkant
Cape Town Central
Travel Guide
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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.

Where to stay in De Waterkant:

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Accommodation available in De Waterkant:

Jarvis Street Cottage

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

2 reviews

Jarvis Street Cottage is a two-bedroom, two bathroom luxury furnished self-catering cottage, in popular De Waterkant. The lounge is comfortably furnished; after a long days sightseeing you can relax in front of the large LCD TV with satellite channels, or use the ADSL Internet.The apartment features a lovely bright kitchen with all modern appliances and a four-seater ...

Jarvis Street Cottage Photo

Loader Street Apartment

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

8 reviews

Centrally positioned on a charismatic street in De Waterkant, guests at Loader Street Apartment will have the vibrant city of Cape Town at their finger tips.This self-catering apartment has a stylish interior with a lounge, a fully fitted open-plan kitchen, and two en-suite bedrooms with a variety of luxury amenities.Outside is a small courtyard, and ...

Loader Street Apartment Photo

Waterkant Views

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

2 reviews

Waterkant Views is a stylish townhouse in the heart of the Historic Waterkant Village. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, it is just a stones-throw away from the vibrant De Waterkant life at the newly built Cape Quarters – the place to see and be seen in cosmopolitan Cape Town. Built with an architectural doff of the cap to the heritage of the old village, Waterkant Views provides ...

Waterkant Views Photo

Afribode Rockefellers

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

10 reviews

Location, Location, Location; one of the best spots for an apartment in Cape Town is the 2-bedroom Rockefellers - 106 Rockwell Apartment Hotel. It’s in the heart of the De Waterkant, Greenpoint shopping and restaurant district - full of life day and evening. The fabulously chic Cape Quarter lifestyle precinct and trendy, gay-friendly cobbled streets of De Waterkant are a mere ...

Afribode Rockefellers Photo

Purple House on Jarvis

Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

8 reviews

Right in the heart of vibrant and historic De Waterkant Village, close to the V & A Waterfront and city centre, on the slopes of Signal Hill, we offer a spacious room with two beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Our roof terrace boasts a magnificent view of Table Mountain and also has views of Table Bay Harbour and Signal Hill.Trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, ...

Purple House on Jarvis Photo

15A Loader Street

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

11 reviews

15A Loader Street is a lovely self-catering townhouse, located in the desirable neighbourhood of De Waterkant in Cape Town, offering easy access to the bustling city centre with its nightlife and amenities.The house is laid out over three floors, offering many possibilities. This way the lounge on the ground floor can converted into an extra bedroom, and if you are on the first ...

15A Loader Street Photo

De Waterkant House - Village & Life

Guest House in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

10 reviews

In the heart of the historical De Waterkant Village, is De Waterkant House, elegant and discreet, with a relaxed European feel. This beautifully restored 9 – roomed, Cape Georgian Manor House, with terrace and pool, overlooks the village and accessible Table Bay harbour. De Waterkant House is centrally located, minutes from the Cape Quarter Shopping Centre, restaurants, bars and fashionable nightspots. ...

De Waterkant House - Village & Life Photo

Cape Finest Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

11 reviews

Cape Finest Guesthouse is conveniently situated within a 10 minute walk to the city centre, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the V&A Waterfront, several health spas and some of Cape Town's most popular restaurants and nightclubs.Each of our five bedrooms have been individually designed and decorated to leave you with a relaxed and pampered night stay between ...

Cape Finest Guesthouse Photo

De Waterkant Village One-bedroom

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

2 reviews

De Waterkant Village is a unique European-influenced village of semi-detached quaint cottages and cobbled streets preserved from the 1760s. Cradled between the city and the V & A Waterfront, De Waterkant Village is an avant-garde, a cultural urban refuge highlighted by the abundance of restaurants, art galleries, gay clubs, salsa clubs, tapas bars and Parisian inspired café’s. ...

De Waterkant Village One-bedroom Photo

Loader Street Cottage

Self-catering in De Waterkant, Cape Town Central

4 reviews

Loader Street Cottage is situated in the trendy De Waterkant area with galleries, cafes and restaurants, courtyards and cobble stoned street. Greenmarket Square, Long Street and the CTICC are 10 to 15 minutes' walk away.The renovated historic cottage sleeps up to three guests and consists of one bedroom, a lounge with sleeper couch, a fully equipped kitchen with dining ...

Loader Street Cottage Photo
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