Apartment R&B Features: Main Room • King size bed • Separate bathroom (bath/shower) • Built-in cupboards • Flatscreen colour TV • Study desk • Electronic safe • Hairdryer Lounge Area • Plasma colour TV • DSTV and surround sound system • DVD/CD player Dining Area • Kitchen Island – seats [more]
Apartment Marian Features: Main Bedroom • Queen size bed • Separate bathroom (bath/shower) • Built-in cupboards • Electronic safe • Hairdryer Guest Bedroom • Double size bed • Built-in cupboards Lounge Area • Plasma colour TV • DSTV and surround sound system • DVD/CD Player • Private patio with outdoor [more]
Apartment Bailey Features: Main Bedroom • Queen size bed • Separate bathroom (bath/shower) • Built-in cupboards • Electronic safe • Hairdryer Lounge Area • Plasma colour TV • DSTV Compact Package and surround sound system • DVD/CD player • Beautiful views of Table Bay Dining Area • Dining room table [more]
For travellers seeking accommodation in the City Centre, you are sure to find plenty of options in this vibrant part of Cape Town.
The eclectic City Centre is a veritable melting pot of cultures, architectural styles, people and landmarks. Stately buildings such as the City Hall are found alongside modern shops, tiny take-out cafes and trendy eateries. Open-air markets such as Green Market Square and the Church Street Antique Market share space with corporate offices and ad agencies. Historical landmarks such as the South African National Museum lie within walking distance from the city’s finest restaurants. During the day and after dark, the City Centre never fails to be busy. Take a virtual tour to the hub of Cape Town as we explore the best things to see and do in the CBD.
5 Must-See Attractions in the City Centre
Whether you are only in Cape Town for a few days or you want to see the top attractions before exploring the rest of the City Centre, these places should be right at the top of your list of things to see…
1. South African National Museum and VOC Company Gardens – situated just off Long Street within the beautiful Company Gardens, this museum is home to many fascinating exhibits. Talk a walk through the Mammal Hall and Bird Hall, listen to the soothing sounds of whales in the Whale Booth as you look down on the gigantic skeleton of a Southern right whale, explore the Marine Exhibit, learn about South Africa’s rich history through the various ages and catch a show at the Planetarium. Afterwards, be sure to feed a friendly squirrel as you stroll through the gardens.
2. Greenmarket Square – this colourful open-air market is set on a cobbled square between Longmarket and Shortmarket Streets. Dating back hundreds of years, the goods sold here may have changed a lot, but the atmosphere remains every bit as festive. You will find many curios and somewhat generic items alongside jewellery kiosks, clothing kiosks, music kiosks and just about every other sort of kiosk you could imagine. Look out for the famous Egg Man too – you will know him when you see him!
3. South African National Art Gallery – positioned right near Greenmarket Square, this gallery is home to some of the country’s most treasured artworks. Many exhibits are permanent, with new and changing exhibits also showcased throughout the year. The diverse cultural influences of South Africa are best represented in its art, with each culture bringing its own perspective to paintings, sculptures and even photography. The tea room and restaurant outside the gallery is a great place to wind off your exploration into South Africa’s rich art heritage.
4. Long Street – by day this popular street is excellent for shopping and sight-seeing, while by night the street comes to life with a huge range of bars, restaurants and clubs. Look out for interesting antique shops, clothing boutiques, bookstores, African music stores, jewellery stores, sidewalk cafes, street vendors, restaurants serving just about every cuisine under the sun and plenty of people watching opportunities.
5. St Georges Mall & Adderley Street – take a turn into Church Street and you will enter the pedestrian marketplace of St Georges Mall. Alongside market stalls, retail shops, unique stores and media houses, you will find drummers, live music, entertainment and many little sidewalk cafes. You will also be able to get into the vibrant Adderly Street from this spot. Be on the lookout for the Flower Market, which has been an integral part of the city for as long as anyone can remember.
With a wide range of City Centre accommodation options on offer and many activities to enjoy too, this vibrant area remains one of the city’s most popular attractions. Spend an afternoon walking around and you will soon find out why!
Browse our list of available options, or contact us today to see how we can help you find your ideal accommodation in the City Centre.