A Mini Guide to Gardens Cape Town

Situated in the heart of the City Bowl, Gardens Cape Town is a suburb that is central, scenic and accessible. Home to a few shopping areas, plenty of restaurants, a number of guest houses, villas and apartments, and plenty of other things to see and do, this part of the Mother City is perfect for work and play.

Gardens Cape Town

Gardens gets its name from being home to the renowned VOC Company’s Garden and South African Museum, which lie off Queen Victoria Street, close to the bottom end of Long Street. This name is certainly apt, too, with many properties in the area boasting a number of mature trees and vegetation. If you’re looking for a central place to stay that is close to all the action, Gardens Cape Town has plenty to offer. Join us today as we take a virtual tour of this interesting neighbourhood.

What to See and Do in Gardens Cape Town

What’s good in this hood? Let’s have a look to see what you will find in Gardens Cape Town…

* Shopping. Just off Buitenkant Street, you will find Gardens Shopping Centre. This mall houses a selection of shops, from department stores to specialist retail outlets, book stores, clothing and shoe stores, homeware stores and many others. It also offers a few coffee shops and restaurants, along with a selection of facilities. There is a small but excellent mall on Kloof Street, too, which is called Lifestyles on Kloof. Look out for the many unique shops along Kloof Street while you are there. At the bottom of Long Street, there are many vintage stores and interesting shops to explore as well. Wembley Square is also worth a visit.

* Wining and Dining. Gardens is full of restaurants, bars and sidewalk cafes. Kloof Street is where a number of them are found. Institutions here include Asoka – a trendy cocktail bar; Hudson’s – a burger joint; Knead – a bakery and eatery, and many others. Off Kloof, you will find Park Road, where places such as Rick’s Cafe and Fat Cactus are found. There are also many cafes, restaurants and bars along Long Street, offering everything from street food to breakfasts.

* Sight Seeing. Gardens has quite a few interesting attractions. The biggest of these is, of course the museum and its gardens, which also house the planetarium. This is a great place to spend the day. Other attractions in the area include City Bowl Market on Hope, De Waal Park *(just next door in Oranjezicht), High Tea at the Mount Nelson, The Labia cinema on Orange Street, The Little Theatre Complex, and many others. Bo Kaap is just around the corner, the Table Mountain Cableway is also nearby, as is Signal Hill. You will be close to CBD attractions we well, from Greenmarket Square to many others.


Looking for places to stay in this part of the city? Browse our range of Gardens villas, apartments, guest houses, hotels and holiday homes to start searching for accommodation options now. You can also contact us to find out more about staying in Gardens Cape Town.

About The Author: Rox

Cape Town based copywriter, blogger, baker of cookies, seeker of calm and maker of things.
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