City Centre accommodation puts you right in the heart of the Mother City’s bustling CBD. Boasting a huge variety of things to see and do, this area is home to some of the city’s most sought-after attractions. From the South African National Museum and VOC Company’s Garden to Greenmarket Square, Long Street, Adderley Street and many other iconic landmarks, this City Centre is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, sights and people.
Explore some of the city’s best loved heritage buildings, take a stroll down legendary Long Street, stopping past vintage stores, street side cafes, bars and one-of-a-kind clothing stores, take in the sights and sounds of the city, and enjoy our excellent selection of central, modern City Centre accommodation that includes secure, lock-up-and-go apartments that put you close to all the major attractions.
Why Book City Centre Accommodation?
Cape Town’s inner city is unique in many ways. Unlike other large cities, this area is safe to explore by foot. Thanks to the constant efforts of organisations such as the CCID (City Improvement District), the City Centre can easily be explored. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, this area is always fascinating, with plenty to see and do from the early morning until late at night.
Some of the top reasons to book your City Centre accommodation include the following:
- Diverse accommodation. While apartments make up the biggest share of accommodation in City Centre, the surrounding areas offer a number of holiday houses and villas. The apartments themselves are also diverse. Whether you are seeking a compact studio overlooking one of the city’s busy streets, or a large apartment that is suitable for families or other groups, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay. Best of all, you will be within walking distance of restaurants, shops and other sights. If you need to explore further, you will not struggle to find a cab or Uber on one of the city’s major roads.
- Wining and dining. Needless to say, the CBD is packed full of wining and dining options. Some of the best loved wining and dining options include The Village Idiot on Loop, Cafe Mojito, Tiger’s Milk, Fork Tapas, and Beerhouse on Long, Haiku on Burg, The Twankey Bar at the Taj on Wale, Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar and Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room on Bree, Fireman’s Arms on Buitengracht, Truth Coffee Roasting on Buitenkant, and Alexander Bar on Strand to name just a few. Then there are also cosy eateries such as YARD (home to The Dog’s Bollocks and The Bitch’s Tits) and assorted tiny cafes and bars found along Bree, Loop and Long Streets. Whatever sort of food and experience you’re keen for, you are sure to find it in the CBD.
- Shopping. Shopping is equally diverse in the City Centre. While there are no major malls here (other than Adderley Street’s Golden Acre, which can be overwhelming in its noise, activity and bargain stores), there are many free-standing shops found throughout the city. Long Street is where you will find many trendy clothing stores, vintage stores and interesting finds. Bree Street is home to many galleries and art stores. Strand Street has a few mini malls such as the Parkade Mall. There are plenty of markets found here. St George’s Street Mall is an open market, while Church Street has a small but excellent antiques market. Greenmarket Square is a must-visit. The quality of goods varies, but it’s an experience in itself to see this colourful market square.
- Entertainment. Long Street is where a lot of the after-dark action takes place. Here, you will find a huge variety of pubs, bars and other venues, such as tucked away Chinese karaoke bars, pool bars and comedy venues. The Labia on Orange Street a short distance away in Gardens screens movies. Clubs such as Waiting Room on Long often have live music, DJs and other events. There are a number of clubs in nearby Green Point – a short drive away. If you’re not sure what to do at night, simply head on down to the middle of Long Street and you will find something to enjoy.
- Romance ready. Coastal destinations may seem more suited to romance compared to a bustling city. But, with that said, what makes City Centre accommodation so perfect for honeymoons and romantic escapes is its central location and huge diversity of things to see and do. Every day will bring new adventures. If you feel like heading to the beach, you can get to Camps Bay in less than 15 minutes. If you want to try some wine tasting, the Cape Winelands is half an hour away, or Constantia is even closer. Whatever your interests – leisure, adventure, exploration – you will find it in the CBD.
- Family-friendly. The Inner City is also ideal for family holidays. Kids will love spending time at the Company Gardens, and the SA Museum is well worth a visit. Next door to the museum lies the planetarium, with regular shows that offer an introduction to the night skies. The Two Oceans Aquarium is 10 minutes away, the beaches are 15 minutes or less away, there are many family restaurants such as the Spur on Strand Street, and kids will be close to all the action.
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