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The heart of the Mother City beats strong from the vibrant Cape Town City Bowl – in fact you can often hear the literal rhythm of the African Djembe drums being played as you trawl through the craft stands at historic Greenmarket Square in the CBD.

Discover cobbled streets, busy shopping precincts, a variety of restaurants and all the...

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Long Street Boutique Hotel

Cape Town Central
12 rooms
Units from R 1,695

Victorian charm meets modern amenities and contemporary décor at this boutique establishment. Named after the vibrant street on which it’s found, the Long Street Boutique...

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Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

47 Bedrooms
Units from R 2,250

Boutique hospitality at the foot of Table Mountain within walking distance from hip and vibrant Kloof and Long Streets, featuring shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. V&A...


Abbey Manor

9 rooms
PPS from R 1,168
Special Deal

Located on the slopes of Table Mountain in the tranquil suburb of Oranjezicht and overlooking Cape Town’s City Bowl is Abbey Manor. Built more than a hundred years ago, the...


Rosedene Guest House

10 Rooms, 1 Open-plan Suite, 4 Self-cater Cottages
Units from R 1,850

On the slopes of Table Mountain in the upper part of vibrant Kloof Street, Rosedene Guest House, originally a rose farm dating back to 1865, is today a restored Victorian villa...


Bayview Guest House

Cape Town Central
5 Bedrooms and 1 Self-Catering Apartment
PPS from R 650
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Modern architectural elegance and an eco-friendly ethos give Bayview a unique atmosphere. Step out onto the pool deck or private terrace, where the contemporary décor blends...


Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Town Central
17 Bedrooms and 2 Suites
PPS from R 1,323

Set in fashionable Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, this intimate Boutique Hotel is perfect for the discerning traveller. The hotel, which occupies well restored...


La Petite Maison

2 Bedroom Cottage

La Petite Maison may mean “the Little House”, but this gorgeous, two-bedroom Victorian home has the hugest heart. Simple and clean on the outside with bursts of fuchsia...


Dunkley House

10 Rooms, 1 self-cater Apartment
PPS from R 595

In the heart of central Cape Town, modern design and styling has transformed this historic family residence. Built in the 1900’s in a quaint Victorian street, Dunkley House...


Tintagel Guest House

Cape Town Central
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 685

This 1881 Victorian semi-detached villa has been meticulously renovated as a guesthouse during 2004.Tintagel Guest House is conveniently located in the Kloof Street precinct of...


Liberty Lodge

4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 775
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Over the years, this classic Bed and Breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Located in Tamboerskloof in Cape Town, Liberty Lodge was...


Redbourne Hilldrop

5 Bedrooms
PPS from R 800

Redbourne Hilldrop located in Oranjezicht, Cape Town was built in 1928 and has been restored to provide convenience and comfort. The charm of fine wooden floors, lofty ceilings...


The Grand Daddy

Cape Town Central
24 Rooms, 2 Suites, 7 Airstream Trailers
Units from R 2,895

Luxurious, plush and playful, The Grand Daddy is an inspired boutique hotel with an effervescent, creative soul, and the world's only rooftop trailer park hotel. Generous,...

Hippo Boutique Hotel

Cape Town Central
20 rooms & 3 Suites

Hippo Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel located right in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, just a 1 minute walk from trendy Kloof Street and 5 minutes from the Company Gardens...


The Walden House

7 rooms
PPS from R 975

With majestic Table Mountain providing the ultimate backdrop, The Walden House is a charming Victorian guest house set in trendy Tamboerskloof. Dating back to 1900, the home...


Four Rosmead Hotel

10 rooms
PPS from R 1,475

Who wouldn’t want to wake up on the slopes of Table Mountain to sublime views of the Mother City? At Four Rosmead in Oranjezicht, this is exactly what awaits. Built in 1903,...

Iziko Slave Lodge
The Iziko Slave Lodge is one of Cape Town’s oldest...

Iziko Groot Constantia
The oldest wine estate in South Africa, established in...

V&A Waterfront Guided Historical Walking Tours
The V&A Waterfront covers 123 hectares — that's 180...

South African Jewish Museum
A moving tribute and detailed account of one of the...

Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House
Opened in 1914, it is the oldest house museum in South...

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Cape Town City Bowl travel guide

The heart of the Mother City beats strong from the vibrant Cape Town City Bowl – in fact you can often hear the literal rhythm of the African Djembe drums being played as you trawl through the craft stands at historic Greenmarket Square in the CBD.

Discover cobbled streets, busy shopping precincts, a variety of restaurants and all the sights, smells and sounds of the city, from Green Point to Gardens, Oranjezicht to Tamboerskloof, Bo-Kaap to Fresnaye. And when you want a change of scenery, head for the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for unlimited shopping, dining, browsing, sightseeing and entertainment possibilities.

Cape Town CBD Highlights 

  • Bo-Kaap – colourful, picturesque historical centre of the Cape Malay Culture; visit the Bo-Kaap museum (oldest house in the area) 
  • Cape Town Castle – Built in 1600s – the oldest surviving building in South Africa; take a tour which explores the eerie dungeons below the Castle.
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) - state of the art Convention Centre hosting a myriad of events year round. 
  • Cape Town CBD – vibey cafés, bars and clubs, trendy stores. Hipsters abound in Long Street. Visit the Long Street Baths an original Turkish steam bath.
  •  Company Gardens – Lush historic gardens with views of Table Mountain. Feed the squirrels, then visit the SA National Art Gallery or the South Africa Museum & Planetarium.
  • De Waterkant - Cape Town’s Décor District by day, Gay Nightlife Centre by night. Shops, bars, restaurants. 
  • Greenmarket Square – Tables of crafts and clothing in this square which dates back to 1696. Bartering is encouraged. 
  • Green Point - excellent coffee and deli delights at Giovanni’s; cakes and light lunches at Miss K in Somerset Road. The new Green Point Park is a great recreational space.
  • Iziko Museums - collection of African museums includes the South African Museum & Planetarium, the SA National Art Gallery and a selection of Social History sites including the Bo-Kaap Museum, Groot Constantia, the Castel of Good Hope and the Slave Lodge. 
  • Heritage Square - a beautifully preserved combination of historical houses, excellent restaurants and luxury Cape Town accommodation. Visit ‘and Union’ for artisan beer and the best Prego rolls in town.
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – SA’s top tourist destination – a working harbour alongside a wealth of stores, eateries and entertainment, day and night. Take a ferry to Robben Island.

Our Portfolio of Cape Town City Bowl Accommodation

Cape Town is South Africa’s top tourist destination and it’s always wise to book your luxury accommodation ahead of time in season. Try Cape Town out of season for a totally different experience of the Mother City - lots of rain make it ideal for romantic city getaways, while perfect sunny days pop up unexpectedly throughout the season. Portfolio offers a selection of fine Cape Town City Bowl accommodation options including B&Bs, guest houses and boutique hotels, offering easy access to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town International Airport and the beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard.