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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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Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

47 Bedrooms
Units from R 2,616

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...

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Long Street Boutique Hotel

Cape Town Central
12 rooms
Units from R 1,800

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...


Rosedene Guest House

10 Rooms, 1 Open-plan Suite, 4 Self-cater Cottages
Units from R 1,950

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...

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Tintagel Guest House

Cape Town Central
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 715

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...

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Mountain Manor Guest House and Self-Catering

19 Bedrooms & 7 Suites
Units from R 1,428

Settled on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, above the hustle and the bustle of the city in the quiet and leafy suburb of Oranjezicht, you’ll find the historic Cape...


Bayview Guest House

Cape Town Central
5 Bedrooms and 1 Self-Catering Apartment
PPS from R 800
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...


Liberty Lodge

4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 800
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 875

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...


Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Town Central
17 Bedrooms and 2 Suites

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...


Dunkley House

10 Rooms, 1 self-cater Apartment
PPS from R 670

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...


The Grand Daddy

Cape Town Central
24 Rooms, 2 Suites, 7 Airstream Trailers

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 1,020

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 1,750

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,...


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...

De Waterkant & V&A Waterfront Marina | African Elite Properties

De Waterkant
1- to 3- Bedroomed Apartments
Units from R 3,200

With a commitment to delivering only the very best, African Elite Properties boasts a fantastic range of elegant, serviced villas and apartments for either short or long-term...


Victorian Delight

2 Bedroom Home
Units from R 2,922

A peaceful, charming stay in the Mother City is what awaits at this beautifully renovated 1883 Victorian cottage in Gardens. Bursting with character, style and textures, this...


Kelvin Cottage

2 Bedroom Home
Units from R 2,041

This charming, renovated two-bedroom cottage is perfectly located in a beautiful and peaceful part of Gardens in the Cape Town CBD. It is an easy two minute walk to vibrant...


Maison de Ville

4 Bedroom Villa

Oranjezicht is the perfect combination of suburban charm and city living, and with a jaw-dropping backdrop of none other than Table Mountain, it’s one of the loveliest areas in...



Cape Town Central
Studio Apartments

Positioned in Cape Town’s East City Precinct Zonnebloem (also known as “The Fringe”), close to the lively centre of Cape Town’s City Bowl, Cityscapes (comprising of both the...

Rooibos Tea House
Within the seven Clans of Rooibos, Rooibos Tea House...

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

Road Less Travelled Eastern Cape
Edgeworld Tours offers a variety of tours that depart...

Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of...

Rastafarian Township Tour, Knysna
Travellers can experience regular tours around the...

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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.