De Waterkant Area Information

Have you ever wanted to take a trip to Cape Town and see how true South Africans live their lives? Well in De Waterkant, you can take a step out of the rat race and stay in stunning, refurbished Cape Town accommodation.

The old streets of Cape Town were once cobbled, with little homes lining the pavements. In De Waterkant, these homes have been fully renovated and modernised, while maintaining the unique architectural styles represented by the colonial homes.


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Here you will find the colourful, diverse citizenry of Cape Town, mixed in with a vibrant cafe culture within a safe walking distance from the city centre. Enjoy your Cape Town holiday in this self-contained town, with everything you need for a lovely weekend (or longer) away.

Who goes there?

In De Waterkant, you'll find a mix of old and young, gay and straight, South African and foreign, all sharing the same space. Those who seek a more bohemian style of life, with a touch of class, frequent this area.

When to visit De Waterkant?

The best time to visit this Cape Town suburb is during the spring or summer seasons (November till April) as the weather is warm and the evenings are long. No matter when you visit this delightful suburb, however, you are guaranteed to be blown away by more than just the fierce South-Easter wind.

Close By Attractions

    * V&A Waterfront: De Waterkant is close to all the main tourist attractions in Cape Town – only ten minutes from the V&A Waterfront, a popular shopping mall. If there is something that the Waterfront does not have, then it probably doesn’t exist!
    * Table Mountain cable car station: For a view to end all views, take the rotating cable car up to the top of the mountain and star into forever.

Things to do near De Waterkant

De Waterkant borders the Cape Town city centre, a perfect holiday stop over. Whether you are looking for a quick weekend for a city break or an extended stay for business or pleasure, De Waterkant offers ample things to do to keep you occupied. From theatres to night clubs, burlesque shows to art galleries, the City Bowl is a haven for all things artistic, creative, and touristy.

If you’re looking for a beachside club-vibe, then you need to get yourself off to Camps Bay, a trendy Miami-style suburb. Only the most beautiful bodies arrive here for the evening, to see and be seen by the famous, the rich, and the local and international celebrities who grace the shores of Cape Town.

Getting around

If you are staying the De Waterkant accommodation and only wish to explore the surrounding areas, there is really no need to hire a car. Rather save the money and put those boots to task and walk the cobbled streets! If you do, however, want to hire a car while in Cape Town, we can definitely assist in that regard too.

Further afield

If a little wine tasting tickles your fancy, Cape Town offers two Winelands to explore – the Constantia Valley and further a field with Franschhoek, Paarl, and Stellenbosch forming a wine-triangle in the Hottentots Holland area. If you fancy looking at different wild animals to those found on Camps Bay beach, then Cape Town offers safari lodges a plenty, perfect for day trips from De Waterkant or longer stays of a few nights.