Tamboerskloof Area Information

Tamboerskloof is often overlooked for its stunning Cape Town accommodation, which makes it the perfect location for a quiet base on your holiday or business trip. The suburb is a few streets up from the city centre, excellent in amenities, and offers the best views of any City Bowl suburb.

Beautiful Victorian-style homes, guesthouses, and chic hotels offer a diverse range of Tamboerskloof accommodation for the visiting guest to the Mother City. Although much of Cape Town's suburbs lie on the slopes of Table Mountain or Signal Hill, none are as quaint or as local as Tamboerskloof. Known for its gorgeous homes and residential feel, this is a perfect base for a quiet Cape Town holiday.


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Who goes there?

Littered with stunning old homes, Tamboerskloof offers excellent accommodation for the business person or the romantic couple who are looking to be close to the city centre but without the noise and commotion which the city centre creates.

When to visit Tamboerskloof?
Temperatures in the City Bowl rarely reach above 35°C in the summer months (November till April) and so the spring to summer seasons are the perfect time to visit Tamboerskloof and the surrounding areas. Why not come during the autumn, just in time to watch the leaves turn from bright green to brown? The storms in Cape Town are world-renowned and, although the weather is tempestuous and tumultuous, are best spent tucked up in front of a fireplace with your loved one.

Close By Attractions

    * Table Mountain: The flat-topped mountain looms large over the city, a great escape for any tourist looking for endless views and a stunning location for a picnic. The rotating cable car is an experience in itself, and the cable car station is but a few moments away from the suburb of Tamboerskloof.
    * Cape Point National Park: The drive to the park is well worth it, as you take the most scenic roads this side of Monaco. Make some new friends in the form of the local troop of baboons as you spot the whales frolicking in the bay below.

Things to do near Tamboerskloof

The V&A Waterfront, a haven for the shop-a-holic, is less than a ten minute drive from your Tamboerskloof accommodation. Come here to find everything which you may desire, from boutique clothing stores to an art cinema house, from 400 restaurants and shops to the Two Oceans Aquarium.

At the entrance to the city is Long Street, a street which is, as its name suggests, a long road from one end of the city to the other. It is circumnavigated by antique shops, markets, and malls frequented by students and backpackers. Come to this street to experience a truly vibrant African shopping experience. This street also offers the most dense shopping areas close to Tamboerskloof as the suburb itself has no markets or malls to speak of.

Getting around

Tamboerskloof is situated close to the heart of the city and so transportation is needed only if you intend to explore the outskirts or further a field. Car hire is accessible in the city and most recommended for a personalized tour of the area and peninsula. Public transport in Cape Town is available in the form of a bus service, a regular, cheap, and safe train service, and the infamous minibus taxis, especially if you are new to South Africa.

Further a field

Take the time to hire a car or book private tours of the Cape Winelands where you will find the historic wine states of Spier, Boschendal and more. The wine towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek are just waiting for you to explore the vineyards and taste the wine on offer.