Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most visited cities in the world. It has several suburbs, all offering their own charm and vibrancy. Read on for your guide to Cape Town areas and the best Cape Town hotels and accommodation en route.
About Cape Town Suburbs and Areas
Cape Town, Atlantic SeaboardThe Altlantic Seaboard is popular amongst tourist and locals alike. It has the most stunning beaches and famous coastline drives. The Atlantic Seaboard stretches from the V&A Waterfront, the popular seaside neighbourhoods of Sea Point, Mouille Point and Green Point to the elite suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay.
The most noticeable attractions of the Atlantic Seaboard are its beaches, Table Mountain, The Greenpoint Stadium and The Cape Quarter. The Atlantic Seaboard has a range of luxury Cape Town villas and holiday apartments. This part of Cape Town has everything to cater for the most discerning traveler. Deluxe accommodation, spectacular scenery, exquisite South African cuisines at fine restaurants, and countless activities for a fabulous South African holiday.
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Cape Town City BowlCape Town City Bowl is the heart of the city, tucked between the mountains and the harbour. Here you will discover Cape Town's history. Museums, galleries and most of all the neighborhoods in the City Bowl area hold historic significance. The V&A Waterfront falls under the City Bowl region, together with the inner-city suburbs like Tamboerskloof, Gardens and Bo-Kaap.
Cape Town City Bowl accommodation offers easy access to major attractions in Cape Town. Some attractions include Table Mountain, Signal Hill, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town International Convention Centre, the vibrant Long Street with plenty cafes and a buzzing night life and The Company Gardens. Cape Town also has many small luxury hotels scattered across the city.
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Cape Town WaterfrontAlthough the V&A Waterfront area is part of the City Bowl region, it is fast becoming a development on its own. It is true what real estate agents say about 3 things that matter when buying a house: location-location-location. To own a tiny piece of the pie in this area will set you back tens of millions. Apartments set near the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town are prestigious.
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Cape Town, Southern SuburbsWhen you think of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, what comes to mind are the leafy neighbourhoods with lush forests and a beautiful backdrop of the Cape Mountains. The Southern Suburbs are really picturesque. This part of Cape Town, South Africa like most regions is quite diverse.
Rondebosch is home to the University of Cape Town's main campus. Vibrant streets, bargain shopping and a hippy atmosphere is what you will experience here. The award-winning shopping mall, Cavendish Square is situated a stone's throw away. Newlands is an attractions for sports enthusiasts, who flock to sporting events at the Newslands Rugby Stadium.
Bishopscourt is the more sought-after area in the Southern Suburbs, in terms of property. Houses are elaborate and elite. Views from the Bishopscourt neighbourhood are stunning and there is easy access to some of Cape Town attractions - the Kirstensbosh Botanical Gardens, Cavendish Square and a 20min drive to the warm Indian Ocean. Constantia is also an impressive neighbourhood in the Southern Suburbs, it also one of the most expensive. It is famous for its wines and charming wineland scenery. There are many fine restaurants in Constantia.
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Cape FlatsThe Cape Flats is a result of the Apartheid Era and the separatism laws of South Africa's history. Today, what you will find are various townships in the Cape Flats area with a rich history and deep insight on South Africa's divided past. Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Delft are just some of the many townships in this region of Cape Town. For township tours of Cape Town this is the ideal place to start.
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Northern Suburbs, Cape TownThe Century City area is worth a visit. This area is fast becoming a magnet for property developers and investors. It is home to the grand shopping mall, Canal Walk, the shopping mecca of Cape Town.
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Other neighbourhoods in the Northern Suburbs are Bellville, Tygervalley and Durbanville. Apart from the prestigious Canal Walk, Tygervalley Shopping Mall, The GrandWest Casino and Tygerberg Nature Reserve are all worth a visit.
Cape Town West CoastThe West Coast, Cape Town, South Africa is popular amongst kite surfers. This region of Cape Town is dotted with beachfront neighbourhoods. Blouberg, Milnerton, Melkbosstrand and beyond, fall under the West Coast of Cape Town. The seaside setting makes it an ideal place for residents to retire to a quite beachfront home or travelers looking for great beach activities in Cape Town. The West Coast also offers an amazing postcard view of Table Mountain.
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