Sought after vibey Cape Quarter
From $95 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Modern spacious 4 star (TGCSA) apartment in the heart of the vibey Cape Quarter at the foot of Signal Hill, a few minutes walk from the city centre. Explore the area’s cobbled streets, Cape Dutch/Georgian architecture, cafés, delis, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutiques and galleries: within walking distance to the V&A; Waterfront & the 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium. The apartment itself faces away from the busy road ensuring peace and quiet when inside.
The apartment is tiled throughout , with underfloor heating and ceiling fans in all rooms and airconditioner in open plan living/dining/kitchen area: wifi access and a digital s...Read more
Sought after vibey Cape Quarter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
De Waterkant, also known as the Cape Quarter, is a bustling, colourful area with old buildings and cobble streets, lying on the slopes of Signal Hill between the historical Bo-Kaap area and the Waterfront, overlooking Table Bay.
The name “de Waterkant” means water’s edge: before land reclamation moved the area back from the sea.
There is still a cannon on Lion Battery on Signal Hill which is fired every day, except Sunday, at noon “the Noon Day Gun.” You will hear this loud boom from the apartment.
Previously known as District 5, sibling to the infamous District 6, it was, during the 1700s -1800s, the home of many Malay slaves. Around 1966 the government of the day forcefully relocated these people away from their sea view and mountain shade to the comparatively barren and flat Cape Flats to make way for the so-called upper echelons of society. Ultimately, however, it was bohemian liberals, free-thinking students and the gay population who moved into the area. Today, de Waterkant, is a very sought after address boasting a host of niche restaurants and boutiques, quaint outdoor cafes, art galleries and antique stores all cradled within a scenic, pedestrian-friendly area.
The ossuary at the Prestwich memorial, contains the remains of a burial site discovered during the redevelopment of the area. You will also see the remains of the tram line for the horse drawn tram which ran from Cape Town to Camp’s bay.
Just 5 minutes leisurely walk from Cape Town city centre , this exclusive, trendy area is the perfect base from which to explore. Walk to the lively V&A; Waterfront or through the Greenpoint Urban Park to join the Atlantic coast promenade stretching from the V & A Waterfront through to Camp’s Bay.
Metered taxis are easily available outside the Cape Quarter Mall.
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Last updated on June 26, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $200
- Central heating
- Ceiling Fans
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 101 square meters