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Cape Town City Centre

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The Heart Beat Of the Mother City - Cape Town city centre

Cape Town’s city centre is small compared to any other city centre – especially considering it’s one of the main cities in South Africa and the country’s parliament capital. But small often equals charming, and the city centre certainly has enough charm to have you visiting her on a regular basis. Cape Town is fast becoming dominated by a crowd of innovative and imaginative young adults and funky bars, night clubs and spectacular restuarants spring up constantly – so if you’re into the social scene there’s more than enough to keep you occupied. There’s also plenty of backpackers, interesting museums and a happening art scene for the more civilised. And shop-till-you-droppers will have no problem running their credit cards into the ground what with all the yummy (often distinctly African) wares on offer.

Backpackers Heaven

The backpackers in Cape Town city centre are cool places to hang out if you enjoy city life. If you're after quieter, greener areas with less hecticness, however, we suggest you stay elsewhere in Cape Town.

The Mother City of South Africa

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain which dominates the skyline at all times, the Mother City is Southern Africa's most beautiful, and most visited city.

Been there - done that....

Take a daytrip tour around the city.
Climb Table Mountain and get your soul laid.
Sit on the harbour's edge and watch the boats come in.
Watch the sun set, and full moon rise, from the top of Lion's Head.
Rollerblade down the Sea Point promenade.
Learn to speak Bergie*.
Swim till you can't stand it anymore.
Say howzit to Nemo at the aquarium.
Visit the National Gallery, Planetarium and the Museum - free on Wednesday.
Mooch around Kirstenbosch Gardens. Don't miss their fantastic summer concerts (Dec - March) every Sunday evening.
Bop to a local band.
Chew your way through a stick of biltong*.
Walk through the Gardens and feed the squirrels.
Catch a train to Simon's Town and visit the penguins.
Learn to surf at Muizenberg Beach.
Whale watch in False Bay.