A well-known advantage of staying in central Cape Town (also known as the city centre or City Bowl) is its proximity to Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the V&A Waterfront, and some of the best beaches in the world. Enjoy high tea at the world-famous Mount Nelson Hotel, take a stroll through the Company’s Gardens and National Gallery, or visit some of the famed restaurants and eateries that are spearheading the city’s acclaimed food and wine culture.
Cape Town city centre
Cape Town city centre reflects what this vibrant city is all about: a youthful energy, an eclectic mix of people, excellent food and drink, and every opportunity to party.
The city centre also showcases some of Cape Town’s oldest buildings and reveals a variety of architectural styles that are testament to the various influences in its unique history. Here you can find beautifully restored Cape Dutch buildings flanked by high-rise office blocks and some of Cape Town’s best hotels, all with spectacular views over the city.
Home to a mixture of corporate giants and small independent businesses, Cape Town's city centre is characterized by a constant buzz, no more so than at lunchtime when its narrow streets are full of networking business people, market stall owners and lively entertainers. It's also home to most of Cape Town's night clubs and late night eateries - head for Long Street to be at the centre of it all.