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Cape Town City CentreCape Town

Love mountain views, museums and history? Get away to Cape Town City Centre!

Mountain views, gourmet restaurants and top sights from Castle of Good Hope to Long Street—discover Cape Town City Centre, a destination also famous for its shopping.


Popular places to visit in Cape Town City Centre

Long Street
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Long Street

4/5(107 reviews)

Admire the Victorian architecture of the buildings and the quirky atmosphere in the bookstores and museums of this iconic street.

Castle of Good Hope
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Castle of Good Hope

4/5(26 reviews)

At one of South Africa’s oldest buildings, browse exhibitions about the history of Cape Town and walk on ramparts to enjoy stunning views of Table Mountain.

South African National Gallery
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South African National Gallery

4.5/5(5 reviews)

South African, African and Western European art are the big stars of this cultural attraction. Study hundreds of years of work by prominent artists.

Bo Kaap Museum
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Bo Kaap Museum

You can study the exhibits at Bo Kaap Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to City Bowl. Amble around the area's seaside or seek out the local tours.

Company's Garden
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Company's Garden

4.5/5(8 reviews)

In the shadow of Table Mountain is this pleasant public park where you will find grassy lawns, themed gardens and statues of notable figures.

Cape Town City Hall
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Cape Town City Hall

4/5(10 reviews)

Listen to live music performances and admire regal architecture at this landmark structure, made famous after Nelson Mandela gave a speech from its balcony.

Top things to do in Cape Town City Centre

Shark Cage Diving Full Day
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Shark Cage Diving Full Day

£127
Per adult
Full-Day Safari from Cape Town
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Full-Day Safari from Cape Town

£164
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Full Day Big 5 Safari from Cape Town
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Full Day Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

£154
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Aquila Game Reserve Full Day Safari with Private Transfers
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Aquila Game Reserve Full Day Safari with Private Transfers

£152
Per adult
Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour
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Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

£43
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Airport Transfer (Cape Town)
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Airport Transfer (Cape Town)

£33
Per adult

Top hotels in Cape Town City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Company's Garden and South African Jewish Museum. Greenmarket Square ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (279 reviews)

"Heated pool is actually very warm. Breakfast was amazing. The options and the quality. Enjoyed my balcony view. Some upgraded to the cottages which were very amazing."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £43 per night

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Castle of Good Hope ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)

"Spacious, clean apartment Friendly staff Good location near to V&A Waterfront Amazing breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

The Onyx Apartment Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
4 out of 5
22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Free cancellation
The price is £52 per night

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Long Street and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Castle of Good Hope and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"clean, modern, and location great. pricey without breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel
Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel
4 out of 5
Corner of Burg & Wale Street, Cape Town, Western Cape

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located in the mountains, just steps away from St. Georges Mall and Long Street. Kloof Street and Castle of Good Hope ...

4.4/5Excellent! (605 reviews)
Great location walking distance to everything

"Great location we could walk to long street that had all the bars and restaurants. Also the rooftop bars were close and walking distance as well. There are a lot of homeless people around. But I found that’s in every downtown area and was in the same in Johannesburg. They do not bother you and at ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel
Hippo Boutique Hotel
Hippo Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
5-9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is £30 per night

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of South African Museum and Planetarium and Greenmarket Square. Castle of Good Hope ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (343 reviews)

"A very good hotel surrounded by shops and restaurants, not far from Table Mountain."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Hippo Boutique Hotel
InnsCape on Castle
InnsCape on Castle
3.5 out of 5
53 Castle Street, Cape Town, Western Cape

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is steps away from St. Georges Mall and Long Street. Cape Town International Convention Centre and Castle of Good ...

4.1/5Very Good! (61 reviews)
Great location

"Excellent location, shoos, restaurants, and landmarks within walking distance. The staff is very attentive. Full breakfast provided."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

InnsCape on Castle

Other areas in Cape Town

Bo\'Kaap

Bo'Kaap

3.5/5Good!(8 area reviews)

Travellers come to Bo'Kaap for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Bo Kaap Museum and Auwal Mosque while you're in town.

Bo'Kaap
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront featuring a marina

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The picture-perfect mountain views and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. A stop by V&A Waterfront or Cape Town Cruise Terminal might round out your trip.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town Stadium featuring a sunset and a city

Green Point

4.5/5Wonderful!(29 area reviews)

Travellers like the cocktail bars in Green Point, and Cape Town Stadium is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Green Point
Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Mouille Point

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Seaside views and mountain views are notable features of Mouille Point. You might consider stopping by Green Point Lighthouse while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Mouille Point
Sea Point

Sea Point

4/5Very Good!(39 area reviews)

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Sea Point. A stop by Milton Beach or Sea Point Swimming Pool might round out your trip.

Sea Point
Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Petro Swanepoel on trover

Bantry Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend Bantry Bay for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Cape Floral Region Protected Areas while you're in town.

Bantry Bay

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