Cape Town City Centre is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. In addition to its rich culture, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. Take in the natural beauty of the mountains and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local art. Cape Town City Centre's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Cape Town area.
Sightseeing around Cape Town City Centre
The museums and historic landmarks are some of the local highlights. District Six Museum, Rust en Vreugd, and Iziko Social History Resource Centre feature a variety of exhibits. You can check out the local talent at The Fugard Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, and The African Dance Theatre. Swing by Grand Parade Square, Church Square, and Castle of Good Hope to learn about local history. Groote Kerk, Great Synagogue, and St. George's Cathedral are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Bring the family to Two Oceans Aquarium, Hisense Wheel of Excellence, and Sea Point Swimming Pool.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, taking a tour, and attending sporting events. Company Gardens, St. Georges Mall, or De Waal Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Surround yourself with nature at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Maiden's Cove, and Arderne Gardens. Golden Acre Shopping Mall, Pan African Market, and Atlantic Rail are other spots for some local fun.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain, and South African National Gallery. You can also head to Slave Lodge, South African Jewish Museum, and Cape Town Holocaust Centre.
Getting around Cape Town City Centre
Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Woodstock Station and Esplanade Station. To venture out of town, take a train from Cape Town Station. You can inquire about options for water travel at the port.
Cape Town City Centre is 10.3 miles (16.7 km) from the airport in Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.).