Tamboerskloof, City Bowl
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Tamboerskloof lies between Gardens and the Cape Peninsula National Park, just outside the reaches of Long Street at the foot of Lion’s Head. It is one of the oldest residential suburbs in Cape Town and large, beautiful Victorian-style homes lie side-by-side with art deco in an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Gorgeous views of the bay, Lion’s Head and the mountain make this a popular suburb and an easy one in which to base yourself when in Cape Town.
This lovely suburb, in particular, appears to lie in the arms of Table Mountain. While many of the city bowl’s residential areas recline in enviable positions, up in the foothills of the mountain, Tamboerskloof is at the base of the hill, affected only by the initial incline, although when you’re walking it, it can still feel pretty steep.
Tamboerskloof is perfectly placed to explore the rest of Cape Town and the hum of the city makes its presence felt here. The neighbourhood is quiet however, and tree-lined streets wide and easy to walk. A car is almost unnecessary, as finding your way from Tamboerskloof is easy and, if you remain largely within the city, there is a good transport network.
Kloof Street is a quick walk from Tamboerskloof and known as the city’s ‘restaurant mile’. Browsing the bookshops and antique stores can be as much fun as the sidewalk cafes, which provide hours of entertainment as the ordinary and extraordinary, of every hue and culture, grace the streets. And Long Street is only 10 minutes’ walk from here.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Tamboerskloof
Company Gardens is a large public park and botanical garden set in the heart of Cape Town, home to a rose garden, Japanese garden, fish pond and aviary. Roaming Company Gardens, past the back of Parliament and Tuynhuys, the President’s official residence when in the mother city, is part of every visitor’s ... more information
Gardens Centre is Cape Town City Bowl’s most popular shopping Centre, located just a stone’s throw from the bustling Central Business District. Regular Customers visit the centre for the variety and uniqueness of its offerings which include Raith Gourmet (the only authentic German Deli in the Cape) and other ... more information
Up on Signal Hill at 12:00 exactly every day, a cannon is fired. Accurate to the nearest millisecond, it booms over the Mother City, Table Mountain in the background, yet never ceases to surprise even long-term Capetonians, and certainly has visitors looking anxious. The daily noon gun (cannon) is not only ... more information
The South African Jewish Museum stands on what is considered Cape Town’s ‘museum mile’ in the centre of town - neighbour to the Old Synagogue, the first to be built on South African soil - the Great Synagogue, and the Albow Centre where the Cape Town Holocaust Centre is housed. The museum is a major ... more information
Lying in the Company Gardens, opposite the South African Museum on Government Avenue, the South African National Gallery houses some of the most beautiful collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art in South Africa. The South African National Gallery’s permanent ... more information
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