City Bowl Places of Interest

The City Bowl region is situated in Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

Mannenberg Memorial

One of the art works of the Sunday Times Heritage Project is a commemoration of the place where the famous song, Mannenberg, was recorded. The work is by Mark O'Donovan, an electrical engineer, and Francois ...

Molteno Reservoir

The Molteno Reservoir is a 200 000 kilolitre water storage facility just above De Waal Park in Oranjezicht. It’s the city’s oldest water reservoir and still in service. It’s also rather pretty; the locals ...

Noon Day Gun

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 ...

Old Mutual Building

On the corner of Darling and Parliament streets is the Old Mutual Building (officially The Mutual Building). Old Mutual no longer work from here; they began moving as early as the 1960s to more modern ...

Open House

Open House is a public art piece. It is a 10.5 metre high bright red 'house' without a back. Its narrow three-storey facáde, complete with stairs and wrought iron balconies, is the creation of artist Jacques ...

Pier Place

Pier Place is an unassuming public square on Heerengracht Street on Cape Town's Foreshore. The square is probably best known for its position in front of Vodacom, the company occupying the bulk of the Pier ...

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here at Robben Island that rulers sent those regarded as political ...

Robben Island Penguin Colony

Few people know of this colony's existence. When the Dutch originally arrived in the Cape, penguins dominated the island. But by 1800 they were all gone - killed to add variety to the rabbits introduced in ...

Rust en Vreugd

Rust en Vreugd (rest and joy) is an ornate 1778 townhouse on the outer limits of Buitenkant Street (in an area that would have been on the 'outer edge' of Cape Town when it was built), generally considered the ...

Signal Hill

Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short ...

Slave Church Museum

Despite its position as one of the oldest and most graceful buildings on Long Street, the Slave Church Museum is without many visitors. Perhaps this is because it is not on the well-trodden route of popular ...

Slave Walk

At the top end of Upper Buitenkant Street, close to St Cyprian's School, is what was once known as Slave's Walk. This is a particularly historical nook of Cape Town. St Cyprian's, the independent, Anglican ...

Social History Centre

You'll find The Social History Resource Centre in the National Mutual Building overlooking Church Square, on Parliament Street and Spin Street, a block down from Adderley Street and St George's Cathedral. t's ...

South African Jewish Museum

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, ...

South African Museum

The oldest museum in sub-Saharan Africa, the South African Museum (SAM) has been adding to their collections for nearly 200 years and was established in 1825. Collections here range from fossils to insects and ...

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