About De Waterkant

De Waterkant is situated in the City Bowl, in Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsDe Waterkant, City Bowl

De Waterkant is, in truth, a modernised rendition of the Bo-Kaap and lies just next to this same suburb.

This is a trendy area that has maintained, and even accentuated, the colourful, bright semi-detached houses - restoring them into fashionable cottages that, together with the cobbled, tree-lined streets and spectacular views, bring to mind New York’s Greenwich Village and London’s Soho.

The De Waterkant Village - now as many as 80 properties within walking distance of restaurants, the Cape Quarter shopping centre and local entertainment - is regarded as a resort-type experience, although this does the charming, character-full village an injustice. The bright, 18th century cottages are given over to guest houses offering authentic ‘local’ living and nestling on the lower slopes of Signal Hill overlooking Table Bay.

The Village of De Waterkant is essentially a business area during the day, where people live, work, lunch and shop, but by night it’s alive with energy and offers some of the city’s best restaurants, wine bars and delis.

A walk along Wale Street towards the Bo-Kaap (‘above town’), brings you to a neighbourhood that is said to hold the highest number of buildings dating back to before the year 1840, in South Africa, that miraculously managed to survive apartheid and the fate of other similar areas, like district six.

From De Waterkant you can walk to the city centre; the V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain cableway are a quick drive away; and the fashionable Atlantic beaches and trendy Atlantic Seaboard suburbs are close at hand to explore.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in De Waterkant

75 Loader Street

Self Catering

75 Loader Street

75 Loader Street is a two bed roomed cottage ideally located in the upper half of De Waterkant Village. The cottage leads ... more

9B Loader Street

Self Catering

9B Loader Street

Offering accommodation for 4 guests (2 couples or a small family) in the trendy suburb of De Waterkant, 9B Loader Street ... more

15 De Smit

Self Catering

15 De Smit

15 De Smit is located in the historic De Waterkant Village. Offering self catering accommodation in Cape Town for six ... more

Reviews of De Waterkant

Lots of character in this area. The Cape Quarter is a great shopping spot and the Spar has a great deli or you can spend an afternoon in one of the coffee...

Alfred, Bloemfontein

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