63 Places of Interest in the City Bowl

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Mandela Route / Landmarks / Entertainment / National Monuments

Grand Parade

Grand Parade, as its name suggests, served as a military parade ground for many years and as a stage for public participation, be it as a venue for major political rallies or flea market stalls. Its greatest claim to fame, however, is that it was where ...

Religious

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George

Not the more-famous Anglican St Georgeís Cathedral at the top end of Adderley Street, this lesser-known, but no less beautiful, Ďotherí St Georgeís Cathedral (also known as the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George) lies ...

Miscellaneous / Landmarks / Shopping

Greenmarket Square

You cannot visit Cape Town and not visit one of its oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and long Market Streets. This is where Capetonians have been buying their clothing, jewellery, sandals, crafts and nick-nacks for years, and, whilst ...

Landmarks / Religious

Groote Kerk

What strikes you, as you look at the oldest church in the country, is how modern it seems, given its three hundred and thirty odd years. Which is as it should be, considering that all that remains of the original is the old tower (walk a little ways down ...

Landmarks / Shopping

Heritage Square

Heritage Square is one of Cape Town's most successful urban renewal projects. It lies right at the heart of the city flanked by Hout, Buitengracht and Shormarket streets, just off the now fashionable foodie destination of Bree ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route

Houses of Parliament

The city of Cape Town, despite not being the capital of South Africa, is home to South Africaís Parliament - Cape Town is the legislative capital, whilst the seat of government is in Pretoria, the administrative capital - which is one of the biggest draw ...

Mountain Reserves / Landmarks

Lion's Head

Lionís Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600ís and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a lion in the crouching position. At its ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Long Street

Long Street could be described as the funkiest and loudest street in Cape Town, bustling with markets and boerewors roll stands during the day and hosting parties of all kinds once the sun sets. Once the vintage clothing shops and designers alleys are ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route

Mandela Rhodes Building

Find the Mandela Rhodes Building on the corner of St George's Mall and Wale Street in Cape Town. Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, it was originally built for De Beers by Cecil John Rhodes in 1902. The historical building was known as Rhodes House until ...

Landmarks / Memorials

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 Venter, the performance artist. The ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Molteno Reservoir

The Molteno Reservoir is a 200 000 kilolitre water storage facility just above De Waal Park in Oranjezicht. Itís the cityís oldest water reservoir and still in service. Itís also rather pretty; the locals walk their dogs here, or jog around its ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 long-term Capetonians, and certainly has visitors ...

Landmarks

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 facilities, although they retained ownership of the ...

Landmarks

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 facŠde, complete with stairs and wrought iron balconies, is the creation of artist Jacques Coetzer, who won a World Design ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 Place building. It's interesting to think that ...

Marine Protected Areas / Mandela Route / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

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 troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of ...

Penguin Route / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Popular Tourist Routes

Robben Island Penguin Colony

Few people know of Robben Island Penguin 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 1685 as a source of meat for ...

Museums / National Monuments

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 best example of 18th century urban ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Signal Hill

Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lionís Head, in the distinctive shape of a lionís rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and ...

National Monuments / Religious

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 historical walks ...

City Bowl as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Bo Kaap, Cape Town Central, De Waterkant, Foreshore, Gardens, Higgovale, Highlands Estate, Kloof Nek, Oranjezicht, Roggebaai, Tamboerskloof, V&A Waterfront, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Zonnebloem

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