63 Places of Interest in the City Bowl

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Heritage Routes / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Slave's 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 girls' school, was founded in 1871 and moved ...

Museums

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 a beautiful old building, one of numerous ...

Museums / Religious

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, and the Albow Centre where the Cape Town ...

Museums

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 fish found as recently as a week ago; there ...

Museums

South African National Gallery

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 ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Religious

St Georges Cathedral

St George’s Anglican Cathedral, a gorgeous example of Victorian era design with magnificent stained glass windows and a crypt in which there is a restaurant - reminiscent of St Martin’s in the Field in London - lies on Wale Street in Cape Town, and is ...

Landmarks / Shopping

St Georges Mall

Once a congested city street, St George’s Mall is now a pedestrian area in the middle of Cape Town’s city, bustling with activity that ranges from live entertainment - provided by buskers, dancers, drummers, street artists and the like - to the sidewalk ...

Landmarks / Religious

St Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established by German immigrants in 1861, St Martini is the first German Lutheran Synod in South Africa. It was built when the Lutheran Church split and a new church, called St Martini the Evangelical Lutheran Church, was erected in Long Street, where it ...

Mandela Route / Landmarks / Religious

St Mary's Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Mary of the Flight into Egypt, known simply as St Mary’s Cathedral, is a beautifully imposing building on Roeland Street within walking distance of The Company’s Garden and a couple of blocks away from the ...

Landmarks

Table Mountain

Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and ...

National Parks

Table Mountain National Park

At the south-western tip of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south, a distance of approximately 60 km. The narrow ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

The Hurling Pump

The Hurling Pump is one of the only remaining historical water pumps in Cape Town. You'll find it on the corner of Prince and Sir George Grey Streets, a little piece of surviving history from the the late 19th century when ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

The Old Granary

The beautiful building on Buitenkant Street, known simply as the Granary, or the Old Customs House, is well over 200 years old and part of the city’s heritage. Designed by the French-born South African architect and ...

Popular Tourist Routes

The Old Wagon Road to the Forest

Cape Town’s Main Road (M4) runs from the southern corner of the Castle, around Devil’s Peak and through the rowdy streets of Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory and Mowbray all the way to Muizenberg. It ...

Shopping

The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre

The architectural loveliness and the convenient locale in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town, makes The Palms Shopping Centre one of the Mother City’s chief delights. This is not only for the shopaholics and dedicated retail indulgers, but also for ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

The Saffron Pear Tree

The over 360 year old sweet saffron pear tree is an old Dutch pear that arrived way back in Van Riebeeck's time. Its Latin name is Pyrus communis, which makes it one of the original varieties of pear. It must be a good variety ...

Landmarks

Thibault Square

Lying between Hans Strijdom Avenue and Riebeek, Long and Adderley streets, it is also a very busy square, particularly over lunch. Which is why it is a favourite space for those who work in the vicinity to make use of the numerous coffee shops and ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

Trafalgar Park

Trafalgar Park is a charming little retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, situated right in the vibey cultural, commercial and residential area of Woodstock. Although it is small, with a total area of only three hectares, it has become a ...

Aquariums

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun ...

Landmarks / Entertainment / Shopping

V&A Waterfront

One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, ...

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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