In the 'hood, Gardens as a destination

Lying sandwiched between Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof, within a stone’s throw of the centre of Cape Town, Gardens is a very popular suburb and one of the oldest and most established parts of Cape Town. You’re just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city here, and Table Mountain, at whose foot the suburb lies, looms like a welcome armchair. Houses here - those that haven’t been subdivided ... cont.

5 - 9 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl, Cape Town, South Africa

Directions to Hippo Boutique Hotel

From N2 / De Waal Drive
• Keep in the left hand lane and take the Mill Street turnoff.
• Carry along the road, Orange Street, past Gardens Centre & Mount Nelson Entrance.
• At the first set of traffic lights after having passed MN, turn left into Rheede Street.
• At stop, turn left into Kloof Street.
• First road to your right is Park Road… turn to your right!
• Hippo will be on your left, nr 5 - 9, upstairs from Greens Restaurant
• Parking: on your left, just after Simply Asia Restaurant, security will open the gates for you.

From N2 / Waterfront Entrance
• Once you come off the highway and reach the traffic lights, carry on straight up this road (Buitengracht Street).
• You’ll pass another 5 sets of traffic lights after this. Once you’ve passed the 4th set, look out for a Caltex Garage on your left and shortly after this you’ll be approaching the 5th set.
• Once you’ve crossed these traffic lights, the first road to your left will be Park Road. Turn to your left and Hippo will be on your right, nr 5 - 9, upstairs from Greens Restaurant.
• Parking: on your right, just before Simply Asia Restaurant, security will open the gates for you.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.01 km)
  • Car Hire (0.01 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.01 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (0.1 km)
  • Grocery Store (0.1 km)
  • Internet Café (0.1 km)
  • Laundromat (0.1 km)
  • Post Office (0.1 km)
  • Shopping Mall (0.1 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (0.5 km)
  • Bus Line (2 km)
  • Train Station (3 km)
  • Airport (35 km)


  • Beach
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Theatre (performing arts)

other destinations in the City Bowl

  • tonight
  • R
  • 1,750
  • per room per night
    based on 2 persons
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No service fees; you save!
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • See our Payment Protection Guarantee. Now covering travel restrictions due to lockdown regulations.
  • All establishment owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud)
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.