CAPE TOWN - HOTEL ZONES
Cape Town City Center or the CBD is set in the heart of the `Mother City` with Long Street running through the center as the main thoroughfare ending at Kloof Street. The city streets are filled with plenty of things to do including many restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs with many of the city`s main attractions within walking distance. Many accommodations can be found in the city center making it a popular place to stay with everything at your fingertips. Nestled between Table Mountain and Table Bay visitors will find Cape Dutch heritage style buildings in the city, especially along Long street. The city center offers spectacular views all around with the iconic mountains in the background and the harbor. Bree Street in the city is a central haven for foodies and fashionistas filled with cool restaurants, bars, and shops along with open galleries and street food.
The Gardens neighborhood is within walking distance of Kloof Street where restaurants and shops are located. The area offers a wide variety of accommodations such as guest houses which are great for families and visitors seeking more of a local experience. The historic Company Gardens are located here, the perfect destination for a stroll through spectacular vibrant surroundings. Attend a delectable High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel which is dubbed the best `high tea` in the entire world. The Gardens offer a bit of an artsy hub with plenty of galleries to explore along with the Labia Theatre which is the oldest repertory movie theatre in the country.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a large shopping and entertainment hub right next to the harbor. This lively hub sits on the docks of the Port of Cape Town and is one of the most visited tourist areas in the entire city. There is a high density of restaurants, shops, Two Oceans Aquarium, bars, boat and helicopter rides and other amusements. The Nelson Mandela Gateway is located here where ferries depart to Robben Island, Hout Bay, and Simon`s Town. Many accommodations are located on the waterfront which sits to the north of the central business district making it easy to access many different attractions in the city. The Port of Cape Town is a working harbor located along one of the busiest shipping corridors in the world. Visitors to the waterfront can enjoy waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and plenty of evening entertainment in this neighborhood with breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean.
The trendy village of De Waterkant lies in between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the central business district and one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Cape Town. This tiny enclave is said to be a mix between San Francisco and Mykonos, with a history dating back to the 1700`s, it is decorated with cobblestone streets lined with bright colored cottages and Dutch style architecture. The chic bohemian neighborhood has plenty to offer its visitors with artisan shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping surrounding the Cape Quarter which is a popular square in the center. The area is the upper-class gay and lesbian community of the Cape, very popular with gay travelers offering a cluster of gay and lesbian bars and clubs and a friendly LGBT vibe.