Focus on De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

CAPE TOWN is southern Africa's most beautiful, most romantic and most visited city. Indeed, few urban centres anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. By far the most striking - and famous - of its sights is Table Mountain , frequently shrouded by clouds, and rearing up from the middle of the city.

More than a scenic backdrop, Table Mountain is the solid core of Cape Town, dividing the city into distinct zones with public gardens, wilderness, forests, hiking routes, vineyards and desirable residential areas trailing down its lower slopes. Standing on the tabletop, you can look north for a giddy view of the city centre , its docks lined with matchbox ships. Looking west, beyond the mountainous Twelve Apostles, the drop is sheer and your eye will sweep across Africa's priciest real estate, clinging to the slopes along the chilly but spectacularly beautiful Atlantic seaboard. Turning south, the mountainsides are forested and several historic vineyards and the marvellous Botanical Gardens creep up the lower slopes. Beyond the oak-lined suburbs of Newlands and Constantia lies the warmer False Bay seaboard , which curves around towards Cape Point . Finally, relegated to the grim industrial east, are the coloured townships and black ghettos , spluttering in winter under the smoky pall of coal fires - your stark introduction to Cape Town when driving in.

De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooking the Bay, City and famous Table Mountain. Famous, flamboyant, cultural & historical! De Waterkant lies in the historical Bo Kaap area of beautiful Cape Town, which was built to house freemen and slaves in the 1700's. Trendy and fashionable it is known as the Greenwich Village of South Africa with its quiet tree-lined streets, elegantly restored cottages, spectacular views of Table Mountain and friendly village ambience

With a distinct feeling of living the past in the present, international designers and architects have enthusiastically participated in mixing Cape Antiques, rich colours, contemporary art and modern comforts in decor and design to create a funky and very desirable destination.

And so much more!

Cosmopolitan delis, bars, restaurant and night clubs.

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