Cape Town’s inner city area, or Central Business District, is situated between the V&A Waterfront and the City Bowl suburbs. For those who want to be at the centre of the action, it is the perfect area to book holiday accommodation.
The Mother City offers something for everyone – whether you’re looking for markets, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theatres or museums – and the CBD is the perfect base for holidaymakers who like to be part of the action.
Your holiday in the Central Business District
With easy access to the V&A Waterfront; the Table Mountain cableway, the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town Stadium and the Cape Town International Convention Centre; you will never be at a loss for something to do.
The Cape Town CBD is happening and the streets are filled with coffee shops, restaurants and clubs. Theatre, markets and museums also colour the streets and nature lovers will delight in the Company Gardens and also, in exploring the surrounding Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.
Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the CBD
A number of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation options are available in Cape Town’s CBD that will put you right in the middle of the action.
Luxury self-catering holiday apartments in the CBD
Feel the heartbeat of the Mother City when staying in a luxury self-catering holiday apartment in the CBD. Everything is within easy reach, freeing up your time to spend on what you enjoy – whether it is shopping, exploring, eating and drinking or dancing the night away.
Luxury self-catering holiday villas in the CBD
With the help of a reputable holiday letting company, you will find luxury self-catering holiday villas in the CBD where you and your holiday companions can stretch out and enjoy everything this spectacular city has to offer.
Things to do in the CBD
Convert your holiday budget into treasures to take home from more than 4 000 retail outlets available at the V&A Waterfront. If shopping is not your thing, entertainment at the V&A Waterfront doesn’t stop there. Explore the restaurants and bars, the Two Oceans Aquarium, Scratch Patch and take boat trips to Robben Island and elsewhere on the Peninsula.
Public transport is easy to come by in the CBD. Join the locals in taking a bus or minibus taxi up to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to explore one of the new seven wonders of nature. Hikers have a choice of routes to ascend the mountain for awesome views across the Cape Peninsula.
Restaurants in Cape Town can be as quirky, impulsive and delightful as the city itself. Explore your breakfast, lunch and dinner options by reading up about the latest and trendiest settings where you can sample culinary delights cooked up by accomplished chefs.
Whether you want to experience bars, clubs or theatres, Cape Town’s CBD offers a choice of venues for night owls to sample local wine and spirits, dance the night away or enjoy top-notch entertainment. Head to Long Street where party time extends to the early morning hours, or book a show at the Fugard Theatre, Artscape, Labia Theatre or the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre for a taste of local theatrical talent.
Local culture is tangible in the Cape Town CBD and once you get tired of exploring Parliament Street to see the Houses of Parliament, you can visit other museums in the area such as the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Bo-Kaap Museum, District Six Museum, Cape Town City Hall, South African Jewish Museum and the South African National Gallery.
This historical street in Cape Town’s CBD offers a large variety of shops, cafés and flower sellers. During the festive season, it beams with colourful Christmas lights and it is from here that the Cape Minstrels take to the streets in their brightly coloured garb with umbrellas and musical instruments.
Don your walking shoes and join a walking tour in the CBD to walk in the footsteps of great South Africans such as the Mandela Footsteps to Freedom Walk. The Cape Spirit City Walk and Cape Malay Cooking Tour are also recommended.
When on holiday in the Cape Town CBD, you will find the weather temperature during spring and autumn. Summer is hot and you can expect a good dose of the infamous South-Easter wind – or Cape Doctor – doing its job of clearing away polluted air. Winters are rainy but, except for outdoor activities such as markets and walks, the weather should not detract from your holiday pleasures.
Visit the CBD soon
Share in the inner city action by booking your luxury self-catering Cape Town holiday right in the heart of the Central Business District. Enjoy being within easy reach of all your holiday delights without having to plan your days around getting to and from where you want to be.