The City Bowl is Cape Town’s swanky inner city area and comprises upmarket suburbs such as Devil’s Peak, Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Higgovale and Tamboerskloof.
Staying in one of the City Bowl suburbs is a sure way of intimately experiencing the Mother City and all it has to offer.
Be touched by the magic of the mighty Table Mountain and enjoy wondrous city and harbour views. Find a perfect self-catering spot from where you can explore and enjoy holiday magic in the City Bowl.
Your holiday in the City Bowl
The City Bowl cooks up real holiday magic for its visitors. Explore every nook and cranny of the Mother City and visit museums; art galleries; shopping centres; outdoor attractions; markets; restaurants, pubs and clubs. Immerse yourself in the culture of this vibrant metropolis.
If you want to take home a tan, don’t forget to schedule some time to laze in the sun at any of the nearby beaches.
Pick any of its classy areas to experience luxury accommodation in the City Bowl that will make you want to stay long after your departure date.
Luxury self-catering apartments in the City Bowl
Apartments in the City Bowl generally either offer a harbour or a mountain view. The higher up the mountain’s slopes, the better the view but the further the walk down to town, where you will find the action.
Luxury self-catering villas in the City Bowl
The options are endless for luxury self-catering holiday villas in the City Bowl and you will find one that suits your needs perfectly.
Things to do in the City Bowl
The one attraction in Cape Town that you can certainly not miss, is Table Mountain – one of the new seven wonders of nature. Take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway or hike up to get close to nature and appreciate the views across the entire Cape Peninsula.
Once on the mountain, abseiling is a popular activity. Take on pure vertical space when, at 1 000m above sea level, you step off the world’s highest commercial abseiling point
Cape Town’s culinary scene is bustling with local and international flavours. World renowned chefs offer unforgettable tasting menus and wine pairings. It’s best to make dinner reservations in the City Bowl to avoid disappointment.
Nowadays in the City Bowl, a bar is not just another bar is a bar. Craft beer and gin bars are the flavour of the day where hand-brewed beers and home concocted spirits can be sampled and paired with good pub fare.
Just before midnight, the party scene comes alive in the City Bowl. Clubs are aplenty and you can pick one according to your music preferences to dance the night away.
Lovers of the arts will satisfy their interest by visiting any of a number of art galleries in the City Bowl where original local and international work are on exhibition and for sale.
The Artscape Theatre Centre in the inner city offers five different venues, including the large Opera House, where local and international productions can be enjoyed. The Fugard is a 320-seater theatre named after South Africa’s greatest living playwright Athol Fugard, who won a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre in 2011.
The City Bowl has a number of museums that shed light on the history and heritage of the people of the Cape, including the Castle of Good Hope, The Bo-Kaap Museum; The Slave Lodge; District Six Museum and Koopmans-De Wet House
City Bowl weather
The weather doesn’t really play an influential part during your City Bowl vacation. Come rain or shine, you will find something interesting to do.
Rainy winters make for great browsing, eating and drinking weather, while sunny summer weather is just perfect for any activity. The wind can pump during the summer months in the City Bowl, so before it gets the better of you, head to one of the nearby wind-free beaches (such as 4th Beach in Clifton) to soak up the sun.
Visit the City Bowl soon
Experience the magic of our Mother City, Cape Town, when on holiday in the City Bowl, where the metropolis is small and intimate. You may just want to call it “home” within just a few days’ stay in your City Bowl luxury self-catering accommodation to make the magic last a lifetime.