City Centre – Make holiday magic in the Mother City

The City Centre 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 Centre suburbs is a sure way of intimately experiencing South Africa’s 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 Centre.

Your holiday in the City Centre

The City Centre 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.

Luxury accommodation in the City Centre

Pick any of its classy areas to experience luxury accommodation in the City Centre that will make you want to stay long after your departure date.

Self-catering apartments

Apartments in the City Centre 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.

Self-catering villas

The options are endless for luxury self-catering holiday villas in the City Centre and you will find one that suits your needs perfectly.

Things to do in the City Centre

Table Mountain

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 Centre to avoid disappointment.


Nowadays in the City Centre, 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 Centre. 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 Centre 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 Centre 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 Centre weather

The weather doesn’t really play an influential part during your City Centre 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 Centre, 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 Centre soon

Experience the magic of our Mother City, Cape Town, when on holiday in the City Centre, where the metropolis is small and intimate. You may just want to call it “home” within just a few days stay in your City Centre accommodation to make the magic last a lifetime.

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