De Waterkant – Delight in Cape Town’s upmarket district

De Waterkant – Delight in Cape Town’s upmarket district

De Waterkant is an upmarket area where young professionals and the classy gay and lesbian community enjoy the good life.

Visitors will be delighted by the niche restaurants and retailers converging around the Cape Quarter shopping mall in this sub-district of Green Point, which borders Cape Town’s Central Business District.

Its location is ideal for holidaymakers who want to be where the action is, so take a look and decide if you would too be delighted by De Waterkant, Cape Town’s upmarket district.

Your holiday in De Waterkant

The central location of De Waterkant ensures a varied holiday for visitors to experience the heartbeat of Cape Town within easy reach of all the attractions of the Mother City. De Waterkant is vibey and fun, yet close to the beach and mountain, offering the best of both worlds.

Luxury accommodation in De Waterkant

There is no shortage of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in De Waterkant and if you’re looking for sea, mountain or city views, you will find the perfect vacation spot here.

Self-catering apartments

There are plenty of luxury self-catering apartments on offer in De Waterkant. Find one with a balcony or patio from where you can experience the pulse of the city and the energy of the people around you.

Self-catering villas

Count yourself lucky if you secure one of only a handful of luxury self-catering holiday villas in De Waterkant. This urban area is ideal for guests who seek lock up convenience.

Things to do in De Waterkant

Jolling (local slang word for partying)

Join the fun crowds for some serious jolling in De Waterkant. Late-night haunts abound and you will find yourself spoilt for choice when choosing where to enjoy your next meal, washed down with craft beer or a glass of local wine.


If quant and creative shopping make your credit card sing, you will find exactly what you’re looking for in De Waterkant. Unique and arty shops can especially be found around the Cape Quarters shopping centre.

Coffee shop culture

People-watching can be loads of fun and it’s an activity you can participate into your heart’s content when emerging yourself in the coffee shop culture of De Waterkant.


De Waterkant has a handful of good spas where you can treat yourself to a holiday makeover that will leave you rejuvenated and ready for the next party.

Cobblestone walk

Take a walk through the cobblestone streets of De Waterkant to appreciate the architecture and atmosphere of this cosmopolitan area with its origins as an eighteenth-century slave quarter. De Waterkant is a heritage site and was declared a National Preservation Area.

De Waterkant weather

In Summer, when it’s hot, De Waterkant is close enough to Cape Town’s beaches for holidaymakers to make the most of the sun.

However, it is delightful to drink in the ambience of this historic area in any weather and holidaymakers delight in De Waterkant throughout the year. Cape Town’s rainy winters don’t even put a damper on this district’s delights.

Visit De Waterkant soon

De Waterkant offers a unique holiday experience to anyone wishing to explore Cape culture. Book your De Waterkant accommodation and delight in everything on offer in Cape Town’s upmarket district.

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