Welcome to De Waterkant

Some 350 years ago, European explorers seeking a passage to India set eyes on this unique part of the world. Named the ‘Mother City’, this beautiful part of South Africa still successfully lures visitors from around the globe. When you arrive in Cape Town, you will understand why it is both the perfect and obvious location for your needs.
 
This charming haven at the southern tip of Africa is one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations and consistently features at the top of respected international lists of places to visit and live. Not just because it is unanimously regarded as one of the planet’s most naturally beautiful cities, but because it has also become stylishly cosmopolitan.
 
Beneath the iconic skyline of Table Mountain, you’re spoilt for choice with a multitude of breath-taking sights and year-round attractions, like dozens of world-class golf courses, exuberant night life and superb restaurants, numerous hikes and scenic drives, animal life within arm’s reach, ancient rock art, the poignancy of Robben Island - to mention a few.
 
Beyond the city of Cape Town, there is also abundance: world famous wine routes; charming towns with English, French and Dutch origins; a varied and magnificent interior, from the greenery of the Garden Route to the quiet, open beauty of the Karoo - all framed by two distinctive but equally breath-taking coastlines.
 
Coupled with a seductive lifestyle that is famously relaxed yet constantly energising, the Cape’s magnetism and glamour is drawing an ever-increasing number of visitors annually, as well as constant high-end development. No-where is this trend more evident than in the flourishing area of De Waterkant.
 
Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooking Table Bay with a history that dates back to the 1700’s; De Waterkant, characterised by a charming Malay architectural aesthetic, has become one of the city’s most desirable addresses. It is in close proximity to Cape Town’s Central Business District, the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain and South Africa’s most visited tourist destination, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
 
Just a few metres away from De Waterkant is the Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town’s home for the 2010 World Cup - and the large, newly greened, sustainably designed, open area of Green Point Park, which will include sporting facilities like cycle lanes and jogging tracks. It is also home to the redesigned and newly landscaped Metropolitan Golf Course, just a stone’s throw away from a beautiful seaside promenade.
 
Following the pattern of the urban renewal in De Waterkant, the area has received an influx of restaurateurs and gourmands, eager to educate, delight and challenge the palates of visitors to the village. Included amongst these is the Cape Quarter. With its piazza atmosphere, it adds to the already existing distinctive charm of the pure shopping pleasure enjoyed in De Waterkant. Home décor, art and artefacts, fashion, beauty, health, restaurants, bars and lifestyle related stores are all delivered in traditional Cape architecture.
 
Not only this; with it’s concentration of fabulous evening venues ranging from upmarket chic dinner and dancing, through to salsa classes and nightclubs filled to the brim with gay abandon, De Waterkant is unique in its variety and eccentricity.
 
This location boasts assets and attractions that make it a leisure, dining and shopping paradise. But despite all this; De Waterkant, diverse in culture and architecture, remains the friendly, welcoming village of yesteryear, where the resounding Noon Gun can clearly be heard and residents are woken by the early morning sounds of ships in the harbour.