Where to stay in the city bowl

The Cape Town city bowl provides much temporary Capetown villas to visitors and the variety of suburbs that this area consists of offer a diverse range of experiences.


Tamboerskloof is one of the oldest residential suburbs in Cape Town and has many a Cape villa for visitors to select. It is situated between Gardens, an up market suburb and Table Mountain National Park. Its borders end just beyond Long Street, where much of the Cape Town nightlife occurs. Many of the Cape villas in this area incorporate a Victorian design.


Perhaps one of the most up market suburbs in Cape Town is Higgovale, which is built into the slopes of Table Mountain and the Cape Town villas for rent in this area have wonderful views of the city and the surrounding mountains. There are also many bistros and unusual shops in this area that is on the doorstep of Table Mountain National Park.


On the other side of the spectrum is the Bo Kaap, the spiritual home of the Cape Town Muslim community and offers many restaurants selling traditional Cape Malay curry. The Bo Kaap is known for its brightly coloured houses, it is possibly the most brightly coloured suburb in South Africa.


Just next to the Bo Kaap is the trendy De Waterkant, where some of the most stylish Cape Town villas for rent are found. Many of the old 19th century homes have been transformed to create a village feel. De Waterkant is seen as a stylish suburb and contains many restaurants and art galleries and is also where many of the local gay community gather.


Oranjezicht is the home to many of Cape Town’s creatives, it is characterized by the steep slopes of Table Mountain and much of the suburb is built on the old Oranjezicht farm. There are also some fantastic guest houses and many a holiday home in this area as well.






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