Colourful De Waterkant Village is a unique European influenced village of semi-detached quaint cottages and cobbled streets preserved from the 1760’s. Cradled between the city and the V&A Waterfront, De Waterkant Village is avant-garde, a cultural urban refuge highlighted by the abundance of restaurants, art galleries, gay clubs, salsa clubs, tapas bars and Parisian inspired café’s. Famed for being a gay friendly hub, the village is within walking distance of bars and fashionable nightspots. Drawing comparisons from cultural and artistic villages from all over the world, De Waterkant embraces individuality and theatricality, echoed in the architecture and vibrancy of its residents and visitors.
Walking on the beautiful sidewalks, one cannot help but be caught up in its spell, cast by the beauty of the Dutch, Georgian and Asian influenced architecture, with flower boxes under the windows, sprawling balconies and rooftop decks providing exquisite views and majestic old trees that line the streets, filtering the sun selectively through their branches. This is a place that will tempt you into its fold and dare you to indulge and delight in life’s finer pleasures.
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De Waterkant Village is tucked between Table Mountain, the CBD and the V&A Waterfront. De Waterkant borders the Cape Town Fan Mile and is within walking distance to Cape Town Stadium.
Most cottages, guest houses and apartments in De Waterkant Village boast views from Asian inspired roof top terraces, that sweep all the way down to the V&A Waterfront and across to Table Mountain. The mixed Georgian, Cape Dutch and Asian colourful architecture, cobbled streets and historical standing is what makes De Waterkant Village so unique.
De Waterkant is often described as being arty, charismatic and quaint and is a truly special place decorated with gorgeous al fresco restaurants, sidewalk café’s, boutiques and bars and is often compared with Greenwich Village.
GPS Coordinates : 33°54’59.2″S 18°25’01.2″E
From serviced apartments, houses, guest houses and traveller’s rooms De Waterkant Village has it all and lodgings at the village are as diverse and eclectic as the place itself.
In keeping with the feel of an authentic traveller’s village, guests can enjoy services and facilities when staying in apartments or houses, such as a centralised reception, concierge, housekeeping and breakfast at The Village Cafe every morning!
De Waterkant Village is truly the fun capital of Cape Town and a necessary experience on every visitor’s itinerary.