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 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.
Village & Life first noticed the potential for a unique lifestyle in the crumbling area of De Waterkant in the nineties. Investing in renovating properties, whilst retaining their facades and charm, Village & Life breathed life into an area who’s cottages had been scheduled for demolition. Igniting the hospitality village innovation, “Cape Town’s First Guest Street” rose up from the ashes and the vision of an authentic “traveller’s village” was realised, growing to include a portfolio of over 40 participating properties.
This luxurious cottage boasts breathtaking views of Table mountain from the roofdeck together with a swimming pool and garage.
Views : Magnificent views of the harbour and Table Mountain from both balconies.
Size : +/- 180m2
Interior : Large lounge with leather lounge suite and air-conditioning. Decorated with neutral colours and terracotta tiles.
Kitchen : Fully equipped kitchen, including washing machine and dishwasher.
Sleep : Three bedrooms – Two double beds and one king size bed. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Bathroom : Three bathrooms – Two with shower and bath and the third with shower only.
Parking : Secure automated garage.
Daily Housekeeping – There is a refresh service offered daily to guests staying at
Village and Life’s De Waterkant Village, which involves a general cleaning of
the room, apartment or house. Linen is replaced once a week and
linen and towelling are supplied in the apartments and houses.
Limited secure parking is available at De Waterkant Village at only R75 per day with a remote deposit of R300. Parking can also be arranged at Cape Quarter, across the way from The Charles. Both these parking areas are centrally located and within walking distance to the restaurants, activities and attractions
Enjoy leisurely hours next to the pool, on the terrace overlooking the village, situated at De Waterkant House.
The Charles Coffee Shop located at The Charles Luxury Guest House, boasts a unique menu of traditional Cape Malay cuisine as well as deli favourites. Buffet breakfasts are included for all guests staying at De Waterkant House and The Charles. Hot breakfasts range from ‘Salmon and Cream Cheese Croissants’ to ‘Eggs Benedict,’ so be sure to make time to enjoy your mornings. Enjoy lunch from the Cape Malay culture, such as mutton curry, bobotie or samoosa’s dipped in sweet chilli sauce. The Charles Coffee Shop is open for breakfast from 07h00 to 12h00 and for lunch between 12h00 and 16h00.
Guests can enjoy beautiful summer evenings on the deck with a sundowner in hand, served directly from the guest bar at The Charles. The Bar is intimate and is snug in winter with a welcoming log fire. It also heats up during large sporting events, when all the action is broadcasted on a big screen TV. In turn, guests can enjoy the latest international news in the morning.
The Cape Travel information centre at 1 Loader Street is equipped with two computer stations. Guests can purchase a voucher to use the internet facilities. There is complimentary wireless internet access at The Charles Guest House and De Waterkant House.
De Waterkant Village offers 3 unique alfresco venues perfect for small to medium private functions. All the terraces have bird’s eye views of De Waterkant’s colourful buildings and cobblestone streets. Catering by means of platters or set menus are provided, or can be tailor-made to suit your needs.