De Waterkant Village
Nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooking Table Bay, the exclusive DeWaterkant area lies in the historical Bo-Kaap area of picturesque Cape Town. And was built to house settlers and workers in the 1700’s.
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, clubs, salsa clubs, tapas bars and Parisian inspired café’s.
Drawing comparisons from cultural and artistic villages from all over the world, De Waterkant embraces individuality and theatricality. This is 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 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.
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.
De Waterkant village consists of 45 houses and cottages (each with one to four bedrooms). Which are situated in six separate De Waterkant streets. These are all old houses with lots of character. Each have wooden floors and are decorated in a stylish relaxed fashion.
There are 3 different standards available. Elegant, luxury and the top category superior, and the difference is mainly in the quality of the furniture. Some of the superior cottages have deck terraces and small plunge pools or air-conditioning.
All properties are within walking distance to the newly built Cape Quarter shopping centre with its boutiques, restaurants and cafe society; the city; and fashionable nightspots. Breakfast can be included at an extra cost.