Discover Cape Town’s Central City

About the Area

Cape Town’s Central City is a vibrant CBD which is home to a diverse population, and the variety of food, art, and music on offer is truly unique. Restaurants, eateries, coffee shops and a vibey nightlife are just some of the things that come to mind when thinking about Cape Town’s ‘City Bowl’.

Long Street is the perfect place to start exploring, with its vibrant nightlife and array of shops, restaurants and bars, while the famous Greenmarket Square, is where you can buy everything from spices to souvenirs – there’s always something going on.

Thanks to First Thursdays, it’s also become a hub for the city’s creative scene. Every first Thursday of the month, galleries and museums stay open late, and there are often free art exhibitions and performances to enjoy. 

For a more relaxed vibe, head to Woodstock or the Gardens, where you can wander among the trees and flowers, or enjoy a picnic in the park. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Cape Town’s City Centre.

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Explore the Central City's Experiences

Cape Town’s central city is home to some of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city. 

Things to do & see in the Discover Cape Town’s Central City

Looking for things to do in Cape Town’s central city? You won’t be short on options! The V&A Waterfront is a great place to start but there are some great places to visit in the surrounding neighbourhoods. 

Places to Stay in the Discover Cape Town’s Central City

Cape Town’s Central City is a vibrant and exciting place to stay, with plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodation or a more eclectic vibe the areas has much to offer with its range of stylish hotels and apartments.

Places to Eat & Drink in Discover Cape Town’s Central City

Cape Town’s Central City offers a wide range of places to eat and drink, from waterfront cafes to trendy restaurants.

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Cape Town’s Central City? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Heading to one of our beautiful beaches this summer? ☀️

We asked Stewart Seinifrom, Lifeguard Manager at The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to share some important beach safety tips. This is what he had to say…

📍: Llandudno Beach

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Immerse yourself in the authentic culture, savour the taste of our local cuisine and share community stories with our locals. Find your community in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Giveaway Alert! 🚨

Stand a chance to win 2 tickets to @levante_urban’s “Colour My Kicks” event taking place at Cafe Euphoria in Woodstock this Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

All you have to do is follow @lovecapetown and @levante_urban and tag the person you’d like to take along with you in the comments below!

Each ticket includes:
- A pair of white Converse sneakers
- 5 paint colours, art equipment and supplies to paint one side of each shoe
- A drink of your choice
- An art assistant

The competition ends on Thursday at midnight and winners will be notified on Friday, 25 November 2022.

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If you’re looking for pocket-friendly travel options, then head to Durbanville!

Located some 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre, Durbanville boasts award-winning wineries, adventure activities and a range of striking outdoor spots.  
 
Here are some pocket-friendly/free activities to try when you visit this town... 🍷🚲

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Soak up the luxury sea views on a yacht, ​experience a peaceful paradise at a luxury hotel and savour some of the finest wines at award-winning ​wine estates.

Find your luxury in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Summer in Cape Town loading ☀️🌊🍹
📹: @travelfuxi

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Competition Alert!!! 🚨 Stand a chance to win one of 2 x double tickets for this year's We Love Summer Cape Town festival! ☀️

To win, all you have to do is tag the person you want to take along with you in the comments below…

The competition ends on Thursday, 17 November 2022.

Winners will be announced on 18 November 2022.

The festival takes place at Blue Rock Waterski Resort on 26 November 2022 from 11am to 11pm.

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Sea Point Goes Global! 🌍🌊

This cosmopolitan seaside suburb was recently voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out Magazine.

With mouthwatering dining experiences, adventure activities, shopping and some of the most Instagrammable spots in the Mother City, Sea Point is a must-see attraction this summer.

📷: @just_drone_it_sa

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From the creatively crafted carts and crazy costumes to the crashes and dashes to beat the clock, the @redbullza Box Cart Race wheely had us at the edge of our seats!

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Waddling into the weekend… 🐧

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Durbanville is home to picturesque wine farms and unique experiences worth discovering.

Head over this weekend to @durbanvillewine for the much anticipated Wine on the Square Wine & Food Festival. The event takes place from 5-6 November 2022.

📷: @airtographyza

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From Table Mountain to Bo-Kaap, Cape Town has something for every type of traveller.

Use our 2022/23 Visitors’ Guide to plan your epic Mother City adventure.

Download yours online or get your copy at our Visitor Experience Centres at Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Airport or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden!

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