Escape to Century City, an urban oasis in Cape Town. The area is known for its canals that run throughout the area, providing a unique touch of charm and tranquility.
Add trendy shopping experiences or exciting leisure activities and you have the perfect location to explore and discover new things.
Here are five Pocket-Friendly experiences to enjoy in Century City.
This majestic 16-hectare wetland and bird sanctuary is in the heart of Century City with 120 bird species and 77 species of indigenous fynbos plants. Open 364 days a year, Intaka Island is a unique example of conservation and property development co-existing in harmony. Visitors here can take a boat tour of the wetland, pack a picnic, or read a book at one of their scenic spots.
Location: 2 Park Lane, Century City
Price: From R30 upwards
Opening Times: 7:30am – 5pm
Long March to Freedom
Brush up on your history at The Long March to Freedom, an outdoor exhibition featuring 100 life-size bronze sculptures of South Africa’s most historical famous heroes. From Nelson Mandela to Walter Sisulu, the Long March to Freedom transports you back in time to highlight the role of many freedom fighters who fought for democracy.
Location: Century Boulevard, Century City
Price: R10 – R75
Opening Times: 10am – 4:30pm
Located where the popular, former amusement park, Ratanga Junction once stood – Ratanga Park is ideal for those who want to walk, jog or relax in a peaceful setting. Visitors here can enjoy picnics, play group games like soccer, or indulge in the majestic views of the canals and Table Mountain.
Location: 4 Conference Lane, Century City
Go on a Century City Art Trail scavenger hunt
If you are into adventure, then head to the Century City Art Trail for a scavenger hunt. There are 24 art exhibits scattered all over Century City that celebrate South Africa’s rich diversity. Be sure to carry your smartphone to capture some breathtaking Instagrammable snaps along the route.
Location: There are various routes located in Century City, including Canal Walk and Intaka Island.
Gusto Urban Italian Restaurant
Tuck into a feast at Gusto Urban Italian Restaurant, located at the Century City Hotel Bridgewater.
The eatery, which overlooks scenic views of Ratanga Park and the canal, offers an assortment of food options, including eggs benedict, pizzas, and pasta. While there, tuck into their fresh selection of pastries.
Location: Bridgewater, 4 Conference Lane, Century City
Price: From R32 upwards
Opening Times: 6:30am – 9:30pm Website: www.gustorestaurant.co.za/