De Waterkant Village is an enclave of narrow cobbled streets beside Bo Kaap, the old Malay Quarter, overlooking the Waterfront in Cape Town.
Here, a cluster of 18th and 19th century terraced cottages have been restored to offer a spacious and luxurious accommodation, with a strong emphasis on interior design – many of the owners are architects and designers.
Quite a few of the cottages have roof terraces with splendid views of the harbour.
There are one-, two- and three-bedroom units, all fully serviced, and a central reception office to help with any questions you may have. You will find delis, restaurants, shops and wine bars in the Cape Quarter shopping centre in the village. There is even a village café where you can go for breakfast and feel like a real Capetonian!
There is also an elegant and well-loved hotel in the village, De Waterkant House, a beautifully restored 9-roomed Cape Georgian house with a terrace and pool. We recommend Waterkant Village for those seeking something a little different during their time in South Africa – to be part of a community, and to get some feeling of what it could be like to be resident in this fascinating city.