Guesthouse, Self Catering • 137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
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, 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. This is a place that will tempt you into its fold and dare you to indulge and delight in life’s finer pleasures.
3 months before stay date: 90% of deposit is refundable
1 month before stay date: 60% of deposit is refundable
2 weeks before stay date: 30% of deposit is refundable
1 week before stay date: 0% of deposit is refundable
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137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
Latitude: 33º 54' 59'' S
Longitude: 18º 25' 1'' E
Arriving from Cape Town International Airport
- De Waterkant Village is located in De Waterkant, roughly situated between Signal Hill and the Waterfront, between the CBD and Green Point.
- Exit Airport Direction N2 Cape Town, and as you approach the city, follow the N2 CITY, FORESHORE, SEA POINT signage.
- Follow N2 Stad/City signs for 22km¹s until you arrive at the Coen Steytler Avenue traffic lights. The Cape Town International Convention Centre is on your left hand side and the V&A Waterfront on your right hand side. Proceed straight over the intersection.
- Cross over two more intersections and at the third traffic light, Strand Street, turn right.
- Turn into the fourth road to your right, Loader Street.
- Almost immediately, the roads makes a 90 degree turn to the left. 1 Loader is on the corner, on your left hand side.
- Carry on straight until you reach Dixon Street, turn right.
- Check in at The Charles 137 Waterkant Street is situated on the corner of Dixon and Waterkant Streets on your left.
De Waterkant has evolved into an area bursting with café’s and bustling with coffee lovers eager to take you on a day-long coffee shop hop.
Being away from home doesn’t mean that you need to skip the gym. There are a number of facilities within walking distance to suit any level of fitness.
The area will impress any visitors who celebrate design, furniture and interiors and is home to some of the most brilliant interior boutiques in the Western Cape.
The Cape Quarter
With its piazza atmosphere and distinctive charm, the Cape Quarter is pure shopping pleasure. Home décor, art and artefacts, fashion, beauty, health, restaurants, bars and lifestyle related stores are all delivered in traditional Cape architecture. Situated in the heart of vibey De Waterkant, the ambience of this al fresco environment makes shopping a breeze and dining a pleasure.
History of De Waterkant
The Cape Malay community played an extremely important role in shaping the area into what it is today. They not only brought their religion, but also their skills, such as carpentry and cooking. The Afrikaans spoken in Cape Town is a mixture of Dutch and Arabic, a language still used by the Muslims.