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City Bowl Accommodation

The City Bowl is a natural amphitheater shaped area bordered by Table Bay and defined by the mountains of Signal Hill, Lion's Head, Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. The area includes the central business district of Cape Town, the harbour, the Company's Garden, and the residential suburbs of De Waterkant, Devil's Peak, District Six, Zonnebloem, Gardens, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Schotsche Kloof, Tamboerskloof, University Estate, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate and Woodstock.

Signal Hill is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. It is known for the Noon Gun that is operated there by the South African Navy. There is a road to the summit and that vantage point provides spectacular views over Cape Town and surroundings, especially at dawn or sunset. Lion's Head is known for spectacular views over the city, and the hour-long walk to the top is particularly popular during full moon. Its slopes are also a popular launching point for paragliders.

Greenmarket Square, nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles. The Square has become an extremely popular flea market and a perfect opportunity to earn a living amidst the friendly, vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere for crafters, buskers, drummers, jugglers and mime artists. Due to the success of the flea market, other forms of business began to prosper, and today there is still an abundance of coffee shops, restaurants and hotels bordering on the Square.

For tourists who would like to fit as much into their busy schedule as possible, the Square is just a gentle meander from Company Gardens, Houses of Parliament, S.A. Museum and the Pan Africa Market. Close by, one will also find the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving building in South Africa which today houses the regional headquarters of the S.A. Army in the Western Cape and the historical artwork collection of William Fehr.

The Old Town House situated on the border of Greenmarket Square is one of the prime examples of early Cape Dutch Architecture. It has served as the seat of the Burgher Watch, as a magistrate’s court, police station and City Hall. Today it houses the precious and internationally renowned collection of art works by 16th to 18th century Dutch and Flemish Masters.

Long Street is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars. Restaurants include African and Indian restaurants. Long Street exhibits a diversified culture and attracts tourists from all over the world. Architecturally it is noted for its Victorian buildings with wrought iron balconies.

Company's Garden was originally created in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers and provided fertile ground to grow fresh produce. Today it hosts the Iziko South African Museum, Iziko National Gallery and National Library of South Africa. The oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa is also found in the garden (circa 1652).

Cape Town City Centre
South Africa
33° 55' 24.312" S
18° 25' 3.7956" E
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