About De Waterkant
De Waterkant is situated next to Cape Town’s central business district on the southeastern end of Somerset Road. It is bordered on the south by the colorful district of Bo-Kaap, the V&A Waterfront to the north and Green Point to the North West. De Waterkant has become a sought after address for young professionals and is home to many niche restaurants and retailers. It is in walking distance of the Cape Town Stadium and borders the Cape Town Fan Mile. De Waterkant is home to the Cape Quarter shopping mall and Vega’s Cape Town campus. The Cape Quarter shopping mall boasts more than 100 shops and restaurants.
De Waterkant share some similarity with its neighbour Bo-Kaap, also featuring brightly coloured houses an cobbled streets. Throughout most of De Waterkant you can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain and the ocean. The area is a cultural hub and is home to an abundance of popular restaurants, art galleries and bars. Its individuality is echoed in its architecture and vibrancy of its residents and visitors.
Built in the 19th century, the architectural style of De Waterkant is a mixture of Cape Dutch and Georgian influences. The area is a street shopper’s delight, filled with coffee shops and interior design firms. From boutique hotels, to town houses and apartments, De Waterkant offers visitors both safe and central accommodation.
Its convenient location makes De Waterkant a popular choice for lifestyle stores and creative agencies. It also offers a wide variety of restaurants, offering from Greek and Turkish to French and Italian cuisine. De Waterkant offers flavours from all over the world with locals enjoying dining out in the area’s popular piazzas, all within walking distance of each other.