Accommodation in Cape Town Waterfront

Posted on Wed October 16, 2019.

Cape Town, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, is not only famous for its vibrant culture, perfect weather and beautiful landscapes, but also for the endless fun to be had on the sandy shores and bustling inner-city. Cape Town’s heart, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, is where business meets pleasure, the city meets the sea, and the town comes alive. No matter the duration of your stay, the Waterfront is not to be missed with its unlimited shopping possibilities, world-class dining experiences, premier entertainment and breathtaking location.

It then comes as no surprise that the best place to base your trip to Cape Town is within the Waterfront itself. It makes perfect sense - within walking distance from the city, a brief 10-minute drive to the world’s best beaches, and seconds away from the Cape’s entertainment hotspot - staying in the Waterfront gives you insider access to the best of what's on offer.

Self Catering

Whilst Cape Town offers an abundance of flawless hotels in the Waterfront, they don't compare to self-catering accommodation. Although hotels may offer the typical delights of soft robes, breakfast buffets and room service, the increasing number of self-catering rentals shows how tourists are in search of something a bit more personal. Self-catering properties offer the home comforts that hotels simply cannot: cooking the food you want to eat in your own fully equipped kitchen, doing your own washing at no exorbitant extra cost, living by your own schedule, and most importantly maintaining your privacy. Not only does the lack of swarms of other guests interrupting your stay make for a more authentic trip, but self-catering apartments typically are far larger and cheaper than a hotel room. So whether it is the peace of mind that you won’t be fighting with other tourists for the last tanning bed, but instead enjoying your own private terrace, or the fact that you can blend in with the locals and get a taste for the real Captonian lifestyle, you should certainly consider renting a property on your next trip.


The Victoria Wharf mall boasts over 450 stores which offer everything from fashion, jewellery, cosmetics and curios, to homeware, leather goods, technology and art. The shopping experience is inclusive of all tastes and budgets which guarantees great retail therapy for all its visitors. But after a long day exploring local and international brands, nothing is more well-deserved than a meal at one of the 80 world-class eateries on offer. For something more casual, the Waterfront Food Market offers a tantalizing street food experience, with over 40 vendors offering delicious treats in various styles inspired by the Cape.

If that's not enough, just up the road is the Cape Quarter Piazza which offers high-end fashion and homeware stores in addition to relaxed eateries and high-end dining.

Near the CBD

Not only is the Waterfront close to other famous attractions like the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Robben Island Museum, but within a 10-minute drive you’ll find yourself in the Central Business District (CBD) - a totally different environment which provides its own assortment of fun. Although the towering skyscrapers are the hub of all things productive in the Cape, many streets offer their own surprises: Bree and Kloof street are perfect for a breakaway lunch or a quick shopping trip, and Long street is where the city goes to party.

Whether the CBD is a necessary destination for business trips, or simply a reason to explore more of what Cape Town has to offer, it is no doubt beneficial to stay close. Check out our wide variety of self-catering rentals in the waterfront which will be perfect for your stay.