De Waterkant Area


History and Heritage: Step back in time as you wander through the narrow streets of De Waterkant. Originally settled by Cape Malay and African communities in the 18th century, the area has retained much of its original character. Marvel at the beautifully preserved Georgian and Dutch-style architecture, which stands as a testament to its rich heritage.


Shopping and Dining: Indulge your senses in De Waterkant's array of boutiques, galleries, and eateries. From trendy fashion boutiques to artisanal craft shops, there's something for every taste. Savor the flavors of the local cuisine at quaint cafes and upscale restaurants, where you can sample traditional South African dishes infused with global influences.


Art and Culture: Immerse yourself in De Waterkant's vibrant arts scene. Explore contemporary art galleries showcasing the works of local and international artists, or catch a live performance at one of the area's intimate theaters. Don't miss the opportunity to engage with the local community through workshops, exhibitions, and cultural events.


Entertainment and Nightlife: As the sun sets, De Waterkant comes alive with energy and excitement. Experience the pulsating rhythm of the neighborhood's nightlife, from chic cocktail bars to bustling clubs. Whether you're seeking a sophisticated evening of jazz, lively dance party or LGBTQ friendly bars, De Waterkant offers an unforgettable nightlife experience.


V&A Waterfront: Take a short walk to a veritable tourist’s paradise, featuring over 400 stores, award-winning restaurants, boat trips, sunset cruises, 20 cinemas inclusive of a VIP cinema and 4D cinema, an amphitheatre and much more, the V&A Waterfront offers something to suit everyone’s taste and style.