Located just to the south of Cape Town’s city centre, Gardens is a popular inner-city suburb full of character and creativity. This bustling hub attracts hip entrepreneurs and innovative businesses.
Oozing with historical significance, the area is one of the oldest parts of Cape Town. While technically outside of the suburb’s borders, The Company’s Garden is synonymous with the area and dates back to Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival in the Cape when it was established to provide the settlers with vegetables. Much expansion has taken place since then and it is now home to a botanical garden, gorgeous rose garden, aviary, fish ponds, and a lovely restaurant.
- Enjoy morning or afternoon high tea in the regal and luxurious setting of the pink-walled Mount Nelson Hotel
- The Boerneef Collection is the best collection of early South African art and is housed at Welgemeend Manor, showcasing the works of Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, and Pierneef
- The Labia Movie Theatre screens alternative and independent films, and is not your run-of-the-mill cinema
Eclectic and trendy Kloof Street buzzes with antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. With a wide array of styles and flavours, there is something for every taste and plenty to explore. It is very easy to lose all track of time when wandering Kloof Street as book shops and arty stores provide extremely pleasant distractions. There is often the need to pause for some refuelling at local coffee shops or bistros.
Many of the homes in Gardens are completely authentic, with high ceilings, wooden floors, and large rooms. Views across the city and to the harbour and ocean beyond are possible from elevated positions, and with the suburb lying in the shadow of Table Mountain, there are impressive views of the incredible landmark and world wonder.View other areas >
Here are some places to stay in this area
Cape Town, CBD & Surrounds, Gardens, Oranjezicht, South Africa, Tamboerskloof, Western Cape
Bath Street is a modern conversion of a traditional smaller residence, designed to soak up all that is good about Cape Town. Neatly located between Kloof neck and Kloof street, the elevated position makes for the perfect City escape with a view. The house is in close proximity to all the city highlights, beaches, restaurants and shopping, neatly nestled below Table Mountain and Signal Hill.
Décor has been expertly curated to create a serene space that is modern yet comfortable. A perfect getaway for the yuppy or laid-back traveller
Chic Views Pool Suite
Cape Town, CBD & Surrounds, Gardens, South Africa, Tamboerskloof, Western Cape
A luxurious two bedroom sophisticated newly built apartment with spectacular views of Cape Town. Chic Views is the sister to Chic Views Studio next door and is set high up on the slopes of Signal Hill in a peaceful location.
It is ideal for the modern family or couple seeking exclusive privacy while still being within easy access of all that the Mother City has to offer.
Cape Town, CBD & Surrounds, Gardens, Oranjezicht, South Africa, Western Cape
This stately villa has a majestic stance on the slopes of Table Mountain with views of the city laid out below. Its convenient location allows easy access to nearby shops and restaurants, and Camps Bay, the Waterfront and the winelands are all within easy reach. This is the ideal choice for stylish accommodation in peaceful surroundings.