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
Palmkloof Penthouse is arguably one of Cape Town’s most stylish private pads, with magnificent views towards Signal Hill from the spacious patio and overlooking Table Mountain from the south side. Décor has been thoughtfully selected with great attention to detail and natural light flows throughout the apartment. A colour scheme that is calming yet refreshing creates a contemporary South African private stay experience for the discerning traveller.
CBD & Surrounds, Gardens
Located in the heart of buzzing Kloof Street, this apartment is well-positioned for a convenient stay in the Mother City while also being situated at the rear of the building for maximum peace and privacy. This is truly the best of both worlds and the perfect choice for a single traveller or couple.
This second floor studio apartment has been beautifully renovated with a fresh and vibrant interior design. The layout is open-plan with the bathroom needing the only door.