De Waterkant has evolved into an area bursting with café’s and coffee roasteries. Spend your morning visiting some of Cape Town's finest coffee houses or end your day with a glass of fine South African wine.
De Waterkant Interiors
From mainstream favourites to bespoke, handmade classics, De Waterkant’s interior shopping scene is sure to impress patrons who celebrate good design and classic craftsmanship.
The Cape Quarter
With its piazza atmosphere and distinctive charm, the Cape Quarter is pure shopping pleasure. Home décor, art, fashion, beauty, health, restaurants, bars and lifestyle related stores are all delivered in traditional Cape architecture. Situated in the heart of vibey De Waterkant, the ambience of this al fresco environment makes shopping a breeze and dining a pleasure.
Following the pattern of the urban renewal in De Waterkant, the area has received an influx of restaurateurs and gourmands, eager to educate, delight and challenge the palates of visitors to the village.
History of De Waterkant
The Malay Community played an extremely important role in shaping the area into what it became. They not only brought their religion, but also their skills, such as carpentry and cooking. The Afrikaans spoken in Cape Town is a mixture of Dutch and Arabic, a language still used by Muslims. Visit the Bo Kaap museum to find out more about their rich heritage.
With a concentration of fabulous evening venues ranging from upmarket chic dinner and dancing, through to salsa classes and nightclubs filled to the brim with gay beauties, De Waterkant is unique in its variety and eccentricity.