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Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Oceans Marathon, Noon Gun, Lions Head, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Langa Township, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Holocaust Centre, Groot Constantia, Newlands Brewery, Greenmarket Square, Rhodes Memorial, The Company's Garden, South African Museum and Planetarium, Orange Kloof, Newlands Stadium, South African National Gallery , Blue Train, Mzoli's, Long Street Baths, Signal Hill, St George's Cathedral, Whisky Live Festival, V&A Waterfront
More info about Observatory
Observatory can be described as urban, breezy and arty. Its rich cultural story centered around the well-known apartheid era, tells a tale that so many throughout history share. However, today it’s home to a culmination of cultures, lifestyles and ethnicities. It truly is a fusion of all things fun, exciting, trendy and entertaining.
‘Obs’, as it’s affectionately called by those who inhabit it, is well-known for its nightlife, quaint roadside coffee shops; bars; second hand shops; and close proximity to just about everything. There is something for everyone.For those planning to stay in the area, they’ll discover its rustically charming residential side; many houses are semi-detached filling the streets with flashes colour. They may appear to be small on the outside but they actually extend quite far back giving way to ample gardening space.
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About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.