Getting lots of conflicting advice. 25 & 28 y/o females, want to stay somewhere interesting, safe enough (bearing in mind neither of us will end up blind-drunk or have much interest in coming home at 4am in the morning). don't mind being 15-20 min walk from things, but obviously want the walk to be sensibly safe (between us have spent considerable time living in East London/Manchester/Liverpool, if that's anything to gauge our big-city-cotton-wool-wrap rating, travelled to places like Marrakech, India, Pakistan, Thailand so navigating non-Western-ness is reasonable too). We won't have a car.
Waterfront sounds safe but boring/holiday-resort-ish (maybe this would be ok for 3 days), City Centre sounds interesting but some people saying avoid at all costs... Sea Point/Camps Bay; a bit far out of the way??
Just want some realistic ideas. Thanks!!