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What area to stay in

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What area to stay in

My husband and I coming to Capetown in March, and don't know which area to stay in. We would like to be able to walk to restauraunts, and places of interest. Was looking at the V & A Waterfront. Also beaches, are there any walkable restauraunts and shops at the beaches?

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1. Re: What area to stay in

Hi,

The V&A Waterfront gives you all of this - loads of shops, restaurants, bars, and you can catch the Hop On / Hop Off tourist bus from here too, which will take you around the city on a sight seeing tour, so you can get off at the Houses of Parliment, Table Mountain, and Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, and hop back on again when you have done your sight seeing.

Camps Bay also has a great selection of bars and restaurants, but not really any shops. There are a couple of hotels and guest houses right near the front, otherwise you are looking at properties slightly further up the slope of the mountain - which is OK for walking down to the front, but a bit tiring walking back !!!

Tracey, Owner / Director, Travel Butlers

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2. Re: What area to stay in

The V&A does indeed provide a lot of shops and restaurants but is rather soulless IMO. Cape Town is not a huge city and beach areas are easily accessible - have a look at somewhere a bit more interesting like De Waterkant or even Bo-Kaap

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3. Re: What area to stay in

Being close to shopping, restaurants and places to visit, the areas of De Waterkant, Greenpoint, Seapoint and Bantry Bay will tick all these boxes for you.

I would not recommend walking around the Bo Kaap to get to restaurants, shopping etc and would certainly not call the V & A Waterfront soulless.

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4. Re: What area to stay in

Hi there

Have a look at maybe Sea Point, Green Point, De Waterkant, Camps Bay and also the V&A Waterfront. All of which is within good walking distance of restaurants, shops and also the beach. For more info about accommodation in these areas, www.capetown-direct.com , www.safarinow.com , www.villageandlife.com and also www.booknowsa.com .

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VTB
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5. Re: What area to stay in

Thankyou for all the replys, will look forward to my homework.

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6. Re: What area to stay in

There arent any shops at the beaches but there certainly are restaurants. For e.g. Camps Bay beach has tons of restaurants to choose from along the stip and a few boutique shops (bathing costume, clothing and a Pick n Pay for groceries.) Clifton has no shops nor restaurants but its a10 min stroll to Camps Bay. Best beaches in the world at Clifton. Bakoven beach does not have restaurants or shops. These beaches are all a 10 min drive from the Waterfront if you were wanting to stay there. Sea Point beaches have lots of restaurants and shops around but are not the best beaches. I would say the best beaches are Clifton, Camps Bay, Bantry Bay (2 small windfree beaches), then Sea Point all on this side of the Atlantic Seaboard.

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On another thread, someone recommended this place as a good place to stay with kids capetownsuites.co.za/tamboerskloof-guest-hou… but it gets good reviews on TA in general. I don't know if it's a good area to stay in though? What do others think? It says it's in the area of Tamboerskloof

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8. Re: What area to stay in

Momof2 - the one youre recommending or asking about is too far to walk to restaurants and certainly miles away from any beach. Wrong area for what VTB is asking about.

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9. Re: What area to stay in

What do you think of De Waterkant?

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10. Re: What area to stay in

De waterkant is a nice area.It has a nice vibe, has lots of restaurants nearby and is also fairly close to the waterfront. Its in walking distance of shops restaurants but not the beaches. You will need to either take a bus, car or taxi to the beaches 7-10km away. If you can find something in your price bracket there its a good choice.