Capetown & The Garden Route - City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant (PDF Chapter)

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This is the City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cape Town & the Garden Route guidebook.

The City Bowl and Foreshore is the commercial and historical heart of the city. Up the slopes of Signal Hill is the Bo-Kaap, an area of brightly painted houses, and to the northeast is De Waterkant, a chic party district.

  • learn about the history of Cape Town at the Castle of Good Hope, the 17th-century pentagonal stone fortress built by the Dutch to guard Table Bay
  • maps
  • discover the City Bowl’s eclectic selection of art galleries at the First Thursdays monthly event
  • transport
  • wander the lush, historic Company’s Gardens
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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