Cape Town Central

In Cape Town's city center, moderately sized glass-and-steel office blocks soar over street vendors selling everything from seasonal fruit and flowers to clothes and cigarettes. Sandwiched in between these modern high-rises are historic buildings dating to the 1600s. There's an impressive collection of art deco buildings, and there is always something undergoing restoration. Don't try to navigate the center of Cape Town by car. It's small enough to walk, and this way you'll be able to explore the many galleries, coffee shops, and markets that appear on every corner. If your feet have had it, the MyCiti bus works a treat if you have a card.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Church Street Arcade

The center of Cape Town's art and antiques business, this section of Church Street is a pedestrian mall filled with…

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Grand Parade

Once a military parade ground, this is now just a bleak parking lot—with a statue of Edward VII serving as…

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Long Street

The section of Long between Orange and Strand streets is lined with magnificently restored Georgian and Victorian buildings. Wrought-iron balconies…

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