Victoria & Albert Waterfront

The "Victoria & Albert Waterfront" has become a popular entertainment district with shops, restaurants and theaters. You can walk and dine in a beautiful atmosphere, with views on the "Table Mountain" or the sea. 

Castle of Good Hope

To protect the young colony, the Dutch erected the "Castle of Good Hope" in 1666. The fortress also served as supply station for ships of the "VOC" on their way to Asia and back to the Netherlands. 

House of Parliament

The "House of Parliament" was built in 1884 and served as seat of the british colonial government. The classical building was expanded several times later. Today it houses the "National Council of Provinces". 


Government Avenue


St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral was the oldest church in South Africa. But the predecessors were demolished to make way for the new cathedral. The construction of the present Cathedral was begun in 1906 and completed in 1978. 

Greenmarket Square

Artisans offer their products on the most beautiful square in the center of Cape Town. At "Greenmarket Square" you will also find the old Town Hall. On the square there are cafes and bars, like the "Purple Turtle". 

City Hall

The city hall of Cape Town was completed in 1905, the tower is 61 m high. The colonial style building of the British Colony is a mixture of different historical styls. The City Hall also hosts performances of the "Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra". 

St. George's Mall

After the cathedral was built in 1830, the street was named St. Georg's Street. In 1992 the former main street of the city was transformed into a pedestrian zone with trees and cafés. There are only a few large stores along the street, so hustle and bustle at St. George's Mall is rather quiet. Street vendors determine the image of Cape Town's main shopping street. Due to the many trees, the microclimate here is still quite pleasant even in summer.


St. George's Mall


Long Street

The "Long Street" is the hottest street for designer shops in Cape Town. You can stroll under the painted castiron arcades in Victorian style. There are many nice restaurants and cafes in the area. The street is very popular among hip South Africans. 


Long Street


Clock Tower

The red "Clock Tower" is the hallmark of the Cape Town waterfront. It served as lookout for the harbor master, who could monitor all vessel movements from the tower. The water level was measured in the basement. The beautiful tower was renovated in 1997. 

Two Oceans Aquarium

Anyone who wants to gaze into the eye of a shark without having to freeze in a lattice cage, should visit the "Two Oceans Aquarium". The truly remarkable aquarium is located at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.  

Map of sights in Cape Town


Travel Guide Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town

Cape Town has developed from a supply port of the Dutch to an exciting world city. Cape Town is with 3,7 million people bigger than Berlin. The center is rather small and most of the inhabitants live in the townships east of the Table Mountain. The colonial city center can be easily explored by foot. During the day, it is relatively safe. If you want to visit the townships you should go only on a guided tour. In the evening one can relax in one of the many restaurants at the "Waterfront".