The City Bowl region sweeps around the amphitheatre of Table Mountain. The City centre, Foreshore, and suburbs of Gardens and De Waterkant are more or less flat, whilst the suburbs of Vredehoek, Devils Peak Estate, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof and Higgovale stretch up the slopes of the three mountains - Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak.
Most of the area is built-up with houses and high-rise buildings. There is a transition zone of Nature Reserves at the top of the suburbs climbing the lower slopes of the mountain. The unique part is the backdrop of the famous view of Table Mountain’s face and the breath-taking view of the city and the harbour with Robben Island lying quietly in the bay.
The City Bowl extends across three mountains. Oranjezicht, Higgovale and Upper Gardens are on Table Mountain, Tamboerskloof and Bo-Kaap on Signal Hill. Vredehoek, Devils Peak Estate, and Upper Woodstock and Walmer Estate on Devil's Peak. The city centre lies at the feet of all three.
City life, world-class restaurants and hotels, nightlife. Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and the City Bowl area is the oldest part of Cape Town and consequently of great historical Interest.
Cape Town is probably the most ‘European’ city in South Africa. The city’s style, its architecture, its food and languages are influenced by its past. The Dutch and the English took over and retook control from each other several times, each time leaving their own legacy.
Slaves from Malaysia were bought and sold in Cape Town and they too left their distinct mark on the language, the food and religion. The last fifty years of modernisation has left the Cape Town of today an amazing city to visit. The City Bowl Region has its share of award-winning restaurants, hotels and coffee shops. There is plenty to do for the young, old or with the whole family