About this apartment
Perfect for two people (though it can sleep up to four) or an adventurer traveling solo, this apartment in the heart of Cape Town has sweeping views of the City Bowl and is centrally located. Situated on the top floor of a small three-storey apartment block (stairs, no elevator), the flat faces away from Kloof Street and towards Table Mountain.
The open-plan lounge and kitchen has two walls of large windows that let in beautiful daylight. A great space in which to enjoy a quiet dinner or have friends round before going out to one of several nearby restaurants (For a full list, see below).
The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, with a linen-covered headboard, two bedside tables and lamps for nighttime reading. There is also a large double window so you can go to sleep with twinkling city lights in view, or wake up to see Table Mountain looming overhead (she's magnificent). There is also a chest of drawers and a large double closet with shelves and rails for hanging items.
The study has a futon that can be used for reading, napping or admiring the city views by day, or can be converted into a second double bed (close to the ground but on a wooden frame so no squeaky, soft springs!) by night. There is a desk in this room with a lamp should you want a quiet nook in which to work, and a single closet and bookshelf.
The Morocco-inspired bathroom boasts a sizeable shower, a window and an extractor fan (and, importantly, good ceiling lighting!).
*Kitchen appliances for use:
*Standing, rotating fans (X2)
*Portable air conditioner
*Bedding (sheets, duvets, pillows)
PLEASE NOTE: There is no television in the apartment but the Wifi can be used for watching Netflix, etc. on portable devices (ipads, computers, etc.).
I use a Management company to manage my property. They are international, with assistants available to answer questions. I will also answer messages if I can, so am never far from the Airbnb inbox to check guests are happy.
The following spots are walking distance from the apartment:
-De Waal Park
-The Company's Garden
-Iziko South African Museum (includes the Natural History Musem & Planetarium)
-South African National Gallery (European & African Art)
-South African Jewish Museum
-Cape Town Holocaust Centre
-Art Galleries (Salon91; Smith Studio; Ebony; Chandler House; The Cape Gallery)
-The Labia Theatre (Independent Cinema House)
-The Lifestyle Centre (2 minute walk-Kloof Street) contains:
*Wellness Warehouse (health store)
*Woolworths Grocery Store
*Olive Branch Deli (for local edibles/food gifts)
-KwikSpar (opposite apartment building)
-Checkers Supermarket (5 minute walk-Kloof Street)
-Pick 'n Pay Supermarket (Garden's Centre-10 mins by car)
-Deluxe Coffeeworks (Kloof Street)
-Molten Toffee (Kloof Street)
-The Power And The Glory ((Kloof Nek Road)
-Yours Truly (Kloof Street)
-Vida E Caffe (Kloof Street)
-Chalk & Cork (Kloof Street)
-Kloof Street House (Kloof Street)
-Saigon (Vietnamese-Kloof Street)
-Carne (Kloof Street)
-Blacksheep (Kloof Street)
-Café Paradiso (Kloof Street)
-Thali (Park Road)
-Hallelujah (Kloof Nek Road)
-El Burro Taqueria (Mexican-Kloof Nek Road)
-Kyoto Garden Sushi (Japanese-Kloof Nek Road)
-The Sorrows (Kloof Nek Road)
-Societi Bistro (Orange Street)
-Olami (Middle Eastern-Bree Street)
-Culture Cheese Club (Bree Street)
-Bacon on Bree (Bree Street)
-Clarke's Bar & Dining (Bree Street)
-Jason Bakery (Bree Street)
-Bocca (Bree Street)
-Chef's Warehouse & Canteen (Bree Street)
-Honest Chocolate (Wale Street)
-The Gin Bar (Wale Street)
-Ash Restaurant (Church Street)
-Publik Wine (Church Street)
-Bizerca Bistro (Shortmarket Street)
-Shortmarket Club (Shortmarket Street)
-The House of Machines (Shortmarket Street)
-Royale (Long Street)
-Masala Dose (Indian-Long Street)
-Orchard on Long (Juices/Smoothies-Long Street)
-Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour (Long Street)
-Moro Gelato (Long Street)
-South China (Dim Sum-Long Street)
-MyCiTi Bus (the stop is on the corner opposite the flat entrance)
-Uber operates all over Cape Town. An Uber ride from the flat to anywhere within the CBD (Bree/Long/Church/Loop Streets) is about R20. A ride to any of the beaches (Camps Bay, Clifton, etc.) would be about R60.
-The keys need to be collected from the management company's lockbox, which is about 15 minutes away from the flat. I apologise for the inconvenience but it is the only solution at present.
-There is no air conditioning but there are two rotating, standing fans AND a portable air conditioner. There are also surround windows that can be opened for a Cape Town evening Summer breeze throughout the apartment.
-There is no parking bay on the property but there is free street parking. Please be aware that during the Summer, Kloof Street and the surrounding areas can be very busy so it might be challenging to find a parking spot. If you don't have a car, you're in a prime position because you can get around by foot in the city centre, use MyCiti buses, or uber with ease.