Get to experience Cape Town with the keys to one of these apartments with a view.
Set right in the heart of Cape Town’s city bowl, these loft-style pads lavishly follow the trend towards apartment living. Their inspirational interiors, open floor plans, classic use of colour, and flair for the unusual, will have you drooling.
10 City Apartments in Cape Town You Won’t Want to Leave…
CAPE LOFT, Mutual Heights, Darling Street, CBD
The clever use of space, the light from the floor to ceiling feature windows, the retro feel to the furnishings, and the striking spiral staircase up to the loft bedroom, make this apartment a find.
There’s nothing self-conscious about its simple beauty, and the clever use of floating shelves, flat screen television, and only the essential furniture, gives the space an expansive openness that belies its floor area. Mutual Heights is one of few art deco buildings in Cape Town, with prismoid windows, and one of the longest carved stone friezes in the world.
Highlights: on site swimming pool, gym, periodic housekeeping, a parking garage and security
MOUNTAIN VIEW LOFT, West Side Studio, Bloem Street, CBD
This New York-style apartment has a modern feel to it, with sweeping views from its oversized window of Table Mountain. The exposed burnt-red brick, the open-plan living area, sleek and stylish kitchen and bathroom, and classic parquet flooring give the apartment a minimalist and satisfyingly urban feel.
The clever play of mirrors reflecting the cityscape indoors, the long wooden table inviting slow meals and conversation, and the ease with which you can access the city, make this apartment a jewel-box of a stay.
Highlights: gym, parking garage, periodic housekeeping
SHORTMARKET STREET APARTMENT, Green Market Square, City Bowl
Not many apartments can boast a view over Green Market Square from an art deco building constructed almost entirely from sandstone, and decorated with a diamond-theme design.
In keeping with the building’s simplicity and architectural heritage, the few décor items in the one-bedroom apartment are carefully chosen, and add a touch of colour and fun, with an eye for detail, to the wooden floors and incredible views.
Highlights: air-conditioning, Internet access, satellite TV, parking, periodic housekeeping
BUITENKLOOF STUDIO, Kloof Street, City Bowl
There is very little not to love about this converted loft studio with its exposed brick, open-plan design, big windows, and smooth floors. The carefully chosen retro furniture, industrial-style kitchen, and carefully selected work of art give it a cool, contemporary look that you’d expect from a Cape Town studio apartment.
It’s spacious, comfortable and easy living at its best. Best of all the large bench in the living area converts to two single beds, making the studio adaptable as well as centrally placed.
Highlights: the well applianced kitchen, access to historical parts of the city, 24-hour concierge and secure parking
ST MARTINI GARDENS 510, Queen Victoria Street, City Bowl
We love the calm sophistication of this contemporary studio apartment with its noteworthy views of Lion’s Head and the city.
Like the other apartments on this list the space is small, but the clever choice of décor, the huge windows and French doors that swing open for breakfast out on the balcony, and the pretty kitchen with its avocado tile splashback, make this an ideal city pad from which to explore the highlights of Cape Town.
Highlights: the MyCiti bus route and City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off bus stop are conveniently close to the garden complex, and there is a swimming pool
605 THE ICON BUILDING, Hans Strijdom Avenue, City Bowl
You’re going to love the luxurious feel to these spacious one-bedroomed apartments as well as their location only a couple of kilometres from the V&A Waterfront (you can walk there) and other top attractions in the city. Each has its own balcony, aluminium windows and modern furnishings that make them easy to live in and difficult to leave.
Highlights: a swimming pool, access to a gym, WiFi, en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens
DADDY LONG LEGS SELF CATERING APARTMENTS, Long Street, City Bowl
Cute, colourful and fasionable you can’t go wrong with any of the five, vibrant and stylish self-catering and fully furnished apartments on Long Street.
Each of them mixes the old-world feel of Oregan pine floors with a modern dash of exposed brick, contemporary decor and urban chic. Those of the apartments on Long Street have French doors that open out, great for people watching. Although, if you’re noise-averse, you might want to take one of the apartments away from the street.
Highlights: reception doubles as a travel centre, popular restaurants just downstairs, access to one of the most vibey streets in Cape Town
1015 MANHATTAN PLACE, Bree Street, City Bowl
Wait until you see the kitchen and the views from the balcony from this sprawling penthouse apartment with its own splash pool. The apartment is spread over three levels with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas. Its New York-style feel and access to one of the most trendy foodie strips in Cape Town, Bree Street, make it unbeatable.
Best of all are the ceiling to floor glass doors of the raised bathroom area of the main bedroom, with its sky windows and private balcony.
Highlights: air-conditioning, undercover off street parking and security
ADDERLEY TERRACES L16, Adderley Street, City Bowl
The views of Table Mountain and Green Market Square from this double-storey penthouse apartment are difficult to beat. Cleverly selected décor make this open-plan living space comfortable, and the use of glass and chrome gives it an easy, modern living appeal.
Highlights: the interesting architectural composition from the veranda alone will keep you riveted. St Georges Mall and its weekly food market, and hive of quirky shops, is just across the road
PIAZZA 1004, Parliament Street, City Bowl
This easy-living two bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of a modern building not far from the Company’s Garden has enviable views out over Lion’s Head and Table Mountain from the balcony.
Highlights: the block has a swimming pool, secure parking and 24 hour security
Explore The Cape Town City Bowl