The City Bowl is the historic centre of Cape Town and
remains the business 'downtown' area. It is enclosed by Table Mountain to its
south and Signal Hill to the west. Street maps are freely available at the
airport and information booths.
The Waterfront is on the north side of the City Bowl adjoining Table
The Atlantic Suburbsare on the north-east coast of the Peninsula on the
mountain slopes above the shoreline. These include Sea Point and Green
Point and up-market suburbs such as Camps Bay and Hout Bay. They
enjoy great sunsets and beaches - but the water is cold!
Table Mountain runs due south in a chain of hills that form the Cape Peninsula.
On the eastern side of the mountain is leafy suburbia - including the
Southern Suburbs and Constantia.
The South Peninsula has some attractive towns and scenery and False Bay
has warmer water. The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point lie at the
southern tip of the Peninsula.
The Peninsula is 50km (30miles) long and seldom more
than 10km wide. At its highest point the mountain is 1086m high.
Fast freeways and roads make it easy to get around. Maps are
freely available in all Information offices and hotels.
There are over 100 beaches, and 300 walking routes up the mountain.