City Bowl: The Unheard Part of Cape Town Every Tourist Must Visit


When the word Tourism and Cape Town are put in the same sentence, names that come to mind or become the topic for discussion are Hout Bay, Consantia, Bo Kaap and Atlantic Seaboard, rightly so because of their abundance of attractions, both man-made and natural.

But on very few occasions will you hear the name City Bowl in the conversation and not many people have even heard of it before. In fact, no one even plans to visiting Cape Town and thinks of City Bowl as his or her main destination, with the previous mentioned areas being the obvious preferred choices.

But truth is, one can hardly blame tourists for sidelining City Bowl, not much about this beautiful area of Cape Town is available online making it difficult for tourists to find it as a suitable choice when searching on the internet. But to tell you the truth if tourists and people knew how wonderful and amazing this small part of Cape Town is, they wouldn’t dare leave it out in their choice of places to visit.

What makes City Bowl a must visit tourist destination

City Bowl is arguably one of the nicest and safest areas in South Africa, devoid of crime and other violent activities that may be associated with other parts of the city of Cape Town, making it a good choice for visiting tourists.


Aside its safeness, City Bowl is home to many historic attractions and monuments worthy of the precious time of visiting tourists. Major attractions such as the Table Mountain which overlooks the city and the Devil’s Peak are but a few of the wonderful attractions City Bowl has to offer.

Commercially city bowl is also one of the most vibrant areas in Cape Town. Every day, thousands of people troop in to do business in City Bowl, specifically, the Central Business District (CBD). While this may sound more commercial related than tourism, it is a good opportunity for visiting tourists to roam the streets, do some window shopping and get to experience the business part of the people’s lives.

Accommodation in City Bowl is another reason why you cannot leave out this wonderful part of Cape Town out of your plans. The city offers some of the cheapest and yet finest hotels and guest houses in Cape Town, meaning the average tourist can afford to stay in the city of Cape Town for a while without spending much.


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Akesse Sanza

Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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