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Nice quiet naighbourhood - For people who want to unwind and relax away from the big city and township noise, Observatory is the place to be.

Fana Nzimande
South Africa

Old part of Cape Town - Observatory is an old part of Cape Town and is a bit dodgy compared to other suburbs. I would not recommend Observatory as a tourist destination.

Rudolph de Kock
South Africa

Observatory - An amazing place to visit. You could pick up wonderful memorabilia from days gone by. Quaint vintage shops and restaurants. Lots of little art shops and studios. Well worth a visit.

Devika Pillay
South Africa

Very trendy and busy. The people there never sleep - Really love Observatory. It's centrally located packed with lots of restaurants and bars.

South Africa

Obslife - Observatory is trendy, historical and close to all that Cape Town has to offer. It is centrally situated, only minutes from the Airport, Waterfront, UCT & Medical Schools, beaches, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, to name but a few attractions and public transport is right on it's doorstep.

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Things to do near Observatory

  • UCA Gallery UCA Gallery

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in

    This all white minimalist space features innovative exhibitions showcasing some of South Africa's rising...
  • The River Club The River Club

    Golf Course in

    The River Club Golf is the lovely venue to practise your swing on a nicely maintained 9-hole mashie...
  • These Four Walls These Four Walls

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in

    A shooting star in Observatory These Four Walls gallery has risen out of its humble beginnings as a...
  • Howard Centre Howard Centre

    Shopping Mall
    3.2km from Observatory

    1 Review
    Howard Centre is the local Pinelands shopping centre where you can find some interesting small shops, a...
  • The Old Biscuit Mill The Old Biscuit Mill

    Village Marketplace
    1.6km from Observatory

    The legendary Old Biscuit Mill is something of an institution in the Mother City. It has the vibe of a...
  • Irma Stern Museum Irma Stern Museum

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum
    1.7km from Observatory

    Irma Stern was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her...
  • Rhodes Memorial Rhodes Memorial

    Popular Attraction
    2.0km from Observatory

    The multitude of Grecian-style columns and host of lion sculptures on the slope of Table Mountain is...
  • Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch

    Hiking Trail
    2.1km from Observatory

    Park at Rhodes Memorial and take the path at the top left of the parking area. Head up the hill to the...
  • Baxter Theatre Baxter Theatre

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum
    2.1km from Observatory

    The Baxter Theatre Centre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of...
  • University of Cape Town University of Cape Town

    Popular Attraction
    2.4km from Observatory

    The University of Cape Town, fondly called UCT, presides over the southern suburbs and Cape Flats from...
  • Rondebosch Common Rondebosch Common

    Nature Reserve
    2.6km from Observatory

    This public open space has many walking paths. The ever changing landscape and pretty seasonal endemic...
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Observatory Restaurants

  • Sticky Fingers Sticky Fingers

    International Restaurant in

    1 Review
    Located in Observatory, Sticky Fingers proffers ribs, burgers, light meals, grills and international...
  • A Touch Of Madness A Touch Of Madness

    Pub Meals Restaurant in

    1 Review
    Grab your friends and head straight to A Touch of Madness for a tasty meal and a great bottle of wine....
  • Panchos Panchos

    Mexican Restaurant in

    As with all Mexican eateries, it’s all about sizzling palates, frozen margaritas and fiery tequilas,...
  • Hello Sailor Bistro Hello Sailor Bistro

    Light Meals Restaurant in

    Hello Sailor is a trendy little spot in Observatory with a sailor-ocean theme throughout. The staff are...
  • Crespella Crespella

    Turkish Restaurant in

    Boasting over 40 different crepes, the menu entices and tempts with chocolate chilli, apple cinnamon and...
  • Obz Essions Obz Essions

    Grills Restaurant in

    Obz-Essions is a casual yet fine dining experience in Observatory. The interior takes a girl back to...
  • Eagle Eye Spur Eagle Eye Spur

    South African Restaurant in

    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
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Accommodation near Observatory

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At Villa Garda B&B |
from R850
1 night, 2 adults

At Villa Garda B&B

Sleeps 23 Mowbray Bed and Breakfast in Mowbray
1.12km from Observatory

A home, not just a house. Charming and cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 5 spacious en-suite roo...

Courtyard Cape Town |
from R1,330
1 night, 2 adults

Courtyard Cape Town

Sleeps 76 Mowbray Hotel in Mowbray
1.17km from Observatory

A memorable stay will be enjoyed in this converted historical Cape Dutch Manor House, which has a ma...

Malleson Garden Cottage |
from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Malleson Garden Cottage

Sleeps 2 Mowbray Guest House, Mowbray Self-catering in Mowbray
1.22km from Observatory

Beautiful self-contained garden cottage in Mowbray, Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain...

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside |
from R1,235
1 night, 2 adults

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside

Sleeps 365 Woodstock Hotel, Woodstock Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock
1.42km from Observatory

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside has the backdrop of the green slopes of Devil's Peak a...

Carmichael Guesthouse |
from R1,180
1 night, 2 adults

Carmichael Guesthouse

Sleeps 13 Rosebank - CT Guest House in Rosebank - CT
1.54km from Observatory

This Victorian GuestHouse is situated on the slopes of Devils Peak, within walking distance of the U...

Pepper Tree House |
from R670
1 night, 2 adults

Pepper Tree House

Sleeps 16 Rosebank - CT Self-catering in Rosebank - CT
1.64km from Observatory

Pepper Tree house is very centally situated. It is 12 minutes from the airport and 2 minutes from UC...

Belmont B&B |
from R1,190
1 night, 2 adults

Belmont B&B

Sleeps 6 Rosebank - CT Bed and Breakfast in Rosebank - CT
1.68km from Observatory

Very private luxury garden suites in the heart of the Cape Peninsula. Bed and breakfast accommodatio...

Arundel Lodge |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Arundel Lodge

Sleeps 4 Rosebank - CT Self-catering in Rosebank - CT
1.82km from Observatory

Cost effective self-catering accommodation in Rosebank. We offer two rustic, well maintained and wel...

Medindi Manor |
from R1,090
1 night, 2 adults

Medindi Manor

Sleeps 42 Rondebosch Guest House, Rondebosch Hotel, Rondebosch Bed and Breakfast, Rondebosch Boutique Hotel in Rondebosch
1.89km from Observatory

Some of the rooms have their own doors leading out onto the verandas and others lead out to the gard...

33 On Rhodes |
from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

33 On Rhodes

Sleeps 8 University Estate Self-catering in University Estate
1.91km from Observatory

33 on Rhodes is a Guest House situated against the front slope of Devils Peak Mountain and eight min...

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