Video De Waterkant Cape town .De Waterkant Village , Kapstadt

De Waterkant is, in truth, a modernised rendition of the Bo-Kaap and lies just next to this same suburb, a trendy area that has maintained, and even accentuated, the colourful, bright semi-detached houses - restoring them into fashionable cottages that, together with the cobbled, tree-lined streets and spectacular views, bring to mind New York's Greenwich Village and London's Soho. The De Waterkant Village - now as many as 80 properties within walking distance of restaurants, the Cape Quarter shopping centre and local entertainment - is regarded as a resort-type experience, although this does the charming, character-full village an injustice. The bright, 18th century cottages are given over to guest houses offering authentic 'local' living and nestling on the lower slopes of Signal Hill overlooking Table Bay.