Accommodation near Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre is located on Main Road in Observatory, Cape Town.

It is an educational facility that uses fun and interactive methods to teach science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

The Centre is housed in a building designed by Max Policansky, a forefather of modernist architecture and style in the city. The mainy body of the centre is a massive open plan room with over 280 interactive exhibits on display.

Some of the exhibits you can expect to see are:a human gyroscope, a kinetic acoustic sculpture, a train set with mini-people whizzing round the tracks,a black hole simulator, a hyperbolic slot, massive revolving wheel that people can ride in, a replica of Mark Shuttleworth's Soyuz space capsule,a hovering ball and much much more.

A recent addition to the centre is an outdoor area with a demonstration of how to save water by harvesting rainwater and a gian chess set.

The centre runs special programmes during school holidays which include activities such as building robots, extracting DNA from onions and competitions to see who can build the tallest tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.

There are twice monthly special events during term time and school groups visiting the centre are given special rates and guided around the centre by one of the knowledgable staff members.

The centre attracts between 126 000 and 138 000 visitors annually.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Green Elephant Backpackers
0.1 km

From R185 pps

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The Green Elephant is the closest hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital, in the heart of Observatory, where University of Cape Town (UCT) students from all around the world live and meet each other. The a... More Info

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Bay Leaf Cottage
0.3 km

From R1000* unit

Bay Leaf Cottage is located in the trendy suburb of Observatory, Cape Town. "Obs", as it is known to residents, is renowned for it's Victorian architecture, eateries, pubs, shops, theatres and clubs o... More Info

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Birds Mountain & Wild Sage
0.3 km


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From R1150* unit

The garden unit in Arnold St is set in a large garden with views of the mountains and the cable car, DSTV, free internet connection available, washing machine, self catering, fireplace and OSP. ATTAC... More Info

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Apartments Bedford
0.4 km

From R300 pps

Welcome to Cape Towns best kept secret! Self catering, private, fully equipped apartments only TEN minutes from the centre of Cape Town, the Stadium and the V&A Waterfront. Each apartment has a double... More Info

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Riverview Lodge
0.6 km

From R205 pps

Riverview Lodge is a large Victorian Guest Lodge, in trendy historical Observatory. Specialising in large group budget accommodation and conferencing. We started 20 years ago, as the first really larg... More Info

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33 On Rhodes University Estate
1 km

From R1200* unit

2 Beds main is double with en-suite bathroom. (shower only)... More Info

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Wish U Were Here Guesthouse
1.1 km


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Wish U Were Here is a creative new lodge situated in Woodstock, one of Cape Town oldest suburbs. At Wish U Were Here you will experience an authentic cool urban stay over in a renovated old building w... More Info

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At Villa Garda B&B
1.2 km

From R425 pps

A home, not just a house. Excellent Bed and Breakfast facilities where we go the extra mile in providing quality services to our guest/s. Either within our 5 en-suite rooms in our charming and cosy ... More Info

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 Villa Garda Self-Catering
1.2 km

From R485 pps

Home, not just a house. Charming and cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 5 spacious en-suite rooms in double storey cottage and 2 spacious en-suite rooms in main house with old-world hospitality. Fr... More Info

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20 On Dixton
1.3 km

From R500* unit

20 on Dixton is a self-catering accommodation located in Cape Town. Free WiFi access is available. The property is very close to UCT and on Jamie shuttle route, 5.7 km from Kenilworth Race Course and... More Info

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Observatory (CPT)
It is a quiet suburb that suited my lifestyle....

My first experience of Cape Town was the best....

- Karabo Mashimbye

Observatory (CPT)
Definitely coming back, great vibe :)
- Joel Ramushu

Observatory (CPT)
A good location for going to all attractions in Cape Town eg: Table mountain, V & A Waterfront, Ratanga Junction, The Castle etc.
- Tessa Scholtz

Observatory (CPT)
Nice,very safe and not too far from malls and the city
- Ricardo Kayser

Observatory (CPT)
Great part of Cape Town, especially for younger people. Many small nice restaurants and bars.
- HäFele Miriam