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 R210 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

 
African Heart Backpackers
0.2 km

From R275 pps


African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Set in a historical Victorian building, previously used as a Holistic Health Care Centre (building up lots of good energy), we have revived the ... More Info

 
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

 
Birds Mountain & Wild Sage
0.3 km

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MULBERRY COTTAGE is 2 minutes walk from the happy strip of Obs cafes and useful shops.......15 from GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL ,the LUNG INSTITUTE and the RIVERCLUB or less . There is a stove top , a ... More Info

 
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

 
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. We started 20 years ago, as the first really large lodge in the So... More Info

 
33 On Rhodes University Estate
1 km

From R1200* unit


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

 
Wish U Were Here Lodge & Backpackers
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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The Pumpkin Palace
1.1 km

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The Pumpkin Palace is our wonderful 110 year old Cape Town town house, which we escape to when we need a break from the hotel business in Tulbagh, Cape Winelands. The house is available to rent year r... More Info

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At Villa Garda B&B
1.2 km

From R580 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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Observatory (CPT)
Very clean and peaceful area.
- Susan Van Jaarsveldt

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