Accommodation near De Waal Park

The De Waal Park entrance is situated on Upper Orange Street in Cape Town, South Africa. It is 12 hectares in size and is open to all members of the public; adults, children and dogs.

This beautiful park at the bottom of Table Mountain has fantastic facilities due to an organisation called 'Friends of De Waal Park' - a group that has taken it upon themselves to ensure a clean and well-equipped public space for interactions between strangers and friends alike.

The most famous features of the park are a Victorian-style fountain, which is a natural artesian well, and a bandstand built for the Cape Town Exhibition in Green Point in 1904/5. There is also a modern children's playground.

De Waal Park was named after the man who conceptualised it, the then-mayor of Cape Town, David Christian De Waal. Mayor De Waal worked lovingly on the park and developed it for a number of years before it was officially opened to the public in 1895.

The park was developed on land that once formed part of the farm, Oranjezicht, which was owned by the Van Brede family. It was bought from them by the Cape Town City Council and divided up into three parts which later became the park and its surrounding suburbs.

The park was fenced off on Camp Street with a kei apple tree hedge in 1900. In March of 1968 the park was proclaimed a National Monument and was to be maintained, forever more, as public gardens. It is now also listed as a Provincial Heritage Site and remains a well-loved community asset, even hosting free, al fresco music concerts during the summer months.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Ambiance Apartment
0.1 km

From R450 PPS

Ambiance Apartment is ideally situated in central Cape Town, yet in a very peaceful, safe and quiet suburb, against the foot hills of Table Mountain. It is half a block to De Waal park, the bus route... More Info

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Prince Lodge
0.1 km

From R595 PPS

Conveniently situated at the foot of Table Mountain, Prince Lodge bed and breakfast guest house invites you to experience a unique blend of vibrant city living and Cape Town magic. With a choice... More Info

Esperanza Guest House
0.2 km

From R836 PPS

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Ideally situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, Esperanza boasts magnificent views of the city and surrounding mountains and is close to numerous fine restaurants, the central business district and ... More Info

Villa Bianca
0.2 km

From R1716* Unit

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Villa Bianca, conveniently located in the suburb of Oranjezicht at the foot of Table Mountain National Park, offers guests from around the world a home away from home. With just four generous suites, ... More Info

Glory Guesthouse
0.2 km

From R650 PPS

Glory House is a beautiful double story Victorian House (1910), located in the peaceful Oranjezicht at the foot of our magnificent Table Mountain. Our residential home is ideal for individuals or cou... More Info

Cape Riviera
0.3 km

From R867 PPS

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Nestling at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of the upmarket suburb of Oranjezicht, Cape Riviera Guest House offers luxurious accommodation in 12 en-suite rooms for the discerning guest. This h... More Info

Mountain Manor Self-Catering
0.3 km

From R1699* Unit

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Welcome to Harrow House, our beautifully restored star graded, Cape Dutch Style House dating back to 1851 and comprising five luxury serviced apartments. Conveniently located in the heart of town,... More Info

Mountain Manor Guest House & Executive Suites
0.3 km

From R1396* Unit

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Situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and dating back to 1852 these two mansions have been restored to their former glory to host you in either The Guest House or Harrow House Executive Suite... More Info

Albany Court P4
0.4 km


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From R714* Unit

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Albany Court P4 is a lovely self-catering apartment situated in a quiet residential area of Gardens. The apartment is ideal for couples or business travellers visiting Cape Town, and is ideally locate... More Info

Floréal House
0.4 km

From R2000* Unit

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This magnificent, well-known Cape Town building boasts sweeping views of Table Mountain (below which it lies), the harbour and Table Bay. Dating back to the 1920's, the lodge is exceptionally stylish... More Info

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Oranjezicht Reviews

Beautiful area! Will return.
- Patricia Proctor

Nice quite place.
- Stephen Raboeane

Awesome area.
- Erik De Waal

Sichere und schöne Ecke in Kapstadt. Von dort aus lässt sich alles gut erreichen.
- Beate Deutschendorff

I was born in Cape Town and lived in the Peninsula and the northern suburbs for 35 years but never really knew Oranjezicht and the surrounding area. To have lived in Oranjezicht for a couple of days, so close to Table Mountain, and to experience just part of the Platteklip Gorge Hike, was a great adventure for a 79 year young man! The Farmers' market on Saturday morning was another lovely outing.
- Sid Draper