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Observatory, or Obs as it is affectionately known, is Cape Town's most bohemian neighbourhood. It is bordered by Mowbray to the south and Salt River to the north-west. It is primarily considered a student area, due to its proximity to  the University of Cape Town, but also attracts the creative and artsy crowd.

Observatory has a rich and important history, as during apartheid it was one of the few de facto 'grey' suburbs where all races lived together. This spirit of diversity lives on today with Observatory's diverse population of races, ages and nationalities.

Observatory is best known for its nightlife and entertainment. The main entertainment area is to be found around the Lower Main Road, where you will find quirky restaurants, cafes, bars, live music and night clubs. The highlight of the annual events calendar is "Obs Fest",  a 3-day celebration of local arts, culture and music, usually taking place in December.

Other attractions in Observatory include the South African Astronomical Observatory, for which the area is named. It grew from the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, founded in 1820 and is open to the public every second Saturday of the month. Groote Schuur Hospital is another famous Obs landmark, home to the first heart transplant in the world.

Sports fanatics will enjoy the soccer and hockey stadium at Hartleyvale. For the keen golfers, there is a driving range and a nine hole golf course housed at the River Club.

Observatory tends to have an abundance of budget accommodation and BnB's to cater for the increasing numbers of overseas students and tourists who frequent the area.

Visit Obs for an experience of the bohemian side of Cape Town.

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Birds Mountain & Wild Sage
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à partir de R400 pp

WILD SAGE MOUNTAIN 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 . THE UNUSUALLY LARGE GARDEN HAS... Lire plus

Bay Leaf Cottage

à partir de R1000* chambre

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... Lire plus

African Heart Backpackers

à partir de R275 pp

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 ... Lire plus

Green Elephant Backpackers

à partir de R190 pp

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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... Lire plus

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Apartments Bedford

à partir de R300 pp

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... Lire plus

Riverview Lodge

à partir de R205 pp

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... Lire plus

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Observatory (CPT) Commentaires

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

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