Observatory (CPT) Accommodation

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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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... Read More

 
Bay Leaf Cottage

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... Read More

 
Green Elephant Backpackers

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... Read More

 
African Heart Backpackers

From R250 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 ... Read More

 
Riverview Lodge

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... Read More

 
Apartments Bedford

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... Read More

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Brookdale House
0.9 km

From R700 pps


Brookdale House is situated in the "garden city" suburb of Pinelands which is centrally located between the northern and southern suburbs of Cape Town in South Africa. As one of the oldest suburbs, it... Read More

 
20 On Dixton
1.1 km

From R570* 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... Read More

 

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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... Read More

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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 ... Read More

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Observatory (CPT) Reviews

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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