Sitting between the CBD of Cape Town and the popular V&A Waterfront is the charming, welcoming and sought after DeWaterkant. Translating into the “Waterside”, this area is highly sought after in terms of real estate with swanky newer apartments and older well kept modernised units with cobbled streets and everything within walking distance.
According to global wealth experts Knight Frank, DeWaterkant was named one of the “up and coming neighbourhoods of 2021” on the entire planet, rubbing shoulders with places in Barcelona, Spain and Dubai and was named one of the most promising on the list. The life-work balance it offers is unparalleled in Cape town. De Waterkant is within walking distance to Green Point park, gyms, great shops and eateries. It’s easy to see how it made it onto the list.
About a 10-minute walk! Being so close to the Waterfront has its perks. Not just the busiest tourist attraction in Africa, there is much to see and do around the Waterfront. From great meals overlooking yachts to helicopter trips around our famous peninsula, the amount of things to see and do for visitors here is almost endless. The Zeitz MOCAA museum of contemporary art is a must-see for all visitors, showcasing some of the most interesting and african’esque art you are going to see anywhere in the World.
DeWaterkant has seen a sharp rise in foreign investment over the last decade. With beautiful apartments going for around R10 Million, investors from all over the world have started to snap up these swanky apartments and rent them out to locals and visitors alike. The best part about this area is everything is within walking distance and no uber in the city of cape town will cost you more than R60.
De Waterkant has always been known for its open-minded approach. With quite a few gay and lesbian bars, there is no shortage of interesting places to visit and people to meet. This open-minded approach is evident in the laid back and fun vibe you get when visiting De Waterkant.
With the rise of digital nomads working from all corners of the globe, the local government has identified this area as a key place for growth in South Africa. There have been plans to set up a new visa type just for these types of travellers, and De Waterkant is perfect for any digital nomad. The internet is of a high standard, with fibre optic access available, there is no need for a car as walking is always viable and local shops and eateries are to die for.
The Oranjezicht Farmers market that happens at the Waterfront every weekend is also a big plus. The stalls offer artisanal food and drinks, there’s also the most amazing selection of vegetables and cheese for you to take home. No two veggies look the same, and that is always a good sign that they were grown with love.
The question is, would we live in De Waterkant? Definitely!