1 bedroom,free WIFI,Aircon,Table Mountain views,pool,free parking,24hr security
About Claire Parrish
I am originally from Newcastle in the North East of England. After living and working in the corporate world in London for 6 years, i decided i needed a break. I enrolled on a volunteer program which enabled me to work with lions in Zimbabwe, and then at a health clinic in Zambia. It was in Zambia that i knew my life had to change, it seemed to me, that in Africa you could be whatever you wanted to be! I was allowed to help deliver babies, was a lab technician, amongst other things, and also in the afternoons i taught kids English. At the end of the volunteering, i joined an overland tour which ended in Cape Town. I fell instantly in love with the city and decided i would live there. I had no clue what i would do when i moved, but things fell into place instantly and i started modelling and acting in TV commercials. I have now lived in Cape Town 7 years, and can truly call it my home. I spend any of my free time hiking on the mountain, i love living so close to, and having access to such beautiful nature.
Claire Parrish purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Claire Parrish chose De Waterkant
When i first arrived in Cape Town i stumbled upon De Waterkant. I loved the quaint cobbled streets and felt like it was a secret place i had uncovered. The original Cape Quarter was just the piazza, and of course since then it has been extended and grown into a delightful hip and trendy area loved and known by all.
What makes this Apartment unique
I actually looked at many properties in the area, but my favourite block was Soho on Strand. It seemed quiet and tranquil considering it was in the middle of the city and with the huge glass windows in every foyer, the views were stunning. I loved the double volume loft style, and the apartment just had that special feel.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
Brilliant place to stay
It is exactly as it looks on the website, beautiful view of the mountain. The apartment has everything required for a holiday stay. Ideally situated for the hop on off bus, which is a ten minutes walkaway, twenty five minutes easy walk to the Waterfront. Supermarket and beer/wine store across the road. Claire has been really helpful, plus all the information needed about the area and apartment has been provided. Can't fault it, enjoy your stay!
Excellent Cape Town apartment
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Claire’s apartment - ideal for my wife & I visiting Cape Town for the first time (hopefully we can return at some future time). Similar to other reviews posted, communication with Claire was simple & very helpful throughout.
Good location if catering for yourself, supermarket (Pick n Pay) together with well stocked wine/beer merchant (Bar Keeper) located directly across road. We walked within CT during daylight hours, however definitely recommend using Uber in evenings if planning to head out to restaurants etc.
We used CitySightseeing multi-day bus tickets which were great value. Building security helpful & available parking within apartment block a great bonus.
This really does look like the photos. You do get fabulous view of Table Mountain and its table cloth. Clair is very responsive as a host and the apartment is excellently well maintained. It is very secure and within easy reach of the facilities if you are comfortable walking...or 5 minutes in an Uber taxi.
We really enjoyed Charles's cafe for breakfast which is 3 minutes walk...Clair's recommendations are worth wading through and taking note of.
Great View Apartment
We loved our Oasis in Bo-Kaap
Great amenities and lovely home and views !
We found close by great shopping, restaurants and near by to everything!!
Lovely comfy King bed in the loft was so quiet !!
Nice Cape Town Apt.
I enjoyed my recent stay at this property. It has a great view of Table Mountain, and was very comfortable. The complimentary bottle of local wine was also an appreciated extra. One thing I didn't expect was that the bathroom and bedroom are on different floors. This was not obvious from the otherwise accurate photos. While this wasn't a big problem, I think potential visitors should know this before booking. As for the location, it was satisfactory but not exactly in the heart of the tourist streets making walking to/from restaurants not convenient. My contacts with the owner were easy and most helpful. I would recommend this apartment to travelers looking for a nice, clean place in Cape Town, as long as they realize that walking to places is not recommended after dark.
The apartment borders De Waterkant Village, the Bo Kaap and the City Centre. Each within spitting distance, and each with their own unique characters. Spend your day exploring De Waterkant village, this hip and trendy neighbourhood oozes with style and sophistication. Explore the cobbled streets, and marvel at the Dutch style colourful houses with their pretty flower boxes and tree lined pavements. Browse through the famous Cape Quarter with its abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and European style cafes. Take a peak in the design shops, Cape Town wasn’t named the 2014 design capital for nothing!
Alternatively, wander over to Heritage Square, the latest new spot for all things cool and trendy, not to mention the revival of Bree Street with its galleries, café’s and excellent restaurants that will have the foodies among you drooling! This is where it is happening with the locals! Don’t miss the 1st Thursday of the month, where food trucks gather in Heritage Square and the shops and galleries throw their doors open until late, blessing you with free wine and nibbles. This has become quite the social event in Cape Town.
Directly opposite the apartment, you can walk up Rose Street and into the heart of the Bo Kaap. Step back in time, and enjoy wandering around this historical Cape Malay area with its beautiful coloured houses. Don’t forget to be finished in time to walk up to Signal Hill for the firing of the noon gun!
The fan walk that was constructed for the FIFA World Cup runs parallel to the apartment block, and is the place to be if there are any street festivals such as Gay Pride, and the Cape Town festival. They all head this way, so you are in the perfect spot to join the festivities.