Cape Town City Centre - Commercial Property For Sale & To Let

Cape Town City Centre Area Profile

Area Description

Quoin offers a wide selection of offices in this thriving business hub, to suit both industrial and commercial businesses of any size. The City Bowl area of Cape Town, is a large amphitheatre-shaped region in the heart of the Mother City, enveloped by Table Bay and the mountains of Lion’s Head, Devil’s Peak, Signal Hill as well as the widely famous Table Mountain. The area also comprises of The Company’s Gardens, The harbour and residential suburbs such as: Gardens, De Waterkant, Vredehoek, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Woodstock, Schotsche Kloof, Tamboerskloof, District Six and Walmer Estate.

The South African parliament is located in the City Bowl, on Plein Street and acts as the seat of government for six months of the year. Additionally, City Bowl holds Cape Town’s Central Business District, which is a core business and financial sector of South Africa. Cape Town’s fast growing business district has attracted an influx of new commercial developments, making this a highly sought after location for small and large businesses alike. 

The Halyard

The Halyard is ideally located adjacent to the N1/N2 motorways offering excellent accesibility from all parts of the City. The building is anchored by KPMG, one of the big four global accounting firms. The Halyard is prominently positioned on the edge of the Cape Town CBD and forms part of the new Culemborg Office District, offering wide boulevards, tree lined centre islands, mixed retail offering and a very pleasant working environment away from the congestion of the inner CBD. 

Portside Tower 

The tallest building in the Cape Town CBD, The Portside Tower, is 139m tall. Situated in a prime location comprising a full city block, bordered by Buitengracht, Hans Strydom, Bree, Mechau Streets, the development capitalises on the magnificent panoramas of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, while complementing the beauty of the Mother City.

The use of LED lighting, storm water recapture, low-embodied-energy materials, and the provision of individually marked, removable and recyclable unitized facade panels earned Portside a 5 Green Star Design rating, making it the tallest green building in South Africa.

117 on Strand 

Situated on the boundary of trendy de Waterkant, minutes away from Cape Town’s entertainment hub, the V&A Waterfront, with easy access to city-based businesses, 117 on Strand offers a cosmopolitan, vibrant lifestyle in the heart of the city. This old city landmark has been redeveloped into a mixed-use building comprising 5 200 m² of retail outlets, 5 500 m² of premium grade offices and 117 apartments, taking the concept of inner city mixed-use living to a new level of contemporary luxury. 


Regarding health care facilities, City Bowl is home to the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital as well as the renowned Groote Schuur Hospital. There are also a wide variety of dental clinics in the area, of which include the Cape Town Medical and Dental Clinic, situated on Old Marine Drive in the City Centre. Additionally, for those seeking reputable fitness centres and gyms, within close proximity to the office, City Bowl offers a multitude of exciting fitness options, such as: City Bowl Fitness and Virgin Active in Gardens.  


In terms of schooling, there are a variety of highly rated public, private and international schools surrounding City Bowl, of which include: Woodstock High School, Tamboerskloof Primary School as well as great preschools like Humpty Dumpty Higgovale.

The city is also home to the University of Cape Town, located at the foot of Devil’s Peak and consistently ranked as the best university in Africa.

Food and Entertainment 

Tenants in City Bowl are spoiled for choice of lunch and dinner options, with restaurants which vary from seafood at the popular Greek Fisherman to fine dining at Dash Restaurant and even Eastern cuisine from Ranhoushe, situated in the CBD. Therefore, there are a myriad of dining options to suit every palate, for those seeking a meal away from the office. Cape Town International Convention Centre

Cape Town’s City Bowl is one of South Africa’s safest and best kept metropolitan areas. This, coupled with ongoing investment in its infrastructure as well as its close proximity to prominent suburbs in Cape Town, makes it one of the most sought after locations for an office environment. For more information about commercial and industrial spaces in this lively core of the Mother city, contact one of our agents.

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