Although surrounded by great natural beauty and the outdoor recreational options of Cape Town’s mountain slopes and seashore, De Waterkant’s particular appeal is cultural.

This rainbow village is probably the most progressive, tolerant and vibrant in the whole of the Mother City. De Waterkant is where you’re free to be yourself, no matter who you are.

It’s where the Fan Mile to the Cape Town Stadium gets fanned into life with parades and processions and carnivals, buzzing with the excitement of big match-day derbies and rock-star concert crowds.

It’s where art galleries and dance halls and jazz clubs thrive. Where the streets come alive as the sun sets and twinkle on in pubs, clubs and dives till well after sunrise.

It’s where you can stroll to a great restaurant every night of the week. Where cafes and bistros and trattorias spill out over cast-iron railings onto cobbled pavements. Where you can tickle your cosmopolitan palate with Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Turkish, American, Bedouin, Cuban and Moroccan delights.

It’s where the rivalry between Cape Town’s two great coffee roasters, Origin and Truth, will have you imbibing some of the greatest artisanal brews on the planet, trying to make up your mind which is your favourite.

It’s a hot spot. It’s a cool spot. It’s a melting pot. And it’s an awesome place to live.