Longkloof – the area spanning Kloof Street and Long Street in Cape Town’s CBD – is trendy, professional and alternative all at once. No wonder it appeals so much to the new wave of creative professionals arriving in the Mother City daily.
Longkloof is home to marketing companies, design and music studios, on-trend restaurants, and some of the best coffee in Cape Town. With a new Hilton development set to open in 2021, premium tourism will soon play a role in this already successful mix.
Let’s take a closer look at this up and coming area which is home to some of the city’s most exciting commercial property developments.
Creativity, commerce – and the greenest public spaces in Cape Town
The Longkloof area runs parallel to the Company’s Gardens – Cape Town’s oldest and greenest public spaces. Easy access to fresh air, a calming environment, and the park’s facilities are all major drawcards for the area.
The Company’s Gardens are a favourite lunch and picnic spot for Capetonians of all ages – and a stroll through this green oasis is especially popular amongst professionals who work in Longkloof.
With a large proportion of the businesses in Longkloof falling into the creative industries category, companies in the area are always keen to attract fresh young talent.
These employees love the variety of green spaces, coffee shops and restaurants in Longkloof – just the thing to get those creative juices flowing!
The area is home to excellent dining options like the well-known Societi Bistro, The Black Sheep and Cafe Paradiso – as well as countless smaller restaurants catering to all types of palates.
Business lunches, breakfasts on the run, and unwinding after work are equally doable in the Longkloof area, with the entire CBD and the Waterfront area accessible by car and MyCiti bus.
A hotspot for commercial property development
Developments like Longkloof Studios, which is home to several top creative businesses, have sprung up in the area over the past few years – and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.
In fact, tourism is the latest sector to establish itself in Longkloof.
As mentioned above, Hilton recently announced the development of a 150-room hotel in Longkloof, which will form part of its Canopy collection. These hotels are designed for visitors – not tourists – who prefer to stay in authentic districts and “live like the locals” during their stay.
Longkloof’s proximity to the CBD, Company’s Gardens, and other amenities – as well as its development potential – presented the right combination of selling points to attract one of the world’s leading hotel brands.
This latest development could be a game-changer for the area, which is one of the few areas of the CBD where prime property is being redeveloped at competitive prices.
If you’d like to base your business is one of Cape Town’s most dynamic and future-focused areas, contact us today. Our team of area specialists are on hand to help you find the ideal office space to suit your needs.