Roeland street, Cape Town South Africa

roeland street picture

Roeland street is situated on the eastern side of town and starts in front of parliament where Plein street and St John’s road meet. The shops are easily found because of their numbering, facing towards the top the shops are numbered evenly on your right and on your left they are odd, which can be quite confusing if you’re new to the town.  
The South African flags at Parliament along with the statue of Louis Botha  greet the locals and fascinate the tourists

botha statueThe statue of Botha and the flags at Parliament welcoming tourists into Roeland street.

This street has treasures among others and businesses ranging from motor vehicle services to creative graphic art studios, with coffee shops, restaurants, bookshops and NGOs.

At no.2 Roeland street is Ruskin House, which hosts commercial office and residences for post graduate CPUT students.


Opposite no.16 Roeland is shop no.37 Anouk Furniture, a little furniture and décor shop which perfectly describes Cape Town, creative, a mix of modern and vintage and unique.

         anouk furniture                                              Picture of Anouk furniture’s taken in the evening.

 Going up you will find many more shops like Cape Persian house which manufacturers and exports handmade carpets and Kelims

If you’re looking to feed that grumbling stomach Osman’s Halaal Take away and Indian Cuisine at no.63 has you covered. They offer tasty sandwiches, gatsbys, hot chips, burgers, curries and chilled salads to keep you full in your adventures. (insert picture)

Find The Book Lounge and Blankspace at No.71. Blankspace offers limited edition prints, cards. The Book Lounge is one of a kind with many interesting book related events that are hosted and if you’re with a child don’t miss their Children’s story time at 11am on Saturdays.


The Book lounge in Roeland street

Not far from there, there’s Kimberley hotel and backpackers. Enjoy the cold beverages sold inside the building  and watch the sunset in their balcony when you book a night or two, look around and see the beauty of Cape Town.

Had a rough night? Walk up to no.62 at Vida e caffe, a coffee shop that is very modern and have the best espresso you’ve ever tasted

Walking up the street you will find Roeland Square housing a variety of electronic shops. You will find Digicape, My Camera and Eclipse printers if you need to print, scan and fax documents.


Roeland square with electoric shops and an internet cafe

Opposite Roeland Square you have Food lover’s fruit and veg, go in to get fresh fruits and make your own smoothies and juice. There’s also a bakery inside that offers fresh bread. “ Alongside the varieties in fruit and vegetables, the company sells fresh milk from a tap, has a juice bar that makes fresh fruit juices, a continental deli, dried fruit and nuts, a bakery and butchery! “

Almost at the top of the road is Cape Peninsula University of Cape Town (CPUT) Roeland campus. The campus offers the media department of CPUT that include Journalism, Public Relations and Photography.


faculty of informatics and Design, CPUT

At the top of the street is the Cape Town fire station which has trucks moving in and out rushing to save homes in the close areas.

fire truckFire brigade truck rushing down Roeland Street.

Cape Town is the place to be, but Roeland street has more than a lot to offer – it could be a town on its own.

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