PRECINCT 3 The cultural, legal and leisure
heart of the Central City PLEIN
Buiten Orphan Ln
Parliament Government Ave
The Company's Garden
or 28% of the 3 061 businesses in the CBD are in P3
AN NA ND ALE This map shows the clustering of the following types of activities in this precinct. Education
MyCiTi Bus stations and stops
MYCITI P3 has six MyCiTi bus stops: Dorp, Government Avenue, Leeuwen, Michaelis, Upper Long and Upper Loop.
Hotels and accomodation
When one thinks of Precinct 3 (P3), three defining features spring to mind: it is the home of The Company’s Garden (the Central City’s answer to Central Park), the Western Cape High Court with its hundreds of members of the bar, and the CBD’s longest standing entertainment strip – Long Street, which has the highest concentration of late-night venues in the Central City. In terms of the first of these, seven of Cape Town’s major cultural assets are in P3, clustered in and around The Company’s Garden, namely: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town Holocaust Centre, South African Jewish Museum, Iziko South African Museum, Iziko Planetarium, Iziko Bertram House and Michaelis Gallery. It is also here that the University of Cape Town houses most of its fine arts department on its Hiddingh Campus, together with the main performance venues of its drama department. Running the length of the garden is Queen Victoria Street, the first true residential node in the Central City with three of its oldest residential blocks and its largest, St Martini Gardens. Together with Long Street, the two streets also house five of P3's seven hotels and five of its six backpacker establishments, making this the precinct closest to becoming a true 24/7 node. Numerous offerings exist in terms of restaurants and takeaway outlets alongside the late-night venues, while retail speaks largely to independently owned outlets ranging from edgy boutiques and second-hand stores catering to the student scene to highend designers. A significant number of design studios (eight in total, from photography to furniture design) and architectural firms (14) are also to be found in this precinct.
In 2016, a total of 87 150 people boarded buses and 170 551 alighted in P3. Individual bus stop and station figures are as follows:
18 514 boarded and 55 607 alighted
14 036 boarded and 14 645 alighted
16 820 boarded and 31 279 alighted
10 878 boarded and 50 602 alighted
18 096 boarded and 6 884 alighted
GOVERNMENT AVENUE 8 806 boarded and 11 534 alighted
Published on Apr 20, 2017
Published on Apr 20, 2017
Looking back at 2016 in terms of the economic and investment climate of the Cape Town CBD.