Observatory at a glance
Named after the historic Royal Observatory, the area is now home to the South African Astronomical Observatory headquarters which sits comfortably beside the South African National Circus School and famous Groote Schuur Hospital where the world’s first heart transplant took place.
Observatory offers the perfect lifestyle to anyone seeking to become part of a warm and spirited community. Regarded by many as Cape Town’s creative hub, trendy “Obs”, as it is affectionately known, is a rich and vibrant neighbourhood characterised by a creative and bohemian community. The social hub on Lower Main Road presents an energetic blend of lively restaurants and eclectic bars, laid-back meeting places and quirky shops, bookstores and art galleries.
At nearby St Peter’s Square Mall several retail shops and businesses are located in one convenient location.