Situated between the Table Bay docks and the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak, Woodstock is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicity that has had a long history of being run down, teeming with drugs, crime and litter, and while none of this will disappear overnight (oh that litter!), the last decade has seen a dramatic facelift with innovative businesses and trendy eateries converting and revamping abandoned buildings and warehouses.
Almost every conceivable space is covered. You’ll find works of varying quality on most street corners and adorning even the simplest of homes.
And although Woodstock is high density living among the surrounding industry, it’s dotted with loads of Victorian semi-detached houses with a feel for yesteryear. Many have been beautifully restored, while the neglected look of others is adorned with colourful pieces or art from scraps of wood.
An additional treat is the omnipresent and iconic slab of mountain Cape Town is famous for as a backdrop.