Observatory is a suburb in , South Africa that is bordered by Mowbray to the south, and to the northwest. Known affectionately as Obz, the area is best known as a student neighbourhood, most of the students attending the University of Cape Town located close by.

Landmarks in the Area

Railway station
Observatory railway station is a Metrorail station serving the suburb of in .

Tourist attraction
The Cape Town Science Centre is a not-for-profit science centre in , . Photo: Axxter99, CC BY-SA 4.0.

AFDA is the School for the Creative Economy and offers courses in film, television, performance, business innovation and technology, radio and podcasting.

Groote Schuur Hospital is a large, government-funded, teaching hospital situated on the slopes of Devil's Peak in the city of , . Photo: Danie van der Merwe, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Salt River is a suburb of , located near , to the east of Cape Town's central business district.

Rosebank is one of the Southern Suburbs of , , located between the suburbs of Mowbray and Rondebosch. is situated 1½ km south of Observatory. Photo: Rotsee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Woodstock is a suburb of , , between the docks of and the lower slopes of Devil's Peak, about 1 kilometre east of the city centre of Cape Town. is situated 2 km west of Observatory. Photo: Kierano, CC BY 3.0.

Ndabeni is an industrial suburb of , , mainly occupied by light industries such as textiles and clothing. is situated 2½ km northeast of Observatory.


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