NEWSFLASH: The Matrix is not just a state of being in which maximum convenience coincides with minimum hassle.

 

It IS an actual place, about seven kilometres north of Cape Town’s CBD, and right in the heart of Century City’s Bridgeways precinct.

 

This exciting and rapidly developing part of Century City is remarkable for two reasons: firstly, it consists entirely of buildings that have been registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa. This includes the Matrix itself, as well as its neighbours, the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, the three-storey Bridge Park East and West office buildings, and the iconic, curved structure of the Apex.

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Secondly, it is in many ways Century City’s most convenient residential area, at the epicentre of public transport options in the form of MyCiTi bus stops and a ten minute stroll from the Century City Railway Station. It is also close the new exit point from Century City onto Sable Road, where the R18 million road upgrade currently underway will make access to and from the N1 a very much quicker journey.

 

And from the N1, the various delights and attractions of the Mother City open up on all sides…

 

Go WEST, and in no time you’ll find yourself in at the entrance to the South Africa’s most visited tourist attraction, the V&A Waterfront. Carry on a few kilometres more, and you’ll reach the Atlantic Seaboard beaches of Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay.

Take the beautiful curve of the Koeberg Interchange from the N1 onto the M5, and within minutes you’ll reach the attractions of the Southern Suburbs: the University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands Rugby and Newlands Cricket Stadiums and Cavendish Square shopping centre, to name but a few.

 

Carry on and eventually the M5 will lead you to the warm-water beaches of Muizenberg and Fishhoek, then the historic town of Simonstown and the dramatic southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point.

 

Take the turn-off to the N2 highway from the M5, and twenty minutes later you’ll reach the Cape Town International Airport, repeat winner of various ‘Best Airport in Africa’ awards.

Take the N1 NORTH, and you’ll soon be climbing into the hills of Durbanville, home to a number of renowned wine estates. Carry on, and you’ll soon reach the turn-offs to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the historic double heart of South Africa’s justly famous wine lands.

 

And on the WEST COAST, the wind-surfing and kite-boarding beaches of Milnerton, Blouberg and Big Bay are just minutes away. In short, the Matrix is located pretty much at the epicentre of the greater Cape Town metropole, and allows easy access in all directions via various highways.