Cape Town is a beautiful city and one all Capetonians can truly be proud of. As mentioned in a previous blog, we know that Cape Town and the Western Cape as a whole has many wonderful areas to settle in and call home. If you’re looking to relocate or simply purchase an investment or your holiday home away from home, then the Western Cape, Cape Town is a good place to invest.
In this post, I’ll focus on the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. The Southern Suburbs features a wealth of leafy suburbia and beautiful landscapes that showcase gorgeous mountain views and wine route scenery. It is indeed a great place to settle in and raise a family as well as the perfect fit for those who are looking to be close to the serene surrounds of nature in all her beauty.
This region of the Western Cape has about 24 suburbs within it. The following are some of the top and highly sought after suburbs within the Southern Suburb region of Cape Town.
Rondebosch was first named “Ronde Doornbosjen” which means “clump of Thorn Trees” and was one of the first land titles in Africa issued by the Dutch. The area has a rich history that dates back to the Dutch and English settlers. The main campus of the University of Cape Town lies just above the suburbia and many students from around the country choose to live within the area to be closer to the campus. Apart from the natural greenery within the region, there are also great examples of Victorian style properties.
The leafy suburb of Constantia boasts the iconic Constantia Wine Route which is not only great for visitors but a feature the locals are truly proud of. The very first wine farm in Constantia was originally cultivated by Simon Van De Stel who at the time was the Dutch Colonial Governor of the Cape. Some of South Africa’s award winning wines are home brewed on the Constantia Wine farms. Constantia Valley features beautiful historic homes as well as an abundance of landscaping hills and forests. There are many activities to do within this area and is wonderful for a quiet family lifestyle.
Bergvliet was another farm owned by Simon Van De Stel. The name means “mountain streamlet”. It is surrounded by neighboring areas Retreat, Medowridge, Kreupelbosch, Tokai and Heathfield. Parents are spoilt for choice as the area is home to 3 schools namely Bergvliet High, Bergvliet Primary and Sweet Valley Primary.
Newlands is popular for hosting rugby and cricket matches and has lovingly dubbed the name “Cape Town’s Green Suburb”. There are a variety of activities within and surrounding the area including the renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Devil’s Peak and the Montebello Design Centre and an assortment of restaurants.
Pinelands’ name derived due to the many pine trees that line it’s streets. The area boasts an array of English influenced designed homes with most properties boasting large charming gardens paired with tangents and circular drives. The area lies only 10km away from the CBD of Cape Town and for leisure fun; you can enjoy the 18-hole public golf course close by as well as an assortment of activities to do on Table Mountain.
Tokai sports fantastic views of the Constantiaberg Mountain range with neighboring areas including Kirstenhof, Steenberg and Bergfliet. Having originaly been built with homes made for English speaking South African soldiers who returned home from WW2. The area also features many walking paths and recreation facilities and is also another beautiful suburb to settle in and retire or raise a family.
Properties within the Southern Suburb Regions of Cape Town can estimate between 3 million – 75 million and more.
The Southern Suburbs is not short of great eateries, things to see and do, schooling facilities, holiday accommodation and splendid properties with envious views.