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 City Bowl of Cape Town. It is located in very close proximity to the heart of the central business and has about 16 suburbs that makes it up as a whole.
Bo Kaap (aka The Malay Quarter)
This area of Cape Town is popular, and to date is still pre-dominantly Muslim residents. The area was originally separated from the rest of the areas as a Township in the years of racial segregation and was called the Malay Quater. It is located on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooks the CBD. The homes here are famous for their colourful paint scheme throughout the area as well as beautiful cobble streets. The Nurul Islam Mosque is also located in the area and was established in 1844. Bo Kaap also features its museum, which dates back to the 1760s, which showcases all the contributions made by muslim settlers in earlier years as well as various aspects that express Bo Kaap’s history within South Africa Cape Town.
De Waterkant has become an uber trendy and much sought after area in the City Bowl; its location is close to Green Point but virtually forms part of Green Point and lies adjacent to the CBD. It is also a popular residential area among the gay and lesbian community and features a variety of upmarket properties, retail shops and restaurants.
The Foreshore suburb is a very exclusive area in the City Centre. It lies adjacent to the popular V&A Waterfront and features exclusive apartment living. Access to the V&A shopping centre is a mere walk away and transport from Foreshore to the Central Business District is easy with plenty taxis and buses moving to and fro. The area also features historical statues of South African soldiers who lost their lives in ww1 and 2 as well as statues of Portuguese and Dutch explorers Bartolomeu Diaz and Jan Van Riebeeck and his wife Maria.
Gardens is situated on the foot of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head Mountain right between Tamboerskloof and Oranjazicht and within very close proximity to the City Bowl. It is one of Cape Town’s oldest established suburbs and features beautiful and charming houses and apartment blocks. Residents are spoilt for choice with an array of chic boutique shops, department stores and restaurants.
The suburb of Tamboerskloof is located on the slopes of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head. It features a mix of art-deco and Victorian style homes and is also one of the Mother City’s oldest suburbs. It’s neibouring areas include Bo-Kaap and Gardens. This suburb is perfect for an exclusive up-market family lifestyle.
Granger Bay is yet another trendy suburb closely located to the CBD and right next to the V&A Waterfront. It features exclusive properties with envious views of Table bay and Robben Island.
Other areas within the City Bowl Suburbs also include Woodstock, Zonnebloem, Vredehoek and Roggebaai. There are plenty of schools accessible with many of them located on the Atlantic Seaboard. Eateries, shopping facilities, day spas and hair salons are within easy access to this exciting, lively area of the Western Cape.
Properties in and surrounding the Cape Town City Bowl can range between an estimate of 3 million to 30 million.
If you’re looking for an upmarket lifestyle and you’re a thriving professional looking to mix with other professionals amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy CBD, then the City Bowl and surrounds is perfect for you.
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