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Western Cape

Cape Town

CAPE TOWN CITY BOWL, CAPE TOWN The City Bowl of Cape Town is one of the oldest and most sought after residential areas in South Africa. The  City Bowl, which includes Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Bo-Kaap, Vredehoek, Highlands Estate and Devil’s Peak is set against the majestic slopes of Table Mountain, a World Wonder overlooking the City  and Table Bay where Jan van Riebeeck first set foot in 1652.  We at Kapstadt International Properties pride ourselves to know the City Bowl better than most.  It is our specialist area and our expertise is unmatched as we all are fortunate enough to have lived and served in the City Bowl for...

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Devils Peak

The suburb of Devil’s Peak lies below the slopes of Devil’s Peak between Vredehoek and the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. Superb views over the city and Table Bay. This is the only suburb not zoned for flats, townhouses or multi-dwelling units and as such smaller homes are found in this small enclave. Devil’s Peak – the mountain peak – is a distinctive landmark to the left of Table Mountain.  The Peak starts from Hospital Bend, aka Rhodes Drive at the top of Observatory. Its slopes gently ascend from Groote Schuur Hospital past the zebras and bokkies, and past the old blockhouse to its summit height of 1000m. One can easily walk...

Gardens

Sandwiched between Tamboerskloof and Oranjezicht, Gardens is a very popular suburb and one of the oldest and most established parts of Cape Town. There are still some authentic mansions - houses that haven’t been subdivided or rezoned into business residences. Many are guest houses or hotels whose large rooms with high ceilings and wooden floors are very sought after. The Company Gardens, the oldest garden in South Africa, dating back to Jan van Riebeeck, is just down Government Walk and virtually synonymous with the suburb of Gardens. Initially a vegetable garden to support the European settlement, the gardens are today one of the most botanically...

Higgovale

Higgovale is a sought after, upper class suburb with some of the most spectacular views over the city and Table Bay. It is a green, leafy and sedate suburb on the steep slopes of Table Mountain and perched above the city, yet you are only minutes away from Kloof Street with it’s many bistros and shops. The homes on Bridle Rd, Beulah Terrace, Rugby Road and Trek Road border on the Table Mountain National Park giving easy access to nature and Table Mountain. Getting to the Atlantic beaches is a quick 10 minute drive, and the V&A Waterfront is not only visible from here and also easily accessible. For the climbers, there’s the Higgovale Quarry, which...

High Cape

High Cape is an upmarket residential property complex situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak consisting of free-standing homes and apartments. It is becoming increasingly popular especially with the younger generation due to the excellent security and modern architecture. It is north-west facing, so homes are light and bright, although the wind can take some getting use to!  But then you have stunning views of the City centre, the harbour, Robben Island right across the bay to the West Coast and with the increasing traffic volumes you don’t have to sit in traffic for hours.

Oranjezicht

Oranjezicht (orange view), lying at the foothills of Table Mountain, is often described as a `stylish little village’ and very popular with the arty and trendy set. Oranjezicht sits perched above Kloof Street and is separated from Vredehoek by Upper Buitenkant Street. The suburb was built on the site of the old Oranjezicht farm, which stretched as far as the Mount Nelson Hotel and once supplied the Cape Town Castle with fresh produce. The old farmhouse was torn down in the 1960s to make way for a bowling green. The Molteno Reservoir built in 1866 to replace its predecessor (1822) that burst its banks was the site of Cape Town first power station, the Graaff...

Tamboerskloof

Tamboerskloof is nestled between the Cape Town City Bowl, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head, which protects it from the Cape Doctor, the legendary Southeaster wind that whips the city in the summer months.  It is one of the oldest residential suburbs in the City Bowl with a mixture of beautiful large Victorian style homes with broekie lace, art deco apartment blocks, sprawling Villas, guesthouses and modern futuristic architectural styled homes.  It is a quiet tree-lined friendly cosmopolitan neighbourhood. In the 1800s the area to the right of Kloofnek Road consisted of four gardens known as Klippenburg, Tamboerskloof, Leeuwenvoet and De hoop, these...

Vredehoek

Vredehoek lies on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, in the shadow of the three ugly, round towers that dominate the horizon – referred to by locals as the `tampon towers’. Loosely translated, Vredehoek means `peace corner’ and is a quiet and peaceful suburb although appealing to a few eccentrics. It is a very popular suburbs with DINKYs (dual income,no kids yet), younger buyers and students. The neighbourhood has faced a revival with older apartment blocks being redeveloped into trendy apartments and an escalation in property prices during boom times.  Vredehoek has some of the best views of the city, Table Bay, the V&A Waterfront and...

Zonnebloem

On the fringe of the City centre lies Zonnebloem. There are very few remaining Victorian cottages with great character, wooden floors and fabulous views of the harbour. Situated in between the city centre, Woodstock and Observatory, buyers are beginning to realize the value of properties close to the CBD. It is ideal for first time buyers who move on from apartments to their starter homes.

 
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