Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs stretch from the base of the Table Mountain National Park towards False Bay.

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Aug 15 2020

Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs are vast, starting from Observatory just outside of the city, skirting Devil’s Peak through Newlands, Claremont, and Wynberg, and round the side of Table Mountain to Constantia. The neighbourhoods are leafy and suburban, with many little eateries, bars, parks, and…

Aug 15 2020

Stretching down from the north-facing lower slopes of Devil’s Peak, Observatory is a vibey and diverse suburb where buffalo, hippo, elephant, zebra, jackals, antelope, lions, and leopards were once prevalent. In the dark days of Apartheid, Observatory – or Obz, as it is affectionately known by locals – thumbed its nose at the authorities and the Group Areas Act to…

Aug 15 2020

Claremont is the heart of the Southern Suburbs and boasts cosy cafés, horse racing experiences, and a buzzing nightlife that is all easily accessible. Claremont has a farmland-turn-village history that dates back to 1840 and remained predominantly residential until the early 70s, when commercial development began, notably with Cavendish Square. This swanky shopping centre houses all the…

Aug 15 2020

One of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia is home to incredible wine farms, unrivalled natural beauty and some of the most renowned restaurants in town. See why locals and visitors love it so much:   WHERE TO EAT AND MAKE MERRY: RESTAURANTS AND BARS THE CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE We have already mentioned the…

Aug 15 2020

The leafy Southern Suburb of Newlands is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the city and is renowned for its sporting facilities and being home to some of the best schools in the country, but there is so much more. Read on to discover all that the area has to offer. Distance from Cape Town to Newlands: 9.7km…

Aug 15 2020

Ask any rugby-mad South African where the home of rugby is and they will tell you it is Newlands Stadium, or more correctly, DHL Newlands. It was at this stadium, in the leafy Cape Town suburb of the same name, that the 1995 Rugby World Cup kicked off, a tournament which South Africa went on to win. It holds a…

Aug 15 2020

Cape Town’s design districts range from the bohemian Long Street to the trendy East Central Precinct, and quaint seaside Kalk Bay to Victorian Wynberg. Our hometown teems with creatively designed neighbourhoods. Home to innovations such as the Freeworld Design Centre and the Mutual Building in the CBD, and Etafeni Centre in Nyanga, Cape Town is a showcase of design we…

Close to pubs, cafes and nightclubs, this Cape Town backpackers is perfect for those who desire an authentic experience of South African culture. Enjoy a pint at Stones, some live music at the Independent Armchair Theatre or check out the Old Biscuit Mill in the neighbouring suburb of Woodstock, its Saturday market being a must-see for all those who love ...

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area is a Southern Suburbs nature reserve that comprises of the largest stretch of indigenous Cape Flats Sand Fynbos. It’s hugely significant due to its setting being surrounded by an urban environment as well as being the only horse quarantine station in South Africa.

A Cape Town youth NPO that focuses on empowering youth aged between 5 and 18. The Amy Biehl Foundation strives to help those who dwell in marginalised, challenging and vulnerable communities. Programmes are planned to stimulate creativity and aims to supplement the poor execution of the country’s curriculum in the poorer townships.

Experience authentic old-world luxury at the Andros Boutique Hotel. The gracious Cape Dutch homestead, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was originally built in 1908. Today, the Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel has been restored and updated while still preserving its classic charm.

Visit the permanent Art at Constantia exhibition at the picturesque Groot Constantia Wine Estate to browse a range of local and emerging South African artists’ work. The exhibition is expertly curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson, who use their combined industry experience to select only the highest quality art pieces.

The modern and neat Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch offers facilities from groups as intimate as four, right up to 400, in ten separate venues across the property. Though most commonly used for corporate conferences, the Belmont has also hosted numerous weddings, product launches, gala dinners and other celebratory events.

Traditional cooking meets a modern setting at Bihari Indian Restaurant. Indulge in luxurious and flavour-packed North Indian cuisine, prepared in traditional tandoor ovens on hot open coals for that authentic Indian bite, as well as a bit of a culinary show.

This is a self-catering accommodation with a beautiful and peaceful setting in the Southern suburbs.

‘Cottage’ is a very humble descriptor for these beautiful holiday apartments and houses. Constantia Cottages is located in the heart of the beautiful Constantia suburbs, among some of the oldest Winelands in the Cape. The three well-appointed holiday homes are surrounded by a large, immaculate, private garden and spacious solar-heated swimming pool, well lit with romantic garden lights in a ...

The verdant and lush Constantia Valley is the home of Cape Town wine farms, having begun in 1685 with the establishment of Groot Constantia. All produce award-winning vintages found in the vineyards strewn across the slopes of the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain ranges.

Built in the late 1800’s, this historical home is now elegantly restored and exquisitely furnished to revive its former glory, offering every guest at Coote’s Cottage a luxurious and timeless experience.

EHL Guest House is located in Pinelands, a peaceful garden neighbourhood of shady avenues and criss-crossing roads. A tranquil 4-star Cape retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, here you will relax in a homely atmosphere with friendly hosts and high-quality service.

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