Southern Suburbs at a glance

The Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs is well known for its varied suburban lifestyles. From Observatory all the way down to Kirstenhof, this area supplies varied price range for the optimum suburban life. With amenities with close courters all around each suburb making it convenient for young adults and families to get what they need. The Southern Suburbs lies beneath the base of Table Mountain National Park that extends to Cape Point and Signal Hill, sheltering the are from Cape Towns notorious wind. Frequently cover in clouds that hang leaving the area full of leafy suburbs. From quaint suburbia to affluent suburbia, varied family style home such as older-style, cottage style or large homes, the area supplies a variety for all. With attractions such as Cavendish Square, Kirstenbosch Gardens, The Baxter Theatre and more the area supplies sufficient entertainment as well as home to good schools and The University of Cape Town. This is an optimum area for young students with good education systems, a bustling nightlife life and productive activities all around.

The Southern Suburbs is the perfect place for all requirements, within minutes of the city the Southern Suburbs is the optimum simpler life area for those looking for the best of both worlds.

Bishopscourt

Bishopscourt is placed under the slopes of Table Mountain. The suburbs name originates from the residence of the Bishop of the Church of England of South Africa. Which was established in 1850 by the first Bishop of Cape Town; Robert & Sophy Gray. Established on the Boscheuwel farm, laid out in 1658 formerly owned by Jan van Riebeek.

Bishopscourt is a sought-after suburb that is housed by the elite few. Some of the most valuable real estate in South Africa, as well as the African continent. It's one of oldest suburbs developed in Cape Town. The land has changed over the past couple of years, several times. Bishopscourt has approximately 350 properties, mainly large family homes. This "leafy suburb's" avenues are lined with amazingly large trees, gracious oaks and lush gardens. With views from most properties are worth the price. The area also supplies several exclusive guest houses. Bishopscourt is home to numerus consulates and embassies, as well as a collection of local and international celebrities.

Bishopscourt's residence enjoy a good level of security due to the elite that live there. The resident's association runs an extremely proud and active community protection plan, as well as hosting regular social events that help preserve the agriculture of the beautiful suburb. Making this suburb a haven to raise your family. The Bishopscourt consists mostly of families with young children, enticing residence because of its proximity to good schools and the nearby amenities such as Cavendish, Wynberg and Newlands. Home to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens bordering along Rhodes Drive, hosting cultivated indigenous plants belonging to South Africa. Kirstenbosch Gardens host beautiful musical events in the summer season to enjoy the summer sunset.

With easy access to the motorway that leads to the University of Cape Town, the airport and the beaches of False Bay are just a few minutes' drive away. Although it's situated right under the mountain this area is still sunny area, protected by the South Easter making it a place to secure the longevity of your stay.

Tremendous spacious living, giving the agriculture freedom to flourish, Bishopscourt maintains its value in difficult times, forever leaving the area high in demand. The houses range from traditional homes to new and modern homes.

Bishopscourt is sought after for the tranquil, secure respectful living lifestyle.

Constantia

Constantia is one of the eldest townships in Cape Town best known for its wine farms and Estates such as Groot Constantia established in the 1685 as well as a few other farm estates. The trade was crippled a few years later due to parasites that infected the vines. Now Constantia is well know for is calm, affluent family lifestyle making this are extremely sought after for potential buyers.

The suburb close to the M3 and affluent schools. The suburb is kept in an immaculate condition, with affluent amenities. Surrounded by leafy agriculture and the impeccably beautiful mountains that surround the Suburbs. Majority of the homes are on large plots of spread out land, with different stylings of homes from old school affluent to new and modern architecture making this area a delight for those who seek a beautiful, peaceful lifestyle. The area also supplies spacious, eloquent security complexes such as Silverhurst Estate for people looking for the simpler side of this suburb.

Constantia is located in the center of the Southern Suburbs with prominent amenities and facilities to complement its affluent lifestyle. Such as Constantia Village, with its elegant, pristine, upmarket style along supplying the essentials for your convenience. As well as known Tashes, Cattle Barron and Mugg & Bean. Virgin Active Constantia is a few minutes' drive away as well as leafy trails for walking and running along, which solidifies a healthy lifestyle for the neighborhood.

Observatory

Observatory is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa that is bordered by Mowbray to the south, and Salt River to the northwest. The area is best known as a student neighborhood, most of the students attending the University of Cape Town located close by. It is also the home of South African Astronomical Observatory headquarters, with greener parks, affordable accommodations, views of Devil's Peak Mountain, easy accessible public transport, peaceful atmosphere as well as Groot Schuur hospital.

The suburb of Observatory is situated on the north-facing lower slopes of Devil's Peak. The slope runs into the Liesbeeck River and, as such much of present-day lower Observatory was a marshy estuary formed by the rivers, where the Buffalo, Hippo, Elephant, Zebra, Jackals, Antelope, Lions and Leopards were once prevalent. The Raapenberg bird sanctuary protests 10 hectares (25 acres) of land along Liesbeeck River.

Statistics point to extraordinary growth in property prices in select suburbs in Cape Town. Observatory is one of those fast growing and selling Areas when it comes to real estate industry. At the same time, rental costs have also increased, reinforcing the general impression that the Area is a desirable and safe investment hub where the right kind of property purchase or new development can deliver handsome returns, even in short term.

Observatory today continues to be somewhat alternative part of town, with new age, style stores, nice and affordable restaurants and several Programmes at Observatory Community Centre. It is served by Observatory railway station on the Southern line, with regular trains.

Kenilworth

Kenilworth lies nearby the Constantia Winelands and popular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and is situated between the suburbs of Claremont and Wynberg. A leafy suburb, upper Kenilworth is a well established part of Cape Town and homes here are large with extensive gardens. Across the railway line and south of Main Road, away from the mountain, Kenilworth still offers good value for money and remains affordable to middle class Capetonians.

You're close to everything from here - the city is only a 20 minutes' drive away, Claremont and her extensive shopping center are just up the road and you're close to the Constantia Wine Route.

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