Cape Town's Southern Suburbs
upmarket and more expensive suburbs, close to the city centre and all attractions
- a short distance from the Cape Winelands, and even including a wineland
area of its own, Constantia....
List of the Southern Suburbs:
is a small, wealthy, residential suburb in the Southern Suburbs of Cape
Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is part of the Cape Town Metropolitan
Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Cape Town area.
It has approximately 350 houses most of which reside on more than 3000
square metres of land.
a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated six miles south of
the city, and is one of the so-called "Southern Suburbs". It is an important
commercial and residential area, which is currently experiencing significant
growth and development.
Claremont Main Road is regarded
by many as the clubbing capital of the Southern Suburbs. The road is dotted
with clubs and bars and is a lively hotspot almost every night of the week.
Bars on Clarement Main Road include Lizzards, Stones and Caps. Clubs on
this road include Sobhar, Tin Roof, Wadda, Springboks and Tiger Tiger.
Party-goers have affectionately
nicknamed this party street: Monties, The Monte Carlo Strip, The Mont,
Prawn Avenue, Montgomery's.
is a district in Cape Town, South Africa. It is centred on the Constantia
Valley and lies to the east of and at the foot of a prominent mountain
called Constantiaberg. The area is separated by a low pass from Hout Bay
to the west.
Constantia is situated in
the Cape Peninsula, a few kilometres south of Table Mountain and the City
Bowl (i.e. the central business district of the metropolis).
Constantia is one of the
oldest suburbs of Cape Town and is famed for its wine. The estate of Groot
Constantia (Big Constantia) was established in 1684 by the Dutch Colonial
Governor of Cape Town, Simon van der Stel and other notable wine farms
in the area include Klein Constantia (Small Constantia) and Constantia
Uitsig (Constantia Outlook). Before the twentieth century, the region was
noted for its exports of Constantia, a sweet dessert wine.
Constantia is a very affluent
suburb with large properties and beautiful homes. House prices have rocketed
in recent years. As an aside the area has had both the
famous and the infamous as its residents. Mark Thatcher, the son of Margaret
Thatcher lived in Constantia until he was charged with funding a coup in
Equatorial Guineau. Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, the brother of the
late Princess Diana also resides in the area.
is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. Kenilworth is bordered by
Wynberg to the south and Claremont to the north. Kenilworth railway station
is on the main line from Cape Town to Simon's Town. Main Road (which runs
from Central Cape Town through to Simon's Town) runs through Kenilworth,
and the suburb can also be accessed from the M5 freeway. An attraction
which draws visitors to Kenilworth is the Kenilworth Racecourse. The oldest
race course in the country, it is home to the J&B Met (held in late
January each year), an event which draws more than 50,000 spectators. Numerous
other national horse races are held at Kenilworth throughout the year.
is an upmarket suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located at the
foot of table mountain in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is home
to numerous schools as well as the Newlands Forest.
It is best known for Newlands
Cricket Ground and Newlands Stadium, a rugby union and football venue.
Newlands Forest is incorporated within the Table Mountain National Park.
The forest is a popular outdoor recreation area and includes historic sites
including the Woodcutter's Cottage and Lady Anne Barnard's Path.
"garden city" suburb of Pinelands is located on the edge of the
southern suburbs of Cape Town in South Africa and is known for its large
thatched houses. The suburb is primarily residential and is often praised
for its peacefulness and abundance of trees. Pinelands is one of the few
areas in Cape Town in which sale of alcohol is prohibited and is a popular
place for senior citizens to retire to. While there are several retirement
homes in the suburb, younger people are increasingly moving in.
The main road is called Forest
Drive and the suburb contains two small shopping centres, namely Howard
Centre (named after Ebenezer Howard who led the garden city movement) and
Central Square. Dutch Reformed, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches
are located near to Central Square, while Baptist and Catholic churches
are located elsewhere in the suburb. Pinelands is served by two railway
stations: Pinelands Station on the western edge of the suburb and Mutual
Station on the northern edge. The suburb is bisected from the north east
to the south west by the Elsieskraal River, which has flowed through a
large concrete drainage canal since the 1960s.
a suburb in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, situated on the
western margin of the Cape Flats, within the municipality of the City of
Plumstead was first mentioned
when, in 1762, a large portion of the land beyond Wynberg and the Constantia
Valley was granted to the free burghers Hendrick Jergens and Johan Barrens,
who were Dutch settlers. They called the land 'Rust' (Rest) and 'Werk'
(Work). Twenty years later the land was granted to Hendrick Bouman Brigeraad.
After the decline of the Dutch East India Company, the British occupied
the Cape. An Englishman, Henry Batt, arrived in 1807 and bought 'Rust and
Werk' and renamed it Plumstead, after a district of London. Henry Batt
farmed the area for twenty six years, and died in 1833. The farm Plumstead
was sub-divided and bought by Messrs. Higgs, Loubscher and Southey. Lately
more famous for having Tom Hudson reside there.
one of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. It is bordered
by the suburbs of Rosebank, Rondebosch East, Claremont, Newlands, and the
slopes of Devil's Peak.
It is primarily a residential
suburb, with a medium sized shopping area and a small business district.
It is best known for its excellent schools and for the University of Cape
a large residential suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, is situated on the
foothills of the Constantiaberg, ( a large whaleback shaped mountain in
the Table Mountain range) and is bordered by, Steenberg and Kirstenhof
to the South, Bergvliet to the East, Constantia to the North and the SAFCOL
pine tree plantations against the mountain to the West.
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