Conveniently situated between the city centre and suburbia and oozing eclectic character and charm, Obs, with its delightful and affordable Victorian homes, remains a trendy and sought after residential area for creatives, professionals, academics, first time home owners, young familes, investors and students.
Obs is reknown for its vibey restaurants, pubs, music venues, festivals, UCT's world class Medical School, Groote Schuur Hospital, famous for the first heart transplant, and Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital. It also boasts a newly upgraded walking and cycle track along the leafy Liesbeeck River, a 9 hole golf course and driving range.
Observatory is proudly a City Improvement District.
The land along the fertile Liesbeeck River was first granted in 1657 and is home to the First Royal Observatory, after which the area was named.
One of Cape Town's oldest suburbs, vibrant Woodstock is situated on the doorstep of the city centre and hugs Devil's Peak, offering views both over the harbour and the mountain.
The area escaped the trauma of Apartheid and is made up of an eclectic mix of characterful Victorian homes, 60's architecture, Islam and Portugese influences and is currently reaping the rewards of the Inner City Revival programme. Woodstock is abuzz with Cape Town's top Art Galleries, the Old Biscuit Mill and Neighbourhood Goods Market and the Theatre in the District.
Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek and Gardens hug the city centre and sprawl up Signal hill, Lion's Head, Table Mountain and the western flanks of Devil's Peak. These areas are highly sought after for their easy access to the city, the Atlantic beaches and the sea and mountain views. They all offer a wide range of property from trendy apartments and lofts to Victorian semi's and imaginative modern architecture.
The Liesbeeck River flows from south to north through Mowbray and separates the suburb into two distinct sections. The western section lies on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak, and contains most of the commercial development and apartments of the suburb while the eastern section, "Little Mowbray", lies on the low hill between the Liesbeeck and Black Rivers, offering characterful residential homes. The area boasts 2 world class golf courses!
Located on the lower eastern slopes of Devil's Peak and stretching across the Liesbeeck River to the Rondebosch Common, Rosebank is a mix of University of Cape Town Residences, girls. schools, flats, semis and highly sought after rambling character homes and gardens. The historic Mostert Mill is located in Rosebank.
Rondebosch is very much the academic seat of Cape Town with the University of Cape Town overlooking it and many of SA's top schools dotted about the leafy suburb. It is also home to the President's residence, Groote Schuur. The area offers everything from a bustling commercial centre, student drinking holes and colourful flower sellers to quiet treed residential streets. The plentiful larger family homes with treed gardens are highly sought after by families with school and university going children.
This upmarket area is the wettest suburb in South Africa and hosts not only a forest, but also SA's first brewery! It is also home to rugby and cricket, not to mention Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens! This highly sought after residential area, nestled on the southeast flanks of Table Mountain, offers peace and tranquility and verdant gardens.
This vibrant and rapidly developing business and residential area is home to Cavendish Square, a business district, excellent schools and a desirable and sprawling family residential area which offers both upmarket and more affordable areas.
The Met, The Cape's top Horse Racing Event is hosted here but this gentle suburb also offers older character homes, large treed gardens, and is pervaded by a peaceful air.
Home to Maynardville Open Air Theatre, reknown for its summer Shakespeare productions, Wynberg also offers a bustling business district along the Main Road and gentle, characterful residential areas far from the madding crowd.