The Southern Suburbs in Cape Town are on the slopes of Table Mountain. The University of Cape Town is located here, as well as the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. It is a very green and leafy area, ideal for those who love nature and do not want seafront property. Nevertheless, the beach is still only a 15-minute drive away. Its tranquil setting makes it perfect for those seeking a calmer lifestyle and cooler temperatures, as the sun sets behind the mountain which dominates this part of Cape Town. You can see families with their dogs, as well as students, along with many rustic houses with big lawns.
House prices are proportional to the proximity of the mountains. The most expensive neighbourhoods are Newlands, Bishopscourt and Constantia, while the prices in Rondebosch, Claremont, Kenilworth and Wynberg are more average. In this vicinity you will find many fantastic and diverse restaurants and nights clubs. In Claremont, for example, you can try one of Cape Town’s premium wine bars when you visit Oblivion, where they offer an extensive and delicious menu.
Around the university you will find neighbourhoods like Mowbray, Observatory and Rosebank, which are also popular with students.
Tokai, Bergvliet, Diep River and Lakeside are also in the southern suburbs. It is a low-lying and green area, beyond which lies the Southern Peninsula.
Listing of Southern Suburbs:
- Diep River