Neighbourhoods in Western Cape
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Beautiful views, beautiful people
Living in the Atlantic Seaboard is the perfect culmination of all things great. The Atlantic Seaboard is comfortably wrapped between the coastline and the mountains. It is an exclusive area with beautiful homes on the mountain, allowing for incredible sea views. Waking up to the fresh smell of the ocean and going for a run along the promenade is standard practice among residents in these areas. It is close to the city centre, with easy access to the national highways, and right on the beachfront.
Railway station to Rock City
The residential suburb of Bellville is just 25 kilometres outside Cape Town, with majestic views over the winelands and the Stellenbosch Mountains. Living in Bellville is convenient and ideal for families and visitors alike, as the CBD and various shopping centres are just around the corner. The area and houses are well established, providing a safe and friendly atmosphere. Many young entrepreneurs, students and families live here, giving the area a balanced variety of residents. Many famous South African bands hail from Bellville, so it's gained the nickname Bellville Rock City.
One big family
Living in Brackenfell area provides a feeling of closeness and security, consisting of many young families. It is a well-maintained area where your neighbours are your friends. The community has ongoing group activities that all residents can take part in. Residents care for one another and maintain the safety of their neighbourhood by working together as a team.
Cape Town City Bowl
Hip and Happening Hotspot
Living in the CBD of Cape Town is unlike any other city centre. Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill cradle the City Centre, with mountain hikes and forests in easy access and it is within minutes’ drive to some of the world’s best beaches. Depending on which area in the city you live, the housing arrangements can vary from large leafy houses in Oranjezicht, to small studio apartments in the City Centre. Living in the CBD of Cape Town gives the best of both worlds as you're in close proximity to all amenities, as well as have nature on your doorstep.
Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Affluent Village Feel
The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town. With large plots of land and roomy homes, the area attracts a fairly affluent crowd. The suburbs in the area include Rondebosch, Claremont, Plumstead, Ottery, Wynberg, Newlands, Constantia and Bishopscourt, Pinelands, Observatory, Tokai, Bergvliet, Kenilworth and Steenberg. Peaceful, quiet and leafy, the Southern Suburbs are seen by many as the perfect place to bring up children.
Zest for life
This area has a population of great diversity, from young successful entrepeneurs and business successors, to the well established elderly with a “zest for life”. From well-known coffee shops and chic eateries, to thriving restaurants and world famous wine farms, they are all just a stone's throw away. This neighbourhood can be described as energetic, successful, trendy, peaceful and very well situated for access to all the other splendours that Cape Town has to offer.
Relaxed Seaside Living
Affectionately know by residents as the “Deep South”, False Bay is a beautiful, laid-back area of Cape Town. It has incredible historical villages, beautiful scenery and nature, and some of the best beaches in Cape Town. All the areas of False Bay offer a safe home for families with a sense of community. The lifestyle in the South Peninsula is slow and life moves at a relaxed pace. It's the perfect area for people scaling up, slowing down or just wanting to enjoy all the benefits of raising a family in superb natural surroundings with easy access to Cape Town.
As a focal point of the Garden Route, this town boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. It’s the idyllic holiday or retirement destination, located on a plateau between the Outeniqua Moutains. While quaint and seemingly quiet, George hosts many festivals and events for year-round entertainment. Experience a luxurious, peaceful life at its finest, surrounded by a majestic natural environment.
Blue flag beauty
As a host to the blue flag beach, Bikini Beach, this harbour town is a beautiful seaside destination. Just 40 minutes from Cape Town, it’s the perfect escape from big city life, without being too far from the city itself. For the wine-lovers, there are 25 different wineries along the Helderberg Wine Route, ranging from historical to artsy. Experience the spectacular view from Clarence Drive, the scenic route between Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay.
Between the rocky coastline and the green mountains lies "the village", as it is referred to by the locals. The residents of Hermanus have tried to keep the fisherman's village style of this town in tact, over the years. This neighbourhood is famous for Southern Right Whale watching during winter and spring, and is a popular retirement town. With a relaxed lifestyle, Hermanus is a fisherman's paradise and perfect for those who appreciate a slower pace of life, surrounded by majestic natural wonders.