These neighbourhoods are known for their Food & Wine Culture
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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.
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.
Small sophisticated suburb
Durban North is an established small suburb where the people are friendly, and the surroundings are beautiful. It is a family-oriented area with many activities available. Situated between Durban central and Umhlanga, all amenities and schools are located only minutes away. The area boasts spectacular sea and city views. Although it is centrally and conveniently located, living in Durban North feels very much like living in a small town.
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.
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.
Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounds
Oasis in the mountains
Hartbeespoort is a small resort town situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. This "poort" in the Magaliesberg was a popular spot for hunters, where they cornered and shot the hartebeest many years ago. Watersports such as para-sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, tubing and boat cruises are very popular on the dam. This neighbourhood is vibrant and full of life, with a great social scene.
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.
Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Hillcrest has a slightly cooler and less humid climate than other parts of Durban. It’s a family-friendly suburb, with many private schools, parks and kid-friendly restaurants. Estate living is very common, with many estates boasting well-kept golf courses. Built amongst rolling hills, houses have magnificent views of the valley and lush, surrounding hills. Just 30 minutes from Durban city centre, Hillcrest is away from the hustle and bustle. The area has a great sense of community, and a mix of country and cosmopolitan lifestyles.
Seaside bliss near the city
Commonly known as the “Republic of Hout Bay”, Hout Bay has the feeling of a faraway holiday beach town. It is, however, just a quick and beautiful 25 minute drive from Cape Town's city centre. Hout Bay is a community driven hub, with everyone working together for the greater good of the area, everyone feels like family. Located at the core of the Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus, it is a sporty area with many cyclists and runners.
Garden Route Bliss
Nestled between the Knysna estuary, the Indian Ocean and a vast indigenous forest, this town is full of natural beauty. With three magnificent golf courses, it is a haven for golfers. The waterfront is a popular tourist destination for great food and shopping. Known for its oysters, this town has festivals and events for all kinds of interests. An ideal holiday destination or retirement place, experience tranquility and a safe, small-town life.