Often found in top ten lists for the most desirable cities in the world, Cape Town effortlessly accomplishes a sense of Cosmopolitan. Our estate agents have the enviable job of sharing property, homes and flats for sale or rent, that remain constantly in demand. The variation of geography and culture in a concentrated area make the region an eclectic and interesting place to live, but with little space to develop outward, property is often high in demand.
Nearly all property for sale in Cape Town comes with its most famous attraction, Table Mountain, in the back garden. Cape Town is divided into many smaller suburbs and regions each with their own identity, rich culture and heritage, stemming from centuries of history. These range in age, taste, size, location and cost, meaning affordability is easily scaled. For example, flats to rent in Cape Town come in many variants – a small student apartment or an upscale penthouse for the successful professional are just two polarising examples. Our Cape Town estate agents pride themselves on the knowledge of the various regions of Cape Town to better match a buyer’s desire.
Here is a breakdown of what you can expect in and around Cape Town:
Atlantic Seaboard – Affectionately seen as Cape Town’s own ‘Riviera’ stretch, this area arguably contains some of the world’s most desirable property. Here you will also find affordable flats to rent, making it accessible for any type of buyer.
City Bowl – A thriving commercial hub, the CBD possesses centuries of history and numerous successful regeneration projects that aim to balance the classic aesthetic with updates in architectural design. This allows property a wide variety of aesthetic choice with many apartments, lofts and studios.
Northern Suburbs – Spacious yet affordable family homes and open spaces are mark this area as special. With wine routes to the north and easy access to the N1 in the south, this area will grow to be more central and remain relevant over time.
Southern Peninsula – Beaches and charming seaside hamlets are what can be expected along this region. Suburbs in this area tend to be out of the way of congested urban centres and focus more on nature with uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Southern Suburbs – Property for sale in this area is among Cape Town’s greenest as they lay at the foot of the Table Mountain National Park and Kirstenbosch. Family homes are a focus, but many apartments and small holdings are not uncommon. Lush parks dot the area which is rich in history and high in demand.
Western Seaboard – The fastest growing area in the region, many desirable homes have been built on the rugged west coast in the last decade and with the large amount of space this area offers, this trend will continue. Prizing an iconic view of Table Mountain, many families, professionals and retirees all happily call this area home.
Catering to every kind of property investor, Cape Town is well-known for the high demand of its property for sale and consistent growth in value. Let our estate agents find you an investment you can set your heart on.
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Explore Cape Town
• Heritage: It took many lifetimes to make Cape Town rich in sights and it would take many more to explore them all. The Castle of Good Hope, built in the 17th Century, still hosts events and picnic for visitors while Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years) serves as a fascinating reminder of the nation’s rich evolution through its tours. There are countless interesting monuments, forts, museums and buildings open to explore.
• Attractions: You would have to work hard to stay bored in Cape Town with dozens of attractions suited to any desire. Table Mountain provides the centrepiece for beautiful hikes and breath-taking views while many sandy beaches provide fun outdoor opportunities. Around every corner you’ll find an interesting sight or sound – Green Market Square, The Iziko South African Museum and The Two Oceans Aquarium provide the tip of a large iceberg of experiences waiting to be had.
• Nature: Cape Town is a highly developed and urban cosmopolitan city but a large part of its charm lies in the fact that it is so embedded with nature. Beaches, mountains, parks and reserves are never far. In fact, the Table Mountain National Park is a mere hour away from the city centre and the coast, making for rich geographic diversity. Samples of every biome are littered across a city that was appropriately established as a garden over 300 years ago.
• Cuisine: The culinary community here is world-class and eclectic due to many the many cultures that have evolved in the region. Cape Malay, African and Afrikaans dishes are just three types that find their origins in Cape Town. The tastes and smells you experience here are truly unlike any part of the world. Living here will develop a refined palette and you’ll never be starved for choice.
Living in Cape Town
• Education: The University of Cape Town is the top educational facilities in the world, with six faculties and over 5 000 highly qualified staff members. Prestigious private and public schools exist throughout Cape Town (Reddam House, Bishops and South African College Schools are a few examples) and it would take pages to list them all.
• Shopping: The V&A Waterfront is reputed for its generous offering of designer boutiques and lifestyle shops, while thousands of supermarkets and grocery stores are conveniently located across Cape Town. Canal Walk, Cavendish Mall, Blue Route Mall and Gardens Centre are a few examples.
• Healthcare: Home of the world’s first heart transplant, Cape Town has many respected medical institutions that are internationally recognised. The Groote Schuur and Somerset Hospitals are among the public offerings in Cape Town, but many new privately owned options are available, including the Cape Town Medi-Clinic and Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.
• Travel: Access to Cape Town International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the CBD. The MyCiTti Bus routes, Cape Town’s public bus system, have recently been upgraded to meet international standards and operate consistently. Metrorail offers train routes throughout Cape Town and its surrounding areas on a daily basis.
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