Athlone is one of the oldest suburbs in the Cape Flats, home to Athlone Stadium, a number of residential areas and a culturally and diverse community comprised many Muslim and Coloured residents. Houses to rent in Athlone range in size and style and are ideally suited to those looking to live away from the city with easy access to all surrounding amenities. If you’re looking to find a home in the Cape Flats, take a look below to find out more about the apartments and houses for sale in Athlone. Who knows, we may something that’s perfect for you. 

Compared to the nearby suburb of Rondebosch, houses for sale in Athlone present a more affordable choice with the same convenience and ease of access to surrounding areas. Here you’ll find small properties to rent that range from one bedroom flats to larger apartments that are well suited to students or those seeking an easy commute via the train station which runs through the suburb or to town via the N2 freeway. Most properties are comprised of free-standing houses with ample space for growing a family, situated close to the shopping district along Klipfontein, which serves as a regional shopping center for most of the Cape Flats. 

Explore Athlone

Nightlife and entertainment

Nightlife and entertainment

Just across the highway are the trendy areas of Rondebosch and Claremont; firm favourites for evening drinks, a night out at a pub or grabbing a bite to eat. Both GrandWest Casino and Cape Town’s famously festive Long Street can be reached in 15 minutes. 

Family activities

Family activities

Ideally situated near the highway, Athlone residents are able to easily make the most of all Cape Town has to offer; movie cinemas, beaches, outdoor adventure and everything in between. 



Need a breath of fresh air? Take your pick from a walk around the Rondebosch Common or drive a little further afield and enjoy the hiking and walking trails in Cecelia Forest, Newlands Forest or the verdant Constantia Green Belt.

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

Enjoy a few holes on the Mowbray Golf Course, catch a match at the Athlone Stadium or venture into Newlands for excellent cricket and rugby action.

Living in Athlone

Areas near to Athlone

Bergvliet, Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory, Pinelands, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Rosebank, Tokai, University Estate, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Wynberg,


Garlandale Secondary and Primary Schools, Portvue Primary and Alicedale Primary are all within Athlone while the surrounding area also offers a range of schooling choices for students of all ages. 


There are 3 local clinics within Athlone while major hospitals close by include the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Melmoed Gatesville Private Hospital and Vincent Pallotti. 


You won’t need to go further than Klipfontein Road to get all your daily necessities and nearby Rondebosch, Glen View and Rylands also offer various food, fashion and lifestyle stores. In town you’ll find fabric shops, some local food and vegetable vendors and convenience stores. 


There is a centrally located train station and one can connect with the M5 with ease. Athlone is only 10km from the City Centre and Cape Town’s International Airport respectively, 20km from the beaches of Bloubergstrand and a short distance from many vibrant neighbouring suburbs. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius