The historic suburb of Mowbray is situated between the N2 highway and Rosebank, close to Observatory, Black River and Pinelands. Mowbray is separated by the Liesbeek River which flows from south to north through the suburb and most commercial developments are situated on the western lower slopes of Devil’s Peak while the eastern section features older, more traditional houses for sale.

Mowbray has a real mix of cultures, from the thriving African marketing around the train/taxi/bus interchange to the quiet residential areas of Little Mowbray, the Village and Upper Mowbray. Houses for sale in Mowbray feature some classic example of Victorian terraced homes which have undergone tasteful restoration and provide great value for money and return on investment. As an up and coming suburb, real estate in Mowbray tends to be more affordable, offering properties including free standing houses, studios and cottages.

This area is popular with students who make the most of house-share opportunities as many properties for sale in Mowbray offer 2 or more bedrooms and spacious communal living areas. Known for its cosmopolitan appeal and multi-racial community, Mowbray has seen infrastructural improvement over the years as various small businesses, guesthouses and trendy restaurants and bars have popped up in the area. If you’re interested in buying or renting property in Mowbray, let Pam Golding Properties help you find your perfect match.

Explore Mowbray

Bars, cafes and restaurants

Bars, cafes and restaurants

There’s an exciting choice of all sorts of eating spots in Mowbray that service the community. Here you can enjoy local Thai food, Mexican tortillas, delicious steak, sushi or bar snacks and take aways. 



The V&A Waterfront is just 10 minutes away, providing a host of entertainment activities for the whole family, from movie houses to cave golf and educational exhibitions.

Art and Culture

Art and Culture

Observatory and Woodstock are thriving centres of culture close by, with contemporary art galleries, craft markets and a range of furniture and pop-up fashion stores. Most notable is the Neighbourgoods Market in the Old Biscuit Mill. 



The Newlands Rugby and Cricket grounds are close by as well as the beautifully manicured 18-hole Mowbray Golf course. Also a popular spot for walking dogs and enjoying a run is the Rondebosch Common which also has 2 gyms nearby. 

Living in Mowbray

Areas near to Mowbray

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


Close by you’ll find Peakview Pre-Primary, Rustenberg Girl’s (Junior and High), St George’s Grammar School, Mowbray Public School and Observatory Junior School. This area is close to Damelin College, Progress College and the University of Cape Town. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) also has their Education and Social Services faculty in Mowbray.


Mowbray Maternity Clinic, Groote Schuur and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospitals are all just 10 minutes away. Vincent Pallotti Hospital is across the highway, recognised for its high calibre healthcare professionals and excellent facilities.


You’ll find a host of local convenience stores for your day to day necessities as well as many art shops, trinket stores and cafes. Pop in to the Observatory Pick n Pay or visit one of the various larger shopping centres in nearby Rondebosch.


Mowbray is ideally situated close to national highways, allowing for a quick commute into the CBD or areas further afield. Public transport options include the train station, MyCiTi and Golden Arrow bus services and minibus taxis.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius