University Estate is a suburb in Cape Town near Woodstock and Walmer Estate. Easily accessible from De Vaal Drive and the Eastern Boulevard highways, properties in University Estate allow for ease of travel to the city centre and surrounding suburbs.

University Estate rental offerings range from small houses to larger properties which are well suited to house share for students and working professionals. Houses range in appearance, colour and size, giving the area a distinctive, diverse charm. Some of the perks of living in University Estate are the views over the harbour and the close proximity to the city. Find out more about our available University Estate rentals and sales by browsing the listings below.

Explore University Estate



Just down the way, the suburb of Woodstock offers an art-inspired experience. Streets are lined with second-hand furniture shops, studios, organic food markets and artisan coffee shops. 



Families and dog lovers can enjoy the quarry field or various parks for walks and picnics. In particular, the play park at the intersection of Rhodes Avenue and Haig Road is equipped for hours of afternoon fun with see saws, a merry go round and jungle gym. 

Artscape Theatre Centre

Artscape Theatre Centre

Home to the Artscape performing arts company, this popular attraction is home to the Opera House, Theatre, Arena and Piazza. Dinner and a show, anyone?



This area, once a part of District 6 and a cultural centre for the working class, is steeped in history. You can get to know more about its heritage by taking a trip to the District 6 museum to get a glance into the past of this vibrant community.

Living in University Estate

Areas near to University Estate

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


There are a number of public schools dotted around this area that cater to all ages. Close by in Gardens and Tamboerskloof there are both private and public schools, some of which offer boarding facilities. Students are just a short drive from the University of Cape Town and other tertiary institutions in the City Bowl.


For your day to day goods, pop down to any corner store or head to Garden’s Centre for everything from a chemist to groceries and boutique stores. Just along the Main Road is the suburb of Observatory which also offers a host of side street shops to explore.


You’ll find a few doctors’ practices in University Estate as well as pharmacies or health stores close by in Woodstock. In Observatory, you’ll find the Groote Schuur Hospital, a renowned training ground for South Africa’s best doctors, surgeons and nurses.


MyCiti buses have recently started operating in the University Estate, Woodstock and Walmer Estate. It runs at frequent 20 minute and 30 minute intervals during peak and off peak time’s respectively. The route starts at the railway station in neighbouring Salt River and passes through District Six, past the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Woodstock, Walmer Estate and University Estate into the Cape Town Central Business District.

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