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Houses for sale in the Western Cape are as varied as the landscapes you find them in. From beachside apartments along the Atlantic Seaboard to large family homes in the suburbs and convenient lock-up-and-go options in City Bowl. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the best Western Cape properties are located around cosmopolitan Cape Town, but you’ll be pleased to know that this gorgeous province offers so much more.
While city living is ideal for young working professionals, families often choose the Southern and Northern Suburbs for their access to a selection of excellent schools and other conveniences. Alternatively, property in the Western Cape’s Winelands or along the striking Garden Route is a popular choice for holiday and retirement properties as well as for those who crave a little peace and quiet in beautiful natural surroundings. Houses for sale in the Overberg and Boland regions are also exceptionally popular with house hunters seeking a country lifestyle and you’ll be hard pressed to find better quaint coastal properties than those you’ll discover along the West Coast. Get to know a bit more about the region, its most popular areas and view houses for sale in the Western Cape to find one that’s perfect for you.
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“Affixed to the tip of Africa as it is, the Western Cape lies bordered by two oceans - the Indian Ocean to the south and the Atlantic to the west - which goes a long way to clarify its allure. The constant reassuring presence of immense peaks form the backdrop to a land so lovely in parts that the emerald lakes and indigenous forests of the Wilderness, the sun-drenched vineyards of the Cape Winelands, the magnificent passes to reach the interior and the wide, windswept arid spaces of&nb
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With a selection of South Africa’s most contested property for sale, an Atlantic Seaboard address is inherently valuable.
Areas in Atlantic Seaboard
Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, City Bowl, Clifton, De Waterkant, Devil’s Peak, Foreshore, Fresnaye, Green Point, Hout Bay, Mouille Point, Sea Point, VA Waterfront,
185 Properties to buy
72 Long term rentals
78 Short term rentals
The Boland is often referred to as the Cape Winelands as it is the primary region where most of the Western Cape’s wines are produced.
Areas in Boland
Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Wellington,
924 Properties to buy
32 Long term rentals
Often found in top ten lists for the most desirable cities in the world, Cape Town effortlessly accomplishes a sense of Cosmopolitan.
Areas in Cape Town
Northern Suburbs, Southern Peninsula, Southern Suburbs, Western Seaboard,
1001 Properties to buy
201 Long term rentals
86 Short term rentals
To the east of Cape Town, just beyond the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, lies the Overberg.
Areas in Overberg
Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,
885 Properties to buy
2 Long term rentals
9 Short term rentals
Situated in the Western Cape and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the scenic expanse of the West Coast is known for its picturesque surroundings, charming fishing villages and towns.
Areas in West Coast
Darling, Langebaan, Shelley Point, Velddrif, Yzerfontein,
1004 Properties to buy
10 Long term rentals
1 Short term rental
Wining and dining
Famous for everything from fresh seafood, international 5-star dishes and local specialities with a Cape Malay influence, the Western Cape provides an exciting array of options when it comes eating out. Here you can enjoy fine dining, wine and food pairings in the Cape Winelands or explore your local neighbourhood to find a spot to suit the whole family.
The great outdoors
From the rolling Winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschhoek to the incredible mountain passes and nature reserves, the Western Cape offers some of the most beautifully varied landscapes to explore on foot, bike or even by car. Home to the protected Cape Point Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, fertile inland valleys & incredible beaches that line the rugged coast – there’s always an opportunity to step into the great outdoors.
History and culture
There are a number of museums and historic places of interest dotted around the Western Cape – where you visit is all up to where your interests lie! The Huguenot Memorial, to the vibrant Bo-Kaap Museum, The District 6 Museum, The Cango Caves and The Transport Riders Museum are just some options while various other theatres, festivals and historic tours can also be enjoyed here.
Enjoy an in-land camping trip, visit one of the beaches for some swimming, whale watching or surfing fun, play a round of golf or hit the mall. Other popular family spots include the World of Birds in Hout Bay, Monkeyland in Somerset West, Ratanga Junction Theme Park or the Knysna Elephant Park. Up for some thrills? Bungee jump at Bloukrans or embark on a shark cage diving adventure.
Home to some of the countries finest private schools and accessible government institutions, most prevalent in suburban areas, the Western Cape is a province known for its education offerings. These range from crèches for the little ones to boarding schools for primary and high school students. The region is also home to the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The Western Cape is well serviced by medical and health facilities in the form of locally practicing doctors in most suburban areas as well as a number of private and public clinics, day hospitals and specialised treatment centres. Some of the most notable institutions include The New Somerset Hospital, Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Christian Barnard Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Whether you’re after street-side stalls, trendy markets, fresh produce or high-end fashion and international labels; the cosmopolitan retail spectrum of the Western Cape will not disappoint. Here you can find charming farm stalls or supermarket chain stores further away from the CBD while top end malls such as The V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk Shopping Centre are just begging for a good old fashioned shopping spree.
The best thing about the Western Cape is that it is exceptionally beautiful and convenient to explore. The province is well serviced by various highways which connect residents to surrounding areas and regions with ease. The MyCiti Bus service also has various operating stations to meet the needs of commuters while train stations can also be found in most established areas. The airport in Cape Town will connect you to the country and the world.
For example Camps Bay or Mauritius