Considered one of the most dignified and classiest suburbs in the Cape Town City Bowl, Higgovale is a highly sought-after property destination in the city. Positioned on the slopes of Table Mountain, Higgovale property offers homeowners spectacular views of the city, particularly at night when the city lights are shining brightly. Higgovale offers residents an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town where one can retreat to this exclusive residential area and its peaceful atmosphere. 

Property in the leafy suburb comprises predominantly large houses with elegant architecture and sophisticated interior design. Because of the incline of the mountainside, properties are often multi-story as they hug the slope. Houses in Higgovale are luxurious and well appointed, often having several reception rooms, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms and are exclusive, raising the status level of its owner. Pam Golding Properties offers a selection of houses to rent in Higgovale for those seeking luxury living in this elite suburb without the commitment of owning real estate. 

While apartments in Higgovale aren’t as plentiful as houses, those that are available are equally well appointed and exclusive. Apartments for sale are typically found in well-maintained complexes with spectacular views of the city centre below and offer comfortable and luxury living in an exclusive area as well as convenient access to the amenities of the city. 

Short term Higgovale house rentals are ideal for those seeking an upmarket house to rent just outside the Cape Town city centre and provide temporary residents with state-of-the-art facilities and a amenities. Similarly, Higgovale short term apartment rentals offer an ideal base of operations for visitors to Cape Town. An apartment to rent here offers all of the creature comforts of home within close proximity of a plethora of tourist attractions.

Explore Higgovale



Higgovale is known for upmarket eateries serving superb meals. The suburb is home to Bacini, which is arguably the best pizza restaurant in Cape Town, and Liquorice and Lime, which offers scrumptious breakfasts and a spectacular Table Mountain backdrop.



Gardens Shopping Centre is within easy reach from Higgovale and is popular among those living in the City Bowl. Gardens Centre is very close to the Central Business District and offers over 86 different shops ranging from gourmet deli’s to specialist shops as well as bookshops, clothing stores and a large supermarket. The centre offers ample parking, and has 5 different eateries and other services to meet your every need. 



Higgovale’s proximity to Cape Town’s iconic mountains provides its residents with plenty of adventure opportunities. Higgovale Quarry, just beyond the Molteno Reservoir, is known among the climbing community for its bolted slab and face climbs. Higgovale is also close to the India Venster hiking trial, a challenging and fun hike to the top of Table Mountain, which starts at the bottom of the cable cars.



Higgovale is moments away from Kloof Street which offers an abundance of coffee shops, bistros and quirky shops or boutiques. Higgovale is on the doorstep of the Table Mountain National Park making it easy for residents to enjoy the area’s flora and fauna or to take the cable car to the top of the mountain. Cape Town’s best beaches are just a 10 minute drive away and the V&A Waterfront is nearby for enjoyable dining and shopping experiences.

Living in Higgovale

Areas near to Higgovale

Bo Kaap, Gardens, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Vredehoek,


Higgovale offers suburban parents the choice of a variety of schools in close proximity. St Cyprians Girls School, Jan van Riebeek Primary and High School, German International School and Herzlia Junior and High school, among others, are all within easy reach.


Higgovale is within range of many reputable health care facilities and services including the Christiaan Barnard Hospital & Medical Centre and the Cape Town Medi Clinic in Oranjezicht. There are also a number of private practitioners and specialists who consult in the area. 


Part of what makes Cape Town – and therefore Higgovale – such a popular destination is its Mediterranean climate and temperate weather conditions. Summer months are typically hot and blustery but Higgovale remains largely sheltered and wind free while winter months are characterised by periodic rainfall.


Higgovale offers the convenience of living close to the City Centre with easy access to the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches and the Cape Town International Airport which is approximately a short 20 minute drive away. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius