The residential area of Kenilworth is enviably situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, bordered by Wynberg and Claremont and affording easy access to the M5 highway. There are many old, stately houses for sale in Kenilworth, favoured by a more affluent community who value ample garden and entertainment space. Closer toward Main Road, there is also a wide selection of flats to rent in Kenilworth which are sought-after by students or first-time buyers. 

Properties for sale in Kenilworth are close to well-recognised schools and shopping centres in the surrounding area, making it an ideal option for families and businesspeople alike. This is a historical suburb that’s known for its leafy lanes, diverse architectural influences and colourful community. Offering everything from compact and convenient apartments to beautifully-maintained homesteads, there’s something for everyone in this sought-after area. If you’d like to invest in property for sale in Kenilworth or find the perfect flat to rent in this well-positioned neighbourhood, take a look at our available listings.

Explore Kenilworth

Nightlife and entertainment

Nightlife and entertainment

Take a short drive in Claremont where you’ll find an exciting choice of clubs and bars that are frequented by the student community. Long Street in the CBD also offers socialites, foodies and music lovers an eclectic mix of spots to while away an evening.

Parks and recreation

Parks and recreation

Close by are Wynberg Park and Maynardville Park where you can catch up on some exercise, enjoy a casual walk with the dogs or an afternoon picnic away from the humdrum of the city. 

Dining out

Dining out

This suburb is dotted with various places to enjoy a bite to eat; from cosy family restaurants and fast food outlets to traditional pubs and cafes. With so much variety on offer, you’re sure to find a favourite local spot. 



The Royal Cape Golf Club is situated a short drive down the highway and there are a few gyms, indoor cricket facilities and a bowling alley in the nearby area. Sports fans will also be glad to know that the Villagers Rugby Club, Newlands Rugby Stadium and Sahara Park cricket grounds are less than 10 minutes away. 

Living in Kenilworth

Areas near to Kenilworth

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


There are a number of esteemed schools in the area including Wynberg Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Schools, Voortrekker High, Cedar House and Herschel Girls Junior and High Schools. The University of Cape Town is just 15 minutes away. 


Along with local doctors, Medicross Kenilworth Medical & Dental Centre, Claremont Emergency Medical Unit and Kingsbury Hospital are all close by. 


With Kenilworth Centre on your doorstep and a host of options in Wynberg and Claremont, you’ll have a wide range of shopping choice to get everything from food to fashion items. 


Kenilworth Station is centrally located offering commuters and students quick and easy access into town along with the MyCiTi Bus which services the community. Cape Town International Airport can be reached in 30 minutes.

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