Situated in the Southern Suburbs and popular among families, Rondebosch is known for its convenient locality to Cape Town’s amenities. Houses for sale in Rondebosch provide easy access to exclusive schools, the University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital and sporting facilities such as the Rondebosch Golf Course and Newlands Rugby and Cricket Grounds. Another reason for this area’s popularity is the magnificent mountain views, local businesses and community parks where dog walkers, children and runners gather. 

As one of Cape Town’s older and larger suburbs, property for sale in Rondebosch ranges from stately family homes to smaller compact residences which are popular with students studying nearby. Catering to families, young working professionals and students alike, it’s no surprise that there is also a wide variety of architectural styles on offer. Many of the older, more established properties for sale in Rondebosch have a Victorian-esque charm while other more modern establishments such as townhouses and apartments also populate the suburb. Here you’ll find homes with leafy green gardens and up to 4 bedrooms as well as simple 1 bedroom lock up and go flats for those looking for more affordable, short-term options. A fine area for investment, property in Rondebosch is known to hold its value due to its sought-after location and suburban character.

Explore Rondebosch

Food, glorious food

Food, glorious food

This area is home to a variety of fast food outlets that make life easier for those on the move and also provide an opportunity for part-time work for many students. There are also a choice of family-friendly restaurants and fine dining establishments. 

Entertainment and nightlife

Entertainment and nightlife

From bars to pubs, to clubs and cocktail lounges, there’s always a “place to be” in and around Rondebosch. Students flock to Claremont for the dance clubs, bowling arcade and social events or make the most of the short drive into the CBD to enjoy all that Long Street has to offer.



The Maynardville Open Air Theatre and Baxter Theatre are popular spots to enjoy operas, comedy shows and performances by many esteemed local playwrights and artists. Just down the road in Rosebank is the historical Irma Stern Museum while other local landmarks include the Rondebosch Fountain and the City Library.



The Rondebosch Common provides a safe spot for runners and dog walkers to enjoy the many walking paths dotted with flowers and protected Cape Flora. A trip up to Rhodes Memorial is a great way to enjoy views of the city while Cecilia and Newlands Forests as well as the Constantia Greenbelt are also frequented by those looking to work on their fitness and get a taste of fresh air.

Living in Rondebosch

Areas near to Rondebosch

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


Schools in and around the area include Micklefield Primary, Rondebosch Boys, SACS, Bishops and Rustenberg Girls High. The University of Cape Town is less than 10 minutes away and the area is also a short drive to 2 Damelin College Campuses and the College of Medicine of SA. 


The world-renowned Groote Schuur and Kingsbury Hospital (well-known for its maternity facilities) are easily accessible via the highway while the Vincent Pallotti hospital is another medical facility in Pinelands. For day to day needs, visit a locally practicing doctor or pharmacy. 


Take your pick from Silwood Centre, Riverside Mall or the Dean Street Arcade. Claremont is also home to Cavendish Square Centre, which is well-equipped with food, fashion and lifestyle shops. You’ll also find a selection on shops along Main Road. 


Rondebosch provides easy access to the M3 highway and public transport routes, including the MyCiTi Bus routes and the train station in the centre of the suburb. The airport is just 20 minutes away and the CBD, a mere 10 minute commute.

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