Walmer Estate sits on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, overlooking Cape Town’s harbour. This suburb, close to University Estate and Woodstock has grown in popularity over the years due to the fact that it offers great value for money and a short commute to the city centre. The area has a distinct sense of community and is not overrun by shops or commercial activity, yet remains close to all amenities. 

Predominantly a residential suburb, Walmer Estate offers a broad selection of properties – from large houses to more compact apartments and semi-detached cottages. Given its elevated location, many of the houses for sale in Walmer Estate afford lovely views of the mountain and the sea. For this reason, properties here have become firm favourites with working professionals, families and students alike who need to be close to the city but wish to benefit from this village-like atmosphere. Find out more about our Walmer Estate property offerings below. 

Explore Walmer Estate



Down the way in Woodstock, you’ll find various pet and child-friendly parks. Company Gardens in town is also a favourite for picnics, walks or even lunch time breaks for those working in the city. 

Art and culture

Art and culture

This area of Cape Town is renowned for its upbeat culture of art and design. Take a wander around the various art galleries, studios and markets that are close by in the city centre, Observatory and Woodstock to get a real taste of Cape Town.



Just 15 minutes away from Walmer Estate are some of Cape Town’s finest white sandy beaches. After a day in the sun, why not enjoy cocktails on Camp’s Bay’s famous strip?



Theatre lover? Looking to enjoy a pint at a quiet pub? Perhaps it’s dancing you’re after? No matter what you’re looking for, the streets of Observatory offer an array of evening activities.

Living in Walmer Estate

Areas near to Walmer Estate

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


Walmer Secondary and Primary Schools, as well as a host of other public schools are close by. In the nearby suburbs of Observatory, Sea Point, and Rosebank, there is a choice of private and boarding schools.


For day to day necessities, you can take a short stroll or drive to your corner café. The nearby Garden’s Centre and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront offer an extensive array of shops for any occasion. 


Given that this is a small, residential suburb, there are no major medical faculties but all chemists, doctors as well as the Groote Schuur Hospital are a mere 10 minutes away. 


The new MyCiti buses that run from the railway station at Salt River through Walmer Estate, Woodstock and University Estate past the Cape Peninsula University of Technology into the city are proving very popular to the inhabitants of these areas. They run a very convenient every 20 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes during off peak times and holidays and weekends.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius