Sitting between the Table Bay docks and Devil’s Peak within close proximity of the city centre is Woodstock, one of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs. Once a small community, Woodstock has developed into a thriving, multi-cultured village which is a hub of creativity for art lovers, design start-ups and media businesses alike. 

Woodstock’s residential streets are lined with Victorian architecture, with many semi-detached homes which are an ideal choice for affordable student house shares. The beautifully restored and renovated homes for rent in Woodstock are also popular with young, working professionals who enjoy the easy commute into town. In addition to houses for sale, you’ll also find a choice of smaller flats and cottages which are ideal for families looking to stay close to the city. Flanked by University Estate and Walmer Estate, this close-knit village atmosphere offers a heritage-rich authenticity and all the conveniences of city living. Take a look at our portfolio of homes for rent and sale in Woodstock below. 

Explore Woodstock

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts

This area has become a bit of a haven for artists and artisans. Side streets populated with studios and second hand stores attract both locals and tourists. 

The Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill

If it’s organic goodies you’re after, take a stroll down Albert Road to visit the Old Biscuit Mill’s Neighbourhood Market and taste Cape Town’s finest fare. Open every Saturday, it’s an ideal outing for the whole family. 



Woodstock caters to all culinary tastes - whether you’re looking for a casual hangout or a fine dining experience. Enjoy a craft beer at Jamaica Me Crazy or settle into the sophisticated ambiance of the Test Kitchen. 



Camps Bay and Clifton are a mere 15 minutes away. While the water’s a bit chilly for some, the white sand and gorgeous views have proven hugely popular with those looking to while away the days soaking up the sun and lapping up picture-perfect sunsets. 

Living in Woodstock

Areas near to Woodstock

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


There are a host of public schools in Woodstock while a bit farther afield in Sea Point, Newlands or Gardens, there’s a selection of private boarding and day schools. A couple of kilometres along the highway you’ll find the University of Cape Town.


In Woodstock you’ll find all the basic amenities you need as well as various fabric and household stores. While there are no large shopping complexes, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is only a short drive away. Here you’ll find a host of shops, restaurants and activities.


Woodstock has its own Community Health Clinic and doctors’ rooms. Groote Schuur Hospital is also conveniently just 10 minutes away. 


Getting around is easy, with a choice of buses and public transport on offer, including the Woodstock and Esplanade railway stations. From Woodstock, you can easily nip out to the beaches, Waterfront or head out on the N2 towards the Cape’s renowned Winelands.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius