The area is steeped in Colonial History with many well known sites, such as Rondebosch Common, a large tract of land given to the people of Cape Town by Cecil John Rhodes; Rondebosch fountain, Rhodes Memorial gracing the slopes of the mountain, and various churches dating back to the 1800s. Sir Herbert Baker, a well known architect, has had a strong influence on the architecture of the area and many of his building can still be found today. Fortunately the history of Rondebosch has been well documented by such organisations as the Historical Society of Cape Town.
Rondebosch properties are highly desirable for various reasons - easy access to Cape Town International Airport, a mere 15 minutes drive away, a 10 minute drive into Cape Town's central business district (CBD) and the V&A Waterfront, Red Cross Children's Hospital and world renowned Groote Schuur Hospital are just a few minutes away. Public transport in the form of buses, trains and taxis are all within easy access.
Rondebosch is also home to the Baxter Theatre which over the past thirty years has produced many local and internationally acclaimed theatrical and musical performances of an exceptionally high standard.
Rondebosch is also within walking distance to the famous sporting arenas of Newlands Rugby ground and Newlands Cricket ground and on most weekends throngs of sport loving spectators can be seen walking towards the stadia.
Claremont CBD, a thriving commercial hub which borders Rondebosch, is also a popular local venue. The large shopping malls such as Cavendish Square and Cavendish Link host a variety of shops, stocking both local and international brands; top quality restaurants and cinemas showing box office award winning movies. Rondebosch has its own village shopping centre as well as several convenience stores throughout the suburb.
The biggest draw card for Rondebosch property owners is the more than 10 top South African schools in the area. This list includes Rondebosch Boys' School, Diocesan College - Bishops, Rustenberg Girls' School, Westerford and St Georges Grammar, Oakhust, Micklefield, Forries and St Josephs to name just a few. Apart from the many top schools, Rondebosch also boasts the internationally acclaimed University of Cape Town which stands below the mountain of Devils' Peak that dominates the area. Because of this close proximity the University has always had a strong positive influence on children who attend schools in the area, resulting in a high percentage of children enrolling at a University.
Education is of enormous importance in South Africa and because of this Rondebosch real estate will always be in high demand and Rondebosch residential property can always expect to increase in value above the national average..
Our listings price ranges for Rondebosch Property
Residential Sale Property ranging from R495,000 to R5,995,000