It dates right back to the 1st British Occupation of the Cape which began in 1795. The Old Chelsea Village Square, which is actually a triangle, developed within a hop and a skip of the military camp which still functions as such and boasts a highly rated hospital for military personnel.
Given the early British influence in Wynberg, it is not surprising that the Village has the most concentrated collection of Georgian style buildings in South Africa - to say nothing of its other historic and appealing residential cottages. This aspect greatly enhances the appeal of Wynberg houses.
In 1981 the Chelsea Village was proclaimed an Urban Conservation Area due almost entirely to its unique historical, architectural and aesthetic importance. In addition to this powerful historical aura, the Village absolutely pulses today with a modern and trendy atmosphere.
It is bursting with small shops and studios all offering their own special craft or skill. And what would a good village be without its very own much loved pub and restaurants? The very active Wynberg heritage fiercely protects the character and value of Wynberg property and prevents the inappropriate encroachment of business into the area.
Also much loved is a handful of delightfully eccentric locals who all add to the colourful Wynberg mix. Some of characters may be found at the Crankhandle Club lovingly polishing their old vintage cars.
If on a quiet Sunday morning you hear a strange chug-chug coming along the road, rest assured it will be those old cranks on the move gently exercising their ancient vehicles.
For those who enjoy having the great outdoors literally on the doorstep, Wynberg Park offers tranquil and shady picnic spots on the grass beneath majestic old Stone Pine and other trees as well as views across to the Helderberg mountains in the east and also towards False Bay in a more south easterly direction.
Pass through this park and you will find yourself at Chart Farm where you can pick your own roses, buy freshly picked fruit, or simply enjoy tea and scones while feasting your eyes on the magnificent mountain chain which runs all the way from the back of the Table down the peninsula almost to Cape Point some fifty or so kilometres to the south.
Another favourite outdoor space in Wynberg is Maynardville Park, right in the heart of the Chelsea Village. While offering lawns, trees, a large pond and a newly created children's play area, it is essentially known and loved for its famous open air theatre where the annual Shakespeare production is another cornerstone of local tradition.
Rounding off this summary of a very special suburb called Wynberg, mention must be made of the of leading schools as well as several churches representing diverse spiritual beliefs.
Indeed, the atmosphere, character, amenities and convenience make Wynberg real estate a collection of unique homes and the perfect family suburb.
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