Newlands – cosmopolitan living at the foot of Table Mountain
Cape Town’s ‘green’ suburb, Newlands is one of the most desired southern suburbs in the Western Cape. The upmarket town is located on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and is just 15 minutes from the city centre. It is a mere 10-minute drive from the Constantia Winelands and has easy access to the Rhodes Memorial, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cavendish Square Shopping Mall.
Growing economy amid luxury living
Living in Newlands ensures a life of luxury surrounded by amenities that take care of your every need, attractions that serve to entertain and enthral, and an economy that is growing to offer secure and prosperous living.
Newlands is situated in the fastest growing economy in South Africa – Cape Town – and as such is experiencing significant growth in its economy. The area is attracting many property sales for permanent residents and is known for its luxury lifestyle, surrounded by quality schools, hospitals and even retirement homes. Cape Town is at the helm of growth and over the last 10 years indicates much stronger growth than the rest of the metros.
World-class attractions at your doorstep
Newlands is renowned for its love of sports. It houses both the Newlands Rugby Stadium and the Newlands Cricket Ground, which is situated under old oak trees with Devil’s Peak peering in the distance. The rugby stadium has hosted 13 South African rugby test matches with 9 out of 13 wins for the South African Team. First used in 1890, it is the oldest rugby stadium in South Africa and the second-oldest in the world.
The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is considered the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the greatest botanic gardens in the world. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, it was established in 1913 and was the first botanic garden in the world to be dedicated to a country’s indigenous flora. The reason for its creation was to promote, conserve and display the exquisite flora of Southern Africa –and over a decade later the gardens still upholds its core values. It displays a vast array of Cape Flora called fynbos and also houses indigenous wildlife. For the adventure seekers there are five trails, of varying levels of difficulty, that put you in the centre of the garden’s glorious flora and fauna.
Living in Newlands guarantees daily views one of the wonders of the world: Table Mountain. The flat-topped mountain is a landmark that towers above the city of Cape Town and is even featured on the flag of Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of the main tourist attractions in South Africa and offers a cableway and hiking trails to appreciate its sheer beauty. The Newlands ravine gorge is one of the hiking routes to venture on, the route is non-technical and leads from the Southern Suburbs up to an area between Devils Peak and Table Mountain. Besides hiking, the Newlands ravine houses a sculpture garden, studios, a restaurant and the first modern San Bushman Gallery.
The river is named after a small river in the Netherlands and is situated in the oldest urbanised river valley in South Africa. The water flows from the eastern slopes of Table Mountain just above Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The area is ideal for leisurely strolls along the river and evening picnics. It is also home to a the Wild Fig restaurant.
Constantia Valley and Winelands
Just 10 minutes from Newlands sits the Constantia Winelands, nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park. Its history dates back to 1685, making it the oldest wine-producing region in the Southern Hemisphere. The Constantia Valley contains award-winning restaurants and a stunning boutique hotel with spas and B&Bs. Activities here include zip-lining, mountain-biking, horse-riding and an array of businesses. The wine estate offers all-year-round wine tastings and picnics, live music and festivals.
Cavendish Square Shopping Mall
Looking for the perfect retail therapy? Newlands has it in the form of the Cavendish Square Shopping Mall, situated on Dreyer Street. It houses the best shops, including all the major anchor stores such as Edgars, Foschini, Pick’nPay and Woolworths, accessory shops like Accessorize and Lovisa, and brand-new outlets such as The Tea Merchant, Factorie and Tempur. The mall is an award-winning shopping destination offering more than 200 stores selling exclusive local and international fashion, cinemas and high-quality coffee shops and restaurants.
Gastronomic experiences with world-class restaurants
There are a number of restaurants that cater for all tastes surround Newlands, including:
• Mama Roma Restorante
• Barristers Grill and Café Newlands
• Vineyard Hotel
• Wijnhius Restaurant
• The Gardener’s Cottage
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The area sustains schools and tertiary institutions of an international standard that have been established for decades and produce exceptional results – many boast 100% pass rates year on year. The schools in Newlands are:
• South African College High School
• Sans Souci Girls’ High School
• Kildare Pre-Primary Schools
• Westerfrord High School
• Good Hope Studies
• The Grove Primary Schools
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Newlands houses hospitals to facilitate all your medical needs in a caring and expert manner. These include:
• Nurture Newlands Hospital
• Kingsbury Hospital
• Claremont Surgical Clinic
• Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital
• Maitland Cottage Home
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