southern suburbs


Travelling south from Woodstock, expect to enter a world that reflects a cosmopolitan, vibrant and creative culture.

The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock has become a regular Saturday meeting place for the chic and trendy, and the suburbs of Observatory and Rosebank, located close to the University of Cape Town, are home to students from all over South Africa. Observatory is a cultural melting pot and the creative hub of student communities, who also enjoy easy access to the teaching hospital of Groote Schuur and the university’s theatre centre, the Baxter.

If it’s retail therapy you’re after then there’s Cavendish Square in Claremont, Constantia Village Shopping Centre, and the Main Road shops from Woodstock to Wynberg, offering big international brands and local labels that reflect the unique flavour of Cape Town’s creative community.

5-star dining along the Constantia Wine Route, where the oldest wine farms in the country serve up the newest culinary fusions, will delight with fabulous locations and award-winning wines. The backdrop to all this is the majestic Table Mountain chain and visitors can enjoy easy walks from a number of the suburbs’ access points or more challenging hikes and climbs from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Experience the new “Boomslang” aerial walkway, a truly magical walk in the clouds. The boardwalk is 12m above the woodlands floor at its highest point. At the end of it all, whether you’re a nature lover, an avid birder or an adventure enthusiast, you’ll likely not ever want to go back down to ground level.

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