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Claremont, Southern Suburbs

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Another of Cape Town’s suburbs divided by Main Road, Claremont, is virtually synonymous with the trendy Cavendish Square, and quaint semi-detached cottages much sought after as ‘starter’ homes or for the young and single.

Claremont is some 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Cape Town, either along Main Road or along the M3. It’s also easily accessible from town by train, and Claremont’s Main Road is a hive of activity as taxis joust for clientele, whilst rushing to get somewhere from here.

The shopping malls - Cavendish Square and The Link - are vibrant hubs offering an amazing range of shops - most of them the bigger chain stores - but there are some classy boutique-style shops as well - particularly along Cavendish Street - behind the mall. This part of the upmarket Claremont has a cosmopolitan feel to it - there are wide pavements and little Victorian shop fronts - where the likes of Jenny le Roux, Susan Hansen and Gert van der Merwe rub shoulders - a fashionista’s dream!

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This part of Claremont is given over mostly to large residential homes and old and roomy apartments. Melissa’s food shop lies just a few roads behind Cavendish mall in Kildare Road, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are not far from here. Arderne Gardens on Main Road is a fashionable wedding photo destination and holds one of the richest collections of exotic trees and shrubs.

Across the railway line lies Harfield Village, a collection of former labourers’ homes with a quaint collection of cosy tree-lined streets and little off-street parking - popular with the trendy set. You’re close to the beaches of False Bay, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums and the Constantia Winelands.

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average visitor rating: 4/5"Admittedly I am biased, I live here - but its a great suburb to base yourself in if you are in Cape Town on holiday. Reason is that you are very centrally ..." - Christine, Cape Town

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Cavendish Square

Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is an award-winning shopping mall situated in the heart of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs in the upmarket suburb of Claremont. Cavendish Square encompasses over two hundred of the most elite stores in the country. Visitors to Cavendish Square can look forward to ... more information

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares ... more information

Rondebosch Common

Rondebosch Common is unusual - it is not state, municipal or regional council land. In fact it is a donation of private land by Cecil John Rhodes in his will to be left as a permanent open space for the people of Cape Town. It is also a National Monument and one of the best-known ... more information

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Arderne Gardens

Where: Claremont
How much (per person): Free

Arderne Gardens is a picturesque park situated on Main Road in Claremont, Cape Town, and is open to visitors throughout the day. The 4,5 hec ... more information

Cocktails & Party at Oblivion

Where: Claremont
How much (per person): R1 to R100

For cocktails, drinks with friends and the best Pizza in town, visit Oblivion - a funky, friendly, European style Wine Bar for the over 23s. ... more information

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Restaurants in Claremont

Bentley Oyster Bar & Bistro

Where: Claremont

This classy and very trendy restaurant is the place where you can indulge on phenomenally prepared oysters and fabulous fine dining dishes. Prepare yourself for a taste sensation and gulp down deep ... more information

Chill out at Cafeen

Where: Harfield Village / Claremont

Cafeen is a place to chill out and blend into a relaxed atmosphere. Savour fantastic views of the mountain while enjoying our legendary coffee. Whether it be breakfast or lunch, our meals are prepared ... more information

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