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!
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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"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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Featured Attractions in (or near) Claremont
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 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 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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