Newlands, Southern Suburbs
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Synonymous with the world of rugby and cricket, Newlands is known as Cape Town’s ‘green’ suburb - located against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain only 15 minutes’ from the centre of Cape Town city.
This leafy, upmarket suburb has some gorgeous homes that back on to the mountain and lie virtually on the perimeter of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, offering sought after views. Newlands is the heart of the ‘South African’ rugby and cricket experience - both the renowned Newlands rugby stadium and cricket grounds are located here - the latter in particular offering some stunning views of Devils Peak from under the canopies of old Oak trees. Lazy afternoons are whiled away here, if cricket is your thing.
A number of restaurants in Newlands have earned accolades in the ‘eat out’ guide, and local coffee shops and bistros provide good opportunities for informal business meetings or morning tea. The Montebello Design Centre is also in Newlands and has a sculpture garden, a number of local art studios, a craft shop and restaurant as well as the first contemporary Bushman Gallery.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Newlands
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
Cecilia Forest is a beautiful part of Constantia in which to walk. There are a number of routes to choose from, the most popular of which begins at the Cecilia Forest car park where Rhodes and Hohenhort Drives meet. You do need to watch out for the forks along this path as initially you take ... 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
Newlands Cricket Grounds
One of the most picturesque cricket grounds, Newlands was host to the opening ceremony and match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Visit the President's Suite; the exclusive South Club and the control rooms, including the scorers' and third umpire's booth. Take a walk around this beautiful ground.
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Ever since the first matches played here in 1890, Newlands has become one of the world's most respected rugby stadiums. The second oldest test venue in the world, Newlands is now a modern 51 000 capacity stadium and has witnessed countless dramatic matches through the ages.
SA Rugby Museum
Situated close to the Newlands Rugby Stadium the SA Rugby Museum offers insight into the history of the game in South Africa. With items dating back to 1891 the museum is a must for any rugby fan visiting Cape Town. Listen to some old radio commentaries and follow the path to unity in South African Rugby.
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