Kenilworth, Southern Suburbs

Stay in the convenient locale of the southern suburbs when you book your holiday accommodation in Kenilworth, home to some of the best hotels in Cape Town.

This pretty suburb is flanked by the Constantia Winelands and the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, between the suburbs of Claremont and Wynberg. So, it is an ideally central base from which to explore the best tourist attractions in Cape Town, as well as many of its hidden gems.

Upper Kenilworth is a well established part of Cape Town. The roads are lined with trees and shrubs, and the homes are large with extensive gardens. Properties here tend to be in the higher price range, because they are big and beautiful. Lower Kenilworth is just south of Main Road and the homes here are, generally, simpler and more affordable. For this reason, it’s popular amongst young couples and families that want to stay in the heart of Cape Town’s suburbia. There are a number of schools dotted around Kenilworth.

The Kenilworth Racecourse is the oldest of its kind in South Africa, having been established in 1882. It has been the host for a number of internationally acclaimed events, including the Sun Met (which lures about 50 000 spectators to its glitzy annual event), and the smaller and more exclusive Queens Plate.

Kenilworth is such a convenient suburb to call home because of its central position. Claremont, with its Cavendish Square Mall and the other fabulous shopping centres and restaurants, are just up the road. The Constantia Wine Route and Maynardville Theatre (which boasts its annual renditions of Shakespeare in the old village of Wynberg) are also only a few minutes away.

The City Bowl, CTICC, V & A Waterfront, and Table Mountain are about 20 minutes’ drive away; while the Cape Town International Airport is only 17 kilometres from the heart of Kenilworth.

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