About Pinelands

Pinelands is situated in the Southern Suburbs, in Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsPinelands, Southern Suburbs

Although attributed with looking distinctly English, Pinelandsí wide streets lined with its distinctive pine trees, hence the name, falls short of the narrow lanes and one-up-one-down style homes that dominate English towns.

Homes here are sprawling and have big, well established gardens, and the roads are wide and well planned. If you look at the suburbís history, you can understand why. Pinelands, just 10 km from the city centre, was originally an unsuccessful attempt at a pine tree plantation, called Uitvlugt. Rows of pine trees were planted on what was then the desolate Cape Flats.

The suburb is post-war, hence the English influence, and local businessmen designed carefully and with some imagination - Pinelands doesnít suffer from the usual box-grid-style streets but benefits from circular drives and roads that go off at tangents, making it a particularly welcome suburb in which to live.

A number of the bigger employers in Cape Town are based in Pinelands as are both Vincent Pallotti Hospital and the Red Cross Childrens Hospital. Mowbray and Rondebosch are adjacent suburbs, and access to the city centre and the beaches of False Bay is easy.

Mowbray Golf Course, just around the corner, is set at the foot of Table Mountain and renowned for its views, bird life and the fact that it has hosted the SA Open seven times.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Pinelands

Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge

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Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge

The Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers is situated on The Oude Molen Eco Village - a beautiful site on the last ... more

Cosy Cottage

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Cosy Cottage

Cosy Cottage is located in a quiet, established part of Pinelands, Cape Town. Besides the main house, there are two ... more

Ambient Place

Self Catering

Ambient Place

Enjoy your stay in the leafy Garden City of Pinelands. Arguably the most centrally located suburb in Cape Town and the ... more

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