Wynberg, Constantia Valley

Only 10 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town, Wynberg is high on visitors’ lists mainly because of the Old Wynberg Village, declared an urban conservation area and home to one of the biggest collections of historic properties in a declared conservation area in and around Cape Town, if not the country.

A lot of these historic cottages are now commercially owned and house galleries, picture framers and antique shops, but drive around the village of Wynberg, and the little streets delight with quaint cottages, tangled trees and bushes that create wonderful little havens away from the bustle of the city.

A number of walks with self-help guides and maps are available from the Muizenberg Cape Town Tourism offices that take one through the older parts of Wynberg, the old buildings, churches and parks.

Other parts of Wynberg are given over to larger homes and more conventional tree-lined streets but even these are older homes that are much sought after by Capetonians and foreigners alike. Heading towards Main Road things become a little dodgy but shops include a second-hand CD shop - great for students - and material and furniture shops where you can always pick up a deal.

Wynberg is close to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Memorial and the Maynardville Park and Open Air theatre, where from December to February you can take in the annual Shakespeare production - picnic baskets and blankets a pre-requisite.

And one has very easy access from Wynberg to the city centre and to the beaches of False Bay.

Travellers' Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

I love Wynberg, especially the area around Maynardville. The shops and restaurants are chic and boutique! The open air theatre experience is great or you can just enjoy a picnic in the park! There is a fantastic new jungle gym for kiddies and it is often buzzing with families.

February 2011

Jessica (Cape Town)

Verified reviewgood

I love Wolf Street in Wynberg for it's interior shops. Definitely worth a visit if you like shopping for your home. It's so nice to walk from boutique to boutique, rather than spend a day in a mall and Chelsea Village is really charming. Maynardville is a great night out with a difference if you live in Cape Town - particularly enjoy Shakespeare in the park. Do yourself a favour and arrive early with a picnic basket and a group of friends.

February 2011

Stef (Cape Town)

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Find accommodation in Wynberg

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Western Cape Accommodation / Cape Town Accommodation / Southern Suburbs Accommodation / Constantia Valley Accommodation / Wynberg Accommodation

Wynberg as a destination

Want to stay overnight?

Number of Guests

Property Type

  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Destinations
  • Wynberg

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.