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Not so suburban as some cities

Rondesbosch, Newlands, Claremont, Pinelands, Rosebank...one can go on...but these small enclaves have lovely houses and also individual village like shopping centres...of course... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Southern Suburbs of the Cape Peninsula is a huge area basically from Woodstock to Cape Point. Here you can see the Heart Transplant Museum at Groot Schuur Hospital, Rhodes Memorial. University of Cape town, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens , Visit the Brewery in Newlands, Shop till you drop at Cavendish Square, Blue Route. Long Beach and Kenilworth Centre. Visit Muizenberg... More 

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Cape Town
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404 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Less than 10 minutes to the CBD and the sea. Has the only world rated university in Africa and over 20 good schools. Lots of parks and a great Forrest and mountain. It is a more than adequate suburb to live in

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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163 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Rondesbosch, Newlands, Claremont, Pinelands, Rosebank...one can go on...but these small enclaves have lovely houses and also individual village like shopping centres...of course Claremont houses a huge mall, but the surrounding streets hide much good architecture...worth a visit and if you are lucky enough to live there God bless you...

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New Jersey
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1,820 reviews
1,028 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,202 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Southern Suburbs are not one entity but entire area with variety of attractions. We visited the Groote Schuur hospital and greatly enjoyed the museum commemorating the first human heart transplant by Dr Christiaan Barnard. Other stops and places of interest included Newlands Forest, Rhodes Memorial and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Certainly plenty of areas for us to hike and enjoy... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is where I was born and spent the first 50 years of my life. The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town have very little to do with the sea and everything to do with tranquil forests, cricket and rugby. Newlands was my childhood home, from where we would walk to the famous cricket and rugby stadiums. Later years included many... More 

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Thank Kanbash
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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327 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town probably has the distinction of being an area with a plethora of things to do and see. From Gardens such as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to the Arderne Gardens in Claremont which is very popular for weddings, etc. to Zand Vlei, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Simon's Town and Cape Point. It also has a range... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Amazing views, central to all the freeways, malls and amenities and family friendly amenities.Young families and professionals may enjoy a visit or may like to stay for good.I prefer to visit or drive through

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We have lived here for 20 years and it is the best area for raising a family and you have the advantage of having everything of the best at your doorstep, the best schools, so much natural beauty with both the mountains and the sea right near all the tourist activities but in a safe environment and numerous outdoor activities... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The perfect place to brunch, not a great Friday night party. The quality of food and particularly brunch options is vast!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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657 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The Southern suburbs of Cape Town includes Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Wynberg, Ottery, Constantia, Bishopscourt and offer many gems i.e. the Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands forest, Constantia neck, Constantia wine farms, etc. Cavendish Square, a popular shopping centre is situated in Claremont; several lovely restaurants are in Newlands, Wynberg and Claremont. You need a vehicle or you can hop on the Red... More 

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