Rondebosch is a suburb located south of Cape Town’s CBD. The suburb is stooped in history dating back to the Dutch Settlers in 1652. The suburb of Rondebosch got its name from Ronde Doorn Bosje which was a picket of thorns in a circular fashion. Later the thorn thicket was turned into a “kraal”.
Located on the slopes of Chapman’s Peak must be one of the most prime locations in Cape Town for a suburb to be. The backdrop is known worldwide and the University of Cape Town adds to the nostalgia.
Sir Herbert Baker the famous architect that was responsible for designing homes and buildings across South Africa and homes in suburbs like Parktown, Johannesburg, has had a major influence on some of the historic buildings in Cape Town which was also employed in the classic homes in the suburb.
Rondebosch is classified as middle to upper-class suburb with a mixed property usage which comprises apartments and freehold homes. The fact that many of the homes are located higher on the slopes of Chapman’s Peak gives them a vantage point over to the north and also adds to the dramatic architecture.
The mixed property use in the suburb also includes a small commercial hub and guest houses and B&B’s. Guest houses and B&B’s are a solid investment prospect for the larger spacious homes and the central location to the various tourist attractions around Cape Town means it is a year round busy industry.
For the families with children there are a number of reputable and well known schools close to the suburb such as Rustenburg Girls High School, Bishops Diocesan College, Rondebosch Boys High School and Livingston High School.
Malls close to Rondebosch are Riverside Mall, Cavendish Square and Kenilworth Centre.
The rental market in the apartment sector is strong with a high degree of demand and could serve as a lock-up and go second holiday home with all the right tourist amenities close by with the benefit of being located in a tranquil well established suburb with oak tree lined streets.
Take a tour of the homes in Rondebosch via the Myroof web-site.