Claremont is one of the leafy, busy, vibrant suburbs making up the so called “Southern Suburbs” of Cape Town. Bordered by Newlands, Rondebosch, Bishopscourt and Wynberg it is approximately 20 minutes drive down the M3 from the centre of Cape Town. The buzzing Main Road splits it into Upper and Lower Claremont. Taxis, Golden Arrow buses and MetroRail provide public transport whilst UCT students have the added benefit of the bespoke Jammie Shuttle which bustles up and down through the linking suburbs.
Cavendish Square is a world-class mall, plum in the heart of Claremont and surrounded by boutique-style clothing shops, antique dealers, galleries and all the major chain stores. Added to its appeal is proximity to the Claremont medical hub – Kingsbury Hospital being the centre point of a wide range of medical facilities. Throw in Newlands Rugby Stadium and Sahara Park for rugby and cricket fans and you have a most desirable combination of amenities.
Schools in the neighbourhood are top class and include the following: Grove Primary, Western Province, Bishops, Greenfield Primary, Rondebosch Boys’ School, SACS, Sans Souci Girls’ High School
Upper Claremont is one of the most desirable residential areas in Cape Town. It provides easy access to all essential amenities and main routes. It offers shelter from the south easterly winds in summer and offers stunning views of Table Mountain.
There is a wide range of properties, from small cottages in close proximity to Cavendish Square to medium sized family homes in the heart of Upper Claremont. The well-known “Hen and Chicken” estate offers luxurious mansions on large plots with splendid views and is one of Cape Town’s most sought after addresses. Architectural styles include semi-detached cottages, Victorian homesteads, Georgian townhouses and some gated security complexes. There is also a number of apartment blocks and as Claremont Main Road is on the Jamie Shuttle route some blocks are very popular as student accomodation.