Southernwood, a bustling suburb in the heart of the urban city of East London offers everything necessary for daily living. Families are able to purchase necessary commodities at the Super Spar situated in the middle of Malcomess Park shopping centre. This neighbourhood convenience facility also provides its customers with convenient access to a pharmacy, service station, clothing stores, post office as well as take-aways, banking institutions and a variety of other amenities. Trafalgar, a leading property management specialist, manages a wide variety of property to let in Southernwood and can be guaranteed for both their professionalism and world class service.
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Boasting one of the main tourist attractions in the Border region, the East London Museum is located neighbouring Selborne where visitors are able to explore and wonder through the many attractions including the famous Coelacanth and Dodo egg amongst other marvels.
Across from the Buffalo City FET College, sited on a prominent corner between King and Oxford Street, the War Memorial can be seen as it stands proudly in a landscaped garden at the intersection of two axial paths. The memorial was originally constructed in a fine grained sandstone with classical mouldings and bronze name plaques however the bronze has since been replaced with granite. A poignant bronze sculpture of a weary soldier forms the centrepiece and is a heart-rending reminder of the men of East London who fell in the Great War of 1914 – 1919.
The demographic trend is towards a denser populated area consisting of students and families with more rooms and flats than houses. While there are very few high rise buildings within Southernwood, the suburb consists of many buildings with the majority being two to three storey. With the diverse rental opportunities, the range caters for affordability, space as well as transport and other personal requirements. For those not wishing to rent but requiring short term accommodation, the suburb has several guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation which proudly holds three star ratings and can be seen recommended on their respective websites.
A rehabilitated quarry is surrounded by the horseshoe perimeter of Southernwood with an upmarket guest house in existence for the last 20 years. With its lush natural surroundings and venue facilities the Inn supports an abundance of bird and animal life while maintaining a natural environment through the introduction of indigenous plants and trees. Guests visiting The Quarry Lake Inn can rest assured knowing that they will be warmly welcomed and attended to by the professional staff
Students have the convenience in Southernwood of having the Boston College and Buffalo City FET College both within walking distance within the suburb. Those requiring primary school education in Southernwood have the option of both St Anne’s Primary School and Southernwood Primary within walking distance while Grens Primary School is an Afrikaans public school within a short distance being on the edge of the suburb. Selborne College is located on the boundary of Southernwood and Selborne and is a public, male-only school being one of the very few colleges in the Eastern Cape. .
Southernwood has within it various medical facilities including St Dominics Hospital and St James Hospital both being part of one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, Life Healthcare. These facilities are recognised throughout the industry for their excellent facilities, high calibre of healthcare professionals while focusing on continually improving their standards and technology. Maxillo Facial Theatre is also situated within the area which combines the practice of medicine and surgery being a hybrid of dentistry and surgery.
Considering both the highlighted and additional opportunities and facilities, Southernwood must be considered a place to call home.