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Property to Rent in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

There is always strong demand for houses and apartments to rent in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, which include Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory (Obs), Ottery, Pinelands, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Rosebank and Wynberg.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a major source of this demand, especially for apartments to rent in Rondebosch and Obs, which are served by the “Jammie” shuttle service to campus. However, there are also many other tertiary institutions in these areas, while the presence of many of Cape Town’s top schools also drives demand for houses to rent.

Rentals in these suburbs start at around R6000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in Rondebosch and around R7500 a month for a studio in Obs. For students, rooms to rent are available at rentals from around R4500 a month plus electricity, while three and four-bedroom townhouses and family homes to rent start at around R18 000 a month
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2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Observatory
Large refurbished 2 bedroom flat with open plan kitchen and lounge area. This unit is on the top floor of a small secure complex close to Black River park. Spacious lounge area with paruet flooring leading onto balcony with views of Table mountain. Close to AFDA film school and Spar. Parking @ R330p/m if available. ,Close to all the nice hotspots in Lower Main Road. Ideally suited for a young professional couple or 2 ladies sharing. This block is not Child or pet friendly. Available ASAP.


WEB REF:2569*9

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Rondebosch
This lovely 2 bedroom home is situated in a quiet street in Rondebosch. There is a lovely private garden with lots of trees and a nice balcony. The unit has wooden floors and the 2 bedooms are very big and spacious. The kitchen is has lots of cupboards and space for a washing machine. There is a seperate space for the a lareg fridge. From the kitchen you walk in to a courtyard to hang washing and accexx too teh back of teh complex. The lounge has wooden floors and has space for a lounge suit dinigroom table and desk and walk unit. This home has a nice warm feel to it and has a real cottage style. Newly painted and a nice clean unit. Plenty of cupboard space and a storage space. The unit is close to Newlands Stadium and has safe street parking. Within walking distance to the Riverside Mall and Rondebosch shopping center. Close to the main road and UCT. Loads of restaurants and shops in the hub of Rondebosch. ,It is available w.e.f 1 October. The unit has a prepaid electricity meter. Enquire soonest to arrange a viewing.


WEB REF:973F*11



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1 Bedroom Flat to rent in Lansdowne
This newly renovated seperate granny flat is situated in a quiet street in Lansdowne. The unit is very spacious and the main bedroom has plenty of built in cupboards. From the main bedroom you have sliding doors that lead to your own patio area. The kitchen has built in cupboards and a new stove. The bathroom has a shower basin and toilet. There is plumbing for a washing machine outside a covered area close to the back door.Single parking bay with remote access. Ideal for a single professional or couple. Looking for someone with sober habits and no smoking. A lovely garden gives peace and tranquility. Pre paid electricity and water is excluded dependant on usage.,This is a spacious gem not to be missed.


WEB REF:072D*12



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Kenilworth, where apartment rentals are somewhat lower is also increasingly popular among students, while Claremont offers young professionals flats to rent that are close to offices and upmarket shopping at Cavendish Square. The area is also known for its lively night life as it has great bars, clubs and restaurants in a City Improvement District with full-time security guards.

The rentals for two-bedroom flats to rent in both these areas start at around R9500 a month, and those for three-bedroom homes at around R12 000 a month.

The suburb of Newlands is of course best known for rugby and it does attract many sports tourists as short-term tenants, but it is also extremely picturesque and convenient to schools, UCT and the centre of Cape Town, with the result that homes to rent here are always in short supply.

Monthly rentals for two-bedroom apartments in this area start at around R11 500, and those for three-bedroom houses to rent at around R20 000.

The heritage suburbs of Bishopscourt and Constantia are among Cape Town’s most affluent areas, still characterised by huge oak trees, exceptional views, and stately historic homes in large grounds with room for tennis courts and stables. They are home to a string of wine estates and award-winning restaurants and rentals are relatively high as there is a large corporate component to the market.

Indeed, many houses here are to rent by the day, at rentals from R4500 per day. Monthly house rentals range from around R20 000 all the way up to R100 000 a month or even more. But there are also many one and two-bedroom cottages to rent at rentals from R8500 and around R16 000 a month respectively, making them accessible to younger residents.

The Southern Suburbs have many attractions for nature lovers including the Constantia Valley wine farms, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Table Mountain National Park and the Tokai and Newlands forests. The Cavendish Square and Constantia Valley shopping centres meet most retail needs and there are also some excellent outdoor markets, including the Rondebosch Park Market, Constantia Craft Market, Millstone Eco-Friendly Market in Pinelands and the Porter Estate Produce Market in Tokai.

Cultural attractions include the Baxter Theatre complex in Rondebosch and the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg, which hosts an annual Shakespeare festival, while the schools for which the area is most renowned include Springfield Convent in Wynberg; Herschel Girls’ School in Claremont; SACS in Newlands, Rondebosch Boys’ School, Bishops, St Joseph’s and Westerford in Rondebosch, Reddam House and Waldorf in Constantia and the Wynberg high schools.

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