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Why buyers still love Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs

18 Sep 2019

The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town have become increasingly popular, with value-for-money properties, access to good schooling, and decentralised office nodes making it a highly sought-after address.

This three bedroom, three bathroom home in Claremont Upper, Cape Town, offers open-plan living areas with central fireplace, a study, easy-to-maintain garden, and more. It is on the market for R5.65 million - click here to view.

Claremont, Kenilworth, Rondebosch, Constantia, Newlands and Bishopscourt are great suburbs to live in - offering beautiful, safe surroundings and well-built homes. In addition to this there are plenty of good schools nearby, as well as access to a myriad of leisure activities and facilities - all within a stone’s throw distance.

“The Southern Suburbs has an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, upmarket delis, art galleries and boutique shops. Depending on the time of year, you can catch a game of rugby or cricket in Newlands, the home of the Stormers and Cape Cobras teams. Let’s not forget the wine estates, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, various museums, hiking and walking trails, and horse riding trails found throughout the area,” says Denise Dogon, CEO of Dogon Group Properties.

Bordered by historic vineyards, this impressive five bedroom, five bathroom homestead in Constantia, Cape Town, offers numerous luxury features. It is on the market for R44.9 million - click here to view.

“Southern Suburbs residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to good schools. To name a few, there are Sacs and Westerford in Newlands, Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch, Herschel and Western Province Preparatory School in Claremont, Reddam in Constantia, and Springfield Convent in Upper Wynberg. These are all areas that our Southern Suburbs Dogon branch serves,” says Alexa Horne, MD of Dogon Group Properties.

It also has a vast choice of modern houses, townhouses, mansions, heritage homes and apartments for sale, and Dogon Southern Suburbs has achieved high sales figures over the past 12 months. The properties vary from large stands of land to a variety of older-style homes that range from cottage-style semis in Kenilworth Upper, Claremont and Wynberg to more ornate and much larger homes in Constantia, Newlands and Bishopscourt.

What your money will get you

This apartment in the Herschel in Claremont Upper, Cape Town, has two bedrooms, open-plan living areas and access to a rooftop pool. It is on the market for R2.95 million - click here to view.

Examples of properties currently on the market in the area include a two bedroom apartment for sale in Claremont Upper for R2.95 million within the popular Herschel building, situated within walking distance of the Cavendish Square Shopping Centre.

R5.995 million will get you an upmarket and contemporary three bedroom double-storey townhouse in Claremont with mountain views, fireplace, garden, patio and pool deck which is close to UCT, Newlands, Cavendish, Kelvin Grove, and the Virgin Active gym.

This home in Constantia, Cape Town, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, swimming pool, braai are, and more. It is on the market for R4.495 million - click here to view.

Dogon also have a variety of properties for sale in Constantia, ranging from a three bedroom house for R4.495 million up to R44.9 million for a 1 200sqm five bedroom house, as well as a selection of homes in Kenilworth Upper and Bishopscourt.

“We are seeing more and more buyers looking in the Southern Suburbs. The ongoing influx of Gauteng residents relocating to the Cape has also bolstered the sales in this desirable, well-established and safe area, and we anticipate ongoing buoyant sales for some time to come,” says Dogon.

This three bedroom en-suite home in Newlands, Cape Town, has high ceilings, four reception areas, fireplace, patio with braai, and more. It is selling for R9.35 million - click here to view.

Added to this is the University of Cape Town situated in the Southern Suburbs. Areas such as Rondebosch and Newlands have an ever-increasing demand for student accommodation due to their close proximity to the university - because of this the Southern Suburbs have a consistent upward trajectory in house prices, high rental return and high rental demand from students and young professionals.

And it is not just students looking to rent. Rentals across the board in the Southern Suburbs are robust, and Dogon achieved a record rental for the area of R450 000 per month for a lavish home in Constantia.

This top-floor apartment in Rondebosch, Cape Town, has two bedrooms, open-plan living areas, balcony, single garage, parking bay and more. It is on the market for R2.7 million - click here to view.

The trend of mixed-use suburbs where people can live, work and relax will be ever increasing in South Africa, and Dogon forecasts that areas such as the West Coast suburbs of Blouberg as well as the Northern Suburbs and Hout Bay will increasingly start to follow trend, and in turn attract more and more buyers.

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