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Among the most expensive residential neighbourhoods are the southern suburbs of Cape Town located on the southeast slopes of Table Mountain. In the north, the area begins just south of the middle-class neighbourhoods of Table Bay and stretches to the False Bay coastal suburbs and the Cape Peninsula cliffs. The most popular areas of southern suburbs include Claremont, Newlands, Rondebosh, Kenilworth, and Consantia.
Finding homes and flats to rent in Claremont is easy as long as you are willing to pay the price, as this centrally located suburb can be expensive. There are some single families homes to rent, but the majority of rentals are penthouse apartments containing three bedrooms and two baths.
Newlands at the base of Table Mountain is the wettest suburb in South Africa. House and flats for rent in Newlands is the Village with its many street cafes. Large families may want to consider finding houses to rent in the Hiddingh with superb schools and large historic homes. Other popular areas include Fernwood, Vineyard, and Newlands Upper.
Those looking for investment property in the southern suburbs will want to look at Rondenbosh with its many large Dutch style homes. Some of these homes have been converted into flats so renters can find a good place to live. Other property has been converted to bed and breakfasts or guests homes.
The Kenilworth area has a charm all its own since many of the homes were built in the late 1800s in the Georgian style. Many of these homes are sought after because of their historical value, and renters can live in a piece of restored history.
The Cape Dutch architecture makes the Consantia area a very beautiful place to call home. Located near the Wine Museum, the area is often one of the hardest to find rental property in because the homes are often passed from one generation to the next. Those with children looking for rentals in Consantia will love this suburbs location next to Reddam House, The American International School, and Waldorf School.
Finding houses and flats for rent in southern suburb can be harder than finding it in many other areas of Cape Town because it is one of the most sought after areas. The careful searcher can find houses and flats for rent in exclusive neighbourhoods filled with history or in the rapidly expanding areas.