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View of the upper campus from the rugby field. University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa  © Ian Barbour , License


The tranquil suburb of Rondebosch ("the round tree"), in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, is well-known for its old oak trees that create a park-like setting. Rondebosch is home to a number of historical attractions. Guided tours and milling demonstrations are available at Mostert's Mill, originally built on a farm in the valley of the Liesbeek River in 1796 and the Presidential home nearby is where the "Groote Schuur Minute" was co-signed by Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk as a commitment towards a peaceful process of negotiations, in 1990.

The Rondebosch Common is a national monument and home to 200 indigenous plant species. The Red Cross Children's Hospital, the Baxter Theatre and a number of good restaurants are close by.

Rondebosch is within easy reach of Cape Town's delights. Nearby attractions include Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain cableway. Attractive beaches (Camps Bay, Clifton, and Muizenberg) are 20 minutes away as are Hout Bay and Kalk Bay's fishing harbours. Cape Point and the Stellenbosch Winelands are 30 minutes away.

Rondebosch is a leafy suburb located in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Here are some key features and attractions in and around Rondebosch:

  1. University of Cape Town (UCT): Rondebosch is home to the University of Cape Town, one of South Africa's leading universities and an internationally recognized academic institution. Visitors can explore the beautiful campus, which is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and offers stunning views of the city and surrounding landscape.

  2. Rondebosch Common: Rondebosch Common is a large open space adjacent to the suburb, offering recreational opportunities such as walking, jogging, picnicking, and dog walking. It's a popular spot for locals to enjoy outdoor activities and connect with nature.

  3. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Just a short drive from Rondebosch is Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Visitors can explore a diverse range of indigenous flora, enjoy scenic walks, attend concerts at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, and dine at the on-site restaurant.

  4. Cavendish Square Shopping Centre: Cavendish Square is a premier shopping destination located in nearby Claremont. It features a wide range of retail stores, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options, making it a popular destination for shopping and leisure.

  5. Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums: Sports enthusiasts can catch cricket matches at Newlands Cricket Stadium, one of the oldest cricket grounds in South Africa, or rugby matches at Newlands Rugby Stadium, home to the Stormers rugby team. Both stadiums have a rich sporting history and offer an exciting atmosphere during matches.

  6. Cape Town City Centre: Rondebosch is conveniently located within easy reach of Cape Town's city centre, where visitors can explore attractions such as the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

  7. Restaurants and Cafes: Rondebosch offers a variety of dining options, including cafes, bistros, and restaurants serving diverse cuisines. Whether you're craving local South African dishes, international fare, or gourmet coffee and pastries, you'll find plenty of choices to satisfy your culinary preferences.

  8. Historic Architecture: Rondebosch is characterized by its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and colonial-era architecture. Visitors can take leisurely walks or guided tours to admire the suburb's heritage buildings and learn about its history and significance.

Rondebosch offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern conveniences, making it an appealing destination for both residents and visitors to Cape Town.

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