Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

Newlands Stadium.
by Zola Miller

Once again, water is known to have been responsible for the development of a suburb - Newlands. In 1696 the Newlands property grant was made so that beer could be brewed beside the ideal water provided by streams that came down from the back of Table Mountain. Today, beer is still brewed beside the Liesbeeck River in Newlands.

Close by is the Josephine Mill, which is also still water-driven by the Liesbeeck's water Newlands is the sporting capital of the Peninsula, encompassing two internationally known venues - Newlands cricket ground & Newlands rugby stadium.

Also to be found in Newlands is the Montebello Centre - a design centre that  hosts a craft shop, a culture garden, and a restaurant where visitors relax and discuss the merits of the first contemporary San Gallery - a tribute to a very special people. Newlands, although primarily a residential suburb, offers as regards accommodation, entertainment and food - well worth a visit.

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