Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Property in Rondebosch with view of mountains.
by Zola Miller

Rondebosch is probably best known as the home of the University of Cape Town. The establishment is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1829.

University students have created a cosmopolitan, racially diverse suburb. Bars. nightclubs, affordable eating-places in Cape Town, bookstores and clothing nooks are the order of the day.

Within this vibrant area are places like the Baxter Theatre (high calibre art and entertainment), and the Irma Stern Museum, which is a venue for constantly changing exhibitions and poetry readings.

The Rondebosch Common, declared a national monument in 1961, is a landmark, surrounded by reputable schools, retirement centres, some with frail care, and various top-calibre sports centres. It is situated across the road from the Red Cross Children's Hospital.

Rondebosch is considered to be the cultural hub of the southern suburbs. It is flooded with eager students and patrons of the arts. And it seldom sleeps!

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