Cape Town suburbs

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the “mother City” or Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all left their mark on the city, and all continue to share it to this day.

With a population of around three million, Cape Town the parliamentary capital of the republic also enjoys the status as South Africa’s most laid-back city, thanks partly to a low crime rate, lively cultural scene, rugged landscapes and glorious beaches.

Finding an apartment, flat or house to rent in Cape Town is generally speaking not a problem; there is always suitable accommodation available to you for your budget and lifestyle needs. If you are planning to relocate, invest, immigrate and live in Cape Town there are many suburbs in Cape Town available to you to choose from and many websites to help you get started. Some of the most popular are:

  • Junk Mail
  • Gumtree

As you can imagine different parts of the city have different characters. To help you get started you can consider:

Atlantic Seaboard
Sea Point & Green Point - affordable Atlantic seaboard suburb
City Bowl - Suburb in the shadow of the big square mountain
Bo Kaap/Waterkant - Suburb for trendy Hipsters and the pink crowd
Waterfront - Pricy suburb with lots of shopping on its door step
Observatory - Student suburb with an alternative twist
Hout Bay - Family suburb with international flair
Llandudno - suburb in a private bay
Constantia, Tokai & Bishopscourt - leafy suburb with grant homesteads
Blouberg Strand /Table View - suburb of the international wind and kite surfing community
False Bay - suburb for those alternative surfing lifestyle
Northern Suburbs - suburb beyond the Boerewors curtain
Somerset West - vineyards and sea
Southern Suburbs - leafy suburbs with good schools

This guide is by no means an exhaustive list of where to live in South Africa’s Cape Town, but is designed to give you a short and insightful glimpse of where to live when you immigrate to South Africa.