Cape Town at a glance
Leapfrog offers an excellent range of Cape Town properties to suit all tastes. With its own distinct charm and culture, the Cape Town City Centre embraces all that is historical about South Africa. The Dutch settlers came to the Cape of Good Hope and established a trading station here under the magnificent Table Mountain and within the embrace of Table Bay that provided access to world trading routes. Cape Town is host to the South African Parliament, as well as the renowned Cape Town International Convention Centre and CBD area that brings many international visitors to the city each year.
The City Bowl is diverse and offers various lifestyles to cater for all tastes. Cape Town property includes Woodstock. Here you will find smaller Victorian houses, newly built flats and apartments as well as the Saturday Organic Market with its many stalls and activities to enjoy over weekends. Across the city is Gardens, with its larger homes and apartments all nestled under Table Mountain.
Gardens is situated around the vibrant Kloof Street which is home to a variety of shops, side walk cafes and relaxed sophisticated lifestyle. Nearby are Tamboerskloof and Higgovale, which offer upmarket properties with larger gardens and views of Table Mountain, the city lights and sunrises over Table Bay. Closer to the Waterfront lies the trendy, upmarket suburb of De Waterkant, which is situated within the original gay village of Cape Town. Here one finds beautiful properties with every possible top-end quality finish, as well as side walk cafes, upmarket designer shops and restaurants - all within walking distance of the new Green Point Stadium which will play host to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.
Right beside the City Bowl is historical Bo Kaap, with its traditional Muslim families, corner shops and restaurants as well as colourful Cape Town buildings boasting the trademark Cape Malay style. These beautiful semi-detached cottages and houses are unique and traditional, offering wonderful opportunities to renovate and turn them into modern homes equipped with every amenity, while still keeping the original features and architecture in place. Whether one buys, rents or buys to rent, you can be secure in the knowledge that Cape Town property has continued to attract both local and international buyers and maintained its value even in times of recession.
The City Bowl offers excellent schools catering to the English, Afrikaans and German communities. There are also the world-class tertiary institutions such as the University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula Technikon, which attracts students from all over the world. The property market in the CBD continues to attract the discerning buyer who wants to enjoy the best of both residential suburbs and city living. The CBD is also conveniently close to the Cape Town International Airport and all the amenities that the City Bowl has to offer, from world-class theatre through to festivals, restaurants and many other attractions. Within the CBD itself there has been a transformation of the many older buildings into upmarket lifestyle centres with beautiful, well-appointed and finished apartments that include cafes, gyms and pools within the complex, ensuring a relaxed, secure and convenient lifestyle within the heart of the city.
All in all, the Cape Town City Bowl offers something for everyone – a lifestyle that is unique and sophisticated and at the same time family-oriented and convenient. Contact Leapfrog today for our full range of Cape Town properties. Also view our available Atlantic Seabord property options.