Rondebosch is the home of some of the country’s top schools, and close to UCT and sports stadiums
With the highest concentration of schools in the country – and top-performing ones at that – Rondebosch is a sought-after suburb for families.
Statistics show there are 18 schools in the suburb, many of which perform well in the annual matric results, including Rondebosch Boys, Westerford, Bishops (Diocesan College), SACS (South African College School) and Rustenburg Girls.
Rondebosch is also ideally located for the University of Cape Town and medical facilities such as Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, says Charmaine Scott-Wilson, a Seeff agent in the area.
Nearby are other attractions including major sport stadiums such as the Newlands rugby and cricket grounds and Athlone Stadium, while the large greenbelt area – the Rondebosch Common – is ideal for walking, dog walking and cycling.
With Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak forming a backdrop to the suburb, most houses have glorious mountain views, Scott-Wilson says.
“The suburb is leafy and offers a stunning lifestyle, and it is no surprise it is attracting buyers from across the country, including luxury Joburg and other upcountry buyers looking for a home close to top schools.”
Despite the challenging economic climate, the overall sales in unit and rand value terms for this year are only marginally down from last year. The average selling price of full title property is up by 13% from 2016 and 93% over five years, now at R5.4million.
The average range for family houses tends to be around R4m to R8m, although top luxury homes can fetch R18.25m.
Scott-Wilson says the market performance and average price growth also show Rondebosch is an excellent property investment.
“The central location and desire for good schooling are a draw that will no doubt continue to boost demand and property values.”