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A stay in Cape Town is a treat, being accommodated in Higgovale makes it all the more spectacular, for this is one of the most prestigious suburbs in the city. Its location in the south west corner of the city bowl offers magnificent views of Table Mountain, Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean, and is midway between the chic Atlantic seaboard area and the city centre and waterfront.
Higgovale has homes of incredible grandeur (there are only 225 in total) and it’s fairly common to see a funicular alongside a home to transport the occupant from street level to the house perched high on a steep incline. The area is relatively wind-free and within minutes of all amenities.
Expect your stay in Higgovale to be one of exclusive city living with panache!
Top 6 reasons to visit Higgovale
1. Take a [steep] stroll down to happening Kloof Street where the neoteric hang out. The street has an abundance of restaurants – the most popular being those with decks and outdoor areas, health shops, coffee houses and boho boutiques. Uber home.
2. Visit the South African Jewish Museum to learn of the fascinating history of Jews in South Africa spanning almost 200 years. The Holocaust Centre is part of the museum and has many poignant items on display.
3. There are major festivals that occur in Cape Town practically throughout the year, starting with the Malay Choirs Parade (previously the Cape Minstrels Carnival) on the 2nd January, through to gay parades, gourmet food festivals, an international cycle tour and marathon, summer open air concerts, Fashion Week – the list goes on and on. Ask your host for a calendar of events.
4. Sample fine wines along the Constantia wine route, South Africa’s oldest wine producing region. Some of the finest restaurants in the city are located on this route that perfectly complement their range of wines.
5. Walk through The Glen, a tranquil, wooded area consisting mostly of stone pines, to reach The Round House, a historic circular building once used as a hunting lodge, now a popular restaurant with splendid sea views.
6. Spend a day on one of the many beaches nearby. Camps Bay Beach has a grassed area and long white sandy beach overlooked by a thriving sidewalk café scene while Clifton has 4 cozy beaches of varying sizes all reached via a steep pathway.
The nearest airport is Cape Town international, 22km from Higgovale. There are several car rental agencies in the main road down from Higgovale or at the airport upon your arrival in Cape Town, however, car rentals can be booked online. Uber operates in Cape Town, if you have the app, contact them for a ride. Other options are traditional taxis (Rikkis) or you could try taking the 3-wheeled motorised tricycles operated by the Monarch Tuksi Company.
Did you know?
Higgovale Quarry is a great spot for those interested in mountain climbing. There are several established routes bolted up this manmade cliff.
When travelling, you may notice the stone or umbrella pine tree scattered throughout Cape Town and surrounding areas. The seeds of the tree were brought here by Huguenots fleeing Europe in the late 1600s.
Much of the granite used to construct the impressive Rhodes Memorial on the Devil’s Peak slopes was obtained from the Higgovale quarry. The quarry closed down in 1906.