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Conveniently situated to Claremont and adjacent suburbs without being in the heart of the hustle and bustle. It is so lovely and clean as well.
Kenilworth is a classic slice of modern suburbia with a heap of extra toppings. This well established leafy suburb is perfectly situated between Newlands and the Constantia Valley Winelands; making it an ideal location to carry out your list of to-dos.
Kenilworth is best known for the legendary Kenilworth Racecourse which not only hosts regular horseracing events, but also the highly acclaimed J&B Met. This delightful suburb has a little something for everyone. The area ranges from large, expansive residential homes to affordable lock-up-and-go apartments. There are also a variety of bars, restaurants and quaint coffee shops offering a variety of atmospheres from boho to upscale.
Top 4 things to do in and around Kenilworth
Kenilworth Racecourse: There’s no better time to visit Kenilworth Racecourse than summer. The J&B Met is the one of the most iconic and sought after events to attend. While you wait for it to arrive in January, head on down to the track to experience the upcoming events that include some impressive high-stake races and and family events. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a day of sun, racing and socialising.
Kenilworth Go Karting: Kenilworth Go Karts allows you to apply all those hours of TV gaming and imitating your favorite Lamborghini’s V12 engine revving at the starting line. The 310m track is a replica of the Killarney track and will help you cross over from extreme gamer mode, to full on F1 status. The track is open from 9:30am till 11pm on week days and 9am till 11pm on weekends. Visitors will be more than entertained and when they are all raced out, they can use the gaming facility, shoot some pool or grab some food and refreshments.
Retail Therapy: Souvenirs help to remember fond memories and Blue Boyou is the perfect place to get some advice on what to buy and where to buy it. They are specialists in the sourcing and purchasing of goods and can even tell you where to find the needle in the haystack. Whether it’s some unique earrings or a vintage bottle of wine, Blue Buyou can find the perfect one for you.
If you prefer to do the shopping yourself, make your way to Portobello Road Vintage This charming boutique also offers the unique opportunity to sit down and treat yourself to some coffee and delectable chocolate brownies while deciding on what to buy. The clothing is 70’s to 90’s inspired and definitely takes you back to a whimsical time. Their prices are very reasonable and the chances of seeing someone wearing the the same dress are slim to none.
Soma Spa: Unwind at Soma Spa and and allow treatments tailored to your exact needs to whisk you away into total bliss. Soma, pronounced sew-ma, is the Greek meaning for body. It also describes the treatments of the anatomy and physiology. The Soft fabric draped around the pillars reaching from the floor to ceiling; over sized ceramic water jugs and stunning clear waters of the Greek style pool, transport you to a different era. Many of the products used are derived from traditional African remedies allowing for a truly natural experience.
where to stay
Pick and choose where you want to stay in Kenilworth. There is no shortage of self-catering, B&Bs, and guest houses. The accommodation is wide spread, so if you’re in the mood for a luxurious and opulent stay, there are stunning guesthouses and B&B’s in upper Kenilworth. If however, you want to be close to the vibey bar and restaurant scene, it won’t be hard to find cozy self-catering options near by.
Air: Cape Town International Airport is a mere 19kms away from Kenilworth and easily accessible by cab or Uber taxi.
Car rental:There are a wide choice of car rental agencies around Kenilworth should you need to rent a car.
Buses/taxis: Buses and taxis drive along the main road and getting on one is as simple as holding out your hand as they approach. Taxis and buses are very cost effect and convenient.
Train: Kenilworth train station is a 5 minute walk from the main road. Trains ride regularly from Mondays to Fridays with some longer stretches between trains on weekends.
Did you know
The J&B Met dates back to 1883 and was originally called the Metropolitan Mile.
Kenilworth Racecourse is the oldest racecourse in South Africa.
Kenilworth of commonly misspelled as Kennilworth, Kenelworth or Kennelworth.
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.