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Mowbray is a suburb east of Cape Town city, extending from the slopes of Devil’s Peak to the Black and Elsie’s Rivers. Situated between the vibey Observatory suburb and Leafy Rosebank, it’s the perfect base for your Cape Town stay.
It is a bustling suburb filled primarily with students enrolled at the University of Cape Town and people from all parts of the continent plying their trade or selling unique crafts at the Mowbray Station.
Mowbray was identified as a possible crop-growing area by the first Dutch East India Company Commander, Jan van Riebeeck. He was under pressure to provide fresh produce for passing ships. The area was regarded as grazing lands by the Khoi and skirmishes took place between them and the Dutch over grazing rights in the late 1600s.
Today, the river is peacefully encompassed by the Two Rivers Urban Park and meanders alongside two golf courses before meeting up with the Salt River... Show more