This leafy, green suburb is most sought after because of its stunning views of Table Mountain and its architectural beauty – as well as the easy access to the city! The accommodation in Rondebosch is no less popular, with many people choosing it as their holiday and permanent destination. Rondebosch has a rich history, and was where the very first permanent title of land in Africa was issued by Van Riebeeck.
The area was named for a clump of thorn trees – ‘Het Ronde Doornbosjen’ – which over time, evolved into Rondebosch (round tree). What remains of this original settlement today is central to the town – a large and lush greenbelt, known as the Rondebosch Common, as well as a national monument that is loved by the community and is home to a number of unique indigenous plant species.
The accommodation in Rondebosch includes guesthouses that have been converted from beautiful examples of Victorian homes, as well as stunning modern hotels and B&B’s. If you are looking for something to do while in the area, there are plenty of exciting cultural options! Most of the accommodation in Rondebosch is within close distance to the popular Baxter Theatre, where one can experience intriguing local plays, and the Groote Schuur museum which is steeped in history.
For foodies, there is the fantastic Baxter food and goods market that sells farm-fresh produce and artisanal foods to try out. The area is popular with UCT students, and the accommodation in Rondebosch also caters for those who need a longer stay for studies, contract work or holiday-making.