Exploring Newlands, Bishopscourt Village & Claremont Upper: A Guide to Cape Town’s Beautiful Suburbs

These suburbs are known for their leafy environment, with the mighty Liesbeek River running through them. Located in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa, they are popular among families and young professionals seeking a peaceful yet convenient lifestyle due to their beautiful parks, historic architecture, and excellent schools. In this blog post, we will explore the attractions and amenities, schools, location, and the property market of these suburbs.

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Attractions and Amenities:

The Newlands Cricket Ground, dating back to 1888, is one of the oldest cricket venues in South Africa. With a capacity of 25,000, it is home to the Cape Cobras cricket team. The first Test match was played there in March 1889.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

For nature lovers, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a must-visit attraction. Covering an area of 528 hectares [1,300 acres], the garden is home to over 7,000 species of plants, including many endemic to South Africa. Visitors can explore the various walking trails, enjoy a picnic, attend one of the many concerts held in the garden, or simply relax and take in the stunning views of Table Mountain.

In addition to these attractions, the suburbs are home to several excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars. Cavendish Square, a popular shopping centre located in the heart of Claremont Upper, offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

Schools and Location:

Newlands is renowned for its excellent schools, making it a popular choice for families with children. The suburbs are home to several prestigious schools, including the South African College School (SACS), Grove Primary, Westerford High School, Herschel Girls School, and San Souci Girls High. There are also several outstanding pre-schools in the area, such as The Hill in Fernwood, Kildare Pre-school, Barclay House in Newlands Village, and Little Stars in Claremont Upper, to name a few.

These three suburbs are conveniently located with easy access to the city centre and other suburbs via the M3 highway. They are just a short drive away from the University of Cape Town and the Cape Town CBD, making them a popular choice for families, students, and young professionals.

Meet your area experts

Heather Turner
Tyson Properties sOUTHERN sUBURBS

Heather Turner is an accomplished sales agent specializing in the Newlands, Bishopscourt Village, and Claremont Upper areas. With a remarkable track record and extensive experience in the real estate industry, Heather has established herself as a top performer.


Heather has garnered numerous accolades, including being recognized as a Double Diamond Achiever and Top Agent in Office at Tyson Properties. Her consistent ranking among the top achievers nationally is a testament to her expertise and dedication.


With her exceptional service, industry knowledge, commitment to excellence and over 30 years experience in the industry, Heather Turner is the trusted choice for those seeking outstanding results in the Newlands, Bishopscourt Village, and Claremont Upper property market.

Tarryn Rawlinson
Tyson Properties sOUTHERN sUBURBS

Tarryn Rawlinson is a candidate property practitioner sales agent specializing in the Newlands, Bishopscourt Village, and Claremont Upper areas. With experience in both real estate and the advertising industry, Tarryn brings a unique perspective and a passion for delivering exceptional service.


Tarryn’s dedication to her clients is reflected in her recognition as a Gold Agent Achiever at Tyson Properties and her award for being the third top supporting registrations for BetterBond in the Western Cape. With a love for adventure and a diverse background that includes living on four continents, Tarryn is committed to providing exceptional results and exceeding client expectations

Vanessa Gold
Tyson Properties sOUTHERN sUBURBS

Vanessa Gold shines as an invaluable member of The Newlands Team (TNT) in her role as an administrative assistant, affectionately referred to as the “GOLDen nugget” of this team.


The trio has formed an exceptional team, where their collective efforts have exceeded expectations. Their seamless synergy sets them apart, creating an unstoppable force.

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Property Market:

Properties in these suburbs are in high demand, offering a wide range of options to suit all budgets and preferences. The suburbs are renowned for their historic homes, many of which date back to the early 1700s and feature beautiful Victorian and Cape Dutch architecture. These homes are highly sought after and can command top prices.

The property market in these suburbs is generally stable, with prices remaining steady even during times of economic uncertainty.

With their stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant community, it’s no wonder that Newlands, Bishopscourt Village, and Claremont Upper are such popular choices for those seeking a peaceful yet convenient lifestyle in Cape Town.

If you are looking to buy or sell in these suburbs, please contact Heather Turner & Tarryn Rawlinson, our award-winning area specialists.

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