The affluent suburb of Fresnaye can trace its roots back to the early 1800s when it was an estate of 200 acres, boasting vineyards and orchards that led to it being called “A garden of Eden” by the residents of the time.
The French heritage of the original estate that once belonged to Ryk Le Seuer is still reflected in the street names of the suburb once known as “Winterslust.”
The exclusive residential area lies on the slopes of Lion’s Head, between Sea Point and Bantry Bay, where it enjoys magnificent sweeping vistas of the Atlantic, Table Bay, and Robben Island.
Fresnaye's choice position on the mountain, the fact that it is largely sheltered from the notorious south-easterly, and its easy access to Cape Town have produced some of the most expensive real estate along the Atlantic Seaboard.
The trendy Atlantic beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are just up the road and hanging out on one of Clifton’s four beaches, separated by granite boulders, or the long palm-lined stretch of sand that has made Camps Bay so popular is a major drawcard to the area.
Its proximity to the trendy restaurants, shops, and clubs in Sea Point means that residents always have a plethora of options when it comes to entertainment. For those wanting to exercise, the Sea Point promenade is a popular choice, both by serious runners and families with a love for the outdoors.
Living in Fresnaye is also simply about enjoying the best Cape Town has to offer. Spend the day in South Africa's most cosmopolitan city, enjoy the vibe at the Waterfront or relax at one of the nearby beaches, and then retire to a Fresnaye home to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Seaboard.
With unsurpassed views and relative proximity to world-class amenities, properties in Fresnaye are some of the most sought-after in the country.
The suburb is not only popular with affluent South African property buyers, it is also a top choice for international investors - and with its ideal location and incredible properties this won’t change anytime soon.
Fresnaye properties are ideal for the up-market family, comprising a variety of luxury villas and apartments, as well as a range of attractive family homes.
The median price of a Freehold property in Camps Bay is currently approximately R13 500 000 and R5 000 000 for Sectional title properties. (June 2021 figures).