Lying on the foothills of Table Mountain, the trendy and artsy Oranjezicht is home to large and gracious homes with enviable views of the mountain, the foreshore and the distant Hottentots Holland Mountains.
The suburb was developed on the site of the original Oranjezicht Farm, so named because it had a view ("zicht") of the Oranje (or orange) bastion of the Castle of Good Hope. From 1708 the property operated as a farm for two centuries and some of the old buildings, including the slave bell, are still there.
The Oranjezicht City Farm now operates in the area as a non-profit, neighbourhood-run farm project. Local residents get involved with growing organic produce here and volunteers conduct guided tours through the beautifully laid-out gardens.
The suburb sits perched above the popular Kloof Street, adjacent to Vredehoek with only Buitekant street separating the two suburbs.
Kloof Street, and the vibey restaurant and café culture, is within walking distance of Oranjezicht and getting into the city centre is a mere five minutes where you end up in the heart of bohemian Long Street.
For families with school-going children the suburb boasts with the exclusive St. Cyprian's School amongst others. While the Booth Memorial Hospital is also located in the suburb
From afar it would seem that the homes here are relatively low on the mountain but once you get closer you quickly realise that it is quite the climb to reach parts of this upmarket area. The neighbourhood enjoys the cover of countless trees that provide shade, fresh air and a connection to nature that makes this leafy suburb both beautiful and unique.
Homes in Oranjezicht are generous in size with established gardens and breathtaking views. Apartments here are popular with students due to its proximity to the Cape Technikon, and is also close to Gardens Centre, making shopping only a quick walk away and transport negligible.
Property in Oranjezicht is fairly equally divided between sectional title units and freestanding homes.
The median price of a Freehold property is currently approximately R7 888 000 and R1 475 000 for Sectional title properties. (June 2021 figures).