From its beginnings as Cape Town's industrial epicentre to a charming suburb where the community is tight-knit, and history is woven into the very fabric of what makes this neighbourhood so unique.
With industrialisation came the need for housing – hence the rows of small terraced houses for workers, in a Victorian colonial vernacular style – small stoeps, single-story, built on roads with British names, like the poets Tennyson and Pope, or places like Chatham and London, while the main roads were given royal names.
Today Salt River is brimming with schools, shops, businesses, and homes; and has a tangible vibe as locals and visitors bustle on the streets and go about their daily routines. This multifaceted area truly is a taste of the people of the Mother City; their hospitality, culture, and way of life. It is situated close to Table Bay. Other nearby suburbs include Woodstock, Observatory, and the City Bowl.
Recent revivals in the area have seen many residential properties also undergoing renovations and upgrades.
Generations of families still live in homes that are over a 100 years old, mainly due to the fact that the sense of community is very strong here. There are newer developments planned for the area to allow for more affordable housing for young professionals looking for a place close to the CBD.