Lying just outside the City Bowl, on the slopes of Table Mountain, Vredehoek is a residential suburb that truly lives up to its name meaning ‘peace corner.’ Seen from afar, the three large circular buildings at the foot of Table Mountain – and what locals refer to as the salt and pepper pots – are your beacon to guide you directly into the Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek.
Devil’s Peak serves as a backdrop to the neighbourhood that is a very popular choice for the working professionals without kids. The neighbourhood is quiet and offers residents a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Staying in Vredehoek offers some of the best views of the city, over the waterfront, the harbour and Table Mountain, even if the wind seems to blow a little more here. Old Victorian houses share space with popular restaurants and trendy bars, and the suburb’s proximity to the Gardens Centre shopping mall makes stocking up rather easy.
Working in the city and living in Vredehoek, is one of the most popular combinations for Capetonians and the established suburb has become one of the most sought after. Redevelopments of older blocks of flats into trendy apartments have translated into a revival of the neighbourhood, and properties here escalated in price during the recent property boom.
In the burgeoning sectional title sector, choices range from studio flats to spacious renovated apartments in older blocks and modern upmarket penthouses at the upper end of the market.
The median price of a Freehold property is currently approximately R3 900 000 and R2 198 000 for Sectional title properties. (June 2021 figures).