Lying towards the outskirts of the City Bowl, modern-day Zonnebloem incorporates a part of the historic District Six and can trace its roots back to its beginnings as an agricultural estate.
Named after the Dutch word for sunflower, Zonnebloem, is a suburb that appeals to younger buyers looking to get their foot on the property ladder in the City Bowl.
The suburb is in close proximity to Oranjezicht, Vredehoek, Foreshore, and Woodstock which allows residents to enjoy all that is on offer in these neighbouring areas. With its ease of access, residents have a plethora of options available to them in terms of shopping including Wembley Square, Gardens Shopping Centre, and the V&A Waterfront.
The City Bowls' myriad restaurant and entertainment options are found on Zonnebloem's doorstep ensuring that foodies of every kind can find exactly what they are looking for.
For those on the hunt for a good school in close proximity to Zonnebloem there are various choices including Rahmaniyeh Mos Primary, Zonnebloem Boys Primary. Mountain Road Primary School, Zonnebloem Girls' Primary, Chapel Street Primary School, Harold Cressy High School, Cape Town High School, and Gardens Commercial High School.
At a tertiary level, the University of Cape Town - Hiddingh Campus and The Cape Peninsula University of Technology houses their main campus in Zonnebloem. Thus making the area a great option for students wanting to rent.
While the area mainly consists of apartments, there are a few houses here as well but they are few and far between and tend to be on the smaller side.
However, the area is experiencing a phase of urban renewal with new developments and building revamps becoming increasingly prevalent resulting in prices steadily increasing.