A vibrant and picturesque neighbourhood, nestled in the heart of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, Claremont is characterised by charming streets, diverse communities and an abundance of things to see and do.
A delightful blending of history, culture and modern living, locals and visitors are in for a treat when visiting this bustling district.
From its tree-lined avenues and stunning parks to its thriving culinary scene and shopping districts, wander and explore everything that makes this region so special with our neighbourhood guide to Claremont.
WHERE TO SHOP
Looking for the perfect excuse to go shopping?
Cavendish Square is a premier fashion destination, boasting more than 180 stores to choose from. From international and exclusive local brands to a wide selection of restaurants and state-of-art cinemas, pop in and find exactly what you’re looking for.
Location: 1Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday from 9am to 7pm; Sunday and Public Holidays from 9am to 5pm
Call: 021 657 5600
We Are EGG
Poised as a next-generation shopping experience, We Are EGG is a community of creators, makers, artisans and culture-shapers revolutionising the retail space. Explore some of the best food and fashion brands, all under one roof.
Location: Floor 1, Dreyer Street, Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday from 9am to 7pm; Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Call: 021 493 2891
Discover great bargains and a wide range of shopping options at Access Park. This shopping destination offers a variety of stores, including fashion, homeware, electronics, and more. With discounted prices and a convenient location, Access Park is a must-visit for unbelievable deals.
Location: 81 Chichester Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Opening Times: Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm; Saturday from 9am to 3pm; Sunday from 10am to 2pm; Public Holidays from 9am to 2pm
Call: 021 683 5885
FUN ACTIVITIES TO TRY
Experience high-flying thrills at Rush. Their super tramp, designed for both high-level jumpers and beginners, guarantees an exhilarating and fun-filled day out. Feel the rush as you bounce, flip, and soar through the air on oversized trampolines into squishy foam pits and so much more!
Location: 25 Stegman Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: From R160
Opening Times: Monday – Thursday from 9am to 7pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am to 8pm; Sunday from 9am to 6pm
Call: 021 683 3841
Let’s Entertain U
If you’re looking for an afternoon filled with entertainment and fun, Let’s Entertain U offers plenty of play areas and activities to keep everyone busy. Challenge your friends and family to a game of ten-pin bowling at the ever-popular Let’s Go Bowling alley.
Location: Stadium on Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: R80 per game
Opening Times: Monday – Friday from 10am to 10pm; Saturday from 9am to 10pm; Sunday from 10am to 9pm
Call: 068 270 2641
Ginko Petite Spa
Indulge in a pamper day at Ginko Petite Spa. Their comprehensive menu of treatments represents a blend of traditional and global accents. Many of their therapies are based on the beauty, healing and rejuvenation secrets of ancient cultures, focusing on both the inner and outer self.
Location: The Andros Boutique Hotel, 5 Phyllis Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: Winter Special R990 for 90mins
Opening Ttimes: Monday – Saturday from 9am to 6pm
WhatsApp: 076 779 7629
PLACES TO SEE
Showcasing 400 of the finest collection of exotic trees in South Africa, Arderne Gardens is a Claremont gem regularly visited by local and international travellers. Visit this impressive arboretum featuring Japanese-style ponds, a variety of wildlife and now officially includes one of the largest trees in South Africa, the Moreton Bay Fig (or Wedding Tree).
Location: 222 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Opening Times: Monday – Sunday from 8am to 6pm
Call: 021 444 1697
Harfield Village VoiceMap Audio Tour
Explore the quaint little Harfield Village quarter using VoiceMap’s audio tour. The app uses GPS to play audio automatically, at the right time and place. Just install it, then download your tour and go to the starting point to begin your walk, drive or cycling excursion. Enjoy the vibrant history, narrow alleys, back streets and parks through the eyes of a local.
Location: Start on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Surrey Road, Harfield Village, Cape Town
Price: From R37
Oblivion Wine Bar and Restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Oblivion Bar and Kitchen is a funky, friendly, European-style bar and casual eatery. With a stunning rooftop deck, comfortable couches, fireplaces and board games, relax and chat with a friend over a glass of wine from their extensive vino selection.
Location: 22 Chichester Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Opening Times: Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 10pm
Call: 064 983 4045
Banana Jam Café
A Caribbean restaurant and brewpub, Banana Jam’s beautiful garden and open plan interior with a famous Rum bar is a firm favourite on the Southern Suburbs map. Choose from over 30 beers on tap and a menu generously stocked with delicious cocktails. Enjoy their popular happy hour 7 days a week from 5pm–6pm.
Location: 157 Second Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Price: Starters from R79
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 11pm; Sunday from 11am to 9pm
Call: 021 674 0186
Hidden behind big green hedges along Belvedere Road, Starlings Cafe promises great coffee, simple honest fare and a beaming smile. Expect an intimate atmosphere delivering delicious, sweet delights, and hearty meals in a beautiful setting.
Location: 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: From R65
Opening Times: Monday – Friday from 7am to 4pm; Saturday from 7am to 3pm
Call: 072 051 0491
Serving bespoke sushi since 2008, Salushi provides a pleasant dining experience with a cosy and contemporary ambience. Their creative menu regularly attracts both sushi lovers and patrons new to Japanese cuisine. The restaurant offers a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and other Japanese-inspired dishes, catering to a range of tastes and preferences.
Location: 6 Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: Specials from R58
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday from 12pm to 10pm
Call: 065 038 2106
PLACES TO STAY
The Andros Boutique Hotel
Experience luxury and elegance at the 5-star Andros Boutique Hotel. This historic hotel offers a tranquil retreat with beautifully appointed rooms, exquisite dining options, and impeccable service. Enjoy a memorable stay surrounded by lush gardens and a serene atmosphere.
Location: 5 Phyllis Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: From R3800 per room per night
Call: 021 797 9777
John Bauer Pottery Studio and Guest House
Stay in the house of well-known South African ceramic artist, John Bauer.
This art-filled, homely and soulfully decorated retreat forms part of a working pottery and art studio. If you’re looking for beautifully designed rooms, warm hospitality, and a serene ambience, then check out this guest house.
Location: 35 Greenwood Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Price: From R550 per room per night
Call: 073 482 7804