Constantia at a glance

Situated in the Southern Suburbs, Constantia is one of the most popular residential suburbs in Cape Town. The area offers large plots of land and generously-proportioned homes.

The peaceful, tree-lined streets of Constantia has established the area is a perfect setting to raise children in and has thus ensured that properties and amenities here are centered around family life.

Property in Constantia

Over the last couple of years, the Southern Suburbs property growth has been astounding and while the market has shown signs of slowing in the first quarter of 2018, savvy buyers will still be able to find fantastic investment opportunities.

Constantia, like many of the other areas in the Southern Suburbs, has a strong sense of community. In Constantia you still find a smattering of country lanes and horses and a number of green belts for walking the dog or stretching your legs - this is a suburb fiercely protected by its residents who have a very active ratepayers association.

Historical homes border the original vineyards that make up one of the Cape’s oldest wine routes. It includes the cellars of Groot Constantia and Simon van der Stell’s original farm.

Types of Property Available in Bakoven

  • Townhouses
  • Small Holdings
  • Residential Homes

Attractions in the Constantia area

Hiking Trails

The area is dotted with scenic hiking and mountain biking trails - from the popular Alphen Trail near the Alphen Hotel and the Sillery walk along the Spaanschemacht River. The Tokai forest is also popular with mountain bikers

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

A firm favourite with botanists and concert-goers alike, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are not just a botanical splendour that has to be seen, it is also the setting of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.

Schools in Constantia

The area is in close proximity to the University of Cape Town, and some of the top schools in the country including Rondebosch Boys, Rustenberg Girls, SACS, Hershel Girls School, Bishops Diocesan College , Westerford High School and Reddam House.

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Market & Opinion
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
20 Jan 2021
After the worst economic downturn in decades, further dampened by the recent tightening of lockdown restrictions in response to the second wave of the pandemic and the recommencement of load shedding, economic growth – while admittedly coming off a low base - is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year.
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Market & Opinion
Current market in the Constantia Valley a clear sign of the times
15 Dec 2020
Over the past decade, a progressive move towards more compact, low-maintenance homes with small - or no – gardens along with consistent double-digit growth and high-interest rates fuelled the burgeoning sectional title market and rampant development of cluster complexes.
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The rise and evolution of residential estates
14 Dec 2020
Not too long ago, the primary drawcard of residential estates was the peace of mind afforded by enhanced security with a handful offering the additional benefit of a golf course, but the traditional model has evolved, with a proliferation of lifestyle estates now catering to myriad lifestyle preferences.
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Neglecting home maintenance may be tempting but could prove very costly
12 Nov 2020
After an exceptionally challenging year, consumers are really starting to feel the pinch and many homeowners are understandably tempted to extend home maintenance timeframes and overlook small repairs to stretch their budgets.
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