Situated on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak, the residential suburb of Vredehoek is an eclectic suburb popular with up-and-coming young professionals who often enjoy a lock-up-and-go lifestyle you can only have if you don’t have kids yet.
For most people in Vredehoek the short daily commute to the City Bowl is what makes this an appealing option - and just as the name implies the suburb is for the most part peaceful. Recent 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.
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.