Cozy and spacious Old Style 1935 Cottage

Classy home situated in the leafy suburbs of Rondebosch, on the foot hills of Table Mountain next to Newlands, near Bishops School and University of Cape Town, as well as nearby the sports stadiums, and Cavendish Shopping centre. It is within close proximity to Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands, Constantia and the V & A Waterfront and all the beaches and the popular Cape Winelands area of Stellenbosch, Franschoek.


We also have a studio apartment in the city centre of Cape Town. It is available to view on the Booking.com website under the name Studio904 Colosseum, cape Town.

About the location

The leafy suburb of Rondebosch is perhaps most sought after for its incredible views of Table Mountain, but also because of its architectural beauty and easy access to the city of Cape Town. Rondebosch was where the very first permanent title of land in Africa was issued by Van Riebeeck. He named the area after a clump of thorn trees - ‘Het Ronde Doornbosjen’ - which over time, evolved into Rondebosch (round tree).

What remains of this original settlement is today central to Rondebosch - a large greenbelt, known as the Rondebosch Common (photograph) and a National Monument - loved by the community and home to a number of unique indigenous plant species. Rondebosch has some beautiful examples of Victorian homes and first-rate renditions of Sir Herbert Baker architecture.

Most of the students of the University of Cape Town live in Rondebosch. The campus, which sits on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, stretches up the slopes - a landmark of the city. Other buildings of note and historical consequence include Mostert’s Mill (the landmark windmill) and the Presidential home, where Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk co-signed the ‘Groote Schuur Minute’, as a commitment to a peaceful negotiation process in 1990 - the beginning of the end of Apartheid.

Rondebosch fountains lie in the centre of the suburb, where Belmont Road meets Main, and it’s here you can pick up a bunch of fresh-cut flowers from the local flower seller. Rondebosch is only 5 km from the centre of Cape Town, close to the M5 and M3, and access to Cape Town`s beaches and Kirstenbosch is easy.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted
  • Open to Offers
  • Long Term Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Bed and Breakfast Offered
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed

Rondebosch (HE38359)

Western Cape,   South Africa

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Northern Ireland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Wales

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 21 Aug 2020

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Cape Town, South Africa
Home Id: HE24494