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Wynberg, Cape Town


Wynberg at a glance

This suburb is quite unique, it has the largest number of historical buildings in South Africa. Situated approximately 13km south of Cape Town in one of the sought after suburbs of Cape Town, it is primarily a residential area and offers convenience, with amenities close by. The area is well served by public transport and has easy access to the M3 expressway. It also offers easy access to world-famous attractions such as the beaches of False Bay, the gardens of Kirstenbosch and the Constantia Wine Route.

Why purchase in Wynberg Upper?
The median value for property in Wynberg Upper in 2018 is R2 535 000. The suburb offers a range of freehold properties starting from those suitable for young couples to those larger properties which sell for well above R5 million. The older properties are big, with wooden floors and high ceilings. The area also has a number of section title complexes suitable for those starting up or scaling down.

There are several outstanding schools including Wynberg Girls’ and Wynberg Boys’ High Schools. Springfield Convent School is one of the top girls’ schools in South Africa. In addition, there are
a number of excellent schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

Sporting and Leisure
The expansive Wynberg Park offers the opportunity to walk in beautiful surroundings. It has a duck pond, children’s’ playground and braai facilities. The quaint area of Chelsea Village has a number of good restaurants. Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is famous for its Shakespearean plays. Nearby Chart Farm, just above Wynberg Park, has a tearoom and the opportunity to pick your own roses (Source: Wynberg Tennis Club is situated in nearby Kenilworth.

The Main Road offers a great variety of shopping outlets including Maynard Mall (also housing the Dept. of Home Affairs) and there are also further options at nearby Constantia Village and popular Cavendish Square. The Wynberg library is extensive. There are a number of hospitals in the suburb including Mediclinic which offers a full range of medical services.

Wynberg Upper as an investment option
In 2013 the average selling price of a freehold property in Wynberg Upper was R2 328 000 and in 2018 it had increased to R3 081 000 (Source: This increase represents an average annual capital growth of 5.6%. For those homeowners wishing to sell in Wynberg, there is a steady turnover of properties and, as the properties represent good value, they tend to be sold quite quickly.

Brief history
Wynberg’s establishment originates from the days of the Dutch settlement and its name was derived from the vineyard laid out in 1658 by Governor Van Riebeeck on the farm Bosheuvel, located on the slopes of Wynberg Hill. (Source:

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