Bishopscourt – Lifestyle

If you are looking for property for sale in the southern suburbs’ valley of Constantia and Bishopscourt in Cape Town you are certainly considering one of Cape’s most sought-after addresses.

Bishopscourt, is next to famous Kirstenbosch Botanial Gardens but still conveniently located at the centre of the Cape Peninsula. Its a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town city centre and Cape Town International Airport. It offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Bishopscourt is one of the most leafy suburbs in Cape Town and known as a secret rural retreat and the perfect place to escape.

Bishopscourt has approximately 350 properties, most of which enjoy more than 3000 square metres of private land. Bishopscourt is probably the suburb in Cape Town where ‘old money’ and style become most apparent. Stately homesteads, long driveways and oak-lined streets are common sights.

In Constantia and Bishopscourt you still find a good number of country lanes and people on horseback. There is also an ample amount of green belts for dog walking, running or giving the kids some exercise. Bishopscourt is the residential area most fiercely protected by its residents who have a very active ratepayers association.

Living in Constantia

Constantia driveway

Most parts of Bishopscourt border original vineyards that make up one of the Cape’s oldest wine routes. It includes the vineyard of Groot Constantia, Simon van der Stel’s original farm. Groot Constantia with its view over False Bay offers a beautiful setting for alfresco lunches under oak trees. Groot Constantia vineyard is a popular outing for locals and visitors.

Set in a valley of rolling hills, Bishopscourt is flanked on two sides by the Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site. Kirstenbosch, Cape Towns botanical garden is walking distance away from Bishopscourt. 18-hole-golf-courses like the famous Steenberg Golfcourse are just a couple of meters down the road.

Arrange your free and non-obligatory area tour and meet our area specialist and maybe explore a little of what the southern suburbs have on offer.

Our Bishopscourt buyers’ consultant, Marco Garuti, can be contacted by email or by phoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.