The leafy suburb of Claremont is situated at the back of Table Mountain in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
Travelling via the N2, Claremont is approximately 10 km from Cape Town and 17 km from Cape Town International Airport.
The Dutch East India Company divided the area up into farms in 1657. The farm Weltevreden was formed in 1730 but in 1814 the British Settlers subdivided the farm into country estates. During the 1830's villages started forming and in 1840 Claremont village was established. The railway that connected Wynberg and Cape Town was built in 1864.
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The history of Claremont
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Fun stuff to do in Claremont
Claremont is a beautiful suburb and definitely has something for everyone, from the perfect nightspots for students to families alike and it is a definite must for nature lovers.
This 4.5 hectare garden boasts with the largest collection of exotic trees in South Africa. The garden was originally created in 1845 by Ralph Henry Arderne, a British Settler. He collected plants from all over the world and planted them in his personal garden. At the time of his death, in 1914, the original Norfolk Pine tree, that Ralph had purchased from a ship's captain, started withering and eventually died. His son Henry Mathew Arderne continued developing the garden and today it has over 300 trees.
Entrance to the garden is free.
This indoor sport centre is perfect for those who prefer being part of team sports like, cricket, netball and even soccer. Perfect for a great workout and meeting new people.
In 1912 the impressive monument, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was completed in memoriam of Cecil John Rhodes. The memorial is situated at the bottom of Devil's Peak and encapsulates the life and loves of Rhodes perfectly.
Kings Blockhouse Hiking Trail
The 6 km trail starts at Rhodes Memorial and ends at Kirstenbosch Gardens. No permit is needed.
This combat laser game is similar to paintball but without the painful paint pellets. You can play in a team or as individuals.
Ten pin bowling is always a lot of fun, especially when there is a first timer in the group. It is the perfect activity to enjoy during rainy Cape Town winters.
Starlings Urban Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 16:00 - 18:00 you can pick up fresh ingredients for your dinner or buy your weekly organic groceries.
Address: Starlings Cafe, 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont.
College of Magic
We all secretly wish that Hogwarts were real and that we were one of the lucky few to have magic powers but alas. The reality is there is a little magic in all of us and this college is the ideal place to develop those skills. They have a magic shop that you can get lost in and if you prefer observing, be sure to look out for their public events, for kids and adults. You can also hire magicians for your own event.