Higgovale at a glance
This sought-after and quaint suburb of Cape Town boasts unforgettable views from its locale on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. It's a part of the world in which houses have names, and where great pride is taken in the eclectic secret gardens that have survived the test of time. Being a suburb with a strong sense of community makes Higgovale a suburb that is secure, friendly and the perfect place to raise a family or live a comfortable life.
A brief history of the area
It is immediately apparent that Higgovale is an area with a rich history. Remnants of old boundary walls and pathways remain visible, and one of the most well-known homes in Higgovale is the restored slave quarters that can be found within the grounds of St John's Estate.
As part of the larger City of Cape Town, Higgovale enjoys dry, warm summers, while the majority of the area's rainfall occurs in winter. The average temperature in summer is 26ºC, and this drops to 18ºC in winter.
Schools in the area
Looking for an excellent school in close proximity to Higgovale? You will have no problem finding one that will help your child achieve big things.
Primary schools in the area include Tamboerskloof Primary School, Camps Bay Primary School, Saint Paul's Primary School, Laerskool Jan van Riebeeck and Schotsche Kloof Primary School, among others.
High schools in the area include Herzlia High School, Camps Bay High School, Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck, Cape Town High School and Harold Cressy High School, amongst others.
Tertiary education needs are met by institutions such as the University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of healthcare options in the vicinity of Higgovale. Mediclinic Cape Town is less than two kilometres away and there are a variety of general practitioners, dentists and other medical professionals in the area.
With the V&A Waterfront, Gardens Shopping Centre and Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village all within easy reach of Higgovale, shopping is easy, whether you're looking for groceries, gifts or just about anything else under the sun.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Higgoville to Cape Town International Airport is just over 20km. In average traffic, it will take you about 25 minutes to get there. The Cape Town CBD is approximately 3.6km or 13 minutes away.
Cape Town is a foodie's paradise, and there is a multitude of great eateries in close proximity to Higgovale. Whether you're in the mood for Mediterranean cuisine, Indian food, a café-style meal, fast food or just about anything else, you'll find it in close proximity to Higgovale.
Looking for a fun way to spend a day in and around Higgovale? The Mother City has no shortage of entertainment opportunities.
1. Oranjezicht City Farm
This small, non-profit food garden on Higgovale's doorstep brings farming activities into the city. With a host of kids' activities and educational programs, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
2. Lion's Head
A walk up Lion's Head is a popular activity among locals and tourists alike. It should take about 90 minutes and is considered fairly manageable for people who are moderately fit. The breathtaking views from the top make the steep sections of the trek well worthwhile.
3. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
No trip to Cape Town is complete without crossing the cable car off one's bucket list. The cableway is a mere three kilometres from Higgovale.
Make Higgovale your home. Let it be your story.
There's loads to love about Higgovale, and about Cape Town as a whole. When a suburb with such charm is encapsulated in a city with such vibrancy, there's no doubt that it's a worthwhile investment. Contact the Seeff Cape Town team today.