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Observatory at a glance

Observatory, also known as Obs by the locals, is a mere few minutes away from Cape Town city centre. Observatory residents are an eclectic mix of academics, professionals, students, bohemian artists and young starter families.

The suburb is named after the Royal Observatory which was founded in 1820, and is still operational and open to the public for tours. Its central location allows easy access to all major roads and attracts residents who do not want a long commute to the city.

Rich in character Victorian architecture, Obs is home to many beautiful old buildings including the famous Groote Schuur Hospital where the world’s first heart transplant took place.Observatory has many churches, soccer and hockey facilities, as well as a public swimming pool.The vibrant restaurant and pub night life in Lower Main road is a favourite with the many University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Medical School students who live in the area.

Accommodation is always in demand which makes Obs the ideal investment for the buy to let investor.

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Observatory In the news

Johannesburg no longer South Africa's financial capital
The latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 24) statistics were released and South Africa has a new financial capital. Cape Town topped the local list, beating long-standing financial hub Johannesburg. Cape Town is a new...

Observatory In the news

2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour - Road Closures
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Prepping for winter and property valuations
With the first winter rains already making an appearance in March, we are reminded of just how wet a good winter can be. While still about two months away, now may be a great time to start prepping your home. Start with the...

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