Tamboerskloof at a glance
Tamboerskloof offers residents and visitors the best of just about every world...including close proximity to Lion's Head and Table Mountain, with the breathtaking scenery that these natural spectacles offer. Over and above that, the area is a hub of cultural activity, with an abundance of art galleries, eclectic antique stores and vintage clothing stores - not to mention the range of trendy eateries and bars that Kloof Street and Kloof Nek Road have to offer.
A brief history of the area
The name "Tamboerskloof" is derived from the Afrikaans words for drum "tamboer" and valley "kloof". When Dutch settlers arrived and set up farms in the 1650s, they established the first of a series of lookout points at the site where Tamboerskloof lies today. From these lookout points, watchmen would beat drums to alert farmers in the area to the approach of a ship. Thanks to this, farmers would know that it was time to make their way to Cape Town harbour with their crops.
Like most of the Western Cape, Tamboerskloof enjoys warm, dry summers and experiences most of its rainfall during the colder winter months. Minimum temperatures during the summer months range between 15°C and 17°C, with maximums climbing to 28°C. In winter, temperatures range between a minimum of approximately 11°C and a maximum of around 19°C.
Schools in the area
Primary schools in the area include Tamboerskloof Primary School, as well as Camps Bay Primary School, Ellerton Primary School, Sea Point Primary School and Prestwich Street Primary School, all of which are located within approximately five kilometres of Tamboerskloof.
High schools in the area include Camps Bay High School, Gardens Commercial High School and Harold Cressy High School.
Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, a private school catering for learners in all grades is also close by, as is St Cyprian's School, which caters for girls from Grade 000 to Grade 12.
When it comes to tertiary education needs, residents of Tamboerskloof, and of Cape Town as a whole, are well served by the University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Healthcare in the area
Within Tamboerskloof itself are various doctors, dentists and other medical practitioners, as well as ample pharmacies. In addition, there are two renowned hospitals in close proximity, namely the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and MediClinic Cape Town.
Getting the shopping done is no hassle when you're a resident of Tamboerskloof. When you're looking for convenience, the Lifestyle on Kloof Shopping Centre is a stone's throw away, with Gardens Shopping Centre just a little further away. When it's time to go shopping just for fun, you are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the quirky range of shops on Kloof Street and Kloof Nek Road — have a look around and you're sure to find something that will become a talking point in your home or in your life.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Tamboerskloof to Cape Town International Airport is 20km. In average traffic, this trip should take you approximately 25 minutes.
Tamboerskloof is a foodie's paradise, and you'll always find a great meal in this neck of the woods, whether you're in the mood for seafood, sushi, cafe fare, Mexican, Portuguese or just about anything else under the sun.
One of Capetonians' favourite spots in close proximity to Tamboerskloof is Lion's Head, which offers great hiking with breathtaking views.
The Company's Garden
When you're looking for a breath of fresh air amid the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, the Company's Garden is the place to be. It encompasses both a public park and a botanical garden.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Enjoy 360-degree views of Table Mountain as you enjoy a leisurely cable car ride to the summit. The trip takes four to five minutes, and has been experienced by more than 27 million locals and tourists over the years.
Make Tamboerskloof your home. Let it be your story.
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