Vredehoek at a glance
With a name which literally translates from Afrikaans as "a corner of peace", Vredehoek is nestled on the lower slopes of Cape Town's much-loved Table Mountain, between Oranjezicht and Devil's Peak Estate. It is a popular choice for dual-income families, and has enjoyed a period of urban revival, with it's ageing blocks of flats making way for new state-of-the-art apartments. No introduction to Vredehoek would be complete without making mention of the breathtaking views, looking up at Table Mountain from one side and over the ever-vibrant City Bowl on the other.
A brief history of the area
The suburb of Vredehoek came into existence at the end of the first World War, with many European immigrants choosing to make the area their home.
Vredehoek enjoys warm, dry summers with maximum temperatures averaging between 27ºC and 28ºC between December and March. Winters are cooler and more rainy, with the average maximum temperature being 19ºC in June and July. Minimum temperatures during the winter months are around 11ºC, while the minimum in January and February tends to be around 17ºC.
Schools in the area
There are an abundance of good schools in the Vredehoek area, making it a great home for families. Your child can start his or her journey to success at the following primary schools:
Herzlia Highlands Primary School, Tamboerskloof Primary School, Rahmaniyeh Primary School or Saint Paul's Primary School. High schools in the area include Herzlia High School, Trafalgar High School, Cape Town High School and Harold Cressy High School.
Tertiary education options in and around Cape Town include the University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, amongst many others.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of quality healthcare around Vredehoek. If you need a hospital, MediClinic Cape Town is just 2km away, with the world-renowned Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital just a little further away. A range of doctors, dentists and other medical practitioners practise in the Vredehoek area, ensuring that all locals' and visitors' medical needs are taken care of.
Getting the shopping done is no problem when you live in Vredehoek. Gardens Shopping Centre is just a quick drive or walk from Vredehoek, and the well-loved Victoria Wharf Mall at the V&A Waterfront is a mere 6km away.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
Vredehoek is approximately 18km away from Cape Town International Airport, and the drive to the airport should take approximately 20 minutes. The central business district of Cape Town is approximately 4km away.
There is no shortage of great restaurants in the vicinity of Vredehoek. As previously mentioned, the V&A Waterfront is virtually on Vredehoek's doorstep, boasting a tastebud-tantalising array of restaurants with something for everyone. If there's a restaurant that Vredehoek itself is famous for, it would be the Sidewalk Cafe. For 15 years, locals and visitors hae been enjoying casual business breakfasts, romantic dinners and catch-ups with friends here.
Cape Town is known all around the world for its wide range of unique attractions. Here are a few of the most well-loved attractions in the vicinity of Vredehoek:
1. The Company's Garden
Discover a beautiful outdoor sanctuary in the middle of the pulsating energy of Cape Town. The Company's Garden is both a public park and a botanical garden, and it is immensely popular among both residents and visitors to the Mother City.
2. District Six Museum
The story of District Six is a heartbreaking one, about how approximately 60 000 people were forcibly removed from their homes during the Apartheid era. Learn about their story at the renowned District Six Museum.
3. The V&A Waterfront
Welcome to one of the most visited spots in Africa - a place where shopping, restaurants and entertainment meet Cape Town's harbour and the gateway to the infamous Robben Island. The V&A Waterfront is the place to see and be seen and a haven for foodies.
Make Vredehoek your home. Let it be your story.
There's loads to love about Vredehoek. It's the perfect blend of picturesque art deco buildings, friendly vibes and everything that we love about Cape Town as a whole.