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Upper Kenilworth is a leafy suburb of gracious homes and lovely gardens, in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs.  Its central location and proximity to motorways make Kenilworth a perfect base for accessing Cape Town and its surrounds.   We are just 2km from Claremont, 5km from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (World Heritage Site), the Constantia Wine Route and UCT, 13km from the City Bowl (CBD), the Table Mountain Cableway and the popular V&A Waterfront development.  Easily accessed motorways lead directly to the Cape Peninsula or out to the winelands of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and beyond.

2-5 minute WALK from The Terrace

The Terrace is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, with the popular little hub of ‘Kenilworth Village’ with its speciality shops and casual eateries, just around the corner.  This is extremely popular with our guests, who make good, daily use of all the facilities.  Centered around the new ‘boutique’ development, Pam Golding on Main, there are a number of casual dining options:  Bootleggers – a trendy coffee shop/restaurant where locals meet and students and business people plug in their laptops while they enjoy a burger or salad and a glass of wine; Borusso’s, while a bit ‘scruffy (don’t look too closely) serves fantastic pizzas, either indoors or in their garden, and is full of appreciative locals every night of the week.  Go early and don’t expect quick service – order a beer and relax; Oakhurst Deli, with a wonderful selection of deli foods, baked goods and home-made precooked meals that can be popped in the microwave.  There are also 2 good curry restaurants – an Indian and a North African, both of which are very popular with the locals.

Noyes Pharmacy, Pick ‘n Pay grocery store, Sorbet (nailbar), Imij Hairdressers and a Caltex petrol station are some of the practical facilities in Kenilworth Village and all a very short stroll from our door!

Kenilworth is well-known for its high concentration of specialized medical facilities: Crescent Clinic; Akeso Kenilworth Clinic, Tharagay House and Ixande Rehab., all with such good reputations that patients come to them from all over the country, continent and world!

5 minute DRIVE from The Terrace

Kenilworth is adjacent to Claremont and is a 5 minute drive or taxi ride from Cavendish Square Shopping Mall, ideal for shopping and cinema trips, and the many businesses in the commercial and retail area of Claremont’s CBD. 

The famous Cape Town horse racing venue, Kenilworth Race Course, is the oldest racecourse in the country, established in 1881, and is ‘just down the road’ from The Terrace.  The LÓrmarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival and The Sun Met, Africa’s richest race day, are the two big race events that take place at Kenilworth Race Course annually and The Terrace guesthouse is ideally located for punters looking to make a weekend of it.

Two notable companies have their headquarters in Kenilworth – Pam Golding Properties (Pam Golding on Main) and Pick ‘n Pay (on the Kenilworth Racetrack estate).

Also just a very short drive or taxi ride away is the excellent Life Kingsbury Hospital, the Life Peninsula Eye Hospital and Cape Fertility Clinic, whose patients come from the far ends of the country, continent and world, for treatment!  The Terrace guesthouse is an ideal choice for post-operative convalescence.

Wynberg Village with its historical buildings and good restaurants is a delightful spot to meet up with friends or colleagues.  Four and Twenty is a charming coffee shop, Erewan offers excellent, authentic Thai and Caffe Verdi is a fun place to watch sport on a big screen while you drink a chilled, local beer or glass of wine.

Newlands Village, also only a few minutes’ drive away, has a plethora of excellent dining options, including Patina (best steaks), Barrister’s Bar and Grill, and Mama Roma for excellent Italian cuisine.

5 - 15 minute DRIVE from Kenilworth

Join the enthusiastic crowds supporting our teams at Newlands Cricket Ground (home to The Cape Cobras) and Newlands Rugby Stadium (home to The Stormers).
The Terrace regularly hosts students, parents and guests of the University of Cape Town.  UCT is both an with its dominant position on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.

The world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden offers gentle walks through the magnificent gardens planted with (largely) indigenous flora, or more challenging hikes up Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. There are restaurants and gift shops on site.

Constantia Valley Wine Route with its numerous, historic wine estates dating back to the early settlers, offers a selection of first-class restaurants in delightful settings.  In 1679 the Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Simon van der Stel, acquired a vast tract of land he considered ideal for viticulture and named his new wine farm “Constantia”.  In 1714 Constantia was divided up and sold; one of the portions became “Groot Constantia”, a magnificent wine estate with a world-wide reputation for outstanding wines.  This beautiful estate with its classic Cape Dutch architecture and breath-taking views is visited by thousands every year.  Locals and tourists alike spend lazy hours visiting the historical cellars, tasting great wines and enjoying lunch served at the al fresco restaurants.