Newlands Holiday Guide


Synonymous with the world of rugby and cricket, Newlands is known as Cape Town’s ‘green’ suburb – located against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain only 15 minutes’ from the centre of Cape Town.

This leafy, upmarket suburb has some gorgeous homes that back on to the mountain and lie virtually on the perimeter of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, offering sought after views. Newlands is the heart of the ‘South African’ rugby and cricket experience – both the renowned Newlands rugby stadium and cricket grounds are located here – the latter in particular offering some stunning views of Devils Peak from under the canopies of old Oak trees. Lazy afternoons are whiled away here, if cricket is your thing.

Newlands is the wettest suburb in South Africa due to its high winter rainfall.

The Location of Newlands

It is located at the foot of Table Mountain in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, only 15 minutes from the centre of Cape Town.

Newlands – Amenities

Newlands forest, just off Rhodes Avenue, provides locals with a wonderful haven in which to exercise their dogs, and the walk from here to Kirstenbosch is a good four-hour trail, steep at some points, but you recover on your way into Kirstenbosch, where you can stop for breakfast or tea at one of the restaurants.

Newlands Forest isincorporated within the Table Mountain National Park. The forest is a popular outdoor recreation area and includes historic sites including the Woodcutter’s Cottage and Lady Anne Barnard’s Path.

Places to see in (or near) Newlands

  • Victorian Montebello art and craft centre
  • Josephine Mill
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Newlands Cricket Grounds

Newlands Activities

  • Shopping
  • Watching sport, live
  • SAB Brewery tour

Eating out in Newlands

A number of restaurants in Newlands have earned accolades in the ‘eat out’ guide, and local coffee shops and bistros provide good opportunities for informal business meetings or morning tea.

Newlands restaurants :

  • Bihari
  • Tai Ping
  • Myoga
  • Wijnhuis
  • Caveau

Guesthouses in Newlands

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

  • Homestay Guesthouse
  • Newlands Homestay Guesthouse
  • Palm Tree Cottage Guesthouse