Historic Rondebosch - Cape Town's oldest suburb

Jan Van Riebeeck, looking down from Table Mountain soon after his arrival in the Cape in 1652, noticed a distinctive formation of thorn trees in a round cluster. He called it "Het Ronde Doornbosjen". The area was ideal for the cultivation of wheat and was to become the granary of the Cape

A heritage that continues in the name of the suburbs most famous house "Groote Schuur", the imposing home built by prime minister of the Cape province, Cecil Rhodes.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is located in Rondebosch. The university is one of the oldest in South Africa. The main campus occupies a beautiful site on the slopes of Table Mountain. UCT is a comprehensive university offering a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town began to become a reality in 1960. Now the theatre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance.

Mostert's Mill was built on a farm in the valley of the Liesbeek River at the end of the 18th century. The farm was Welgelegen, the property of Gysbert van Reenen.

Guided tours of the mill and demonstrations of the milling process are conducted by the five Millers operating this National monument. They can be seen in action on most Saturdays between 10h00 and 15h00, if the weather permits.

The neighbouring suburb of Newlands is home to two of South Africas major sporting venues, the Newlands Cricket Ground and the Newlands Rugby Stadium