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Claremont Business Directory

Welcome to the Claremont Business Directory, here you can look for everything about Claremont – online! Find businesses, services, fun stuff and much more about that which makes Claremont so awesome. Search by category below or by keyword at the top of this page. If you are interested in advertising your business on this great platform, view our Cost to Advertise page and submit your Advertising Enquiry to us today. One of our consultants will be in touch to discuss your requirements. The Claremont Directory is a product of Cape Business Online (Pty) Ltd , we are an end-to-end digital marketing agency that specialises in online directory advertising, website design and SEO (or Search Engine Optimisation).

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The history of Claremont

The Dutch East India Company divided the area up into farms in 1657. Two of those original farms, known as Louwvliet and Questenburg, were situated where Claremont and Newlands lie today. The farm Weltevreden was formed in 1730 and the are stayed agricultural for about 150 years. In 1814 the British Settlers subdivided the farm into country estates. During the 1830’s, villages started forming and in 1840 Claremont Village was established. The village kept expanding during the 1840’s and 1850’s and in 1864 a railway was built that connected Wynberg and Cape Town. Local developments increased after the opening of the railway and the village established a church and a town hall within 10 years. 

Claremont became part of the city of Cape Town in 1913 and considerable growth took place in its suburbs during the 1920’s and 30’s. This area was predominantly suburban until early 1970’s, when commercial development began in and around town. The large shopping mall, Cavendish Square, was opened in 1973, and these day you will find anything from hotels to apartment blocks located in the area. 

The Claremont neighbourhood

The leafy suburb of Claremont is situated at the back of Table Mountain in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. This is a lovely town to reside in, due to all the public facilities, such as schools and churches, available in the area. It forms part of what is known as Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, and is currently still developing and expanding. Claremont is a beautiful suburb and definitely has something for everyone, from the perfect nightspots for students to families alike and it is a definite must for nature lovers.

 Travelling via the N2, Claremont is approximately 10 km from Cape Town and 17 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Fun stuff to do in Claremont

Arderne Gardens

This 4.5 hectare garden boasts with the largest collection of exotic trees in South Africa. The garden was originally created in 1845 by Ralph Henry Arderne, a British Settler. He collected plants from all over the world and planted them in his personal garden. At the time of his death, in 1914, the original Norfolk Pine tree, that Ralph had purchased from a ship’s captain, started withering and eventually died. His son Henry Mathew Arderne continued developing the garden and today it has over 300 trees. Entrance is free.

 

Action Sports

This indoor sport centre is perfect for those who prefer being part of team sports like, cricket, netball and even soccer. Perfect for a great workout and meeting new people.

Kings Blockhouse Hiking Trail

The 6 km trail starts at Rhodes Memorial and ends at Kirstenbosch Gardens. No permit is needed.

Laserquest

This combat laser game is similar to paintball but without the painful paint pellets. You can play in a team or as individuals.

Bowling

Ten pin bowling is always a lot of fun, especially when there is a first timer in the group. It is the perfect activity to enjoy during rainy Cape Town winters.

Rhodes Memorial

In 1912 the impressive monument, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was completed in memory of Cecil John Rhodes. The memorial is situated at the bottom of Devil’s Peak and encapsulates the life and loves of Rhodes perfectly.

Starlings Urban Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from 16:00 – 18:00 you can pick up fresh ingredients for your dinner or buy your weekly organic groceries. You will find this market at the Starlings Café, at 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont. 

College of Magic

We all secretly wish that Hogwarts were real and that we were one of the lucky few to have magic powers but alas. The reality is there is a little magic in all of us and this college is the ideal place to develop those skills. They have a magic shop that you can get lost in and if you prefer observing, be sure to look out for their public events, for kids and adults. You can also hire magicians for your own event.

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