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A leafy residential suburb with boutique hotels and luxury self-catering villas.

Lying in the shadow of Table Mountain, lush Bishopscourt is one of Cape Town's most upmarket areas.

Far from busy Camps Bay and the crowds of the V&A Waterfront, Bishopscourt, tucked away in Cape Town's leafy southern suburbs, is a great area to stay if you're after peace and quiet. The tranquil area of tree-lined streets, with embassies, mansions and manicured lawns, is set against a backdrop of city's iconic Table Mountain. As an alternative to city hotels, you can choose to stay in one of Bishopscourt's luxury boutique hotels, such as the Last Word Bishopscourt, or try out life as a local by renting one of the suburb's private residences.

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Sarah Duff says

When the summer crowds in Cape Town get a bit much, Bishopscourt offers a peaceful retreat with quiet streets, lovely green spaces and an amazing view of Table Mountain.

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Bishopscourt lies within walking distance of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, where you could spend hours exploring the local flora or picnicking under the trees (there are good restaurants). For keen hikers, there are two popular routes up the mountain – Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine. In summer, the gardens host family-friendly Sunday evening music concerts where people bring picnics and wine.

On the last Sunday of each month, a craft market is held on a field on the corner of Kirstenbosch Drive and Rhodes Avenue, opposite the Kirstenbosch Garden main gate. Browse for locally made crafts or tuck into homemade pies, pancakes and other treats, while children can take pony rides. 

Cavendish Square shopping mall is a short drive away from Bishopscourt, with more than 200 shops ranging from international fashion brands to local boutiques, as well as restaurants, coffee bars and cinemas.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bishopscourt

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

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Is it okay to drink the water?

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