Bishopscourt Area Information

Cape Town accommodation is in abundant supply in the upmarket suburb of Bishopscourt. Named after the house of the Archbishop, this exclusive area of the Southern Suburbs is ideal for a business trip or a romantic holiday with a difference. 
Originally part of the "Boschheuwel" farm in the early 18th Century, Bishopscourt is now home to some of the most sumptuous accommodation in Cape Town. The name changed when the Anglican Archbishop made his home here, and has kept the interesting name ever since.


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Residences line the streets under large Elm and Oak trees and have manicured, landscaped gardens popular in the more rarefied areas of Cape Town. The security of the suburb ensures that foreign embassies and accommodation for the wealthy are the predominant homes and houses here. Local and international dignitaries fall in love with the charm of Bishopscourt accommodation and the area, and tend to invest in property here. Why not come here and explore some of the most interesting hotels and spas in the country?

Who goes there?

Local and international celebrities call this area their home, while it is also frequented by tourists and business people looking for a little bit of luxury from their Southern Suburbs accommodation.

When to visit Bishopscourt?

Temperatures on this side of the mountain are similar to European standards in summer (November to April), the mercury rarely peaks above 30oC, while in winter this area receives heavy rainfall and temperatures hover around the 15oC mark.

Close By Attractions

    *  Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: for the more florally-minded, Kirstenbosch offers an excellent taste of the indigenous flora of the area. In the summer and spring-time, sunset concerts can be watched on the green grassy hills of the gardens.
    * Steenberg golf course: If you wish to catch up on your golfing expertise or just practice your swing, Steenberg Golf Course is the perfect outing for you. Build by one of the premier architects, Peter Matkovich, Steenberg has been built around the area's natural fauna and flora.

Things to do near Bishopscourt

Constantia Village shopping centre is a mall with a difference – escape the rat race and come sip a cocktail while taking time out from your shopping spree. If shopping is not your sole reason for coming to Bishopscourt, then why not catch a cricket or rugby match at the local Newlands stadium and Sahara Park? If you are lucky, you might be able to watch a concert held in the famous cricket stadium.

Getting around

- If you require private transport during your holiday, a luxury vehicle may be the perfect mode of transport for you. For an exciting day out there is also the option of renting a supercar, a Harley Davidson or classic motorbike and sidecar to tour the Cape in.

Further a field

The Cape Winelands complete with the historic wine estates of Spier, Boschendal, and many more, are waiting for your exploration less than an hour from your Bishopscourt accommodation. No matter what your Cape Town holiday entails, you’ll find an exquisite day away in the Winelands.