The Cape Town suburb of Tamboerskloof lies on the slopes of Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. It is situated next to the neighbourhoods of Gardens and Bo-Kaap, at the foot of Lion’s Head. Tamboerskloof is one of the older residential suburbs in Cape Town and features large Victorian-style homes side-by-side with art Deco, in an eclectic mix of architectural styles. This popular suburb provides visitors and locals with breathtaking views of Lion’s Head and the bay. Although Tamboerskloof lies only at the base of Table Mountain, when you are walking in the suburb the incline can still seem steep.
Tamboerskloof has a very active neighboorhood watch which assist the community with volunteer patrols, a radio network, a CCTV network and reporting of service issues. They also work closely with the South African Police, Metro Police, a community control room and local armed response companies. Tamboerskloof has several schools including Jan van Riebeeck Primary and High Schools, Tamboerskloof Primary School and the German International School Cape Town.
Tamboerskloof’s location makes it an ideal base from which to travel in and around Cape Town with easy access to the Cape Town City Centre. It is also a very quiet and restful suburb with beautiful wide streets which allows for easy walking and exercise. Kloof Street, with its many restaurants, cafes, bookshops and antique stores, is within walking distance of Tamboerskloof. Because Tamboerskloof is situated at the base of Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, all the mountain trails are easily accessible for cycling or walking.