The Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek is located between Oranjezicht and Devil’s Peak, on the slopes of Table Mountain. Although it is close to the city centre, Vredehoek has retained a quirky, quiet charm of its own. There are three round towers built on the fringes of the community that dominate the horizon. These towers are known as Blinkwater, Platteklip and Silverstroom. Vredehoek is a popular area and sought after by many as living in the suburb and working in the Cape Town City Centre, is convenient and easy.
Vredehoek was proclaimed as a suburb after the first world war. Immigrants from many European countries settled in the area after peace was declared. In recent years, the suburb has been going through an urban revival and some of the older flats in Vredehoek have been replaced with more modern and trendy apartments. The area has become particularly popular among dual income households who are yet to have children. Because of its location on the slopes of Table Mountain, residents of Vredekloof have excellent views of Cape Town and the harbour.
Not only is Vredehoek located within easy access to the city Centre’s many attractions, but the suburb is also just a stone’s throw away from the Table Mountain National Park. Vredehoek is just a short ten minutes drive from the Table Mountain Cable Way. The suburb has access to various hiking trails and The Deer Park is also available for those who want an easier stroll around some circular paths.
There are a series of community amenities in Vredehoek including restaurants, cafes, parks, and a library. Shopping can also be done at the Gardens Centre Shopping Mall, which is situated in the neighboring suburb of Gardens. Vredehoek has an established Neighborhood Watch community known as DPV, which includes the adjacent suburb of Devil’s Peak Estate.