Newlands is an upmarket suburb of Cape Town. It is located at the foot of Table Mountain. It is home to Newlands Forest as well as a number of schools, notably South African College Schools (SACS) as well as Westerford High School.
It is best known for Newlands Cricket Ground and Newlands Stadium, a famous rugby union. It is also the original home of Ohlssons Cape Breweries, which is still located next to the rugby grounds. The original Ohlssons Anneberg Brewery site now being the location of SACS school grounds. The only historic remainder of the original brewery being the Josephine Mill, which used a water wheel to grind the grain for the brewery. This is now a Historic Monument and may be visited daily.
The origin of the name Newlands probably dates back to the government of Willem Adriaan Van Der Stel, when the farm Nieuwland was established. This part of the Cape Peninsula was important to the Dutch East India Company Officials as the road to the wooded area passed through it. In time this farm and others such as Westerford, Newlands Forest and Papenboom were subdivided again and again until there was a tapestry of properties, including large and smaller homes.
Properties in Newlands offer sought after views of the surrounding mountains, with some homes idyllically located on the perimeter of the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Newlands property sales have exceeded expectations over the past two years. Turnover growth year on year matched the market changes plus approximately 15%