©

Claremont trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Claremont

3.1
Claremont is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated six miles south of the city, and is one of the so-called "Southern Suburbs", it is situated alongside Lansdowne. It is an important commercial and residential area, which is currently experiencing significant growth and development.HistoryUntil the arrival of Dutch colonists in 1652, the uncultivated veld of the Cape Peninsula was used by the nomadic Khoisan as grazing for their cattle. The Dutch established an outpost on the shore of Table Bay, and in 1657 they established a number of farms south of the outpost. The most southerly of those original farms, named Louwvliet and Questenburg, are today covered by the suburbs of Claremont and Newlands.The area was agricultural for about 150 years. Other estates that were established included Veldhuyzen in 1676, Stellenberg in 1697, Weltevreden (originally part of Stellenberg) in 1730, Sans Souci (originally part of Questenburg) in 1786, and The Vineyard in 1798. They produced grain and grapes, and some farmers made wine.After the colony had been taken over by the British in 1814, the character of the area gradually changed from agricultural to residential. British settlers and officials bought the farms, renamed some of them, and turned them into country residences. Weltevreden was subdivided in 1822, and it was a portion of it that was later to be renamed Claremont. The distinguished British astronomer Sir John Herschel put the area on the map by living at Feldhausen (formerly Veldhuyzen) from 1834 to 1838.
Claremont is in Cape Town. Use our South Africa online trip planner to arrange your visit to Claremont and other destinations in South Africa.
Source

Plan your trip to Claremont

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Claremont

4.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
2.5
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Claremont

4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Claremont

2.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
2.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
1.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
1.0
Duration:1 h 30 min