The beautiful suburb of Newlands is known all over the world, mostly because of the famous Newlands rugby stadium and Sahara cricket grounds but after one visit you'll find yourself returning again and again.
With easy access from the M3 and N2 highway, Newlands is situated 10km from Cape Town and 18km from Cape Town International Airport.
Willem van der Stel, son of Simon van der Stel, followed in his fathers' political footsteps and in 1700, as Governor of Cape Town, he was awarded land outside of Cape Town. He named the area De Nieuwe land, and developed it as a country estate. Between 1791 and 1826 ownership of the area went from private to government to private. In 1860 the village of Newlands was established and by 1864 the railway line was extended to Newlands.
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The history of Newlands
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The history of this suburb is so rich and vast that it is difficult to stop reading once you get started. From the brewery, the mill and the rugby stadium, naming but a few establishments it has managed to become a vibrant, welcoming area while keeping its old worldly charm. Today, it has no shortage of interesting places to visit.
The riverside brewery was built in 1820 and to this day they use the fresh mountain water of the Liesbeeck River to make their beer. Be sure not to miss their brewery tours that include a beer tasting. They also offer Beer and Food pairing evenings, a must for all beer lovers.
At the end of Spring road you will find a beautiful cul de sac. Park your car, grab you water container/s and make your way to the white pipe. The pipe was kindly installed by the owner of the property to make it easier for you to enjoy. Locals come and fill their containers on a daily, even weekly basis. It is absolutely free and as it is situated on the border of a nature reserve, it is a beautiful experience. The water originates in the mountain and makes it way underground to the reserve and this outlet point. Rumour has it, it is the best tasting water that'll ever cross your lips, with no chemicals or metallic taste, it is filled with nutrients straight from Mother Nature.
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Home to the Stormers Super 15 rugby team and WP provincial team, this also happens to be the second oldest stadium in the world. Built in 1890, with a capacity for 51 900 people, this stadium has seen giants brought to their knees in rugby matches. Contact the stadium to find out about stadium tours.
Sahara Park Newlands
Built in 1888, it is known as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, with the views of Table Mountain in the background. The stadium has a seating capacity of 25 000. Home to the Cape Cobras cricket team, attending a cricket match at this stadium is a must for all cricket lovers.
This is the only working watermill in Cape Town. Be sure to visit the deli for freshly baked stone ground flour, bread and homemade confectioneries.
Montebello Design Centre
This centre is situated in the old farm buildings of the Montebello Estate. It is home to a variety of local craft and design stores, restaurant and nursery. The centre also offers Art Classes and more
Newlands is a very special place, not only for sport lovers but for everyone who takes the time to visit all its treasures.