Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton was originally known as ‘Schoenmaker’s Gat’ – the story goes that there was an old shoemaker that lived in the caves in the area, and as the farmers used to pass en route to sell their produce in Cape Town, he would mend their shoes. In the late 19th century, the area was renamed after the owner of the only hotel in the area, Bessie Clifton.  Clifton is located in between Sea Point and Camps Bay, known for its four white sandy beaches with many bungalows right on the beach. This area comprises of predominantly sectional title units, with the remaining property being freehold houses and mansions. Most of the recent buyers in the area are middle aged and mature individuals, while recent sellers have been mature and pensioners.  In the past 12 months, there have been 19 sales in the area, 10 of which were freehold, with an average price of R21 600 000 and the remaining being section title units, with an average price of R11 150 000.