BRADCLIN SPORT, NEWLANDS - Bradclin House offers Self-Catering Accommodation in Newlands.
BRADCLIN SPORT, NEWLANDS
Bradclin Sport, Newlands is part of a network of Holiday, Business and Honeymoon accommodation run by owners, James & Judelle of Bradclin House B&B in Pinelands.
As with all our units, attention to detail together with a high level of comfort is of major importance to us in order to ensure that your holiday experience will be such that your memories of Bradclin Sport, Newlands will live on always!
Bradclin Sport, Newlands is situated in a modern, secure complex (bordering Newlands and Rondebosch) within walking distance of Newlands Rugby and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. It is also close to the University of Cape Town (UCT), Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cavendish Shopping Centre, Newlands Cricket Ground, SACS School, and Montebello Art & Craft Centre. Easy access to the highway makes any part of Cape Town accessible.
This Ground Floor 1 bedroomed, open plan unit is sunny and light with a private garden with mountain views. Doors open to the patio where you can indulge in a leisurely breakfast or early morning coffee!
The unit has 1 bathroom with shower over bath, kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, stove with oven and all crockery and cutlery. Underground parking is available for small to medium sized vehicle only.
All linen and towels are provided. The unit is fully serviced once per week only.
A Brief History of Newlands
Newlands stands as one of Cape Town's more historically rich areas and is said to have been founded as a fruit and vegetable growing hamlet to service sailors with the Dutch East India Company as far back as the early 1700s. The main arterial from Cape Town into the southern suburbs, now known as the Eastern Boulevard, was the first road in the Cape to be opened by the settlers and functioned as a wagon trail used by woodcutters to gain access to the slopes of the mountain.
One of its most beloved residents was Lady Anne Barnard who, in 1799, took up residence in a beautiful purpose-built single-storey residence, Paradijs, the site of the luxury Vineyard Hotel and Spa. People resided in the area known as Nieuwland (Newlands) as early as 1700, soon after Adriaan van der Stel, the governor at the time, built a country house there.
Walk down the narrow residential lanes and see the cottages with their distinctive, thick, clay brick walls, and doors that open right on to the street. Now in high demand on the property market, some of these were originally built as slave or brewers quarters to service the farms, estates and brewery. The South African Brewery in Boundary Road is South Africa's oldest commercial brewery, dating back to the mid-1800s.
Other historic sites of interest include: the Josephine Mill in Boundary Road built by a Swedish settler in the mid-1800s; and Groote Schuur at the bottom of Newlands Avenue, once the residence of Prime Minister Cecil John Rhodes and now the official Cape Town residence of the President. Newlands is also inextricably linked to a more contemporary landmark, its stadium. Ground was first broken here in 1888 and over the years Newlands Stadium has been transformed into the modern monolith that is now so familiar to sports lovers across the planet. Another modern architectural addition to the landscape is the Sports Science Institute, a world-class facility that is the mother ship for South Africa's top athletes.
When it comes to style, Newlands has something of a unique identity. Perhaps because of its status as an upmarket suburb populated by the very wealthy and upper middle classes, it's a cocktail of good-looking people, dignified residential and commercial architecture, and shops and restaurants that (by and large) share a blueprint of refinement and sophistication. It's a privileged existence far removed from the daily struggles of most South Africans. But a stroll down Kildare Road or Dean Street offers a snapshot of a picture-perfect lifestyle and expresses a quality of life that makes Newlands a suburban utopia. And who wouldn't want a slice of that?
Today the suburb still retains an air of charm and tranquility, and the lovely homes boast spectacular gardens and lovely views of Table Mountain. Newlands has secured its place in the annals of sporting history, as it has played host to two major sporting World Cup events: Newlands Rugby Stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in 1995, and Newlands Cricket Stadium was the venue for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup in 2003.