Woodstock at a glance
BERMAN BROS PROPERTY (BBP): Woodstock
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The area represents some of the oldest suburbs in Cape Town. Since the forced removals of the 1960s, much of the area fell into decay. More recently, the proximity of these suburbs to the CBD has led to a rejuvenation of the area and renewed property investment. Salt River and Woodstock have been included in the City’s R20-billion urban renewal initiative.
Prior to the land reclamation of the foreshore in the 1950s, Woodstock was a popular seaside community with its own beach sporting several shipwrecks, all victims of the famous Cape storms. The lost of its coastline and forced Apartheid removals led to Woodstock’s decline for many years.
Today it is fast becoming one of the trendiest suburbs in Cape Town. The quirky and diverse blend of people and cultures has put the area at the epicentre of food experiences. A multitude of contemporary restaurants and markets service the community, from The Palms Market and The Test Kitchen to the Potluck Club, The Kitchen & The Dining Room, The Woodstock Lounge, Jamaica me Crazy, The Neighbourgoods Market, the Locomotive Hotel and many more.
Fun and quirky activities and shops such as HintHunt, the Woodstock Peace Garden, the Air Yoga and Meditation experience, Street Walking tours, the brightly coloured teddy bear emporium of Taunina and Dress me Up with high quality nostalgic second hand clothes all receive loyal support from the idiosyncratic community.