Accommodation near Kenilworth Racecourse

The Kenilworth Racecourse is a horse-racing circuit in one of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. The racecourse, which is named after the suburb of Kenilworth, where it's found, is owned by the Western Province Racing Club (previously named Gold Circle) and is unique by South African racecourse standards for two reasons.

Firstly, it is the only course in the country to have 3 distinct tracks. What's known as the new track is 2800 metres long and is used mainly for summer races, while the old track is 2700 metres long and is utilised for winter races. There is also a 1200 metre straight track, which bisects the circular track at a diagonal angle and provides a bit of a challenge as it has two uphill sections. The racecourse is a left-handed track.

The second unique factor is that the centre of the course is a recognised conservation area, protecting the endemic Cape Flats Sand Fynbos. There are 310 species of flora all together, of which 34 are threatened and one is endemic. There is also a thriving little community of birds, reptiles and small mammals to look out for. The Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area is essentially a non-profit organisation and they offer various themed walks in the reserve to interested parties.

Kenilworth Racecourse is conveniently located 15 minutes from the CBD and 20 minutes from the airport and is close to major transport routes. These factors make it a popular conference venue also suitable for other occasions. Its capacity is 330 people and the view from the fully-equipped conference rooms looks out over the reserve and the city - particularly pretty and sparkly at night.

This racecourse hosts a number of big, regular races and events, including the Cape Town favourite J&B Met, a must do on any socialite's calendar.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Coote's Cottage
0.7 km


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From R450 PPS

Built in the late 1800's, this historic home has been elegantly restored to its former glory. Exquisitely furnished with Victorian period pieces it offers guests a luxurious experience. The cottage... More Info

Bathurst Mews
0.9 km


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Bathurst Mews is a self-catering accommodation located in Cape Town. Free Wi-Fi access is available. The property is 1.2 km from Kenilworth Race Course and 8.6 km from Table Mountain. Kenilworth is... More Info

The Drawing Rooms on 2nd
1.4 km

From R650* Unit

The Drawing Rooms is a home for art lovers. Each room is decorated with artworks, and includes drawing pads and art supplies for you to explore. We are located in the vibrant foodie haven of Harfield ... More Info

Harfield Guest Villa
1.6 km

From R650 PPS

A beautiful set of rooms and cottages located in the heart of quaint Harfield Village. Tastefully upgraded, the main Villa dates back to 1895 and has been creatively restored by Graham and Jenni Rowe.... More Info

The John Bauer Pottery Studio
1.7 km


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John Bauer Pottery Studio is based in the studio of the well-known ceramic artist, John Bauer, in Harfield village Claremont, Cape Town. We're conveniently located for the CBD, Table Mountain, UCT and... More Info

Valley Heights
1.7 km

From R475 PPS

Valley Heights Guest House is a true "home from home" retreat, situated in the peaceful, safe and leafy suburb of Upper Kenilworth in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. It is ideal for business and hol... More Info

Highlands Country House Hotel
1.9 km

From R835 PPS

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Set in magnificent gardens in one of Cape Town's prestigious suburbs, Highlands is a beautifully restored National Monument. Built in 1900 by Sir Herbert Baker, Highlands is considered to be amongst t... More Info

The Quadrant Apartments
1.9 km

From R1250* Unit

Situated in an oak-lined cul de sac, close to Claremont CBD, Rondebosch and Newlands, "The Quadrant" precinct is a business base for medical professionals and corporate clients. Elegantly furnished ap... More Info

Abed Self Catering Flat
1.9 km

From R395 PPS

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This lovely garden flat has all self catering facilities, B&B on request, Can sleep 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. It has one large bedroom with a queen sized bed and all bedroom furniture,a sin... More Info

Helpmin Hotel
2 km

From R300 PPS

The Helpmin Accommodation, Conferencing Function Venue pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable and super affordable accommodation in our building which has a cosy home from home atmosphere. We... More Info

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Kenilworth Reviews

I love it, quiet, the most beautiful greenery
- Sharon Williams

Quaint area. Not knowing the area unsure of security - no off-street secure parking.
- Richard Beagley

A great leafy suburb in close proximity to all the tourist attractions
- Tamsyn Dreyer

We selected the area to be close to family and it proved very convenient.
- John Le Page

Beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
- Michelle Jonathan

Kenilworth is a great place which we enjoyed so much. They offer world class restaurants and many stores to shop.
- Mbuie Mzozoyana

Southern suburbs, ranging from ordinary living to luxurious lifestyle depending on where you are. All in all, very pleasant.
- Lorraine Coetzee

Charming, safe and near to great shops, eateries and highway
- Jennifer Miller

Peaceful and it is a pretty suburb.
- Don Cameron

Very central to most things
- Brenda Zebert