Edgemead in Cape Town, South Africa

Edgemead is located in Cape Town, South Africa. Edgemead is 15 km from Cape Town City centre and 15 km from Cape Town International airport. The suburb is in close proximity to V&A Waterfront, Plattekloof, Milnerton, Sunset Beach, Tableview, Blaauwbergstrand and Melkbosstrand.


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Edgemead Garden City

In the late 1960ís, with Pinelands already established, Garden Cities began looking for a suitable site for development to meet the rapidly increasing demand for housing. During 1967 negotiations were concluded† for the acquisition of 263 hectares of gently sloping land at the foot of the Tygerberg Hills. With later acquisitions of adjoining land Edgemead now comprises over 340 hectares and over 3500 families.

Initial planning was commenced immediately after acquisition of the land, and in 1972 the first house was sold for R14 945. The layout plan was Garden Citiesí first experiment in designing a town to a pre-determined occupation density instead of on the basis of traditional regular erf sizes.

From the outset rigid standards were set to create and maintain a distinctive architectural character for the town and this was enhanced by the immediate commencement of a tree planting programme.

The success of these pioneering developments in residential town planning is evident from the fact that Edgemead is today a vibrant community of over 3500 families, and since itís inception has experienced a demand for houses which has always outstripped supply.

About Edgemead

Edgemead: City of Cape Town Sub-Council 3

This Sub-Council is known as De Grendel:

Office Address:


Municipal Buildings

Voortrekker Road

Goodwood, 7460

Contact: The Manager on 021 590-1680


The suburb of Edgemead is located in Ward 5 together with the suburb of Bothasig. The current Ward 5† Councilor's contact information can be obtained from the above office.

Other wards in this Sub-Council are 1, 27 and 70.