Kenilworth is situated between Claremont and Wynberg and is home to the Famous Kenilworth Racecourse.
It is approximately 14km from Cape Town via the M5 and N2 highway and 17km from Cape Town International Airport via the N2.
The suburb developed around the Kenilworth Racecourse. Previously known as The African Turf Club, it was officially founded in 1802. The first horse race in the Cape took place in 1797. It was such a great success that a four day racing event was held every autumn and spring. The first real course, however was laid out in 1882.
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The history of Kenilworth
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Fun stuff to do in Kenilworth
Kenilworth's history might be all about horse racing but today, this suburb has an array of restaurants and pubs that are all worth a visit. If a big variety of cuisine and laidback atmosphere is your idea of a good time, be ready to spend a lot of time here. When you're not bar hopping be sure to make time for the following:
The perfect outing for the competitive adrenaline junky. Speeding around an indoor race track in a high tech kart is the perfect way to satisfy your need for speed without the risk of a speeding ticket.
This outlet mall is a shopaholic's dream, with some of the biggest brand names available at 30% or more discounted rates. So, clear your day, call your favourite shopping buddy and go find that perfect designer accessory.
The local shopping centre is a firm favourite amongst the locals with 100 shops under one roof. However, this centre also takes care of the local community with its entire staff being actively involved in a variety of community projects.
Kenilworth Race Course
If you only attend one horse racing event in Cape Town, make sure it is the J&B Met. This annual event is a glamour must on all social calendars. Usually around Feb/March, the organizers pick a new dress up theme every year. It is the perfect opportunity to dress up and rub shoulders with some stylish celebrities and quirky characters.
Considering the fact that this suburb was developed around one of the biggest events on the social calendar, it is easy to see why it puts so much importance on fun loving, social activities. Kenilworth is the perfect suburb for all social butterflies.