Hi, I plan to buy an apartment in Cape Town and consider Tokai or Claremont areas. Can anyone advise if these are safe and secure areas?
Thank you for your question. Claremont is generally considered one of the safer areas of Cape Town and would be a good choice, although we cannot guarantee you won't experience any hiccups in the neighbourhood.
Perhaps you can have a look at the Areas and Suburbs in Cape Town page, and it will give you insight into Cape Town's best neighbourhoods.
Hopefully some local expats will get back to you with more information.
Hope this helps!
I've lived in the Claremont/Rondebosch area for many years and have had very few safety issues. Tokai is fairly safe too but not quite as safe as Claremont.
Most crime is opportunistic so if you take common-sense precautions and secure your property well with gates, burglar bars and an alarm, you should be fine. Freestanding houses can sometimes be targeted, especially if they're isolated, so if you're concerned about safety you might consider a housing estate, gated community or complex. These have an extra layer of security as they are usually guarded by security officers.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I've lived in Cape Town my whole life and have never been the victim of crime. I would recommend staying in Claremont as everything that you will want to access will be close and they are all very safe suburbs.