Sunningdale Manor

Sunningdale Manor



Sunningdale Manor – designed and built by Sir Herbert Baker in 1893 she is now ready for her next chapter.

The first home in South Africa built by Sir Herbert Baker. Currently a private home, Sunningdale Manor could just as easily become an exclusive, highly secure, hospitality venue: Already one of Cape Town’s finest hostesses, she is ready for her next function. New owners have the option to include her luxury interior furnishings in their offer.
Located in a cul de sac off Tennant Road behind a secure estate in Upper Kenilworth, the house enjoys all the benefits of complete perimeter and access security – with the freedom that full title home owners enjoy.

An unknown gem, the home’s history has been kept discretely out of the limelight and still has her story to tell. Everyone loves a discovery like this. ! Something you know that few others do.

Many people who have visited and stayed here don’t know that Sunningdale was the home from where Jan Christian Smuts wrote his memoirs – or that her 67 m sq ballroom still with it original teak band stage and floors was built by an owner as a 21st birthday gift for his son in 1902. Little known too, is the home’s connection to the origin of the Table Mountain Aerial Cable way, and the political bravery of men who dared to challenge injustice on the local and international stage.

Sunningdale Manor has seamlessly embraced the new 21st Millenium with smart TV’s, Camera and wifi-app operated security, satelite ( DSTV) entertainment and high speed fibre optic internet access if required. operated security and wired for Fiber optic internet.


Sir Herbert Baker’s personal favourite portico leads into the home to a spacious entrance hall,
4 Large reception rooms intended for a variety of entertainment and more intimate family living.
A covered conservatory leads on to a designer pool and manicured front lawn. The Sir Herbert Baker style garden suits the style of the home of yesterday and, being water-wise and low maintenance suits a modern lifestyle just as well.
4 luxury bedrooms include a Guest suite or “honeymoon suite”
5 working fireplaces – two which have famous links to history – and typical of how Cape houses were designed to stay cool in summer and stay warm in winter without the technology of central heating
Original and beautifully maintained teak floors.
A modern kitchen, built for catering functions leads onto a charming private kitchen garden .
A 2 bedroom apartment from a separate back access is perfect for staff or offices or even as a spacious granny flat.
Lock up 4-car garages plus secured parking for a further 10 cars.

You can visit this home from the privacy of your own phone, tablet or computer by taking our extensive 3 D tour.

Or make an appointment to walk through this home on a Wednesday or Friday afternoon if you are in Cape Town.

Telephone: +27 021 702 3436

Will you, your family or your business become the authors of the next chapter of the fascinating history of this Private Home? Will she remain a private family residence located so close to the finest schools, or will she serve as a historic hospitality function? She is a destination with many options – but will always be “Sunningdale”