Tokai, Cape Town

Tokai Commercial Property Landscape

Tokai, a suburb in the Constantia valley, south of Cape Town City Centre, is a vibrant and thriving commercial hub. The suburb’s name originates from Tokaj, a range of hills in Hungary, and it was established in the late 1940s to provide housing for South African soldiers returning from World War II.

Key Features

Blue Route Mall

The largest shopping centre in Tokai, the Blue Route Mall, is a significant commercial landmark. Its name, derived from the ancient Malabari word for peacock, symbolizes the importance of the Malabar region, where the British reportedly spotted a peacock for the first time. Hence the nickname of 'Blue’.


Tokai is conveniently located alongside the M3 Blue Route highway, providing easy access to the city and the coastal road leading to Cape Point. A scenic 23-minute drive (21 kilometres) along this highway takes you past notable landmarks such as the Tokai Forest, Pollsmoor Prison, and the University of Cape Town.

Tokai Forest

The forest, best known for carpeting the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountain at the western end of the suburb, is a hive of activity. Walkers, hikers, and mountain bikers frequent the forest, and the arboretum, established in 1886, is home to a variety of trees from around the world.

Cape Dutch Style Manor House

Built in 1796, this National Monument is currently occupied by the Table Mountain National Park admin offices. It adds a touch of historical charm to the area and is found on the foot of Constantiaberg Mountain and just above the arboretum.

Commercial Opportunities

The commercial property landscape in Tokai is diverse and dynamic, with opportunities ranging from retail spaces in the bustling Blue Route Mall to office spaces in the serene surroundings of the Tokai Forest. The suburb’s strategic location, rich history, and vibrant community make it an attractive destination for businesses and investors alike. Whether it’s a startup looking for its first office or a multinational corporation seeking a new regional headquarters, Tokai offers a commercial property landscape that can cater to a wide range of needs.

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Prime retail location in Tokai with customer traffic, clean unit with parking, security, available May, contact Simon Solomon for details.