Durbanville at a glance
Durbanville property has become highly sought after, located in the residential areas of the Northern Suburbs of the Cape Town Metropolitan area. Centrally situated, Durbanville is approximately 28km from central Cape Town, a twenty minute drive from Blaauwberg beach and close to the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Wellington. Purchasing property in Durbanville, whether for residential or commercial purposes, would be a great investment.
Durbanville is relatively small in comparison to the rest of the city but is considered one of the fastest growing towns in South Africa and, as an add-on, the picturesque avenues are filled with historical buildings, atmosphere and old world charm.
Durbanville is known to have a very moderate climate compared to the surrounding areas whilst the scenic beauty, stunning mountain views and especially friendly residents definitely makes Durbanville the place to lay down roots.
During 1652 Jan Van Riebeeck designated the area, today known as Durbanville, to be utilized as farm land. The area, then known as Pampoenkraal, was well known as a watering station for weary travelers from the Cape Town property area. A church was erected by farmers from the surrounding area, which was the beginning of a village that serviced the wagon trail inland.
During 1836 the inhabitants petitioned the then Governor, Sir Benjamin d’Urban, for permission to rename the village in his honour and D’Urban was born. The town was renamed Durbanville in1886 in order to avoid confusing D’Urban with the well known city of Durban.
Durbanville is a bilingual suburb, but predominantly Afrikaans. As a result of the rapid development of the Northern Suburbs, Durbanville properties are well known to be wonderful family homes.
The principle religion of the population is Christianity with a wide variety of churches in the community. The town boasts numerous public schools, including Durbanville High School (Afrikaans), Fairmont High School (English), and Stellenberg High School (Afrikaans and English). The primary schools include Durbanville Primary, Eversdal Primary, Gene Louw Primary and Kenridge Primary. The area also has a number of private schools, namely Curro, Chesterhouse and El Shaddai Christian School.
The town is surrounded by farms producing wine and wheat. The Durbanville Wine Route, with vineyards on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, is home to award-winning wine estates including Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Klein Roseboom, Nitida and Meerendal Farms.
The Northern Suburbs boast several shopping malls but the commercial heart of this region is the Tygervalley Centre, a modern centre of enormous size that is surrounded by high office buildings. The Tyger Waterfront was completed around a waterhole and is the Northern Suburbs alternative to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Several restaurants and bars are situated around the edge of the waterhole with easy access to the N1 highway.
Durbanville real estate is part of the Western Cape property area and consists of several sub areas. The older areas are known for its big properties and houses namely Aurora, Kenridge, Kenridge Heights, Durbanville Heights, Kenever, Vergesig and Durbanville Central. Eversdal, Valmary Park, Vygeboom, Eversdal Heights, Sonstraal, Amanda Glen, Stellenberg, Stellenridge, Chantecler and Ridgworth are situated in tree lined street with the Sonstraal Dam right in the middle of these suburbs, creating an ideal playground for families.
The newer areas of Sonstraal Heights, Goedemoed and De Crest gives residents the option of living in newer built homes. Several options are available with brand new developed security complexes sporting townhouses and sectional title units. The Durbanville Golf Estate furthermore enhances the option of estate living and gives security a brand new meaning. Durbanville property remains a sought-after asset and a stunning neighbourhood in which to put down roots; many a visitor has returned as a resident.
Contact Durbanville Office
Tel: 087 700 4124
Fax: 086 773 6307