Durbanville Area Info

by Pieter Kotze | 3 MIN | 727 Words

Durbanville Area Info
Durbanville, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

The epicenter of Durbanville thrums with restaurants, bistros, butcheries, and bars while boutiques and beautiful niche shops pepper the town. And a mere 10 minutes' drive from there, one is submerged in wine farms around Durbanville, trails, hills, and fields of wheat and canola.
Durbanville was originally founded in 1806 under the name of "Pampoenkraal". It served as a water stop for those travelling North and in 1836 it was named D'Urban after the then governor. To avoid confusion with the newly coined city of Durban, Pampoenkraal was renamed "Durbanville". The town expanded with time, with a church, magistrate's court, and shops being added. We like to think that knowing that it was good there is what inspired people to stay and still does today.
The rich history of Durbanville permeates the town, and one does not need to look very far to spot it. Gems like the Rust en Vrede complex and gallery, eucalyptus trees dating back to 1886 (look for these close to Altydgedacht Wine farm, which also offers laser tag, zip lining on the premises and lovely wines, of course!) as well as the Dutch Reformed Church transport us back to Durbanville's founding days.
More gems to look out for in Durbanville town center are: The Boer and Butcher, Lupa Osteria, The Creamery (best ice cream ever!), Roco Mammas, and Kapstadt Brauhaus Durbanville are all within walking distance from each other. What more does one need?
Residents of Durbanville are spoilt for choice, so it is easy to see why Durbanville properties are in such high demand. Trails, nature reserves: Durbanville Nature Reserve is almost the dead centre of the town, and Tygerberg Nature Reserve is within 5 minutes' drive, excellent schools and wine farms come part and parcel with the area.

Homes for sale in Durbanville provide one with a ticket to a lifestyle that is both trendy and wholesome.
Family homes for sale in Durbanville can be found from R3.8 Mil to more than R15 Mil+.
Excellent price growth is achieved when selling a Durbanville property, as properties for sale in Durbanville are always in high demand.
Outdoor enthusiasts are able to experience breathtaking vistas while exploring the many mountain biking and trail running routes - check out to find detailed maps and profiles of these. Horse riding (or maybe just horse appreciation for the less brave) comes standard with the area. There are farms surrounding this treasure of a town and a favourite Sunday drive can reveal many unexpected surprises like:
  • Durbanville Racecourse (Durbanville Racecourse) ( as well as Durbanville Equestrian Centre (
  • A few kilometers to the North one will find Philadelphia. A old, charming town with many attractions and art shops like Pepper Tree Restuarant -
  • For the less energetic, world-class wine farms and their award-winning produce envelope Durbanville. The "Season of Sauvignon" has become an event not to be missed, attracting wine lovers to the Durbanville wine route annually. Exquisite restaurants and eateries such as those found at Meerendal Wine Estate (park runs are hosted here regularly !), Durbanville Hills, Klein Roosboom, Diemersdal, and De Grendel provide for fine dining and all-round feeling good.(
Durbanville is renowned for its schools and boasts the likes of Durbanville Preparatory, Durbanville Primary school, Durbanville High School, Reddam, and Curro Durbanville. A stone's throw away is Eversdal Primary, Gene Louw Primary, Stellenberg High School, and DF Malan High School. Parents of little ones have an array of play schools to choose from too. With this amount of high schools in Durbanville, there is no need to look for schools outside Durbanville.

Other than the many attractions that Durbanville offers, it too provides a feeling of home. Areas to consider when looking for property for sale in Durbanville are Properties for sale in Goedemoed, properties for sale in Uitzicht, properties for sale in Sonstraal Heights, properties for sale in Schoongezicht, properties for sale in Aurora, properties for sale in Durbanville Hills, properties for sale in Pinehurst, properties for sale in Durmonte, and properties for sale in Durbanville central. Naturally, each area provides its own lifestyle and vibe. Spacious homes surrounded by big trees are juxtaposed by minimalist and modern ones, again, when considering Durbanville properties, one is truly spoiled for choice. Pieter Kotze and his Sales Team is one of the local Real Estate Agents in Durbanville.