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Northern Suburbs property region. Select a suburb to access direct links to all
estate agencies that operate in that particular suburb.
A mere 20kms from Cape Town city centre, and situated in the heart of the magnificent Tygerberg hills, Bellville property for sale is becoming increasingly sought after by investors, families and holidaymakers who want to purchase their piece of the winelands, but at more affordable prices than some neighbouring areas.
Bellville itself offers a wide range of excellent restaurants, shopping malls and boutique stores, as well a top class 18 hole golf course that offers wonderful views of the Hottentots Mountain range. The Tygervalley shopping centre is one of the largest shopping malls in the country with 275 stores, and offers every possible shopping, lifestyle and recreational facility. As well as excellent medical facilities, there are very good schools in the vicinity, and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of the Western Cape are situated here. Its proximity to Cape Town and relatively inexpensive commercial real estate has also meant that many domestic and international businesses chose to have offices in Bellville, making it a bustling commercial hub.
Of course, with such easy access to the N1, the main artery into Cape Town the Mother City – and all her glorious beaches, parks, eateries, shops and attractions – is on the doorstep. Similarly, the airport is no more than a 20 minute drive. An enviable location, fantastic facilities and affordable, beautiful homes make Bellville one of the most up-and-coming areas in which to buy property.
Durbanville is the perfect area for those looking for property offering outstanding value for money and with great upside potential. Durbanville is in the northern suburbs and although the name is widely known, much of the character of Durbanville is not. However, it constitutes a considerable part of the Northern suburbs and along with its industrial areas, boasts truly glorious countryside. It encompasses superb scenery, gorgeous views and is excitingly close to Cape Town’s city centre – nor more than 20 minutes by car.
However, if those attractions are not deemed sufficiently compelling, then what about its proximity to the magnificent Atlantic Ocean? Its shores are no more than a brisk 15 minute drive away from the center of Durbanville. As for Durbanville itself, this is a suburb which offers a whole raft of activities. Sporting interests, dining out, shopping or golf – Durbanville has it all.
The shopping facilities are modern and varied and include the truly magnificent Tygervalley shopping centre, whose 275 shops caters for just about anything the modern shopper may be looking for. Whether it’s furniture, fashion, jewellery or food – and everything in between – Tygervalley has it all.
Moreover eating out is well catered for at Tygervalley and the other shopping centres. They offer a host of different restaurants with a variety of dining experiences, and for those with more adventurous palates, Durbanville can offer that too. Golfers are catered for with a number of challenging, and not so challenging, golf courses situated within Durbanville. All in all it’s a wonderful package that Durbanville offers the property buyer. However, the secret is getting out so demand for properties are steadily increasing.
Those in the know have been beating a door to Century City for quite a while now; this has promoted a lot of interest in properties for sale in the area and has more than rewarded serious buyers and investors alike.
Situated just off the N1 and just north of Cape Town, Century City is a dazzling addition to the Mother City’s array of attractions and has become an extremely desirable place to live or to invest. The development was conceived for so-called ‘mixed use’, where residents and businesses all come together in a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment. Indeed ‘mixed use’ development is very much an on-going part of global trends, and we are seeing more such developments coming on to the market in all our major cities. (Check Melrose Arch in Johannesburg or The Point in Durban).
Century City has developed a wide range of residential apartments, homes and houses, many of which could grace the pages of Homes & Gardens. It is an address which immediately affords ‘status’. Allied to that of course, the area has wonderful retail opportunities, which are frequently snapped up as soon as they come on to the market.
The neighbourhood boasts popular anchor stores, such as the large supermarkets, as well as more specialised food shops that offer the finest local and imported delicacies. In terms of high-end retail therapy, the abundance of haute-couture fashion outlets and lifestyle stops will keep even the most avid shoppers happy. There are also many boutique hotels and the superb restaurants that have found a place in and around Century City. Lastly, and importantly - there’s the quite magnificent entertainment which is always on offer at Century City and as a resident, why not take advantage? It’s on your doorstep!
Although Parow is geographically part of Cape Town’s northern suburbs, its close proximity to the Cape Town City Bowl, often induces in residents and other property owners, the sense that they are in fact urbanites, and not suburbanites. Whatever their sensibilities in this regard, Parow lies just to the east of Goodwood and is not far from Bellville either, which lies just to the south west.
As it is relatively close to Cape Town, Parow enjoys excellent road links to the city via the N1 and N17. Thus for commuters and others needing regular fast and safe access into the city, Parow is ideal. There is also an alternative route going around to Cape Town via Paarl.
Parow offers all the facilities of a modern residential suburb. It has excellent medical services, good schools and great recreational facilities such as several first class golf courses. Worth mentioning is the Durbanville golf course for its sheer prettiness. For visitors who adore shopping, Parow cannot be beaten. One of the largest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere – Canal Walk is very close, and boasts just about every conceivable kind of merchandise and service. It provides a unique shopping experience.
The much lauded Tygervalley shopping centre is also convenient for Parow residents. In this centre alone shopping thrills are around every corner. If that is not enough to satisfy our shopaholics’ craving, then our advice would be to move on to the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre. Of course all the above offer dining experiences and menus which should satisfy most tastes and pockets. The Grand West Casino also close by, offers a huge variety of entertainment and another exciting array of restaurants.
For those whose interests do not revolve around shopping and entertainment centres, then Parow offers that major attraction for visitors to the Western Cape – wine! Many property owners have confessed that one of their chief reasons for buying property in Parow was its closeness to the Durbanville Wine Route. This a spectacular route as it takes in the cascading Tygerberg Hills and through at least nine different wine estates all of which are a mere sniff away from Parow. Only the Constantia Wine Route is as close to Cape Town as Durbanville.
However, there is more to this suburb than wine or shopping. For lovers of nature, the Tygerberg Nature Reserve sits on a 278 hectare conservation is also very close to Parow. This gorgeous piece of unspoilt country offers a wide variety of hiking trails in terms of distance and challenge and includes the most stunning views over the Peninsula. For all the above reasons, there is a great deal to commend Parow to those looking for a suitable property in which to live or invest.
Edgemead is situated at the foot of the Tygerberg Hills. Properties are built on a 340 hectare site, a truly beautiful tract of land and because these properties are reasonably priced, are ideal for first time buyers. It is easily recognised as a Garden Cities Project – in fact it was developed shortly after the pioneer Pinelands Garden Cities Project was completed.
A singular advantage is that Edgemead is a part of the wider Bellville municipality. As such, all services are provided by Bellville, and residents can take advantage of their record for excellent service delivery.
It is very conveniently situated, being only 20kms from the City Bowl and, as importantly, no more than 15kms from Cape Town International Airport.
There are magnificent amenities situated in and around the vicinity, catering for a wide variety of interests and pockets. For example, art lovers will find much to interest them at the Parow Museum which contains many art and cultural artefacts. It is not far, no more than a seven kilometre drive.
Edgemead also offers the advantage of two superb golf clubs, the Parow and Milnerton Golf Clubs, situated just five kilometres away.
For so called ‘culture vultures’ who love the theatre, there is absolutely no need to traipse into town to get a culture fix. The celebrated Milnerton Playhouse Theatre is close by, and is renowned for its range of plays, musicals or other live entertainment. Other entertainment venues include the celebrated Grand West Casino, which apart from its casino attractions, offer a wide variety of restaurants and bars.
So as a first-time property buyer or if you are looking to invest in property which you know will be rented out easily, you wouldn’t have to look much further than Edgemead.
Brackenfell takes its name from a native fern called Bracken and as a suburb was established prior to the First World War – in 1913, making this suburb rather rich from a historical point of view. Once upon a time Brackenfell was only known for being a major road crossing, but over the years has developed to the extent that it is today, one of the larger and more developed suburbs of Cape Town with established properties and areas.
Part of the northern suburbs of Cape Town and thus relatively unfamiliar to the Cape Town city cosmopolitans, it is perhaps slightly further out than many other of the northern suburbs. Brackenfell has as its neighbours Kuils River in the southwest, Durbanville to the northwest and Kraaifontein to the northeast. Because of its geographical situation, Brackenfell certainly has cause to regard itself as an important ‘Gateway to the Winelands’. Nevertheless, despite that status, Brackenfell is lucky enough to have its local services provided by the City of Cape Town municipality.
Among Brackenfell’s many attractions as a residential area of choice is the Bracken Nature Reserve. It was once upon a time a quarry site and when the quarry was exhausted, it was decided jointly between Stellenbosch Divisional Council and the City of Cape Town Council that it should be converted into a nature reserve. It is situated right in the middle of Ruwari and adds considerably to the desirability of living in Brackenfell.
Brackenfell offers its residents good schools, excellent shopping facilities – malls and other centres - medical and dental services and caters for a wide variety of sporting codes. Importantly, it can be accessed easily enough via the N1, R300, Bottelary Road and the Old Paarl Road.
Kraaifontein means “Crow Fountain” in Afrikaans and apparently many years ago, the trees were heavily inhabited by crows. But whatever the origin of the name, Kraaifontein has to be one of the finest property options for those looking for something different from the usual suburban existence.
Firstly, property seekers whether they are singles, first-time buyers, young families, or professionals – can find exactly what they are looking for here. Kraaifontein offers every type of living option available – whether one is looking for a large house, a gated community, a free standing cluster, or a flat – all options are available.
Kraaifontein was first settled in the 1600s as a cattle ranch and has steadily developed as it became better known. Today cattle have largely given way to other produce and Kraaifontein grows some of the finest vegetables imaginable and is in close proximity to the well-known Bodega Wine Farm, and the Kaapzicht Wine Estate.
At just 25kms from Cape Town, it is far enough away to offer total relaxation and country serenity, and yet via the N1 highway, commuters are offered a fast, safe drive to their work in the city.
There are several excellent schools in the area offering the best primary and secondary education. Moreover, there are good hospitals and clinics around with superb medical facilities as well as the famous Cape Gate Mall for all your shopping requirements.
The area also hosts the annual Oktoberfest which offers entertainment such as beauty pageants, food stalls and live entertainment. Local Kraaifontein businesses have always thrived and here you will find a strong sense of community. Select a Kraaifontein property of your choice – you will not regret it.
Property seekers looking for opportunities either to invest, or in which to reside, should look with interest at Goodwood. A scant 10kms from the Cape Town City Centre it has the advantage of offering swift and easy access to town, but at the same time gives a strong sense that one is out of the built up city.
Goodwood lies between the so called desirable southern suburbs and the perhaps slightly less sought after northern suburbs. As such it has a unique appeal for property owners. Firstly, it does not have any negative baggage which the northern suburbs may have accrued over the years (although that negativity has largely dissipated), nor does it carry the expensive cachet of the southern suburbs. Goodwood has developed its own singular personality and as such attracts a wide range of interest across the economic spectrum.
Goodwood takes its name from the well-known English racecourse set on the rolling Sussex Downs. It causes little surprise to learn that Goodwood in the Cape was so named because this entire area was initially used to train and race horses. That atmosphere still pervades part of this green suburb which is reminiscent of those days.
Goodwood is close to most of the recognised facilities and attractions which together make up areas deemed desirable by potential investors. Glenwood, Goodwood Park, Goodwood West, Tygerdal and Vrizjee are all a part of Goodwood and each with different characteristics. Each offers clear opportunities for property investment.
Close by is the exciting GrandWest Casino which offers an amazing 24 hour entertainment experience. It is also the only casino operating in the Western Cape.
For those into country living and looking for suitable property options, the lovely suburb of Kuils River may just be the answer. Spectacularly situated at the foot of the Bottelary Mountains it lies just 25kms east of Cape Town, and offers potential property buyers the best of two worlds.
All the well documented virtues of dwelling in the country – nature, walks, fresh air, absence of traffic and noise, the sheer peace and tranquillity – are to be found in abundance here. Hence any properties for sale attract immediate interest from all over the Cape and indeed from the rest of the country.
Inevitably too, the massive benefits which flow to Kuils River retailers and other businesses from the proximity of the many large corporations that have their base here, is of tremendous importance to the local economy.
Kuils River is an important ‘Gateway to the Winelands’ and indeed just above Kuils River is the world renowned Zevenwacht Wine Estate. But if tasting the best of Zevenwacht isn’t enough, there are another 106 cellars which can all be accessed without much difficulty from Kuils River!
Kuils River is home to a wonderful assortment of old churches and old church buildings, and contribute greatly to the beauty and interest of the area. More practical benefits for property owners in Kuils River include the easy access from the suburb to the world class shopping centre Tyger Valley, as well as the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, N1 City and of course the Grand West Casino with its myriad entertainments, restaurants and bars.
Epping is an industrial area of Cape Town just 12kms from the centre of the city. Being a long established industrial suburb, it boasts all the infrastructure and facilities that manufacturers require. Its convenient location south of Thornton and north of Langa with Pinelands to the east, gives property owners or potential buyers very easy and fast transport connections via the N1 and N2. The proximity of Cape Town International Airport is another huge plus.
No matter what kind of manufacturing business you are involved in you will find a suitable property to either lease or buy. Epping has attracted a number of large companies in all sectors of the industrial spectrum. These include construction, automotive (manufacturing and assembly), textiles, retail, food processing and packaging companies. Indeed, one of South Africa’s largest packaging companies, industrial giant Nampak operates from there.
Another large company in Epping is Busmark. Busmark is responsible for the manufacture and supply of MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transport Systems to the City of Cape Town. Fairly recently, Jumbo Cash and Carry signed a lease for an 8000 square metre property emphasizing the desirability of Epping as an industrial base. Previously the site was owned by Trade Centre.
There can be little doubt that Epping’s future as a choice industrial property market is assured now and in the future. Its advantages remain key with modern infrastructure, fast and efficient transport links and its proximity to Cape Town guarantees that Epping will remain one of the top choices amongst those companies seeking suitable industrial sites.
For those searching for industrial properties, Montague Gardens offers everything that a serious property investor or businessman might be looking for. For an industrial area its planning has been executed superbly and the sheer modernity of the area certainly surprises one, but definitely lends itself to greater efficiencies.
Because of its positioning, Montague Gardens offers businesses and factories there exceptionally convenient transport links. The harbour and port are a mere fifteen minutes away and Cape Town International Airport is not much further. Almost all areas of the Peninsula can be easily reached due to the excellent road and rail links. Speedy access to the N1, the N7 and M5 guarantees Montague Gardens businesses the swiftest transport wherever the destination.
Latterly, Montague Gardens has also become widely recognised as the quickest entry to the West Coast. This is an area which is growing rapidly in economic terms and urbanising as rapidly. This strategic location of Montague Gardens has been quickly recognised by some of the larger retailers such as Clicks, Woolworths and Spar and they have constructed large distribution warehouse facilities the better to service that particular hinterland.
The infrastructure that is provided is fully in keeping with Montague Gardens’ status as a desirable industrial area. Most of its buildings are relatively modern and suitable for most types of businesses. As an example, the opening of Trade Centre and Makro with their cash and carry operations has led to significant increase in the warehouse retail trade, both in Montague Gardens and Montague Drive.
There are other singular characteristics about Montague Gardens such as the fact that there many residences and commercial areas close by. These benefit from the services which they can source from this industrial area.
The proximity of Century City and the Milnerton CBD provide Montague Gardens businesses with efficient banking, postal, shopping and entertainment facilities. Just a few kilometres away from the industrial heart of Montague Gardens, one can find Canal Walk, one of the southern hemisphere’s largest shopping malls.
But in addition to these retail and service facilities, Montague Gardens also scores from the commercial businesses surrounding the site. These provide much needed office accommodation to Montague Garden businesses. But more than that, there are many residential areas in the immediate vicinity. These include an upmarket golfing estate and other areas catering for the less affluent.
Montague Gardens is a unique industrial area inasmuch as it combines for practical purposes, an industrial area, commercial areas and residential areas. Could anything be more desirable from a business point of view? It is not surprising then that properties in Montague Gardens are so heavily sought after.
Maitland’s greatest feature is that most of the major transport networks pass through the suburb. This adds significantly to the value of any property that a potential purchaser in the suburb should acquire. Commercial enterprises particularly should find that the excellent and comprehensive transport links – it is doubtful whether any suburb to the north of Cape Town is better served – makes the siting of commercial businesses in Maitland just plain common sense.
Supplies of stock, merchandise or parts can be swiftly and efficiently expedited from and to Maitland, and this factor alone more than compensates for the comparative lack of scenic attractions or other natural features. In any event access to the city center or to other suburbs is ridiculously quick and easy.
The railway line runs through the middle of Maitland and this emphasizes and adds to the perception of Maitland as the city’s most vital transport hub. In fact historically, this perception carries more than a kernel of truth. This importance dates way back to 1845 when one of the very first roads connecting Cape Town to Stellenbosch was completed. This road was routed through Maitland and its completion effectively linked the Mother City to the rest of Africa. Up to that time the expansive sand dunes of the Cape Flats had severely limited the amount of traffic in and out of the city. This inevitably inhibited growth as access to the hinterland was severely restricted.
Subsequently, the perceived importance of Maitland grew to such an extent that many roads, and the railway, found it expedient to route through the suburb into and out of Cape Town. The major artery of the N1 forms Maitland’s northern boundary and this has simply further underlined its commercially desirable status for all kinds of property seekers. Maitland is situated to the north of Pinelands with Brooklyn to the south. To the east lies Salt River and due west is Kensington.
For commerce and industry swift and efficient transport nodes are critical, and it is almost certain that this factor has been the driving force for investors investigating Maitland for suitable properties there.
Those looking for business properties in an established industrial area with excellent transport connections and is not too remote, has good to superior infrastructure both for freight purposes and logistics, then Airport Industria could well be the answer..
As per any established industrial area, Airport Industria is very close to vital transport links. But where exactly is Airport Industria situated. Firstly, as the name suggests Airport Industria lies adjacent to Cape Town International Airport and that proximity affords brilliant and reliable transport solutions. Secondly, because this industrial complex has been long established it boasts state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure.
As its location suggests, it is very close to the N2 highway and therefore offers a fast and safe drive into the city centre. The average time taken should be around 10 minutes! Inevitably, most companies that are situated in a complex such as Airport Industria would be expecting – and requiring - first class freighting and logistics services and that is exactly what Airport Industria offers.
It is an established industrial site with magnificent infrastructure, next door to Cape Town International Airport with all the connectivity convenience that implies. Via the N2 it takes just 10 minutes to drive swiftly and safely into the city centre and with sophisticated freighting and logistics services, Airport Industria is undoubtedly the answer for specific property needs and ticks every box. Check our ‘Properties for Sale’ at Airport Industria. We’re bound to have what you are looking for.
This glorious suburb to the north of Cape Town offers the starkest contrast to many of the city’s northern suburbs. Not just in terms of its beauty, but against most benchmarks which property buyers may care to use when establishing desirability. Its advantages and physical assets have without doubt created enormous demand for properties there. Those simply wishing to make their homes there, or property investors, can rest assured that Plattekloof properties are going to continue to escalate in value.
Plattekloof was originally a part of the De Villiers Graaf family Trust. This old and distinguished Cape family headed up by notable grandee Sir De Villiers Graaf, set up the Trust many years ago. When eventually the Trust was broken up, the land came on to the market, which included Plattekloof. It is not invidious to suggest that Plattekloof easily bears comparison with Steenberg, near Constantia and indeed that comparison is frequently made.
It is easy to see the reasons - for one the views are spectacular. From Plattekloof one can see Cape Town, the magnificent Table Mountain and the ocean. Many of the homes are imposing and gracious and built within large and secure estates. Inevitably there are wonderful golf courses, similar in design and style to Steenberg’s stunning 40 hectare course. For these reasons many of these homes are regarded as among the most exclusive and desirable properties in the entire Western Cape region.
Plattekloof is quite dramatically situated as it has the scenic Tygerburg Hills as a backdrop. Another massive bonus is that the suburb shares not just a border with the renowned de Grendel Wine Estate, but sits cheek by jowl with de Grendel on the same hill. Moreover, de Grendel remains an important stop on the Durbanville Wine Route, making Plattekloof so much more rewarding for those so interested. In any event, wine lover or not, that fact simply adds to the massive appeal to property seekers.
All the above contribute to the image of Plattekloof as an enviable place to own property. Tourists to the area know they can access Cape Town very quickly via the superb roads (but strictly avoid the rush hours), and can also relax in the fact that Cape Town International Airport is an easy drive. For beach lovers Blaauwberg is also eminently reachable. Then there is the vibrant business activity centred around Tygervalley which caters for just about every need imaginable.
The winelands, the views, the accessibility, the magnificent landscape and the lovely properties make Plattekloof the place to live. What are you waiting for?
Panorama undoubtedly offers a very desirable investment opportunity. It offers tremendous convenience as it is situated just off the N1. It is no more than a twenty minute drive into Cape Town and is almost equidistant between the V&A Waterfront and the Durbanville wine estates. It offers the best of two very different worlds.
The best explanation that anyone can put forward for its name Panorama, are the perfectly stunning panoramic views of the iconic Table Mountain from this suburb.
The stand out attraction in Panorama is without question the world class Panorama Medi-Clinic which lays claim to being one of the very best medical facilities in Cape Town. Otherwise the suburbs’ major virtue some might argue is its tranquil suburban life style.
When bored with living the laid back lifestyle and craving the excitement of retail therapy, the major shopping centres of Century City and Tygervalley are no more than a ten minute drive. Their proximity is perfect for indulging in the occasional shopping spree or simply to buy your daily essentials.
The sheer convenience of Panorama is hard to beat with major shopping centres, the city centre and the beaches all close by. Very importantly for wine lovers is the fact that they are not too far from the delicious attractions of the Stellenbosch and Durbanville wine routes.
Northern Suburbs Real Estate Agencies
This page lists all suburbs in the
Northern Suburbs property region. By selecting a suburb you will find useful area-specific
information, photographs and a list of
Northern Suburbs real estate agencies that specialise in the particular suburb that
you are interested in.
You will also have the chance to email all estate agents in that
suburb directly with your specific property request.