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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.
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