Durbanville at a glance
Durbanville is located in a vibrant town part of the Cape Town metropolitan area. Considered as a top residential suburb on the northern outskirts, Durbanville is surrounded by wine and wheat farms. The town has a diverse population ranging from young successful entrepreneurs, business successors, and well-established retirees.
Durbanville is home to great coffee shops, chic eateries, thriving restaurants and world-famous wine farms. The area is well-known as energetic, successful, trendy, peaceful. Durbanville is conveniently situated and accessible to the popular attractions that Cape Town has to offer.
Durbanville offers a wide variety of sporting facilities - the Cape Hunt and Polo Club with own Polo Crosse fields, Golf Course, and a close-by airfield and shooting range.
Popular suburbs in Durbanville include; Aurora, Durbanville Hills, Durbell, D'urbanvale, Durmonte, Eversdal, Goedemoed, Kenridge, Sonstraal, Skoongesig, Uitzicht, Vierlanden, Vygeboom.
The average price of a 2-bedroom house in Durbanville is priced from R 1 840 000, while apartments are from R 1 250 000, and a complex property is from R 1 750 000.
A brief history of Durbanville
Back in 1652 Jan Van Riebeeck designated Durbanville to be a freshwater spring and was primarily a watering station for travellers between Cape Town and the interior. Durbanville was originally known as Pampoenkraal - from the Afrikaans words pampoen meaning pumpkin, and kraal meaning corral - an enclosure for livestock.
During 1836 the inhabitants of Pampoenkraal petitioned the Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir Benjamin d'Urban, for permission to rename the village. Permission was granted in 1886 and it was renamed to Durbanville in order to avoid confusion with Durban. Durbanville grew rapidly after the turn of the 19th century.
The maximum temperatures for Durbanville range from 16.2°C in July to 27.3°C in February. The area is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 7°C on average during the night. Durbanville receives about 475mm of rain per year and because it receives most of its rainfall during winter it has a Mediterranean climate. It receives the lowest rainfall (8mm) in February and the highest (90mm) in June.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
Cape Town International Airport is about 34km away from Durbanville central. This journey will take 30mins with an average driving speed of 80km/h.
Schools in Durbanville
Durbanville High, Fairmont High, Stellenberg High, Durbanville Preparatory, Durbanville Primary, Eversdal Primary, and Gene Louw Primary are some of the renowned schooling facilities available in Durbanville.
Great medical facilities available to residents in Durbanville include Mediclinic Durbanville, Durbanville Day Hospital, Advanced Durbanville Surgical Centre, M-Care Durbanville, The Surgical Institute, along with Zelda Collen Orthotist & Prosthetist.
Shopping Malls in Durbanville
Residents in Durbanville has a variety of shopping facilities in the area. They include; Ipic Aurora Shopping Centre, Cobble Walk Shopping Centre, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Pinehurst Centre, and Willowbridge Shopping Centre.
If you are looking for a great spot to wine and dine in Durbanville, these are some of the top-notch eateries in the area; Annapurna, Yoco Eatery, Moksh Restaurant Durbanville, Die Boer, The Village Bistro, The Slug & Lettuce, Col'Cacchio, as well as Bossa Nova.
The award-winning Durbanville Rose Garden is an iconic part of the area. It serves as a global rose nursery for young roses and is one of only three trails rose gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The garden is immensely popular for wedding photographs in the summer months.
This six-hectare Durbanville Nature Reserve is home to about 241 plant species, animal species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The reserve offers a range of activities and facilities to the public and is a must-see in Durbanville.
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