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Maitland, Cape Town


Maitland at a glance

Maitland, nestled in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, exudes a unique charm and cultural vibrancy. This dynamic suburb is renowned for its eclectic mix of residential, commercial, and industrial spaces, making it a diverse and bustling community. Maitland's central location provides easy access to Cape Town's CBD, major transport routes, and popular attractions, making it an ideal hub for both work and play. The suburb boasts a rich history, reflected in its heritage buildings and landmarks, while also embracing modern developments and initiatives. From quaint cafes and artisanal shops to thriving businesses and cultural institutions, Maitland offers a tapestry of experiences for residents and visitors alike. With its vibrant atmosphere, convenient amenities, and welcoming community spirit, Maitland stands as a dynamic neighbourhood that embodies the essence of Cape Town's cosmopolitan allure.


The history of the Maitland area in Cape Town is rich and multifaceted, spanning centuries of cultural, social and economic evolution. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Khoisan people, the land that would become Maitland was later colonised by European settlers in the 17th century. Initially used for farming and grazing, the area underwent significant development during the 19th century with the establishment of railway lines connecting Cape Town to the interior of South Africa. Maitland's strategic location along these railway routes contributed to its growth as a transportation hub, attracting industries such as manufacturing and warehousing.

During the apartheid era, Maitland, like many areas in Cape Town, experienced forced removal and segregation policies that disrupted communities and perpetuated social inequality. Despite these challenges, Maitland's residents persevered, advocating for justice and equality, and striving to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

Today, Maitland continues to evolve as a dynamic neighbourhood within Cape Town, with ongoing urban renewal projects and initiatives aimed at revitalising its infrastructure and fostering economic growth. As the suburb embraces its past while looking towards the future, it remains a symbol of resilience, diversity, and community spirit in the rich tapestry of South African history.

Residential property hotspots

Maitland offers a diverse residential landscape with notable suburbs like Kensington and Brooklyn. Characterised by its eclectic mix of historic homes and modern developments, Maitland attracts residents seeking a vibrant urban lifestyle. Kensington, known for its tree-lined streets and Victorian architecture, exudes a quaint charm, while Brooklyn offers a more contemporary vibe with its array of townhouses and apartment complexes. Residents enjoy easy access to amenities, parks, and schools, fostering a strong sense of community. Maitland's central location provides convenient commuting options and proximity to Cape Town's cultural attractions, making it a desirable residential destination.

Some of the notable suburbs in and around Maitland include Goodwood, Tygerdal, Edgemead and Pinelands.

Commercial property hotspots

Maitland, strategically positioned in Cape Town, stands as a prime location for commercial real estate investment. Boasting easy access to major transportation routes and the central business district, Maitland offers unparalleled connectivity for businesses looking to establish a presence in the region. The area's diverse commercial landscape includes industrial parks, office complexes, and retail centres, catering to a wide range of industries and enterprises. Notable landmarks such as the Maitland Business Park and Makro retail outlet underscore the area's economic significance and potential for growth. With its central location, Maitland provides businesses with a competitive edge, facilitating efficient logistics, and access to a large consumer base. Moreover, ongoing urban renewal initiatives and infrastructure improvements further enhance Maitland's appeal as a commercial real estate destination. Whether seeking industrial warehouses, office spaces, or retail storefronts, Maitland offers a wealth of opportunities for investors and businesses looking to thrive in Cape Town's dynamic commercial landscape.

Some of the prime commercial business parks in and near the area include:

Some of the prime retail parks in and near the area include:

  • Maitland Square
  • Central Square Centre
  • Goodwood Mall

Industrial property hotspots

Maitland boasts a thriving industrial sector that serves as a cornerstone of the city's economy. The area is home to a diverse range of industrial facilities, including warehouses, manufacturing plants and distribution centres, catering to various industries such as logistics, automotive and manufacturing. Notable industrial parks like the Maitland Business Park offer state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, providing businesses with the infrastructure they need to thrive. Maitland's strategic location, with easy access to major transportation routes and the port of Cape Town, makes it an ideal hub for logistics and distribution operations. With its robust industrial infrastructure, supportive business environment and strategic location, Maitland continues to attract investment and drive economic growth in Cape Town's industrial sector.

Some of the prime industrial parks in and around the area include:

  • Maitland Business Park
  • The Old Timber Yard
  • Maitland Park

Transport and infrastructure

Maitland has a robust transport and infrastructure network that positions it as a prime destination for commercial real estate investment. The area benefits from convenient access to major transportation arteries, including the N1 and N2 highways, facilitating seamless connectivity to Cape Town's central business district and beyond. Maitland is also serviced by a well-developed public transportation system, with bus routes and train stations providing efficient links to neighbouring suburbs and the city centre. This accessibility makes Maitland an attractive location for businesses seeking convenient logistics and commuter access. 

The area's infrastructure is bolstered by modern amenities, including commercial properties equipped with advanced facilities and ample parking, ensuring that businesses can operate smoothly and efficiently. With its strategic transport links and supportive infrastructure, Maitland offers a compelling proposition for commercial real estate investment in Cape Town.

Here is a list of the top staff transportation options available in the area:

  • Fox Transport
  • Zip Zap Transport Solutions
  • Dial a Bus Staff Transport & Shuttle Service

Maitland is 21 minutes (7,6 km) away from Cape Town via the R102 and Cape Town International Airport is only a 15-minute drive (14,6 km) via the N2.


Maitland has some wonderful eateries in and around the area that would make the perfect place to host a business meeting, conduct an interview or simply grab a quick lunch. Some of the places worth checking out include Urban Playground, Mugg & Bean On The Move, The Standard Hotel and Nuri Sushi Maitland. 

You can have peace of mind knowing that Maitland is within close proximity to some great hospitals should a medical emergency arise. Hospitals such as Netcare UCT Private Academic Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital are both excellent healthcare facilities that provide exceptional care.

Discover your path to success in Maitland

Maitland is an ideal destination for anyone looking to start, grow or relocate their business. The area offers great transportation and infrastructure as well as a variety of property types. Whether you are looking for an industrial, residential or commercial property, Maitland will have you covered. If you would like to know more about the area, book a viewing, or simply wish to browse some of the available properties we have, contact Brickfield Properties today.

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