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Durbanville Central, Durbanville


Durbanville Central at a glance

Durbanville Central, nestled in the picturesque Western Cape, epitomises suburban tranquillity with a touch of urban convenience. Its leafy streets, scenic parks and family-friendly atmosphere make it an idyllic haven for residents seeking a balanced lifestyle. From charming townhouses and spacious family homes to modern apartments with panoramic views, Durbanville Central offers a diverse range of residential options to suit every preference and budget. With top-rated schools, recreational facilities and vibrant community events just a stone's throw away, it's no wonder that Durbanville Central remains a sought-after residential destination for families and professionals alike in the Western Cape.

From bustling shopping centres to thriving business hubs, Durbanville Central emerges as a dynamic commercial nucleus in the Western Cape region. Its strategic location, excellent transport links, and robust infrastructure make it an attractive destination for businesses looking to establish a presence in the region. With a mix of retail outlets, professional services and corporate offices, Durbanville Central offers ample opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors seeking to tap into its growing market. The vibrant commercial landscape, coupled with a supportive business environment, positions Durbanville Central as a prime location for sustainable growth and prosperity in the Western Cape's commercial sector.


Durbanville Central, situated within the broader Durbanville area, has deep historical roots dating back to the mid-1600s when a freshwater spring, now located behind the Durbanville Children's Home, was designated by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a crucial water replenishment station for travellers journeying from Cape Town to southern Africa's interior. The late 1600s saw the VOC allocate farms to free burghers surrounding the town, many of which, such as Bloemendal, Meerendal, Diemersdal, and Altydgedacht, are still renowned today for their wine production. The 1806 allocation of the first residential properties marked Durbanville's initial steps towards development. By 1826, the inauguration of a Dutch Reformed Church laid the foundation for a burgeoning village, which soon flourished between the church and the overnight stop.

Renamed D'Urban in 1836 in honour of Sir Benjamin d'Urban, the Governor of the Cape Colony, the village underwent a final name change to Durbanville in 1886 to avoid confusion with the port city of Durban in the east. The late 19th century saw significant infrastructure development, with the establishment of a courthouse, jail, and magistrate from the 1870s, effectively forming the Magisterial District of Bellville. By 1897, a village management board was set up, followed by the establishment of a municipality in 1901, with John King serving as its inaugural mayor. The King Brothers Wagon Works, once the largest in South Africa, played a pivotal role in driving the local economy around the turn of the century. Despite losing its municipal status in 1996, Durbanville remains a uniquely significant town within the broader City of Cape Town, maintaining its rich historical heritage and character.

Residential property hotspots

The residential landscape of Durbanville Central offers a diverse array of housing options, catering to various lifestyles and preferences. Characterised by leafy streets and picturesque surroundings, the area boasts sought-after property hotspots renowned for their charm and amenities. Suburbs such as Aurora, Durbanville Hills and Sonstraal Heights are particularly desirable, featuring spacious family homes, modern townhouses and luxury apartments. Residents enjoy convenient access to top-rated schools, recreational facilities, and shopping centres, making these neighbourhoods ideal for families and professionals seeking a tranquil yet connected lifestyle in the heart of Durbanville.

A few of the most popular suburbs in Durbanville Central are Aurora, Durbanville Hills, Durbell, D'Urbnvale, Durmonte, Eversdal, Goedemoed, Kenridge, Sonstraal, Skoongesig, Uitzicht, Vierlanden and Vygeboom.

Commercial property hotspots

Durbanville Central thrives as a bustling commercial hub, offering a vibrant mix of businesses and amenities to locals and visitors alike. Anchored by popular shopping destinations like the Tyger Valley Shopping Centre and Willowbridge Mall, the area boasts a dynamic retail scene, with a diverse range of boutiques, eateries, and entertainment venues lining its streets. Noteworthy companies such as Sanlam, one of South Africa's largest financial services groups, and Spur Corporation, a renowned restaurant franchisor, have established their presence in Durbanville Central, contributing to the area's economic vitality and appeal. The proximity to major transport routes and the burgeoning business district make Durbanville Central a strategic location for entrepreneurs and corporations seeking prime commercial real estate opportunities in the Western Cape region.

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

  • Buena Vista Office Park
  • Roodebloem Office Park
  • Wellington Park
  • Bella Rosa Office Park
  • Monaco Square

Some of the prime retail parks in the area include:

Industrial property hotspots

Durbanville Central presents a burgeoning industrial landscape, characterised by a diverse array of businesses and manufacturing enterprises. The area boasts strategically located industrial parks and commercial zones, catering to a wide range of industries, including technology, logistics and manufacturing. Notable companies such as Distell, one of Africa's leading producers of wines, spirits and ciders, have established their operations in Durbanville Central, contributing to its reputation as a hub of industrial activity in the Western Cape region. With its convenient access to major transportation routes and a skilled workforce, Durbanville Central continues to attract businesses seeking prime industrial real estate opportunities and growth prospects.

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

  • Durbanville Business Park
  • DuVille Industrial Park
  • New Tech Park

Transport and infrastructure

Durbanville Central benefits from a well-developed transport network and infrastructure, facilitating seamless connectivity within the region and beyond. The area enjoys easy access to major arterial roads, including the N1 highway, ensuring efficient travel to Cape Town's central business district and other key destinations. Public transportation options such as bus routes and taxi services provide convenient mobility for residents and commuters.

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

  • Dial a Bus
  • JC Transport Service
  • KPH Travel
  • Teddos Transport Staff CC and Charter Services

Durbanville Central is 31 minutes (29,2 km) away from Cape Town via the N1 and Cape Town International Airport is only a 29-minute drive (20,1 km) via the M29.


Durbanville Central boasts an abundance of amenities, from scenic vistas to enticing dining options perfect for both leisurely meals and business engagements. Notable restaurants like The Hussar Grill, Cattle Baron, The Olive Bistro, Saltwater Grill, Lupa Osteria, Die Boer Restaurant and Kapstadt Brauhaus offer a diverse culinary experience. 

When selecting a business location, factors like healthcare facilities are crucial. Fortunately, Durbanville Central is well-equipped with Mediclinic Durbanville Hospital, ensuring exceptional medical care. Additionally, Hills Medical Centre and Durbanville Clinic cater to day-to-day healthcare needs, providing convenience and peace of mind for businesses and their employees.

Discover your path to success in Durbanville Central

Durbanville Central is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to live and invest in a naturally beautiful place that also boasts the benefits city life brings. Whether you are looking for an industrial, residential or commercial property, Durbanville Central 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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