The northern and southern suburbs of Cape Town are separated by the huge conglomerate called ‘Century City’ that serves as a shopping mecca for most of Cape Town. One of the major distinctions between the northern and southern suburbs is the language. Traditionally English-speaking people live in the south and Afrikaans-speaking people live in the north - but this is a sweeping generalisation and doesn’t take into account the obvious exceptions to the rule. Suffice it to say that the newspaper of choice in the northern suburbs is ‘Die Burger’, whilst ‘The Cape Argus’ serves the southern suburbs.
The northern suburbs are officially part of the City of Tygerberg, formed from the union of the municipalities of Bellville, Durbanville, Goodwood and Parow. These suburbs have experienced an enormous property growth in recent years, not least because of their access to Cape Town International Airport, Grand West Casino and a number of wine routes, including the Durbanville Wine Valley.
The Cape Town North suburb of Bellville is situated close to the airport, various golf courses,
wine routes and shopping complexes. The University of the Western Cape
is also situated in Bellville. Situated in Bellville, The Tyger Valley
shopping centre is a sprawling mall with a huge variety of shops, boutiques
and recreational facilities. The High Street shopping complex just off
Durban Road has its own theatre. The Mayibuye Centre, which houses a collection
of material from South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, is worth
a visit because most of the collection pieces were originally banned.
Bellville is ideally placed for quick access to the winelands and for
keen golfers, the Bellville golf course is just minutes away.
Durbanville is a residential suburb and wine producing
area in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Durbanville Hills
is one of the cellars that produce the wines of the region. It forms part
of the Durbanville wine route. Other wine cellars are Altydgedacht, Bloemendal,
D’Aria (Poplars), De Grendel, Diemersdal, Hillcrest, Nitida and
Meerendal. The Durbanville region is one of Cape Town's most precious jewels away from the maddening crowds and boasting a wealth of unique attractions.
Information on Cape Town North Towns
Bellville, Brackenfell, Durbanville, Parow