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Western Cape

Bellville

Bellville:  Once a small village with limited property opportunities, called 12 Mile Stone, now a city of note (named 12 Mile Stone because of the distance from Cape Town - 20km).  In 1861 it was renamed Bellville after Mr Charles Davidson Bell - the surveyor general of Cape Town for the period 1848 to 1872.  Most of Bellville was divided into farms and the farmers worked together , forming a supporting system. To boost their fresh produce sales, a cannon was fired from the famous Tygerberg to announce ships arriving in Table Bay.  Once the further regions heard the cannon, they would fire a follow up to spread the news to even more far-reaching...

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Brackenfell

Brackenfell started out as a major road crossing and the township was established in 1913.  The town was named after a fern that was very common in the area, the Bracken-fern. Henry George Walton purchased a section of the farm Kruispad in 1901 from Andries Brink and named the purchased section Brackenfell. The Brackenfell Estate Granite Company established their business on a section of this land and in 1904 a railway siding was built to serve the businesses. transport needs. This describes the birth and "toddler" stages of the modern town that followed. The Northern Suburbs showed exceptional growth during the past years and neighbouring towns...

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Durbanville

Durbanville was one of the first towns which exploded with new developments.  It accommodated the huge demand for affordable, but stylish housing from the first time buyer right through to the discerning businessman.  South East Durbanville was the perfect location, with large sections of vacant land which was not yet cultivated.  Although the residential market expanded tremendously, the area never lost its rustic feel.  This factor alone accounted for a major part of the success of the new developments.  Durbanville is a very prestigious area and people take pride in the address.  It is, and always has been the location of choice for...

Gordons Bay

Gordons Bay property offers the convenience of city amenities and a world-class beach area, without losing its small town feeling. Located in the Helderberg basin on the eastern edge of False Bay, it is within 30 minutes of Cape Town International airport, 55 minutes from Cape Town's CBD & 30 minutes from Stellenbosch University. Within a radius of 15 kilometers in and around Gordons Bay in the Helderberg area, you will find a Regional Shopping Centre with 191 stores, a variety of sports facilities including 6 golf courses, choice of secondary and primary schools, top medical facilities (Vergelen Medi-Clinic / Strand Private Clinic / MEDSAC frail care etc.)...

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Kleinmond

Introduction Kleinmond is a coastal town on the Whale Coast section of the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa - about 97 km east of Cape Town International Airport (1h 14 min via N2) and between Betty's Bay (11 km) and Hermanus (37 km). Kleinmond is wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Kogelberg mountain range. It flanks a lagoon at the mouth of the Bot River and lies within the UNESCO-declared Kogelberg Biosphere reserve, which is home to about 1 600 species of fynbos – of which 150 is endemic.  The town's name, meaning "small mouth"...

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Kuils River

Kuils River Property History and background The rural feel that the atmosphere of Kuils River offer can be attributed to the fact that the majority of property in the area was originally farmland.  Even though the name Kuils River is derived from the meaning: River of Pools, the main attraction was not as glamorous.  Established in the late 17th century, Kuils River originated as a pen for cattle (or "kraal" for the local Afrikaans speaking inhabitants).  It was also the staging post for travellers on their way from Cape Town to Stellenbosch.  Kuils River was marked by milestone 15 (measured from central Cape Town), and this can still...

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Langebaan

Langebaan town originated on a farm called De Stompe Hoek,which was first called Geytenbergsfontein. Langebaan is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, with a history dating back more than 400 years. It has an archaeological history of a few million years. Twelve kilometres east of the farm Elandsfontein, a fossilised skeleton was found that dates back to the Stone Age. This fossil deposit is considered to be one of the richest in the world. Langebaan was once a safe haven for ships navigating the often treacherous Atlantic Ocean. Seafarers from all over the world were able to safely come to shore via the Langebaan Lagoon, and the stopover provided a chance to...

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Muizenberg

Muizenberg Muizenberg is a Cape Town suburb in one of South Africa’s most beautiful Indian Ocean bays – False Bay. Muizenberg can be divided into 4 areas – i.e. Muizenberg Central, Lakeside, Marina da Gama and Costa da Gama. History As early as the 1600′s Khoi people used the region as a pastoral home.  In 1670 The Dutch East India Company established the area as a cattle farm due its rich fertile soil.  From 1743, the area became one of the first military outposts under the command of Sergeant Wynand Muys and was originally named Muysenburg (Muys’s stronghold).The Battle of Muizenberg took place in June 1795...

Paarl

Paarl property offers you the convenience of city amenities within 50 minutes of Cape Town International airport, 45 minutes from Cape Town's CBD & 45 minutes from the Strand or Blouberg beaches. Paarl is a town with oak-lined streets and vineyards. Many of the historic buildings currently house art galleries, restaurants, shops, guest houses and hotels. The 12km-long Main Road, the longest in the country, host some of the most superb examples of Cape Dutch, Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian and Art Deco architecture. Paarl has a regional shopping centre, a variety of sports facilities including 2 golf courses (Boschenmeer & Pearl Valley) , a choice of...

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Saldanha

Saldanha

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