Bellville at a glance
Bellville, one of Cape Town’s oldest northern suburbs, originally operated as a wagon-stop for
farmers bringing their fresh produce to Cape Town, and was affectionately known as
‘Hardekraaltjie’, or ‘12-Myl- Pos’ as it was 12 miles from the city centre. Today, it is a sought-after
residential suburb just 20 km from the Cape Town CBD, while retaining its old-world charm. If you
are looking to move into Bellville, you’ll find tree-lined streets, large stands and gracious homes that
offer great value for money.
Families who value world-class education would give anything to live this close to so many of Cape
Town’s top educational institutions, including Welgemoed Primary School, DF Malan, Bellville High
School and the University of the Western Cape.
Bellville is home to the upmarket Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, which boasts 275 shops and a
premium cinema; as well as Willowbridge, an elegant shopping experience. To top it all off, Bellville
is a stone’s throw from Durbanville’s many beautiful wine estates.
The City of Cape Town is investing R3 billion into Bellville in an effort to establish retail, business,
residential, hotel and conference facilities in the Galleria precinct – a move that bodes well for
keeping property prices in the area stable well into the future.