Brackenfell at a glance
Brackenfell, a northern, outlying suburb of Cape Town, is a perfect home for those who thrive on
being closer to the great outdoors. With its spectacular mountain backdrop, proximity to the rural
winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek (in fact, lush vineyards are as close
as Durbanville), and the Bracken Nature Reserve, Brackenfell has much to offer all nature lovers.
Brackenfell boasts some of the Western Cape’s finest schools, including Brackenfell primary and high
schools, and the private Curro nursery and primary schools.
Being within just a few kilometres of Stellenbosch University, Brackenfell is also a convenient base
for families with varsity-going children – and the suburb’s buy to let (student accommodation)
potential offers property investors a number of incredible opportunities.
Established in 1913 as a major road crossing leading into Cape Town, Brackenfell is now a quiet,
charming suburb with well-established trees and lush gardens. The CapeGate Shopping Precinct, a
premium retail hub for Cape Town’s northern suburbs, is close by, and comprehensive medical
services are also reassuringly close.
Bordered by Kraaifontein in the north east, Kuils River in the south west and Durbanville in the north
west, Brackenfell is easily accessed via several major roads, including the N1, R300, and Old Paarl
and Bottelary roads.