Durbanville at a glance
Durbanville, a northern suburb of Cape Town, is perfectly positioned just 20 km from Cape Town
International Airport, 28 km from the Cape Town CBD, 22 km from the beach, 30 km from
Stellenbosch, a short Uber ride from Newlands Cricket Ground, and right at the start of the
incredible Durbanville Wine Route.
With its balance between the convenience of city living and easy access to rural attractions, property
here is highly coveted.
Durbanville’s families are able to enrol their children at a choice of fine schools, including the
Durbanville preparatory, pre-primary and high schools, Fairmont High School and Curro Private
Durbanville’s golf course was voted one of the country’s top 50 best condition courses by Golf Digest
Magazine in 2016 – enticing many golfers to move in nearby.
Durbanville was founded in the early 19th century around a freshwater spring, and was primarily a
watering station for travellers. Originally (and rather oddly) known as Pampoenkraal, the ‘dorp’ grew
after a Dutch Reformed Church was established there in 1826. A decade later, the residents
petitioned Sir Benjamin d’Urban to name it D’Urban. This name persisted until 1886 when it was
renamed Durbanville to avoid being confused with Durban.