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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 farms.  Therefore farmers...

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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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Cape Town, 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 and ended with the first British...

Durbanville

Durbanville offers a wonderful lifestyle - mixing the convenience of city-living with an authentic country setting made possible due to historical wine estates and rolling hills literally forming the edge of the suburb. Types of Durbanville Property available Durbanville offers many new developments - sectional title as well as own title. The ‘lock-up-and-go' feature was a great plus point as people tend to live on the run in this day and age. The security that the developments offered was just as important. The developers saw a gap in the market and focused on it. They made sure to offer exactly what the public required - and the market boomed! If you are...

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Gansbaai

Gansbaai is a village of 8 665 adults within the Walker Bay area of the Cape's Whale Coast and in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Gansbaai's close proximity to Hermanus and Cape Town makes this a wonderful lifestyle choice for permanent residents with children, retirees and even for those looking for a convenient weekend or second and summer home destination. This fishing village with two harbours has during the last decade transformed itself into an international tourism destination offering some of the best shark cage diving in the world due to the colonies of Cape Fur Seals that frequent "Shark Alley" between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. Between...

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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.) with all...

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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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Kuils River, De Kuilen

Location:  De Kuilen suburb in Kuils River is located between Van Riebeeck Road (northern border with Bosonia suburb), Carinus Road (western border with Brantwood suburb), the railway line (southern border with Des Hampden suburb) and Station Street (western border). De Kuilen Property Types & Demographics: There are 463 full title erven in De Kuilen of which 295 are freehold property (houses) and 17 are freehold houses in estates. There are only 2 sectional title schemes (apartment blocks) in De Kuilen with 18 residential units (apartments). The average household income varies between R30 000 and R40 000 (LSM 9 Low) and 801 adults live in the De Kuilen...

Kuils River, Sonnekuil

Location:  Sonnekuil suburb in Kuils River is located between Van Riebeeck Road (southern border with Mabille Park suburb), R300 (western border), Ainstey and Bosman Streets (northern border with Soneike suburb) and Sarepta Street (eastern border with Brantwood suburb). Within Sonnekuil suburb is also the Drosdy Park area / suburb which is located between Van Riebeeck Road, Loerie Street (from the Shell Oostenberg) and Ainstey Street. Sonnekuil Property Types & Demographics: There are 374 full title erven in Sonnekuil suburb of which 291 are freehold property (houses) - of which 106 is within Drosdy Park. There are no freehold houses in estates in Sonnekuil....

 
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