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Bellville at a glance

Originally called "12 Mile Post”, since it is located 12 miles (20 km) from Cape Town city centre, it was originally founded as a railway station on the line from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and Strand.

In 1861 it was renamed Bellville, and since then the city has grown from its humble beginnings into a fully fledged city that can compete with any other cities in South Africa.

The city is located in the northern suburbs of the greater Cape Town area. It is very central, situated close to the airport, various golf courses, wine routes, and shopping complexes. The Karl Bremer Hospital functioned as the Academic Hospital for the University of Stellenbosch Medical School, but now the adjacent Tygerberg Hospital houses the medical school. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of the Western Cape are also situated in Bellville.

Situated in Bellville, the Tyger Valley shopping centre is a sprawling mall with a huge variety of shops, boutiques, and recreational facilities. The High Street shopping complex is situated just off Durban Road. Adjacent to Durban Road lies Edward Street, a service road filled with popular nightclubs, bars, and restaurants catering generally for nightlife entertainment.

In the local music scene, Bellville has been nicknamed Bellville Rock City due to the number of popular bands that hail from the city, such as Van Coke Kartel, Foto Na Dans, Jax Panik, Jack Parow, aKING and Die Heuwels Fantasties.

If you are looking for a vibrant city with a small community feel then Bellville is the city for you!

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  • Bellville High School
  • Bellville Primary School
  • Boston Primary School
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Latest real estate news in Bellville view all news in Bellville
Homes below R3 million being snapped up
02 Mar 2020
Since the start of 2020, and despite the economic challenges facing the country, the residential property market has been looking considerably brighter in terms of demand for homes in the price range mainly up to R2.5 million and even R3 million
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Stellenbosch’s development boom gains momentum
19 Nov 2019
The ever-increasing student population is also one of the major driving forces of Stellenbosch’s thriving local economy, and a catalyst for this town’s continued growth, says Louise Varga, Pam Golding Properties area manager for the area.
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Resilient Western Cape property market offers window of opportunity
28 Jun 2019
Rather than being a cause for alarm, the current period of price correction which has seen a softening of houses prices in the Western Cape, should be seen as a “window of opportunity” to buy property in this highly-sought after market, says Pam Golding Properties.
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Now’s the right time to move if you need to live closer to the schools you prefer
05 Apr 2019
If you need to relocate so you can get your child into a particular school next year, now’s the time to do so, says Rudi Botha, CEO of SA’s leading bond originator BetterBond
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