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Durbanville

Durbanville is a residential suburb and wine producing area in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in 1806 around a spring and was primarily a watering station for travellers between Cape Town and the interior. Its name was later changed to d'Urban in honour of the then governor of the Cape Colony, Benjamin d'Urban in 1834. This name was later changed to Durbanville in order to avoid confusion with Durban - a major port city in KwaZulu-Natal in the east of South Africa.

One of the main attractions of Durbanville is its wine route. The wine cellars include Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria (Poplars), De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Nitida and Meerendal. The soil has a high clay content and is particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. The past 10 years has seen a rapid expansion of Durbanville, mainly to the North, with new areas like Uitzicht being developed. Durbanville offers various sporting venues including a superb 18 hole golf course, soccer, rugby and cricket fields.

As the area has a very low crime rate Durbanville has become very popular and the price of residential property has increased over 400% in the last 10 years and is still growing. The town has two public high schools - Durbanville High School and Fairmont High. There are numerous primary schools including Durbanville Preparatory, Durbanville Primary, Eversdal Primary, Gene Louw Primary and Kenridge Primary. The area also has a number of private schools including Curro, Chester House and El Shaddai Christian School.

History of Durbanville
1652 Jan Van Riebeek assigned the area known today as Durbanville, for farming and by 1719 there were 22 farms established in the Durbanville Area. There are conflicting reports about the first namings of the area....read more

Durbanville Attractions
Some must see attractions in Durbanville include amongst others the Durbanville Golf Club, Durbanville Wine Valley, Grandwest Casino & Entertainment World, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Tygervalley Waterfront, Willowbridge Shopping Centre

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