Situated in the Northern Suburbs, this residential area is far away from the busy city life and right on the doorstep of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
Brackenfell is approximately 29 km from Cape Town via the N1 highway and only 19 km from Cape Town International Airport.
In 1901 a portion of the farm Kruispad was sold to George Henry Walton. Walton was a Scottish immigrant who named the area Brackenfell due to the dense ferns that grew in the area. Bracken means fern.
Two years later he sold his ground to Brackenfell Estate Granite and Brick Company. The granite quarry provided "setts" to pave quite a few side streets in Cape Town.
The quarry was shut down in the 1950's. In 1904 a railway siding was built to transport the granite from the quarry to the main railway track.
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The history of Brackenfell
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Fun stuff to do in Brackenfell
Situated on the outskirts of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, it is ideal for exploring some of the wineries on Bottelary Road. The most popular route to Stellenbosch from Brackenfell.
When the first Pick 'n Pay Hypermarket of Cape Town opened its doors in Brackenfell, the suburb turned into a shoppers dream. Driving down the main road there are numerous shopping outlets on either side. Be sure to look out for some popular factory shops hidden away on the industrial side.