Brackenfell Business Directory

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The history of Brackenfell

Brackenfell is a well-known northern suburb of Cape Town. It is situated in close proximity to Cape Town, as well as the beautiful winelands of both Durbanville and Stellenbosch. The suburb offers schools, shopping centres, expert medical services and sporting facilities.

This location has a long history, dating back to the early 1900s. In 1901 a portion of the farm Kruispad was sold to George Henry Walton. Walton was a Scottish immigrant who named the area 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. This area used to be a major road crossing in the early South Africa. 

The Brackenfell neighbourhood

Situated in the Northern Suburbs, this popular residential area is far away from the busy city life and right on the doorstep of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

It is approximately 29 km from Cape Town via the N1 highway and only 19 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Fun stuff to do in Brackenfell


Although this area may be a quiet, residential suburb, everyone who visits will be amazed with the variety of popular restaurants that draw both local residents and visitors from all over. You will find anything from traditional South African cuisine to traditional Greek dining experiences. When visiting this community, your taste buds are definitely in for a treat. 

Wine Tasting

Situated on the outskirts of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, and also close to the Durbanville Wine Route, this central suburb is the ideal location for exploring some of the wineries in the Western Cape, including those on Bottelary Road – the most popular route to Stellenbosch from this town.


The first Pick n Pay Hypermarket in Cape Town opened its doors in this suburb. After this, the area was known as a shopper’s dream. Driving down the main road, you will find numerous shopping outlets on both sides. There are also some factory shops hidden away in the industrial area – for bargain shopping. In close proximity to Tyger Valley Centre, residents are spoilt for choice with all the shopping options in the area. 

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