The rolling green hills of Durbanville and surroundings are a region steeped in history. In the seventeenth century a group of Vryburghers settled here, drawn by the fertile soil and moderate climate.
The town of Durbanville, which is 29km from Cape Town and close to the sea, grew from an outspan known as Pampoenkraal. On the outskirts of the town one finds historic farms.
Although Durbanville ia a fast growing town it strives to maintain its original country charm. Residential areas are planned with care to fully utilize the rural settings. Possibilities vary from luxurious mansions to modern well-designed group housing developments.
In the Nature Reserve one can stroll at leisure or have a picnic against a backdrop of proteas.
Favourite spots to visit are the centrally situated Sonstraal and Vygeboom dams.
Although within minutes walk from the surrounding homes they represent a magical world.
From here, as elsewhere one has a splendid view from the undulating foothills to the Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Living in Durbanville gives one a zest for the outdoor life. What better way can there be to experience it than by enjoying the wide range of sporting facilities? At the conveniently situated sports fields rugby, cricket, soccer and hokey are played. There are also tennis courts, 1 squash center, a bowling green and a well-known beautifully laid-out 18-hole golf course.
Families with children have a choice of several pre-primary, primary and high schools which enjoy an excellent reputation.
The local wine industry continues to play an important role and has produced many award-winning wines. With its golden wheat fields Durbanville is also the starting point of the Swartland wheat region