Blue Downs forms part of Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs between the Kuils River and the town of Eersterivier. An up and coming suburb, the Western Cape Provincial Government has earmarked this area for planned developments such as improved public transportation and the building of additional schools.

Houses to rent in Blue Downs are perfect for those who work in Cape Town as the city’s less than a half hour’s drive away. These properties include compact flats and homes ideal for small families as well as larger double storey houses. Houses for sale in Blue Downs offer a gentle reprieve from city living and affordable prices in comparison to some of the suburbs that are closer to the CBD. Take a look at our listings below to learn more about available houses for sale and rent in Blue Downs.

Explore Blue Downs

Indoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Promoting community participation and involvement, this 25m pool is easily accessible from town and a very popular choice among kids. Facilities here include change rooms and showers, boardroom facilities, lockers and seating for 576 spectators. 

Nature

Nature

Close by is the Driftsands Nature Reserve where you can enjoy family picnics or hikes. A little further toward Stellenbosch you’ll find the Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve while the Helderberg and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserves are a little further east.

Wine

Wine

There are several wine estates close to home. A short drive will take you to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Durbanville and Paarl where there is an estate for every taste.

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

Nature lovers will enjoy the Bracken Nature Reserve which was once a quarry site before being declared a nature reserve. You’ll spot an array of birds and mammals here as well as species of threatened Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and Orchids. 

Living in Blue Downs

Areas near to Blue Downs

Bellville, Brackenfell, Durbanville, Eersterivier, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Northpine, Parow, Plattekloof, Tygervalley Waterfront, Welgedacht, Welgemoed,

Education

Here you’ll find Tuscan Glen Primary School, Forest Heights High and Eesterivier Secondary School. Other institutions in the area include Stratford Primary School, Good Hope Christian School and Bardale High School. 

Medical

While there is a local clinic and pharmacy in town, a wide variety of medical care can be found a little further afield, including the Netcare Kuilsrivier Hospital and the Elsies Rivier Community Health Clinic. 

Shopping

You can get all you need at the Blue Downs Shopping Centre or the nearby Eersterivier Shopping Centre. Close by in Kuilsrivier you’ll find more retail options while the city of Cape Town offers the V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and Cavendish Centre.

Travel

About 30 minutes away, the city of Cape Town is a mecca of entertainment, culture and fun for the whole family. Visit the beaches, the various shopping centres or embark on a tour of the numerous museums.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius