Northern Suburbs

While many people consider Cape Town to be the area at the foot of Table Mountain, there are numerous other areas that are equally beautiful and culturally rich on the outskirts of the city. Located along the N1 road, Cape Town real estate in the Northern Suburbs offers home owners easy access to the city while providing them with a suburban lifestyle not possible within the metropolis. Many residents choose Northern Suburbs properties to take advantage of large and affordable properties as well as the slower pace of life and sense of community.

With many excellent facilities, including schools, hospitals and shopping centres, and equally numerous entertainments centres, located in the area, young professionals and home buyers with families will easily find their ideal suburb in which to own Northern Suburbs property. Cape Town real estate in the Northern Suburbs varies greatly from area to area and property buyers are spoiled for choice.

Pam Golding Properties
has been active in the Northern Suburbs for many years and our estate agents specialise in finding properties that meet our clients’ differing real estate needs. Peruse our selection of Northern Suburbs properties now to see the different types of real estate available from Pam Golding Properties in this area of Cape Town.

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Explore The Northern Suburbs

  • Winelands: From the connoisseur to the day-tripper, Plattekloof is the ideal base from which to explore the Durbanville, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch wine route. Be sure to pop in to De Grendel Wine Farm which is the only vineyard in the country that is 350m above sea level and only 7 km from the sea.
  • Entertainment: There is no shortage of entertainment with Grand West Casino and Ratanga Junction Theme Park only minutes away. Smaller shopping centres can be found on High Street, Cobble Walk, Glen Garry and the Tygervalley Waterfront which offers a variety of excellent restaurants and coffee shops. 
  • Nature: 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. 
  • Sport: Durbanville offers a host of outdoor and sporting facilities – the Durbanville Golf Course; Durbanville Race Course, Hunt and Polo Club; a cricket, squash and soccer sports complex.

Living in The Northern Suburbs

  • Education: There is a selection of multi-lingual schools to send children of all ages. Government and private co-ed schools in the area include Kenridge Primary, Welgemoed Primary, Curro Private School, Panorama Primary School and if you’re considering a private school, then Chester House in Durbanville is worth a visit. 
  • Shopping: Large shopping centres and complexes such as Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Century City and N1 City Mall are nearby. There is also a good selection of boutique stores, markets and speciality stores on offer.
  • Healthcare: There is no shortage of medical facilities in the Northern Suburbs which includes the Durbanville Medi-Clinic, the Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Gate Medi-Clinic and and Tygerberg Hospital in Parow.
  • Travel: The Cape Town CBD is under 30 minutes away. Welgemoed also offers quick and easy access to the Southern Suburbs and the Boland region and is just 20 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. 


The appealing but little-known suburb of Uitzicht in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs may find itself more familiar – and popular with buyers – in the future, thanks to the opening of a new road linking the suburb to the greater Durbanville area. The recently opened link connects Uitzicht to Langeberg Road via Pinehurst Estate. This means that Uitzicht residents now have a quicker and easier option for commuting to work, school and all amenities. Pam Golding Properties (PGP) reports that the improved accessibility, coupled with the opening of a new private school in the area next year, seems likely to boost the suburb’s property market.

Uitzicht is a relatively new suburb, established within the last 15 years on the very urban edge of Cape Town. It is bordered by Pinehurst and Avalon Estates to the south, Welgevonden Estate to the west, Okavango Road to the east, and open farmland to the north. Parts of the suburb occupy a scenic hilltop setting with magnificent views of the Cape mountains, while two picturesque dams offer an ideal environment for walking, cycling and jogging. The N1 highway is the nearest major access route, while extensive shopping, sporting and medical facilities are located not far away at the Cape Gate complex, including the large shopping mall, private Medi-Clinic and Virgin Active gym. More extensive schooling and sporting facilities are also close at hand in the centre of Durbanville. 

The area offers a mix of apartments, townhouses and entry-level homes, as well as the 24 hour security complex Uitzicht Estate, containing some larger luxury homes. There is excellent value for money on offer, with pricing starting from as little as R500 000 for apartments and R850 000 for townhouses or cluster homes. Mid-market family homes are typically priced between R1.3 million and R2 million, while prices can top R2 million in the secure estate. Nearly half of all buyers in the area are under the age of 35, indicating its popularity with young professionals and newly married couples, as well as those just starting their families. The new, well-built modern homes, competitive pricing and scenic location make this a very attractive area for those just entering the property market, or looking for a pleasant environment in which to raise their family.”

Another boost for family buyers is the impending opening of a new private school in the area. The Meridian Pinehurst will open in 2013, offering co-ed English classes for children aged from three months up to Grade 8 level. The intention is to phase in Grades 9 to 12 annually from 2014. Construction is already well underway, and once it reaches full capacity, the school is expected to accommodate up to 2000 learners. PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, says it’s a welcome boost for the area – particularly given the affordable fee structure. “The Meridian schools are a project of the acclaimed Curro group,” she says, “aimed at providing affordable, quality private education to those who might otherwise be excluded from private schooling for financial reasons. The school fees will be around R1300 per month in 2013 – a very accessible fee when one considers that learners will be benefitting from the high academic standards, quality teaching and extra-mural facilities of a private school.”

PGP currently has several properties on the market in Uitzicht. For more information, contact PGP agent Isabel Swart on 082 784 4378 or 021 975 7209 or PGP's Regional Manager, Annien Borg at


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