Brackenfell is located in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. The area offers a gateway to the Cape Winelands and is a quick drive from both Parow and Bellville. Its location has proved popular across a wide range of buyers and renters, from students and young professionals to families. 

Houses and flats to rent in Brackenfell are extremely popular amongst students looking for homes with easy access to the Stellenbosch campus, just 17 kilometres away. The student market drives the demand for rentals and the strength of this rental market makes Brackenfell an attractive option for the buy-to-let investor. Brackenfell real estate consists of apartments in secure complexes to freestanding townhouses, larger family homes and luxury properties. Apartments range from R540 000 to 3-bedroom family homes at prices ranging from R1.1 to R1.5 million to luxury homes in the R2 million to R4 million price brackets.

Explore Brackenfell



The Bellville, Kuils River and Durbanville golf courses are close by and the Brackenfell sports grounds are popular amongst those who prefer an active lifestyle. The multi-purpose Bellville Velodrome is a short drive from Brackenfell which means that you’ll have easy access to the sporting and music events that take place there. 

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.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

There is a lovely park which is popular amongst families who picnic, walk their dogs, feed the ducks and are sometimes spotted fishing at the pond. 



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.

Living in Brackenfell

Areas near to Brackenfell

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


Brackenfell is home to the Cape Gate Regional Shopping Centre which will fulfil your every need. The local Fairbridge Mall is also popular amongst the suburb’s residents and if you’re looking for something a little bigger, a short drive will take you to the Tyger Valley shopping centre. While you’re there pop into Willowbridge open air shopping centre, which hosts a Slow Market every Saturday.


Buying a house in Brackenfell will offer you access to schools including Bastion Primary School, Brackenfell Primary School, Curro Private School, Brackenfell High School and Paarl School. There are also several high schools in Belville: DF Malan High, Belville High and HTS Belville (High Technical School) and a number of primary schools.

Tertiary Education

Stellenbosch University, UWC and UCT are all within driving distance. 


There are a variety of healthcare service providers in the area including the Cape Gate Medi-Clinic and and Tygerberg Hospital is located in Parow.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius