This cosmopolitan area is sure to surprise you, not only does it have an interesting history that dates back to the 1800's but it has a lot to offer with regards to activities, restaurants and shopping.
Bellville is situated about 24km from Cape Town via the N1 and 13km from Cape Town International Airport via Robert Sobukwe Road.
History: Originally this area was used as a wagon halt by farmers who brought their produce to Bellville. As it was 12 miles (20km) from Cape Town it was simply called 12th Mile Stone.
In 1860 the area was "moved" to its current location, 24km from Cape Town. A year later it was renamed Belleville, after the Surveyor-General of the Cape, Charles Davidson Bell. A railway station was built and the station itself was named Hardekraaltjie.
The railway line between Cape Town and Belleville was built specifically to transport goods to Bellville, so in 1886 the name was changed again to Durban Road. However in 1904 the area once again became known as Bellville, with the only change being the spelling.
The Bellville Business Directory is your online go-to place for information on businesses and services in the Bellville area. Here, you can find information about Bellville, learn more about the local businesses and about the best that Bellville has to offer. Showcase your business on our platform - talk to the local audience, tell them about your business and get closer to your customers.
Bellville might be an impressive business district but it also has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike.
Cool-Runnings Toboggan Track
Whether you loved the movie or just want to experience the thrill of a toboggan ride, this is sure to be a fun outing for the whole family.
With two major shopping centres right next door to each other, it is perfect for every shopaholic. If you prefer bargain hunting, Bellville has a selection of Factory shops situated all over with a few clustered together in Northumberland road. Although most of the shops and centres are open seven days a week, it would be wise to check their closing times before planning your weekend shopping trip.
This suburb certainly caters for the golfer, with a 18 hole golf course, designed to be challenging yet fun for all levels. A world class driving range, one of only three in South Africa. And for those who want to practise their putting while spending time with the family, there is a huge 27 hole Putt Putt course.
The Northern suburbs of Cape Town might not have the beach or ocean views but it certainly offers some unique and fun experiences.