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Bellville Business Directory

Welcome to the Bellville Business Directory, here you can look for everything about Bellville – online! Find businesses, services, fun stuff and much more about that which makes Bellville so awesome. Search by category below or by keyword at the top of this page. If you are interested in advertising your business on this great platform, view our Cost to Advertise page and submit your Advertising Enquiry to us today. One of our consultants will be in touch to discuss your requirements. The Bellville Directory is a product of Cape Business Online (Pty) Ltd , we are an end-to-end digital marketing agency that specialises in online directory advertising, website design and SEO (or Search Engine Optimization).

The history of Bellville

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 neighbourhood

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.

Fun stuff to do in Bellville

Shopping

With two major shopping centres right next door to each other, Bellville is the perfect place for every shopaholic. If you prefer bargain shopping, there are a selection of factory stores situated all over the area, with a few shops clustered together in Northumberland road. Most of the shops are open seven days a week, but it is advisable to check their opening times before you plan your weekend shopping trip. 

 

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.

Plant Lovers

Bellville offers quite a few nurseries, the largest of which offer a play park as well as a reptile garden. This serves as the perfect outing for the whole family – a day to go plant shopping while the entire family gets to partake in a fun activity.

Golf

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.

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