Places To See

Places To See

With a rich cultural history, Durbanville offers many well preserved architectural buildings, sites and parks recording its rich heritage.

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Durbanville Nature Reserve

The discovery of a small patch of Aristea lugens, a member of the Iridacea family (long thought to be extinct), by Mrs R Linder, Dr W P O Jackson and Prof A Barnard, while walking on the common near the Durbanville racecourse in 1960, led to the National Council of Women's resolution to establish a nature reserve in the area. The Town Council was approached and 4 hectares were made available.

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27 Church Street

A double-storied Edwardian building dating c1900 with two projection wings and a double-story verandah on two sides. The verandah has fine cast-iron columns and brackets and has recently been restored.

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All Saints Church

The Anglican Church was established in 1860 and declared a National Monument on 30 July 1982 after being enlarged in the same year. Many articles of historical interest can be found in the church and rectory. The Baptismal font, made from stone from the city of Bath in England, is inscribed with the word "D'Urban". Also of interest is the original church bell that used to be a ship's bell dating from 1812. Visitors are always welcome.

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Dutch Reformed Church Weyers Avenue

Dutch Reformed Church Weyers Avenue

This is possibly the best remaining Edwardian gentlmans residence in the Northern Suburbs and has been subjected to restoration of high quality by Dr Kings Court Durbanvilleand Mrs Smook and was declared a National Monument on 12 May 1989. The first owner was Mr King, the following Andrew Murray.

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King's Court on Church Street

King's Court on Church Street

This is possibly the best remaining Edwardian gentlmans residence in the Northern Suburbs and has been subjected to restoration of high quality by Dr Kings Court Durbanvilleand Mrs Smook and was declared a National Monument on 12 May 1989. The first owner was Mr King, the following Andrew Murray.

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Onze Molen c/o High and Onze Molen Streets

Onze Molen c/o High and Onze Molen Streets

In 1801 when present day Durbanville was known as Pampoenkraal, two morgan of land was granted to the burgher Johannes Jacobus Uys and the widow Roeland, who appeared to have been his mother-in-law. The land was named Johannesfontein, probably after Uys. Jan Uys as he was known, was the great-grandson of the first Uys, who came to the Cape after 1700.

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Police Station

Police Station

The police station was built in 1919 and is typical of the Cape Dutch revival architecture of its period. A single-story, U-shaped building with wings and tall Flemish gables and arched verandas between the wings.

Also present are the classic Byzantine pillars and arches. The building has large sashes with small panes and round vents and louvres. There are a number of good quality six-panel double doors and a distinctive tall chimney.

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Rust en Vrede Wellington Street

Rust en Vrede Wellington Street

The building of this historic complex dates back to 1840's to 1850's. Rust en Vrede reflects a harmonious blending of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architectural elements. The complex consists of a T-shaped main building with 1920's modern replacement Cape Dutch gable and a corrugated-iron roof. The entrance has wooden grooved columns and double doors with an attractive Georgian sunburst fanlight.

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The Synagogue

The Synagogue

The old Synagogue situated at 6 Church Street, is a simple double-story building ornamented in the Byzantine Rivival style with a straight iron roof and a triangular front gable. The side windows and upper floor front windows have rounded heads and small panes.

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Latest Business Listings

Monster Plumbing - Durbanville

12 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Western Cape 7550
+27 (0) 86 166 6783

Monster Plumbing - Durbanville

Tyger Classique Villas, Bellville

283 Uys Krige Drive, Belleville, Western Cape 7530
+27 (0) 82 426 9034

Tyger Classique Villas, Bellville

vishay interiors

Corner of Odendaal Street and Chatelaine Crescent, Durbanville, Western Cape 7550
+27 (0) 21 976 8264

vishay interiors

Goeters van Gister

13 Kingfisher Crescent (Okavango Park), Brackenfell, Western Cape 7560
+27 (0) 21 982 4808

Goeters van Gister

Turfmanzi Irrigation

12A Pastorale Street, Durbanville, Western Cape 7550
+27 (0) 21 975 5578

Turfmanzi Irrigation

Will Roofing

3 Duet Crescent (Sonstraal Heights), Durbanville, Western Cape 7550
+27 (0) 21 976 0567

Will Roofing

All Roof Waterproofing

44 Hella Crescent (Uitzicht), Durbanville, Western Cape 7551
+27 (0) 84 614 6730

All Roof Waterproofing

Lifestyle Architecture

2 Poort Street, Brackenfell, Western Cape 7560
+27 (0) 21 981 4788

Lifestyle Architecture

Ultra Pro

1 Unknown, Durbanville, Western Cape 7550
+27 (0) 21 976 0190

Ultra Pro

Eagle Lighting - Willowbridge

39 Carl Cronje Drive, Belleville, Western Cape 7530
+27 (0) 21 914 2488

Eagle Lighting - Willowbridge

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