Brackenfell at a glance

Brackenfell has been expanding the past few years and is becoming one of the most sought after areas.  The township was established in 1913 and named after an indigenous fern, named Bracken Fern.  It is a Northern suburb of Cape Town and is situated within the Western Cape Province of South Africa at the gateway to the winelands.

Brackenfell boasts over 30 suburbs and has an excellent infrastructure for property and real estate owners.  Brackenfell can be divided into 3 areas, Brackenfell North, Central and South.  Brackenfell North includes the neighbourhoods, Vredekloof, Vredekloof East and Vredekloof Heights.  Brackenfell Central includes Hoogstede, Eden Park, Bracken Heights, Ferndale, Springbok Park, St Michaels and Morgenster, while the South is made up of Protea Heights, Ruwari, Protea Village, Silver Oaks, De Oude Spruit, Sonkring, Burgundy and Brackenfell South.

The array suburbs of Brackenfell, offers a range of properties which include affordable apartments in secure complexes for the first time buyer, freestanding townhouses for younger families and large family homes as well as upmarket luxury homes. 

The past few years there has also been an increase in development apartment buildings, close to the CBD.  The efficient public transport system makes this a popular investment for commuters.  Apartments to rent in Brackenfell are also popular amongst students as it provides easy access to Stellenbosch campus.  This is also an attractive option for the buy-to-let investor.

Apartments range from R540 000 and 3-bedroom homes R1.1 mil. to R1.5 mil.  Luxury homes range from R2 mil. to R6 mil.

Brackenfell offers schools, medical services, shopping malls and different sporting facilities.


There is no lack of quality education.  Buying a house will offer you access to schools such as, Brackenfell Primary School, Curro Private School, Bastion Primary School, Brackenfell High School, Protea Heights High School and Paarl School.

Medical Services

There are various healthcare services and private hospitals such as Cape Gate Medi-Clinic & Kuils River Netcare.

Shopping Malls

Pick ’n Pay Hypermarket and Fairbridge Mall are amongst the various shopping centres.  Brackenfell also boasts the popular Cape Gate Shopping Centre just off the N1 Highway.


Brackenfell includes an indoor sports arena for action netball, cricket and soccer.  Golf lovers can enjoy their game at Kuils River Golf Club (7 km) and Durbanville Golf Club (5.7 km).  Brackenfell Sports Club has excellent rugby, cricket and netball facilities and the teams are very successful in the local leagues.


Whether you are looking for an up market restaurant or just a quick take away, Brackenfell has a variety of establishments to choose from.  If clubbing is your thing, the large selection of clubs, pubs and sports bars will keep you busy.


Major routes are the N1 highway, R300, Old Paarl Road and Bottelary Road and Frans Conradie Drive stretching from Kraaifontein to Goodwood.

Buying your dream home in Brackenfell means that you will be close to all amenities you need such as:-

  • Cape Town CBD = 35 km
  • Stellenbosch University = 17km
  • Blouberg = 34km, Strand = 39 km
  • Wine Estates – Paarl (Fairview = 29.4 km), Stellenbosch (Spier 21.7 km), Durbanville Hills = 6,8 km, Kuils River (Zevenwacht = 12.2 km)
  • Bracken Nature Reserve, situated in the Ruwari suburban area


3 Residential Homes For Sale in Brackenfell

FROM R930,000 to R1,255,000

17 Residential Homes To Let in Brackenfell

FROM R6,000 to R11,400

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