Northern Suburbs Cape Town


This blog will cover details about the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. This region of the Western Cape is home to 2 of Western Cape’s most popular shopping centres namely Century City Canal Walk and Grand West. The region also has about 14 suburbs that make it up.

The Northern Suburbs of Cape Town vastly differs from the Southern Suburbs and one could find that the locals in the northern suburbs are mostly Afrikaans spoken whereas in the southern suburbs there are more English speaking people. However, Xhosa is also spoken throughout both suburbs as a whole.

Due to the vast vacant land in this region, the area has also seen many new and upcoming housing developments that caters for both high-end and affordable lifestyles.

The Following Are the Northern Suburb’s Most Popular Residential Areas


This area has always been a farming region for many years and even today, there are still many cows seen on a daily basis crossing the roads to graze on open fields. Kuilsriver features the popular Zevenwacht Wine Estate, which lies virtually next to Stellenbosch’s wine route. If you’re looking for a quiet place to settle down with your family then this area is perfect. Kuilsriver lies within close access to major shopping centres like Zevenwacht Mall, Tygervalley Shopping Centre and Cape Gate Mall.


Panorama enjoys lovely views of Table Mountain and is located in the middle of V&A waterfront and the Durbanville wine estate. It is renowned for the popular Panorama medi-clinic located in the area. Panorama lies close to shopping centres Tygervalley and Canal Walk and features an array of beautiful homes whether you’re looking for an apartment or house.


Tygervalley is popular for it’s huge shopping centre with over 250 stores featuring everything from the cinema, retail outlets, banks and eateries. Tygervalley has an array of businesses, law firms, car dealerships, medical centres, homeware stores and more. It is a lovely suburb to settle in whether you’re thriving in a professional career or raising a new family.


The region of Plattekloof boasts a beautiful 40hectre golf estate and features exclusive lifestyle living with large houses and vast land that showcases breathtaking views. It’s neighbours are the De Grendel Wine Estate as well as Durbanville. Plattekloof also lies in close proximaty to Tygervalley CBD and the beaches of Blaauberg.


Durbanville is rich with history and was a very active farming region in earlier years and was known as the Pampoenkraal “pumpkin fold” amongst farmers and it’s wine farms have been active since the 17th century. Durbanville nature reserve is popular amongst families as it features wonderful picnic spots and walking trails whilst amidst natural flora that is indigenous to the area.

Other areas in the Northern Suburbs include:

  • Bellville
  • Parrow
  • Edgemead
  • Brakenfell
  • Goodwood
  • Welgemoed

Schools and tertiary institutes are plentiful in this region as well as vast things to do and see for the whole family.

Price Tag

Properties in the northern suburbs of Cape Town can range from an estimate of R 300 000 to R 25million.



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