Independent, impartial reviews of Durbanville from SafariNow users
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IN DURBANVILLE. CLEAN PLACE. VERY REFRESHING WHEN DRIVING EARLY MORNING & THE BEAUTY OF THE WHOLE PLACE IS REMARKABLE.
18 February 2013
Great being close to the Tyger Valley Shopping Mall. Very convenient. Though some way from central Cape Town, it is ideal for exploring the winelands and other areas out of the city. Even for the city, the N1 takes you right into the centre of town, so is also quite convenient. In comparison to Gauteng, it is so nice to see a place so clean and well looked after.
23 October 2012
Awesoome people, awesome places many business head offices and Agri Business in our suburbs surrounded by Wine, Wheat, Beef, Dairy, Chicken and Canola oil farms all around our Busy Town Centrally situated in Cape Town the Mother City and its International Convention Centre and airport. Table Mountain towers above the City bowl at the foot of the Mountain and famous V&A Waterfront.
24 September 2012
DURBANVILLE IS THE PLACE TO BE, MANY SHOPPINGS MALLS - ALL MALLS IN A NEARBY RADUIS. HOPSITAL FACILITIES IS GREAT. THE GREATEST GEUEST HOUSES. CLOSE TO CAPE TOWN WHICH IS A BARGAIN. ALSO ALOT OF SIGHT SEEING PLACES. I LOVE DURBANVILLE!!!
24 August 2012
Arriving on a mid-afternoon flight from Johannesburg in mid-January, one gets greeted by this pleasant heat and sunshine that defines Durbanville at that time of the year. The whole place looks bright and inviting; the people warm and going about their business clearly enjoying each and every moment.
The road trip from the airport to Durbanville is full of pleasant views comprising a mix of old and modern architecture, beautiful vineyards, and houses with colourful gardens.
Streets in this beautiful place look peaceful and safe for a stroll after a day's activities. In the mornings, parents can be seen busy dropping off their smartly dressed children at impressive looking schools making one realise that Durbanville is not only a showpiece for visitors but a dwelling place for the fortunate locals living there as well! Modern shopping malls and restaurants that are strategically located in Durbanville are inviting and seem irresistible to anyone willing to experience affordable but tasteful shopping, and mouth-watering meals. This is the place to taste some of the best wines in the world, albeit at a fraction of the price for similar wines in other places. Accommodation is plentiful and will cater for everyone, including the visitor on a tight budget. The place also has some of the best equipped and staffed medical facilities in South Africa in the event of an emergency.
There is plenty to see in this beautiful place and for those with a penchant for the sea, the Atlantic ocean is only a few minutes away! Durbanville is the place to be when you require tranquility and a place to fully experience your money's worth.
Dr. Evans Chinkoyo
20 August 2012
In the year 1806 a journey into the hinterland began with a wagon drawn by oxen or horses through marshes and swamps to reach the small outspan post of Durbanville. To “outspan” was to unhitch your wagon, take a break from the dusty, weary road and give your cattle a chance to graze. Here was an opportunity for the local farmers to trade their produce.
Nowadays you can easily and quite effortlessly drive on the N7, N1, and N2 to reach Durbanville. It has somewhat changed over the centuries. You now can reach Durbanville within a 25 minute drive from Cape Town. The town is self sufficient in all the good things in life and is still a hub of activity, industrial, commercial, leisure, medical, educational, sport, business, etc. Accommodation has also changed. Toilets have moved indoors and furniture has become more comfortable. Lodgings can be found ranging from very luxurious to basic. Prices range from small to large and cater for most pockets. The wineries are worth a visit, not only to taste but to view and enjoy the involvement between man and nature. The people, like the climate are reasonable, moderate and warm to travellers and tourists alike. The restaurants, well, come and see for yourself. Nothing beats you savouring and salivating over the culinary delights that are on offer. All amenities and tourist attractions are reachable within a maximum of a 25 minute drive.
01 June 2012
Durbanville is a hidden jewel. The town is centrally located between Cape Town's city life, Stellenbosch winelands and Blaauwberg beach.
A variety of historical wine farms and numerous small boutique farms produce some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the country.
Adventure lovers will enjoy the mountain bike, walking/running trails and paragliding amongst others.
There is no shortage of music and theatre at the numerous restaurants in town.
Kids can look forward to ice skating and games at Grand West, movies at Tygervalley Shopping centre, outdoor playgrounds, paintball and Ratanga Junction.
Accommodation is affordable and ranges between small bed and breakfast establishments to large guest houses with conference facilities for the corporate travellers.
01 June 2012
Durbanville has fantastic shopping centres and fantastic wine farms. Well worth a visit.
15 November 2011
I could easily live in Durbanville. All the facilities are within close range, for shopping or business.
27 August 2011
Very nice suburb with a homely feel. Close to everything you need for a true Cape Town holiday.
10 August 2011
It's a great place to be. Very quiet with easy access to everything.
05 June 2011