This may not be a commonly known fact but Protea Hill in Brackenfell is the highest point of the suburb which served as a cannon signal hill in the 1700’s. The first part of the suburb’s name refers to an indigenous fern “Bracken” from Old Norse origin.
Brackenfell has a total of thirty eight suburbs with two industrial hubs making up the suburb.
One of its suburbs is Brackenfell South which is an upper middle class suburb with a mixed property usage consisting of gated security estates, townhouses, apartments and freestanding homes.
This leafy suburb echoes tranquillity and has a familial almost festive laid back atmosphere and the back drop of Table Mountain makes for a perfect focal point from the right homes.
When taking a drive through the tree lined streets with its manicured gardens, the general modern architecture and sizes of the homes the status of the suburb becomes apparent. Exclusive estates have had an influence on both the architecture and property value of the suburb which has also attracted a younger executive generation to the suburb. The other reason the suburb is so popular is its prime location and access to a vast number of reputable schools and malls. Then Brackenfell South is also connected to various major industrial and commercial hubs along roads such as Old Paarl Road, the N1, Kuils River Road and Bottelary Road.
Major industrial hubs close to Brackenfell South are Stikland Industrial, Brackenfell Industrial, Everite Industrial and Sacks Circle Industrial. Commercial hubs nearby are located in Bellville, Durbanville and Brackenfell CBD.
Popular public schools catering for the education of children are Bastion Primary School, Brackenfell High School, Brackenfell Primary School and Destinatus Private School.
Malls catering for retail needs are CapeGate Shopping Mall, Fairbridge Mall and Okavango Crossing Shopping Centre.
For outdoor explorers the suburb is the perfect home base to explore the famous wine estates like JC LE Roux, Vergenoegd Wine Estate and Kleine Zalze Wine Estate.