Kuilsriver in the Western Cape is one of those old suburbs dating back to around 1950 but dates further back to its development as a village in the 18th century. The Dutch heritage is found in the name “kuil” which means pools of water and the river nearby. This Dutch influence is seen in the cultural and restored heritage buildings and churches on the town.
Naturally, Kuils River expanded with population growth to where it established its own suburbs. One of these suburbs is De Kuilen which is an upper middle class mixed use suburb consisting of commercial property and residential freestanding homes. for those in the market that enjoy a challenge there are loads of period homes waiting to be scooped up and renovated to their former glory which is a lucrative segment in its own right.
Properties situated on the main road of the suburb are all prime commercial properties enjoying good exposure to consumers.
A lot can be said about the colourful architecture of the suburb which consists of the typical Cape Dutch style, conventional and modern which will attract a broad spectrum of consumer and then the prime location of the suburb is always a major deciding factor.
All the major industrial hubs surround the suburb such as Sacks Circle Bellville, Kuils River Industrial, Bellville Industrial and Blackheath.
Naturally, the suburb also has easy convenient access to the various commercial hubs accessed by Kuils River Road, the E102 and the N1.
Obviously, the suburb has a number of public schools nearby such as De Kuilen High School, Laerskool De Kuilen and Jan Kriel School.
Malls catering for retail needs are De Kuilen Shopping Centre, Zevenwacht Mall, Fairbridge Mall and CapeGate Shopping Centre.
For tourists the attractions are to behold like the many wine estates like Jordan Wine Estate, Neethlignshof and JC Le Roux.