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About Durbanville

Durbanville is one of the fastest growing towns in South Africa boasting several shopping centres, restaurants, pubs, guest houses and B and B's to suit your needs. Just a few minutes drive will take you to one of the largest, modern, world class shopping and entertainment centres, the Tygervalley Centre and the exciting newly developed Tygervalley Waterfront.

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History of Durbanville

In 1825 a group of Tygerberg farmers requested permission from Lord Charles Somerset (the district governor of that time) to build their own church. The Dutch Reformed Church was commended in 1825 and inaugurated a year later. A small village grew between the church and the outspan and was called Pampoenkraal, now known as Durbanville. In 1836 the inhabitants of Pampoenkraal petitioned the Governor, Sir Benjamin D'Urban for permission to rename the Village D'Urban. Permission was duly granted and the new name persisted until 1886 when it was renamed Durbanville to prevent confusion with Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal. A village management board was established in 1897 and a municipality in 1901.

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