Places To See

Places To See

With a rich cultural history, Durbanville offers many well preserved architectural buildings, sites and parks recording its rich heritage.

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Durbanville Nature Reserve

The discovery of a small patch of Aristea lugens, a member of the Iridacea family (long thought to be extinct), by Mrs R Linder, Dr W P O Jackson and Prof A Barnard, while walking on the common near the Durbanville racecourse in 1960, led to the National Council of Women's resolution to establish a nature reserve in the area. The Town Council was approached and 4 hectares were made available.

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27 Church Street

A double-storied Edwardian building dating c1900 with two projection wings and a double-story verandah on two sides. The verandah has fine cast-iron columns and brackets and has recently been restored.

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All Saints Church

The Anglican Church was established in 1860 and declared a National Monument on 30 July 1982 after being enlarged in the same year. Many articles of historical interest can be found in the church and rectory. The Baptismal font, made from stone from the city of Bath in England, is inscribed with the word "D'Urban". Also of interest is the original church bell that used to be a ship's bell dating from 1812. Visitors are always welcome.

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Dutch Reformed Church Weyers Avenue

Dutch Reformed Church Weyers Avenue

This national monument was built in 1826 and has undergone several changes since the early days including the extension of the front porch in 1859, and enlargement in 1891 and a new bell in 1903.

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King's Court on Church Street

King's Court on Church Street

This is possibly the best remaining Edwardian gentlmans residence in the Northern Suburbs and has been subjected to restoration of high quality by Dr Kings Court Durbanvilleand Mrs Smook and was declared a National Monument on 12 May 1989. The first owner was Mr King, the following Andrew Murray.

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Onze Molen c/o High and Onze Molen Streets

Onze Molen c/o High and Onze Molen Streets

In 1801 when present day Durbanville was known as Pampoenkraal, two morgan of land was granted to the burgher Johannes Jacobus Uys and the widow Roeland, who appeared to have been his mother-in-law. The land was named Johannesfontein, probably after Uys. Jan Uys as he was known, was the great-grandson of the first Uys, who came to the Cape after 1700.

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Police Station

Police Station

The police station was built in 1919 and is typical of the Cape Dutch revival architecture of its period. A single-story, U-shaped building with wings and tall Flemish gables and arched verandas between the wings.

Also present are the classic Byzantine pillars and arches. The building has large sashes with small panes and round vents and louvres. There are a number of good quality six-panel double doors and a distinctive tall chimney.

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Rust en Vrede Wellington Street

Rust en Vrede Wellington Street

The building of this historic complex dates back to 1840's to 1850's. Rust en Vrede reflects a harmonious blending of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architectural elements. The complex consists of a T-shaped main building with 1920's modern replacement Cape Dutch gable and a corrugated-iron roof. The entrance has wooden grooved columns and double doors with an attractive Georgian sunburst fanlight.

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The Synagogue

The Synagogue

The old Synagogue situated at 6 Church Street, is a simple double-story building ornamented in the Byzantine Rivival style with a straight iron roof and a triangular front gable. The side windows and upper floor front windows have rounded heads and small panes.

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Next Level Marketing

Bellville, Cape Town Western Cape
0823138330

Next Level Marketing

Activ8 Fitness

13 Church Street 13 Church Street, Cape Town, Durbanville 7550
0827244541

Activ8 Fitness

Domestly

Cape Town Western Cape
0870953426

Domestly

The Cape Handyman

Durbanville Western Cape
021 9766778

The Cape Handyman

Kolping Guest House

Cape Town Western Cape
+27 (0) 21 970 2900

Kolping Guest House

Body Stress Release Durbanville (Lizette Eksteen)

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 (0) 82 350 1210

Body Stress Release Durbanville (Lizette Eksteen)

Shapeshift Digital

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 (0) 21 975 4384

Shapeshift Digital

Anna Malan Biokineticist

Durbanville Western Cape
072 333 6711

Anna Malan Biokineticist

Core Accounting

Durbanville Western Cape
'+27 (0) 83 713 7133

Core Accounting

The Flyer Company

Durbanville Western Cape
+27 82 093 4300

The Flyer Company

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