Brackenfell

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Brackenfell
Brackenfell is located in South Africa
Brackenfell
Brackenfell
 Brackenfell shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°52′00″S 18°41′00″E / 33.86667°S 18.68333°E / -33.86667; 18.68333Coordinates: 33°52′00″S 18°41′00″E / 33.86667°S 18.68333°E / -33.86667; 18.68333
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Established 1913
Area[1]
 • Total 25.27 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 44,842
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.8%
 • Coloured 9.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 79.0%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 71.1%
 • English 20.8%
 • Xhosa 3.4%
 • Other 4.7%
Postal code (street) 7560, 7561
PO box 7561
Area code 021

Brackenfell is a northern suburb of Cape Town situated within the Western Cape province of South Africa at the gateway to the winelands. The local government services are provided by the City of Cape Town Municipality. In Brackenfell can be found a variety of property situated on the foothills of Cape Town.

The Bracken Nature Reserve, situated in the Ruwari suburban area, was once a quarry site and was later declared a nature reserve after some negotiations between the Cape Town City Council and the Stellenbosch Divisional Council.

Brackenfell offers schools, shopping malls and medical services, and many different sporting facilities. Brackenfell has several major access roads including the N1, R300, Old Paarl Road and Bottelary Road.

The suburb is bordered by Kraaifontein in the northeast, Kuilsrivier in the southwest and Durbanville in the northwest.

History[edit]

The suburb of Brackenfell has been established in 1913 (the name "Bracken" refers to an indigenous fern). Brackenfell used to be a major road crossing during the earlier days of Cape Town, but today it is a well-known suburb located behind the 'boerewors curtain', which is a local colloquial term meaning an invisible curtain that basically divides the city's English and Afrikaans speaking people.

Schools[edit]

  • Bastion Primary School
  • Brackenfell Primary School
  • Brackenfell High School
  • Brooklands Primary School
  • Northpine Primary School
  • Northpine Technical High School
  • Paarl School

Suburban Areas[edit]

  • Arauna (Residential)
  • Brackenfell Industria (Industrial)
  • Brackenfell North (Residential)
  • Bracken Heights (Residential)
  • Cape Gate (Residential)
  • De Oude Spruit (Residential)
  • De Tuin (Residential)
  • Edenpark (Residential)
  • Everite (Industrial)
  • Ferndale (Residential)
  • Morgenster (Residential)
  • Morgenster Hoogtes (Residential)
  • Northpine (Residential)
  • Protea Heights (Residential)
  • Protea Village (Residential)
  • Ruwari (Residential)
  • Sonkring (Residential)
  • Springbokpark (Residential)
  • Vredekloof (Residential)
  • Vredekloof Heights (Residential)
  • Vredekloof Rand (Residential)
  • Welgeleë (Residential)

Trivia[edit]

  • Currently, Brackenfell (together with Kuilsriver) uses the prefix "CFR-" in their registered motor vehicles (since approximately 2000 the prefix "CF-" which had formerly been allocated to Grahamstown has also been allocated to these suburbs)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Brackenfell". Census 2011.