This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|• Total||25.27 km2 (9.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||9.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||7560, 7561|
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 a variety of property situated on the foothills of Cape Town can be found.
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.
This section does not cite any sources. (October 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The suburb of Brackenfell was 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.
- Bastion Primary School
- Brackenfell High School
- Brackenfell Primary School
- Brooklands Primary School
- Curro (private primary school)
- Curro Castle (private nursery / pre-primary school)
- Destinatus Private School
- Northpine Primary School
- Northpine Technical High School
- Paarl School
- Protea Heights Academy (high school)
- Arauna (residential)
- Bracken Heights (residential)
- Brackenfell Industria (industrial)
- Brackenfell North (residential)
- Burgundy (residential)
- Cape Gate (residential)
- De Oude Spruit (residential)
- De Tuin (residential)
- Edenpark (residential)
- Everite (industrial)
- Ferndale (residential)
- Morgenster (residential)
- Morgenster Hoogtes (residential)
- Normande (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)
Coat of arms
The arms, designed by Cornelis Pama, were Per chevron embowed Or and Vert, three shot balls counterchanged, i.e. a shield divided by a curved chevron-shaped line into gold and green, with two green balls at the top and a golden ball at the bottom. The crest was three ferns with the motto Tenax in fide.
- 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).
- Protea Hill, Brackenfell's heighest point in Ruwari, was used as a signal point with its signal cannons in the 1700s. Cannons can be seen at Brackenfell High School and Bastion Primary School.