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Brackenfell Housing View

The township of Brackenfell was established in 1913.

Henry George Walton purchased a section of the farm Kruispad in 1901 from Andries Brink and named the purchased section Brackenfell. The Brackenfell Estate Granite Company established their business on a section of this land and in 1904 a railway siding was built to serve the businesses. transport needs. This describes the birth and "toddler" stages of the modern town that followed.

Pick n Pay Hypermarket

The Pick and Pay Hypermarket opened its door in 1976 In Brackenfell. At the time, the Hypermarket was viewed as an ultra modern decentralised shopping centre on easy and convenient access routes and offering ample parking facilities. The establishment of this shopping centre, was one of the major commercial injections in the development of Brackenfell on, by then, the outskirts of the Northern Suburbs.

Cape Gate 2

Today Brackenfell houses various shopping centres. Brackenfell boasts the popular Cape Gate development including the Cape Gate Mall, a private hospital and a number of large scale retail and wholesale outlets. The industrial sector developed in various directions including Okavango Park, Everite Industria and Brackenfell Industria. The huge Shoprite warehouse is situated on the corner of Kruis- and Old Paarl -Roads.

The residential development of Brackenfell followed a pattern of continuous growth through the years. Brackenfell could be divided in 3 sections, namely Brakenfell Central, Brackenfell North and Brackenfell South.

To the North, the neighbourhoods Vredekloof, Vredekloof East and Vredekloof Heights are developed. The Centre of Brackenfell includes the neighbourhoods Hoogstede, Eden Park, Bracken Heights, Ferndale, Springbok Park, St Michaels & Morgenster, while Brackenfell South is made up of Protea Heights, Ruwari, Protea Village, Silver Oaks, De Oude Spruit, Sonkring, Burgundy, Sonkring and Brackenfell South.

Residential development in Brackenfell continued trough recessional times, resulting Brackenfell to grow to a large established town with excellent infrastructure. The local industry provides ample employment opportunities and the different entrance routes and ease of access to freeways contributes to Brackenfell being a popular residential hub in the Northern Suburbs.

Various townhouse developments, apartment blocks and freestanding houses, from smaller -, to large luxury-homes are available in Brackenfell.

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