Bellville at a glance
Bellville is a well established residential, commercial and industrial node in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is now part of the greater Cape Town metropolitan area. The suburb is located 25 kilometres outside of the centre of Cape Town in the vicinity of Stellenbosch, in the Tygerberg hills, and is well known for its mesmerising scenery above the Winelands and the Stellenbosch Mountains.
One of Bellville’s most renowned attractions is the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, which allows you to enjoy a 7.5-kilometre hike with superb views over the peninsula. This residential area has so much to offer, including theatres, popular nightclubs, bars, restaurants and eateries, all of which contribute to its rich nightlife reputation.
For golf lovers, the Bellville Golf Club is located in this sheltered valley and contains spectacular views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range. The 6,000-metre 18-hole par 72 course takes you on a guided tour covering many deceptive bunkers and five perfectly-placed water hazards (following the natural run of the land.)
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World (www.suninternational.com/grandwest) is a massive casino with tables and slots, a theatre, a cinema complex, a bowling alley, an amusement arcade, a fast food court, an ice rink, restaurants, bars, and a nightclub.
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World has a whole host of activities for people of all ages and has hosted top international musicians, comedians, ice shows and circuses.
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is located in the sprawling retail heart of Tygerberg, with 275 shops. The shopping centre boasts myriad stores of all descriptions promising an enjoyable day out for all shoppers. Here you can also find a banking centre with bureau de change facilities, medical and dental facilities, a 10-cinema complex and a large entertainment arena, among other attractions.
Bellville is a well-established suburb of the city of Cape Town, with some of the best schools in the Western Cape. Some of the more prominent schools in the area include Labiance Primary School, Boston Primary School, Vredelust Primary School, Bellville High School, Bellville Primary School and Bellville Technical High School.
Bellville features top-range medical facilities, including:
- Karl Bremer Hospital
- Louis Leipoldt Medi-Clinic
- Melomed Private Hospitals
- Bellville Medical Centre
- Tygerberg Hospital,
- Cure Day Clinics Bellville
- Stikland Psychiatric Hospital
The northern suburbs of Bellville are connected from the central business district of Cape Town via bus services such as Golden Arrow. There is also a MetroRail train servicing across Bellville and several minivan services that operate throughout many areas in and around the Mother City.