History of Brackenfell

Province western Cape
Coordinates 33°52′00″S “18°41′00″E
Area 25.27 km2
Municipality. City of Cape Town

In the 1700s a refreshment post called De Klapmuts stood in the area now called Brackenfell. It was at a major crossroads and the farm there owned by Andries Brink was called Kruispad. A portion of this farm was sold to George Henry Walton who as a Scott named his farm Brackenfell Bracken, being a fern found in Scotland and Fell which is a hill. A lot of quality granite was found in the area and the farm was sold in 1903 to a brick-making company that also began excavating a quarry on the farm. The railway line reached Brackenfell in 1904 to transport bricks and stone. The suburb Brackenfell was established in 1913, however, the brick company and quarry closed in 1948

The postcode for Brackenfell is 7560

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Useful Numbers in Brackenfell

  • Police: 021 980 5700
  • Traffic department: 0860 103 089 licensing 021 444 9956
  • Fire: 021 417 0151
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 021 981 1205
  • Closest hospital/clinic-021 980 1285
  • Brackenfell Civic Centre: 021 400 3966
  • North Pine Community Hall: 021 400 3966
  • Pharmacy;Essential Health – Brackenfell-021 981 1824
  • SPCA: Cape Of Good Hope-021 700 4140
  • Schools; Brackenfell Primary-021 981 2147
    Laerskool Brackenfell-021 981 2147
    Laerskool Bastion Primary School-021 981 1882
    Hoërskool Brackenfell High School-021 981 5522
    Paarl School-021 981 5555
    Protea Heights Academy-021 981 0021
    Laerskool Vredekloof Primary School021 036 1444
    Curro Brackenfell Independent School-087 285 4710
    Destinatus  Private School-021 906 1969
    Destinatus Private School Campus 1-021 982 8507
    Brooklands Primary School-021 982 1470
    Westcliff Special Secondary School-021 948 4877

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