Durbanville, Western Cape



Named after Sir Benjamin D'Urban, Governor of the Cape from 1834 – 1838.

 


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With its fresh water springs, Durbanville originated as an outspan for travellers from Cape Town to the north. It was called Pampoenkraal. In 1836 it was renamed D'Urban after Sir Benjamin D'Urban, Governor of the Cape from 1834 – 1838. In 1886 the name was changed to Durbanville to avoid confusion with the port city of Durban.

List of structures:

All Saints Anglican Chapel: c1850.
House Liebreich: 1945.
House Meiring: c1960.
House Neethling: 1983.
House Schoonees: 1971.
House van Niekerk: c1960.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1826 : 1890-1891.
Onze Molen, Windmeul (Windmill): pre 1848.
Police Station: n.d..
Presbyterian Church: 1972.
Town Hall: 1906.
Town Hall (Proposal): 1920.
Willow Bridge Lifestyle Centre: 2008.