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Area Profiles


Atlantic Hills

Atlantic Hills Business Park is conveniently situated on the Potsdam interchange giving direct access onto the M12 and M13 and immediate access onto the N7. This location provides easy access to Cape Town Harbour, Montague Gardens, Killarney Gardens, Atlantis, Durbanville, Parklands and Plattekloof. The development will be a secure 44 hectare industrial estate with 24 hour security, security fencing and manned gate houses. Stands will range from 5,000m² to 100,000m² with sufficient power to meet low and high use purchasers or tenants. The development will be integrated into the City of Cape Town’s Integrated Transport System providing public transport access from Milnerton, Parklands, Plattefloof and Durbanville.


Landsdown and Ottery

Lansdowne is a suburb in Cape Town and is part of the area know as the Cape Flats, situated 10 kilometres South East of Cape Town City Centre, between the two neighbour towns Rondebosch East and Crawford. Lansdowne is served by a railway station of the same name, on the Cape Flats Line. Most of the industrial buildings are of older design, with many in need of refurbishment. That said, the area does provide affordable warehousing for industries servicing the Southern Suburbs, and the clothing industry in particular.  Ottery is on the edge of the Southern Suburbs and is a popular shopping centre. It is also one of the oldest. There are a host of shops available including a Pick n Pay Hypermarket with Pick n Pay liqour store, China Town, numerous food outlets, a Post Office amongst many others. Ottery is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment.


Rivergate

Rivergate offers mixed use commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential uses. The key to unlocking this opportunity is the R82m Sandown Road link to the N7. This road provides access to the Rivergate development and will make Parklands and the future Sandown development more accessible than ever before. The work on the new road link, including a road-over-rail bridge, was completed this year and has opened up exciting new commercial and retail opportunities, extensive tracts for light industrial development and residential development opportunities.The first phase of the Rivergate project comprises of some 30 ha of light industrial land. Rivergate Business Park offers a range of opportunities for medium to larger development, with erven ranging from 5,000m² to sub-divisional superblocks of 80,000m². Whilst a mixed use of activities is permitted, it is expected that the business park will primarily be developed for light industrial, warehousing, light manufacturing and commercial uses.The centrally positioned business precinct is the first development undertaken within Rivergate. The industrial park will be securitized by an electrified palisade walling/fence combination with a guard house positioned at the entrance.Erf sizes in the industrial park range from 450m² to 3,000m². The Design Guidelines do not prescribe a specific architectural style, they encourage the consistent use of materials and finishes that will ultimately give rise to a coherent theme and character to the business park. View Business Park Plan


Sheffield Park

Ideally positioned almost equidistant between Cape Town’s CBD and Cape Town International Airport, Sheffield Business Park is set to become the Western Cape’s newest multi-use commercial node.With easy access via Vanguard Drive (N7) and Lansdowne Road to all major arterial routes – the N2, M5, R300 and N1 – the 50+ hectare precinct is sure to become the first-choice home for a wide range of logistics, warehousing, light manufacturing and services industries.Situated close to a number of residential suburbs, regional shopping centres and well served by all forms of public transport, Sheffield Business Park will be convenient for commuters.In addition the node falls directly within the focus of government’s Lansdowne Corridor Development Programme.


Blackheath

Blackheath Industria is located between Kuilsriver and Somerset West and as it is in close proximity to Stellenbosch, it often services the industrial and agricultural equipment needs of the winelands and Helderberg. Both the R300 and Stellenbosch Arterial provide convenient access to the N2 and N1 highways. Blackheath caters for all industrial users including heavy manufacturers that need plenty of space and electrical power. Most major brick manufacturers have also moved to this area along with large warehousing and distribution companies such as Homechoice, Peninsula Beverage, Colcab and Value Logistics. It has gained increasing popularity  due to competitive rentals and, most importantly, it is one of few remaining areas with larger tracts of land ranging from 2 – 10ha still for sale to owner operators at competitive prices. The precinct now has its own City Improvement District (CID) which has helped to enhance security and uplift the area in general.


Brackenfell

Brackenfell is a northern suburb of Cape Town situated within the Western Cape province of South Africa at the gateway to the winelands.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.The suburb is bordered by Kraaifontein in the northeast, Kuilsrivier in the southwest and Durbanville in the northwest.Brackenfell Industria has traditionally been an area of heavy industries, with large steel suppliers, heavy truck and transport operators and building material suppliers, operating from large warehouses with big storage yards.It is one of the oldest and largest industrial hubs in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, with Okavango Park and Everite Industria being more recent developments housing somewhat smaller businesses.


Capricorn Park

Capricorn Park is a relatively new and modern commercial/industrial precinct situated next to Marina Da Gama, off New Baden Powell Drive, within about 25kms of Cape Town CBD, The Harbour and Airport. It is a rapidly growing, secure, mixed use business park, combining commercial and light manufacturing in a tranquil and award winning setting. The development has a security controlled entry point, is next to a fair sized Shopping Centre, and is located on the doorstep of the tourist hub and seaside suburb of Muizenberg. Some of the well-known companies who are  based at Capricorn Park include companies such as SAAB, SPI, KMP, Pyrotech, Reitechsa, Nuwater and Sasol It is serviced by Prince George Drive which becomes the M5 freeway, with direct access to both the N1 and N2 highways leading to and from the city. Prince George Drive also links up with Baden Powell drive which takes one directly to the N2 between Somerset West and The Cape Town International Airport. Rental rates vary from R35.00 to R55 per m² depending on the size and type of unit. Being a combined / mixed park of both commercial and light industrial buildings, the office section rentals are between R70 and R90 per m². Property sizes vary from 130 sqm to a few thousand sqm.Selling prices range from R5 000 to R6 400 per  m² and vacant industrial land from R650 to R1 200 per m².


Bellville South

Bellville South caters for larger requirements of companies in the manufacturing sector as well as storage and distribution. Warehousing of 10000 – 20000 sqm are available at relatively competitive rates compared to newer facilities in other areas close by. The old SANS factory, today known as Mega Park, was converted into small, medium and large user units with the additional possible availability of fairly high power supply for the tenants.The areas proximity to major highways and Cape Town International airport has also proven to be successful with owners and tenants. Major manufacturing companies like FalkeEurosocks, Galvatech, Macsteel, Komatsu, Alstom John Thompson, Nettex, Consol and Nampak as well as distribution warehousing organizations like Weylandts and Media 24 occupy buildings in this area.


Airport & Airport City

While naturally popular with companies using airfreight, the recent new development of Airport City has further fuelled interest with more diverse tenants looking to relocate to the area. Although no further land is being sold by the original owners, excellent turnkey opportunities still exist and a few land re-sales are still available. ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) are now also looking to further develop their holdings. Five of the seven precincts comprising the airport have now been approved for further development and a wide range of facilities are planned. Land  that is not available for sale can still be procured through a variety of specifically structured transactions ranging from land leases to full turnkey developments tendered by ACSA. 


Atlas Gardens

Despite its seemingly remote location Atlas Gardens Industrial Park offers rapid access to the N7 and the N1 or R27 without the traffic congestion which is often experienced at similar spaces located within the more built up areas of Cape Town. It is also benefiting from the recently completed construction of the Sandown Road link and the M12 which provided access all the way through to N1 City, Parow and the Airport. It has now matured into a pleasant and upmarket industrial space mostly due to the excellent design guidelines and neat landscaping. While it is still possible to acquire land on a re-sale basis, these opportunities are becoming increasingly scarce. Atlas Gardens is particularly well suited to quieter industries looking for a good corporate image. 


Brackengate

Brackengate Business Park is set along the R300 with rapid access to both the N1 and the N2 as well as Cape Town International Airport. It offers high exposure to the R300 and further benefits from excellent infrastructure with a taxi rank and railway station providing added convenience for staff. With security being an ever more important feature of every business the estate has 24 hour guarding, an electrified perimeter fence, CCTV monitoring and access control. The formalised property owners association, excellent design guidelines and landscaping have again played an important part in establishing and maintaining the upmarket status of the park. When launched in 2008 the initial sales were meteoric and 78 light industrial erven totalling 10 hectares were sold almost immediately. Today the park has matured and is home to some major multinational companies such as British American Tobacco, Ansave, Docufile, Pearson and Fruit and Veg City. Although the purchase of land by private investors is now difficult, further development is planned for 35,000m2 of additional warehousing and some innovative turnkey and financial structures are still being offered by the developers.


Paarden Eiland

Paarden Eiland`s major appeal is its almost direct access to the Cape Town harbour as well as being adjacent to the N2. Historically the oldest industrially zoned area in Cape Town, it has always commanded the highest rentals. Properties therefore change hands at a premium and sales are scare. The precinct offers a full spectrum of industrial through to retail property. Small, medium and large warehouse units are available accommodating a variety of enterprises from cold storage, logistics and ship chandelling all the way through to panel beaters and mechanics. As with all the more established industrial areas many buildings still have ample power, albeit often in need of remodelling. The new My Citi IRT system runs through Paarden Eiland and security has been somewhat improved as of late.


Maitland & Ndabeni

Maitland is situated along a number of important transport networks connecting the Cape Town city bowl to the rest of the city. The most important of which are the railway line that runs through the middle of the suburb, and the N1 that is situated on its northern boundary. In 1845 one of the first roads from Stellenbosch through Maitland was completed which effectively connected Cape Town to the rest of Africa. This resulted in a rapid expansion, as previously the dunes of the Cape Flats prevented traffic between the two locations. Maitland lies to the north of Pinelands, south of Brooklyn, east of Salt River and to the west of Kensington and is oft regarded as the central hub of the industrial wheel.
Ndabeni, to the north of Maitland is mainly occupied by light industries such as textiles and clothing. It is located about 6 km (4 miles) east of Cape Town city centre and is serviced by Ndabeni railway station. Ndabeni is occupied by a very stable tenant base and vacancies in this area have always been a little scare.


Milnerton & Marconi Beam

Built along Koeberg Road next to Montague Gardens, Milnerton has developed as a natural mix of residential, retail, office and mixed-use light Industrial Parks. Close proximity to Canal Walk and its upmarket commercial and residential developments have further impacted very positively on the popularity the area over the last decade. Marconi Beam, as a more recent extension of Montague Gardens offer premises of a modern design, and is well suited to cleaner industries. It is now considered to be the Silicon Valley of Cape Town due to the predominance of IT and related industries. Incidentally, many of the industrial, office and mixed use parks in the area also offer 24 hour security.


Montague Gardens

Montague Gardens has grown into a well-established and extremely popular industrial centre. Its close proximity to all the major road systems in the greater metropolitan area has made first choice for all the major distribution companies and home to many of the country’s largest multi-national chains. The main access road, Montague Drive also hosts a wide range of retail/industrial businesses that service industries from motor vehicle and related concerns, to building and ancillary trades. The popularity of Montague Gardens and resulting low vacancy and higher rentals, has made the area particularly sought after by investors. Even the recent move by Makro to their new premises in Montague Park has done little to subdue its status. Of particular interest to industrialists and worth keeping an eye out for is the proposed sale by Telkom of a large tract of their land at the upper end of Montague Drive opposite the entrance to Century City.


Killarney Gardens

Killarney Gardens is a more recent and modern addition to the industrial stable and has developed into an excellent example of a properly planned, secure and well maintained industrial precinct. Located just off Potsdam Road (being an extension of Koeberg Road) and now bridged by Montague Park, it can almost be regarded as an extension of Montague Gardens. Sustained efforts by the Killarney Gardens Property Owners Association have also really paid off and it may now be one of the most secure industrial centres around Cape Town. It has its own dedicated and proactive security team monitoring in excess of 50 cameras on a 24 hour basis. Furthermore the area it is experiencing resurgence due to the new network of roads giving easy access to the N7 and N1/N2, the close availability of labour, as well as a new My Citi bus system and dedicated terminus. Vacancies are now at their lowest and rentals are definitely reaching proper market levels.


Epping Industrial

This is Cape Town’s foremost manufacturing and heavy industrial zone. It is situated to the south of Thornton, east of Pinelands and north of Langa. Epping Industria was first developed in the late 1940s, although progress was initially very slow. Even up until the early 1950s the circular Gunners Circle forming the perimeter was still being used as a race track for cars. Only when development picked up in the late 1950s was the racing was stopped. Of major significance was the completion of the Athlone Power Station close by which resulted in a major proliferation of industrial businesses around the mid1960s. Today Epping is divided by Vanguard Drive into 2 parts, Epping 1 on the West and Epping 2 on the East. Epping 1 developed uniquely around Gunners Circle which was originally the racetrack. Fortuitously this allowed excellent access into all roads leading into the precinct. It is now the home to the Cape Town Market which is the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere under roof. Epping 1 is also known for some of the biggest manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Western Cape. This success naturally prompted the development of Epping 2 as a future extension, with the infrastructure based very much on the same principle as Epping 1. This time access in and around the whole area was provided by Bofors Circle. Today the area hosts a large number of companies involved in the textile, automotive, construction, food distribution and processing industries as well as a host of chemical and pharmaceutical providers. Incidentally Nampak, Africa's largest packaging company, is one of the largest to have operations in Epping. Other major tenants are Distell, Kohler, SA Metal, Tiger Brands, Super Group, Adidas and Bokomo.


Airport Industria

Airport Industria is split into Airport Industria North, known as Matroosfontein, and the larger Airport Industria South, Boquinar. Being adjacent to Cape Town International Airport and within 20 minutes of Cape Town’s CBD the area has been home to a broad base of national and international freight, distribution and construction companies for over a decade. Its links to Parow Industria and Bellville via Modderdam Road, Somerset West and beyond via the N2, and all the major industrial areas of the Northern Suburbs along the R300 makes it a sensible choice for any company supplying clients located throughout the Cape. While naturally popular with companies using airfreight, the recent new development of Airport City has further fuelled interest with more diverse tenants looking to relocate to the area. Although no further land is being sold by the original owners, excellent turnkey opportunities still exist and a few land re-sales are still available. ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) are now also looking to further develop their holdings. Five of the seven precincts comprising the airport have now been approved for further development and a wide range of facilities are planned. Land that is not available for sale can still be procured through a variety of specifically structured transactions ranging from land leases to full turnkey developments tendered by ACSA.


Parow & Parow Industria

The Parow Valley was included in the Cape Town municipal land area in 1944.From the 1960s to the 1980s, Parow became largely transformed into a significant commercial/industrial area, with many shopping centres, offices and retail premises opening along what is the longest road in Cape Town, and often dubbed the Voortrekker Road Corridor. Situated between the N1 and the N2, Parow Industria is close to Bellville, easily services the northern suburbs and is within reach of the airport via Modderdam Road. Although some buildings have become somewhat run-down due to age and a lack of maintenance this has recently sparked significant interest from developers, owner occupiers and investors all looking to purchase re-development opportunities. As centrally located land with good transport links has become increasingly scarce there has been a move toward recycling many of the older buildings in the area. These projects have proved very successful, attracting a mix of National and International companies who rely on big box warehousing of modern and cost effective design. Toyota, Foschini, Parmalat , UTI and Simba are good examples of the type of tenants now based in Parrow. Although security has always been a concern, there has been a marked improvement with the establishment and on- going efforts of The Parow Industria Improvement District Association. This CID operates effectively in Parow Industria and Tygerberg Business Park.