Tyger Valley - burgeoning commercial hub



The commercial and residential area of Tyger Valley is growing quickly. It is situated within the Bellville area, with the suburbs of Durbanville, Welgemoed, Blomvlei, Selbourne, Ridgeworth as well as Oakdale on its boundaries. The northern suburbs of Cape Town have a different ethos to the southern suburbs, but Tyger Valley caters to the needs of both areas.  “It is ideally situated for modern business parks, office buildings, retail space as well as residential property offering a suburban lifestyle not found in the CBD,” says Leon Breytenbach, National Manager of the Rawson Property Group’s commercial division

Location and access

Tyger Valley lies less than three kilometres from Bellville CBD, while Durbanville is just seven and a half kilometres distant. “The area’s road infrastructure is good, with the R302 motorway on the eastern perimeter where it later connects with the N1 freeway,”  Breytenbach advises. The M31 or Old Oak Road gives access to Tyger Valley Centre while the M30 or Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue accesses Tyger Waterfront. The Cape Town CBD is just 25 kilometres away, Brackenfell is less than nine kilometres away, while the airport lies 17 kilometres to the south. The harbour is 23 kilometres or 30 minutes away.

Commercial property

This area has become an important retail hub with several large shopping centres such as Tyger Valley Centre which offers 275 shops including many major clothing, décor, or lifestyle outlets, vibey restaurants, fast food outlets, a banking mall, medical or dental practitioners, entertainment, including 10 cinemas. Willowbridge lies opposite the Tyger Valley Centre. It also offers a wide variety of retail outlets, lifestyle or DIY stores, many eating houses plus the Barnyard Theatre.

Along Durban Road you will find legal or accounting firms, motor dealerships, plus restaurants. Tyger Valley also boasts business parks such as the Belvedere, Mountain View or Tyger Valley Centre, besides numerous commercial buildings. “Tyger Waterfront, which was built around an old, water-filled quarry, has become a popular spot for modern commercial buildings such as

The Edge or Parc du Cap, as well as shopping centres like Tyger Waterfront Shopping Centre or Canal Edge Walkway Shopping Centre,” says Breytenbach.  Modern apartment buildings, restaurants or informal eateries abound in the area. There are canals reminiscent of those at the V&A Waterfront, besides a waterfall which was fed by storm-water prior to the drought.  Some firms which have located their head offices in Tyger Valley area are PSG, Van Schaik Bookstores, Motion Fitness, Crazy Store, in addition to the Western Cape Forensic Pathology Head Office.

Rental costs

“While the Tyger Valley commercial area is not specifically mentioned in the quarterly SAPOA Reports, leading online property portals present that the commercial office space is mainly prime or A grade while there is some B or C grade offices available,” advises Breytenbach. The monthly rentals range from R102 to R120 per square metre, though in upmarket The Edge Commercial Building, the asking rentals average approximately R150 per square metre.


Besides a plethora of retail outlets, eating houses as well as entertainment in the area, Tyger Valley has access to excellent hospitals like the Intercare Sub-acute Hospital in addition to the Tyger Valley clinic. Tygerberg Hospital, the second largest teaching hospital in South Africa, lies slightly more than eight kilometres away. 

There are schools such as Holy Cross Sisters Primary School or Welgemoed Primary School in the immediate vicinity, the latter also housing the Academy of Advanced Technology. Several good high schools may be accessed in the surrounding suburbs. There are a number of crèches or pre-school facilities available.

The Stellenbosch School of Business is also located in the area. Tyger Valley as well as the Tyger Waterfront lie along the green-belt which flanks the Elsieskraal River. The Doordekraal Dam is a popular fishing spot or green lung for the area offering a weekend break-away or simply for a morning’s walking, birding or running. “Accommodation in Tyger Valley proves to be mainly guest houses or B&Bs, but there are excellent hotels available close by,” says Breytenbach.

“This attractive, well-establish commercial area in a great location could be exactly the spot for your business,” suggests Breytenbach. 

Rawson Commercial currently has offices countrywide and will gladly assist you in finding the right property for your needs. Please contact (021) 658 7100 and we will refer you to your nearest office.

Leon Breytenbach

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