The name Kraaifontein means “Crow Fountain”, referring to the many crows which nest in the trees in the area. Development in this area started during the late 1600s and the Kraaifontein of today is famous for its delicious fruit and especially for its vineyards.
Brackenfell, a lively suburb, means “Fern Hill”, referring to the Scots word for hill, “fell”.
Fauna And Flora
Bonzai Estate: Wide ranges of Bonzai trees can be found at the Bonzai Estate in Kraaifontein.
Tygerberg Zoo: The animal kingdom houses a collection of exotic animals, including tigers and monkeys, as well as European brown bears, which live in the largest bear enclosure in Africa. The zoo’s feathered population is also quite impressive and includes swans and free-flying birds such as the only breeding white storks in Southern Africa. The zoo also has a farmyard, tea-room and picnic spots. The zoo is easy to find – take the N1 Highway towards Paarl, turn left at Exit 39, turn left towards Klipheuwel and take the first left turn.