This suburb was originally called “Twelve Mile”, indicating its distance from Cape Town city centre, and renamed after Charles Bell, Surveyor-General of the Cape in 1861.
Adventure And Sport
Bellville Velodrome: This is the biggest indoor venue and international sport facility in the Cape Town area. The Velodrome often hosts functions such as music shows.
Art And Crafts
Arts Association: This well-known Bellville institution can be found at the Bellville Library in Karl van Aswegen Road and houses an art gallery, art centre and a coffee shop.
Sanlam Art Gallery: The gallery is home to some of the best works of South African artists and lies in Sanlam’s Head Office in Voortrekker Road.
Culture / Community Tourism
Mayibuye Centre Museum: The museum in Modderdam Road is part of the University of the Western Cape and relates the history of South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid struggle. It houses a vast and historically important exhibition.
Entertainment And Shopping
Door-de-Kraal Lane Craft Market: This craft market is open on the first and last Saturdays of each month.
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre: This centre buzzes with life and offers opportunities for shopping and fun in a luxurious atmosphere. One of its unique features is the indoor Putt-Putt centre.