Pinelands Business Directory
Hi there! Welcome to Pinelands Online, the one of a kind Pinelands Business Directory in Cape Town, South Africa. Here you will find Pinelands' definitive online platform that serves to provide a comprehensive listing of business and services in the area and surrounds. If you want to find out more about the area or merely want to find a cleaning company, beauty salon, hair salon and much more, look no further. This is it! To use this directory, search by category below or using keywords at the top of this page. If you are a business owner in Pinelands and would like to access our audience through this platform, we offer great, affordable advertising solutions. Simply click on our Cost to Advertise page, complete your details online and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch soon to assist you in getting your business noticed in Pinelands. Talk to us for tailored solutions in online directory advertising, website design and SEO (or Search Engine Optimisation).
The history of Pinelands
Known as the first Garden City of Cape Town this area is mostly known for all the thatched roof houses that lines the streets but there are a few well kept secrets that you need to experience for yourself to truly appreciate this suburb. Centrally located, it is approximately 14 km from Cape Town CBD as well as Cape Town International Airport, this leafy suburb is easily accessible via the M16, N1 and N2 roads. During the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918, 6000 people succumbed to the virus in the Cape. Due to how easily the virus spread in overcrowded areas it was decided that more towns needed to be developed. It was agreed that the Victorian farm, Uitvlugt, would be developed and laid out according the town planning structure of Sir Ebenezer Howard, thus resulting in the first Garden City of the Cape. In 1922 the first Thatch roof House was built at nr. 3 Mead Street. In 1983 the house, as well as Mead Street, was declared a national monument. It is now known as The Mead
Fun stuff to do in Pinelands
This 15 000 square meter shopping centre is named after Sir Ebenezer Howard and aside from having all the known stores, they also offer other services from tailoring to travel. There are even architects based in the centre, so whether you are buying groceries or shopping for your new house you can find everything you need under one roof. It is easy to see why they have been around for 30 years.
Oude Molen Eco Village
This village is a revolutionary gem and should be a major tourist attraction instead of a local secret. It is a perfect example of sustainable development! In 1997 local entrepreneurs took an abandoned hospital and developed it into a “village” providing local artisans with a platform to sell and create their products. The village hosts 42 businesses and employ about 200 full time employees. Enterprises range from craft, food, and equestrian. Throw in the public swimming pool and braai facilities and you have the perfect venue for the whole family to enjoy.
Millstone Farm Stall
Situated on the Oude Molen Eco Village, this organic farm stall and coffee shop specialise in homegrown produce and wood-fired breads. It is kid friendly and also has holiday programs to keep them entertained.
SA Astronomical Observatory
Just 6 km down the road is the South African Astronomical Observatory. Though not technically in Pinelands, this is a must do for anyone who has ever dreamt of being an astronaut or just find space fascinating. The SAAO was founded in 1820 and this world class facility’s primary function is to conduct extensive research in astronomy and astrophysics. Contact them to find out about their open nights that include a tour of the facility. Entrance is free.