Malmesbury at a glance

About 65km north of Cape Town, you'll find the historic town of Malmesbury, located in close proximity to wine farms and surrounded by wheat fields, mountains and summer flowers. Located in a scenic part of the world known as the Swartland Wine Route, Malmesbury offers wine tasting, good food and opportunities for some superb hiking. Since its inception, Malmesbury has been a community characterised by farming, and over and above its wine, the region has developed a reputation for its grains as well as chicken and sheep farming.

A brief history of the area

Malmesbury's original settlers were attracted to the area as the result of a sulphur chloride mineral spring, which quickly became famous for its healing powers. Malmesbury got its name in 1829, in honour of the Earl of Malmesbury.


As a result of its close proximity to Cape Town, Malmesbury enjoys similar weather to the Mother City, with the wettest months of the year being June, July and August. Average temperatures in the winter months range from minimums of 6°C to highs of approximately 20°C. In summer, the mercury can rise as high as 31°C on a typical day, falling to about 14°C at night.

Schools in the area

Looking for an excellent school in Malmesbury? You will have no problem finding one that will help your child achieve big things.
Primary schools in the area include Swartland Primary School and Christelike Privaatskool Malmesbury, amongst others.
When it's time for high school, your child can attend Swartland High School, Schoonspruit Secondary School, or a variety of other options.

Healthcare in the area

There is no shortage of healthcare options in the vicinity of Malmesbury. At Malmesbury Medical Centre, you will find doctors and dentists to take care of your every need. The nearest hospital is Swartland Hospital.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

The driving distance from Malmesbury to Cape Town International Airport is just over 65km. In average traffic, it will take you about 50 minutes to get there. Cape Town's CBD is approximately the same distance away.


There are numerous restaurants in Malmesbury that come highly recommended, and Beef and Barrel is one of them. Owner-chef Robert Moreland opened Beef and Barrel in 1989, and their seafood and steaks are renowned for being among the best in the region. Another well-loved restaurant that has lasted the test of time in this area is Die Herehuis Restaurant & Lander Pub, which boasts a tranquil garden and pool area. Here, meals are served inside by a log fire in the winter and outside in the garden during the summer.

Special attractions

Looking for something fun to do in Malmesbury? Look no further.

1. Malmesbury Historical Route
By taking a trip through historic areas of Malmesbury, you can see the town as it would have been experienced by a visitor in the 19th century.

2. SANTAM Swartland Wine and Olive Route
Welcome to an abundance of fruit orchards, vineyards and olive groves that are waiting to be explored. The SANTAM Swartland Wine and Olive Route provides an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy country life at its best.

Make Malmesbury your home. Let it be your story.

Malmesbury offers its residents peace, tranquility and a relaxed way of life. With close proximity to everything that Cape Town has to offer, it offers the best of both worlds. Seeff Malmesbury has a number of properties available for sale and to rent in this area. Contact us today and allow us to help you find your perfect home in Malmesbury.

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