Sport enthusiasts might know Parow as the home of Ajax Cape Town and Vasco Da Gama soccer clubs but there is a lot more to this suburb than meets the eye.


Parow is situated north of Cape Town, Parow is approximately 20km from Cape Town City Centre via the N1. It is only 9km from Cape Town International Airport via the M12.


The Dutch Schooner, Kehrwieder, under the helm of Captain Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Parow, was one of 19 ships wrecked in Table Bay during a storm in 1865. Stranded, the Captain was taken in by the Timmerman family. He soon married the daughter, Johanna Wilhelmina and settled down in the cape. In 1886 he bought a large piece of land north of Cape Town, ideal for cattle trading. The captain acquired great wealth by selling the area, today known as Parow. He passed away in 1910 and today Captain Parow's telescope can be seen in the Town Hall.

The Parow Business Directory is your online go-to place for information on businesses and services in the Parow area.  Here, you can find information about Parow, learn more about the local businesses and about the best that Parow has to offer.  Showcase your business on our platform - talk to the local audience, tell them about your business and get closer to your customers.

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Fun stuff to do in Parow

This suburb may be ideally suited for sport lovers, but it is also home to an establishment that has become quite legendary amongst the locals.

Harlequin Restaurant

This Italian restaurant opened its doors in 1965. 50 years on, it is still managed by the original family. The menu includes seafood, meat, pasta and chicken all prepared the traditional Italian way. Their reputation is legendary and locals return again and again to experience this special eatery. The ambiance is warm and welcoming; one can't help but feel like part of the family. Be sure to call ahead though, they are often fully booked.

Parow Golf Club

Established in 1976, this gentle Parklands course was designed by Ken Elkin. The 18 hole course is ideal for all levels. Although they don't have a driving range they do have a practice putting green, a chipping area as well as a practice bunker. Best time of year for this course is during June and July.


Better known as Cage Fighting, this extreme sport recently exploded on the fitness/workout scene in South Africa. Just to set the record straight, MMA stands for mixed martial arts and is a full contact combat sport combining a variety of fighting techniques from traditional martial arts, including boxing, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, wrestling, karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, etc. Professional MMA fights take place in a cage instead of the normal boxing ring. If you are looking for something different and would like to attend a fight night, please contact your local MMA gym.

Parow Centre

If shopping is your favourite sport, be sure to pop into this 86 000mĀ²mall. With 151 shops, you are sure to burn some serious calories. Though there are some of the bigger chain stores in the centre, there's a myriad of smaller, interesting shops where you can find some well priced items for any occasion.

Parow is by far the best suburb for sport lovers but especially for the niche market who enjoys pushing the limits.

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