Rivergate offers a range of land uses providing mixed use commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and related land uses.

Completed during October 2013, the Sandown Road link provides the vital link between the R27 (the West Coast Road) and the N7 (National Rd), providing excellent road access to this development. The dualling of Sandown Road has now been completed.


Rivergate abuts the Atlantis railway line and straddles Sandown Road close to its intersection with Malibongwe Boulevard (M12), providing Rivergate direct access to the N7, the N1, greater Cape Town, and to Cape Town International Airport.

Rivergate is designed to capitalise on those land uses that seek locations along major arterial roads and the future Rivergate commuter railway station.

Consequently, Rivergate is a mixed land use development, with:

  • A commercial strip on either side of Sandown Road (the Commercial Precinct)
  • A business and light industrial areas to the north of the commercial strip (the Business Park and Pegasus Park),
  • More affordable residential areas south and north of the commercial strip (Pioneer Valley and Rivergate North Village),
  • A general business area in the west straddling railway line (the Station precinct).

Rivergate is served by Cape Town’s” MyCITI” integrated rapid transport bus system, and in years to come by a commuter rail link on the existing Atlantis railway line. This bus system runs along Sandown Road in both directions forming a loop around Table View, Parklands/Sunningdale/Sandown and Du Noon, to and from the Bayside Centre via Blaauwberg, Koeberg, and Potsdam Roads.

The original town planning premise that has guided the development of Rivergate, Parklands, Sunningdale and Sandown has been that the whole area should be easily accessible by foot, bicycle, and public transport, in addition to having good private vehicle links to greater Cape Town. Thus, the street layout is such that every household is within easy walking distance of both the public transport routes, and of shops, public open spaces, play parks, and other supporting facilities. The implementation of the MyCITI bus system has already made this design parameter a reality.

It is expected that the Rivergate railway station node could develop into a regional urban node of some considerable importance. Land has been suitably zoned to allow for the development of government and public facility offices in this node, to provide the area with a wide variety of services. This zoning permits a local clinic, a hospital, magistrates court, police station, local library and other such like facilities, together with commercial offices and high-density residential land uses. Provision will also be made for local markets, providing space for both the formal and informal trader sector, nearest the future railway station.

In summary, Rivergate is the natural extension of the Parklands and Sandown models, with an emphasis on a wide variety of employment creation, education, a regional services centre, a public transport interchange, and affordable housing and associated facilities.