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Harfield Village is situated in Claremont, a suburb in Cape Town and is described as a thriving group of residential shops and cottages deriving from a mixed South African culture.

Our history section highlights various aspects of how Harfield Village came to be including the residents and more about their lives as well as how the village and streets received their names.

Harfield Village station and Harfield Road running alongside it, received its name from its proximity to "Harfield Cottage" which was built by a Mr Thomas Mathew who was one of the earlier residents of Claremont and a successful cooper and wine merchant. This remarkable man also lovingly known as 'Father Mathew', built a circular chapel on the grounds in 1840 where Dr David Livingstone once preached and was to be the beginning of the Claremont Congregational Church.

Harfield Village has seen many changes, including those brought around by the Group Areas Act, our history section shares information about how this was implemented as well as the effects thereof and showcases a documentary on this topic in 2012.

Today residents from different racial, social and religious backgrounds live and work together in this village hoping to protect its' rich historic physical environment and recognising its painful history is described in a history document now broken into sections for easy online reading.

With events such as the Harfield Village Carnival, the unique character of the village radiates, and so cultivating further community spirit amongst its residents.

Should you have any information and images that you would like to add to our Area History please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click on the headings below to be directed to the various sections:

Early Origins


Group Areas Act

Effects of Force Removals

Street Names

* Reference For Images

Livingstone School

2012 Documentary

Mathew Road

VoiceMap Audio Tour



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The 2018 Harfield Village Carnival was organised by HVCID in conjunction with HVA, R100 000.00 was raised by the event. Find out more about what will happen to the funds raised in the report back article from the HVCID.


For more information visit the Carnival website and Facebook page

To see more on the history of where it all started click here

Click here to view the map of Harfield Village.


Harfield Village Street Carnival – an archive of footage for you to enjoy!

Carnival Photos 2018

Carnival Photos 2015

Carnival Photos 2014

Carnival Video 2012

Carnival Photos 2012

Carnival Photos 2011

Carnival Photos 2010

Carnival Photos 2009


Carnival Fun – What can you expect?
The carnival starts at 09h00 and runs till late. It is an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of March. A very festive atmosphere pervades the village. There are over 200 stalls where you can shop and enjoy tasty treats. There is something for everyone – from art, books, jewellery, home ware, proudly SA clothing, toys and gifts. There is live music throughout the day which creates a very festive mood. There is a kiddies designated play area as well as a crèche on Lancaster Street where your kids can be looked after. Lots of grub, with pubs and restaurants open all day. So spread the word – this is a great day out in the village!

Below, NORGARB PROPERTIES organised a raffle at the 2012 Carnival. Norgarb would like to thank Wynberg Girls’ Junior School Grade 6s together with their teacher, Miss Monique Lyddell, who helped sell tickets. The proceeds went to ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION. Many thanks to the local business owners who donated generous prizes!

Below, NORGARB PROPERTIES held a raffle (2011 with 20 prizes to the value of R10 500, kindly donated from the local business community. 100% of the proceeds went to the ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION, being R1500 more than last year! Click here to see the Lucky Draw Prize Winners.



It's official the questionnaires are all in and the draw has been completed.

A HUGE thank you to all who participated in our market research survey. We were overwhelmed with entry applications and are just sorry we could not accommodate them all.  Maybe next time.........

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Thanks again to our sponsors (see below) for their support! ! A special thanks to the ROSMEAD SUPER SPAR for their tremendous generosity, which is very much appreciated indeed!

• Rosmead Super Spar – 20 gift vouchers each worth R50
• Banana Jam restaurant – 1 meal voucher worth R200
• Claremont chiropractor clinic – 50% discount on 1 hour massage valued at R200
• Home bar restaurant – meal voucher valued at R100
• Da Vincis pizza – meal voucher valued at R100
• Twigs and Beans – voucher valued at R100

A hearty CONGRATS to the 25 winners (listed below). Your vouchers are being processed and will be ready by WEDNESDAY 12H00 next week (27 Feb)

For security reasons we request you collect your voucher in person and present some ID. Michelle at NORGARB PROPERTIES (44 Second Avenue, Harfield Village) will be expecting you. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Michelle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 021-6741120. You can also also visit 

Hard luck to those who didn't win anything and to those that did......enjoy :) 


Thursday the 31st of October brought Halloween fun to Heather Park, with Norgarb Properties sponsoring a children’s event, filled with fun surprises, free rides on Halloween themed tuk tuks (indian taxi), ghost stories in the tent and a trick or treat guided walk supervised by local police officers. Many thanks to Princeton Security for providing safety to our community, Rosmead Spar for donating generous platters of delicious food, and Toureg Tents for saving us from the rain. Visit our gallery page on or our Face Book page (Halloween album) to see the pics. Rachel Robinson together with friends and neighbours’ from the area put in tons of effort to make sure the children and adults had loads of fun. An event that is sure to become an annual one.

Home Bar Restuarant in Second Avenue Harfield Village, also enjoyed the Halloween evening with carved pumpkins and patrons in a festive mood. Norgarb's tuk tuks made an appearance outside Home Bar later and gave free "ghost" rides to the patrons. (Watch this space as a free tuk tuk initiative is being rolled out by Norgarb Properties).

Note from Lew Norgarb...
We at Norgarb Properties are truly grateful to the residents of Harfield Village and surrounds for all the support we have received over the years.