Durbanville is a semi-rural residential suburb on the northern outskirts of the metropolis and is surrounded by farms producing wine and wheat. Afrikaans and English are the main languages spoken in Durbanville. In the past Afrikaans predominated culturally, but this has changed with the rapid development of the town. However the majority (59%) of the town still speaks Afrikaans as a first language. The principal religion of the population is Christianity with a wide variety of churches in the community.