Eerste Rivier (Afrikaans for "First River") is a suburb of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. About 45kms from Cape Town CBD and 8kms from Cape Town Int Airport on the N2 route, located behind the Airport. It is part of the Oosterberg sub-region. Situated behind the Stellenbosch/Vlae berg Hills on the Strand/Van Riebeeck Road.
It started off as many different farms and expanded vastly after 1980's. It is a diverse town with many of its almost 25000 occupents, originally from far away calling it home. Among its beauty is the area called Penhill, hidden from the town and filled with nature.
Schools in Eerste Rivier include the Afrikaans-medium Eersterivier Secondary School. Other School in the area is also Forest Heights Primary School,Palm Park Primary School, Stratford Primary School, Spurwing Primary School, Tuscany Glen Primary School, Melton Rose Primary School, Helderkruin Primary School, Tuscany High School, Forest Heights High School and in the surrounding areas Kleinvlei School, Malibu High School.
In the old division as a distric Delft, Blackheath, Wesbank and Brentwood Park used to be a part of the town but as the towns got bigger all were given their own municipalities.