Strandfontein, Cape Town

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Strandfontein

The Village
Strandfontein is located in Western Cape
Strandfontein
Strandfontein
Strandfontein is located in South Africa
Strandfontein
Strandfontein
Coordinates: 34°04′34″S 18°34′23″E / 34.076°S 18.573°E / -34.076; 18.573Coordinates: 34°04′34″S 18°34′23″E / 34.076°S 18.573°E / -34.076; 18.573
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceMitchells Plain
Area
 • Total8.22 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total758
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African7.7%
 • Coloured88.4%
 • White1.6%
 • Other2.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans69.5%
 • English21.9%
 • Xhosa4.7%
 • Other4.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7798
PO box
7788

Strandfontein is a seaside resort 8 km east of Muizenberg, on the northern shore of False Bay in the City of Cape Town municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It was laid out in 1962. The name is Afrikaans for ‘beach fountain’.[2]

9 miles Surfing Club[edit]

During the Apartheid, only white surfers were allowed to use Muizenberg beach, the colored surfers were chased off the beach. They then had to walk nine miles from there to Strandfontein Pavilion where they could enjoy surfing and where they started the 9 Miles Surfing Club Project.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Strandfontein". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 419.