Bergvliet

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Bergvliet
Bergvliet is located in South Africa
Bergvliet
Bergvliet
 Bergvliet shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°2′45″S 18°27′15″E / 34.04583°S 18.45417°E / -34.04583; 18.45417Coordinates: 34°2′45″S 18°27′15″E / 34.04583°S 18.45417°E / -34.04583; 18.45417
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,428
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 5.0%
 • Coloured 6.2%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 86.3%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 91.5%
 • Afrikaans 5.9%
 • Other 2.6%
Postal code (street) 7945
PO box 7864
Area code 021

Bergvliet is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Bergvliet, which means " Mountain Streamlet " in Afrikaans, is bordered by Retreat, Meadowridge, Kreupelbosch, Tokai, and Heathfield.

Bergvliet is home to three schools: Bergvliet High School, Bergvliet Primary School, and Sweet Valley Primary School. All three of these schools were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

History[edit]

Bergvliet was formerly a large farm owned by Simon van der Stel. The original farmhouse of Cape Dutch design still stands on a large property on the Western border of Bergvliet. The Bergvliet Farm, as it is known, is a very beautiful place with a small natural pond which is also a tiny bird sanctuary. The farm is also a favorite dog walking and running location. The original farm was made into a residential suburb for returning South African servicemen from World War II.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the population of Bergvliet was 4,428. The following tables show various demographic data about Bergvliet from that census.[2]

Gender
Gender Population %
Female 2 313 52.28%
Male 2 115 47.74%
Ethnic Group
Group Population %
White 3 820 86.3%
Coloured 274 6.2%
Black African 222 5.0%
Indian/Asian 47 1.0%
Home Language
Language Population %
English 3 653 93.62%
Afrikaans 169 4.33%
Xhosa 21 0.54%
Other African languages 6 0.15%
Other languages 54 1.38%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bergvliet". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bergvliet". City of Cape Town - Census 2011. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 17 April 2013.