Coffee Bay

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Coffee Bay
Koffiebaai
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is located in South Africa
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
 Coffee Bay shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°58′S 29°09′E / 31.967°S 29.150°E / -31.967; 29.150Coordinates: 31°58′S 29°09′E / 31.967°S 29.150°E / -31.967; 29.150
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality King Sabata Dalindyebo
Established 1874
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 258
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 73.0%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • White 20.8%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 65.5%
 • English 22.9%
 • Afrikaans 7.4%
 • Other 4.3%
PO box 5082
Area code 047

Coffee Bay (Afrikaans: Koffiebaai) is a small town situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located about 250 kilometres south of the city of Durban[2] and has a population of 258 people.[3]

The town is named after the hundreds of coffee trees which grew from beans either scattered by a shipwreck or by plunderers.[4] A holiday resort in Tembuland is located 80km south-east of Viedgesville. It can be reached via a turn-off from the N2 highway.

The Mthatha River has its mouth at Coffee Bay.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Coffee Bay". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ship sinking in rough seas". The Milwaukee Journal. 4 August 1991. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Mary; Armstrong, Kate (2006). South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Lonely Planet. p. 287. ISBN 1-74059-970-5. 
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 120. 
  5. ^ Mthatha River System - 2008

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