Hondeklip Bay

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Hondeklip Bay
Hondeklipbaai
Hondeklipbaai
Hondeklipbaai
Hondeklip Bay is located in South Africa
Hondeklip Bay
Hondeklip Bay
 Hondeklip Bay shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°19′S 17°16′E / 30.317°S 17.267°E / -30.317; 17.267Coordinates: 30°19′S 17°16′E / 30.317°S 17.267°E / -30.317; 17.267
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Kamiesberg
Area[1]
 • Total 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 543
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 8.3%
 • Coloured 80.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.5%
 • White 8.8%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.9%
 • English 1.1%
 • Sign language 1.1%
 • Other 0.9%
PO box 8222
Area code 027

Hondeklip Bay (Afrikaans: Hondeklipbaai, which translates as dog stone bay) is a coastal village in the Namakwa district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It lies about 95 km south west of the district capital Springbok.

This village was originally used as a harbour to export copper ore from the mines around Springbok but was later surpassed by Port Nolloth, which had a safer harbour as well as a railway line.

Today Hondeklip Bay is a popular regional holiday destination and serves the fishing and diamond-mining community.

The mouth of the Spoeg River is located about 18 km SSE down the coast from Hondeklip Bay. There are caves of archaeological interest there.[2]

Demographics (2001)[3][edit]

  • Area: 19.68 square kilometres (7.60 sq mi)
  • Population: 540: 27.44 inhabitants per square kilometre (71.1/sq mi)
  • Households: 166: 8.43 per square kilometre (21.8/sq mi)
Gender Population %
Female 259 47.96
Male 281 52.04
Race Population %
Black 36 6.67
White 36 6.67
Coloured 468 86.67
Asian 0 0
First language Population %
IsiZulu 0 0
IsiXhosa 21 3.89
Afrikaans 504 93.33
Sepedi 0 0
Setswana 0 0
English 3 0.56
Sesotho 9 1.67
Xitsonga 0 0
SiSwati 0 0
Tshivenda 0 0
IsiNdebele 0 0
Other 3 0.56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hondeklip Bay". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Hondeklipbaai
  3. ^ [1], Census 2001 — Main Place "Hondeklip Bay"