Infanta, Western Cape

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The village of Infanta
The village of Infanta
Infanta is located in South Africa
 Infanta shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°25′S 20°51′E / 34.417°S 20.850°E / -34.417; 20.850Coordinates: 34°25′S 20°51′E / 34.417°S 20.850°E / -34.417; 20.850
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Swellendam
 • Total 20.45 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 90
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 8.9%
 • Coloured 21.1%
 • White 70.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 50.0%
 • English 46.7%
 • S. Ndebele 1.1%
 • Sotho 1.1%
 • Other 1.1%

Infanta is a settlement in Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Seaside resort at the estuary of the Breede River, at St Sebastian Bay, some 80km south-east of Swellendam. Takes its name from Cape Infanta several kilometres to the south, and from its situation on the Breede River.[2] The cape was in turn probably named after captain João Infante, who commanded one of Bartolomeu Dias's caravels.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Infanta". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter Edmund (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Johannesburg: Human Science Research Council. p. 223.  (public domain)