Mount Ayliff

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Mount Ayliff
Mount Ayliff is located in South Africa
Mount Ayliff
Mount Ayliff
 Mount Ayliff shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°48′33″S 29°22′01″E / 30.80917°S 29.36694°E / -30.80917; 29.36694Coordinates: 30°48′33″S 29°22′01″E / 30.80917°S 29.36694°E / -30.80917; 29.36694
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Alfred Nzo
Municipality Umzimvubu
 • Total 3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,367
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.2%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 91.5%
 • English 2.9%
 • Zulu 1.4%
 • Other 4.2%
Postal code (street) 4735
PO box 4735
Area code 039

Mount Ayliff is a small town in the eastern Eastern Cape province of South Africa, near that province's border with KwaZulu-Natal. In the census of 2011, its population was recorded as being 5,367 people, of whom 98% described themselves as "Black African", and 91.5% spoke Xhosa as their first language.[2]

Mount Ayliff is located in the Umzimvubu Local Municipality, which is part of the Alfred Nzo District Municipality; it is the location of the headquarters of the latter.[3]

Xesibeland, the traditional region of the Xesibe people, was located around Mount Ayliff. The Xesbe (one of the Xhosa groups) was led by Chief Jojo; Jojo today is the royal family and still the leading family in Mount Ayliff.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mount Ayliff". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mount Ayliff". Census 2001. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Contact information: Alfred Nzo District Municipality". Government Communication and Information System. Retrieved 30 April 2011.