Tweeriviere

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Twee Riviere
Twee Riviere is located in South Africa
Twee Riviere
Twee Riviere
 Twee Riviere shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°49′44″S 23°52′52″E / 33.829°S 23.881°E / -33.829; 23.881Coordinates: 33°49′44″S 23°52′52″E / 33.829°S 23.881°E / -33.829; 23.881
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Kou-Kamma
Area[1]
 • Total 2.72 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 485
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 77.9%
 • English 8.5%
 • Xhosa 6.8%
 • Tswana 2.1%
 • Other 4.8%
PO box 6411

Twee Riviere (accepted spelling) is a town in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is located in the Langkloof - Afrikaans for 'long valley' - a few kilometres east-south-east of Joubertina. Afrikaans for ‘two rivers’, it takes its name from two rivers which rise in the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the south and flow through it.[2] Like so many other rivers in the Langkloof, these modest streams head inland for a considerable distance, before joining larger watercourses and gradually turning coastward.

The village of Twee Riviere is one of the earliest communities in the Langkloof, the original farm having been surveyed and registered under that name already on 14 February 1765. The close, valley geography soon gave rise to a notable concentration of dwellings and households, which in time assumed the beginnings of a village.

Today, around one hundred and twelve families reside in this historic and scenic village, which is in part characterized by a prevalence of homesteading families, many of whom favour a homeschooling education.

While agriculture, and apple production in particular, remains its economic backbone, Twee Riviere is also home to other features of interest, such as the campus of The South African Institute for Conservation and the Skrijwershoek Autumn Arboretum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sub Place Twee Riviere". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 441.