Van Reenen

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For use as a surname, see Van Reenen (surname).
Van Reenen
Llandaff Oratory in Van Reenen
Llandaff Oratory in Van Reenen
Van Reenen is located in South Africa
Van Reenen
Van Reenen
 Van Reenen shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°22′34″S 29°22′52″E / 28.376°S 29.381°E / -28.376; 29.381Coordinates: 28°22′34″S 29°22′52″E / 28.376°S 29.381°E / -28.376; 29.381
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Uthukela
Municipality Emnambithi/Ladysmith
 • Total 0.48 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation 1,680 m (5,510 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 78
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African 73.1%
 • Indian/Asian 11.5%
 • White 15.4%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Zulu 46.2%
 • Sotho 26.9%
 • English 23.1%
 • Afrikaans 3.8%
PO box 3372
Area code 058

Van Reenen is a settlement in Uthukela District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is located on the N3 national road at the top of Van Reenen's Pass on the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. The town is named after Frans van Reenen, original owner of the farm where Van Reenen was established and planner of the route of the Van Reenen's Pass.[2]


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