Kylemore, Western Cape

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Kylemore
The town seen from the Groot Drakenstein mountains
The town seen from the Groot Drakenstein mountains
Kylemore is located in Western Cape
Kylemore
Kylemore
Kylemore is located in South Africa
Kylemore
Kylemore
Kylemore is located in Africa
Kylemore
Kylemore
Coordinates: 33°55′S 18°57′E / 33.917°S 18.950°E / -33.917; 18.950Coordinates: 33°55′S 18°57′E / 33.917°S 18.950°E / -33.917; 18.950
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictCape Winelands
MunicipalityStellenbosch
Area
 • Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,328
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African4.9%
 • Coloured91.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White2.2%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans94.6%
 • English2.7%
 • Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7600
PO box
7608

Kylemore is a village in the Western Cape of South Africa. It is located in the Cape Winelands, within Helshoogte Pass on the route from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek.

With a population of 4000+ people, the community is largely dependent on employment in the bigger towns, predominantly Stellenbosch, Paarl, and greater Cape Town. The adjacent farms provide seasonal jobs to farm labourers and students during the harvest season.

The town is surrounded by mountains and rivers, with walking trails into the neighboring countryside.[citation needed][2] Rugby is the most popular sport in the village. After producing two Springboks in Ivan Jacobs and Herschel Jantjies, the local rugby club's numbers rose more than 100%.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kylemore". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Kylemore Information".