Fresnaye, Cape Town

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Fresnaye
Fresnaye and Sea Point as seen from Lion's Head which surrounds the suburb on the East. Sea Point is to the North and the West separating the suburb from the Atlantic Ocean.
Fresnaye and Sea Point as seen from Lion's Head which surrounds the suburb on the East. Sea Point is to the North and the West separating the suburb from the Atlantic Ocean.
Fresnaye is located in Western Cape
Fresnaye
Fresnaye
Fresnaye is located in South Africa
Fresnaye
Fresnaye
Coordinates: 33°55′30″S 18°23′15″E / 33.92500°S 18.38750°E / -33.92500; 18.38750Coordinates: 33°55′30″S 18°23′15″E / 33.92500°S 18.38750°E / -33.92500; 18.38750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan Council
Ward 54
 • CouncillorBeverley Schäfer [1] (DA)
Area
 • Total0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total2,011
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African9.5%
 • Coloured4.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White83.1%
 • Other2.6%
First languages (2011)
 • English81.2%
 • Afrikaans9.8%
 • Xhosa1.8%
 • Other7.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8005

Fresnaye is one of Cape Town's most affluent suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and Sea Point, a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town's Central Business District (CBD).

History[edit]

Fresnaye was originally an Estate of 200 acres, acquired in the early 1800's, and belonging to Ryk Le Sueur, a barrister, and French aristocrat from Bayeux in Normandy and descendant of the French Huguenots. The original name was Winterslust, and the farmhouse was at that time, the only building on the mountain slopes, other than Heeren Huis near Bantry Bay, built in 1776. Fresnaye was set in vineyards and orchards, and referred to as "A Garden of Eden" at the time.

The suburbs street names reflect it's French heritage to this day.

Geography[edit]

Fresnaye is set on the slopes of Lion’s Head on the East and between Sea Point and Bantry Bay to the suburb's North West and South West respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillor Details: Beverley Schäfer". City of Cape Town. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Fresnaye". Census 2011.