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
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 Fresnaye shown within Western Cape
Location within Cape Town
Fresnaye is located in Cape Town
Fresnaye
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Fresnaye is located in South Africa
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Fresnaye (South Africa)
Fresnaye is located in Africa
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Fresnaye (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Government
 • Type Metropolitan Council
Ward 54
 • Councillor Beverley Schäfer [1] (DA)
Area[2]
 • Total 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,011
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 9.5%
 • Coloured 4.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 83.1%
 • Other 2.6%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • English 81.2%
 • Afrikaans 9.8%
 • Xhosa 1.8%
 • Other 7.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.