Three Anchor Bay

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Three Anchor Bay
Suburb of Cape Town
Dutch Reformed Church in Three Anchor Bay
Dutch Reformed Church in Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay is located in Western Cape
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay is located in South Africa
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay
Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
 • Total0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
 • Total2,225
 • Density7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African14.9%
 • Coloured8.9%
 • Indian/Asian3.5%
 • White67.8%
 • Other5.0%
First languages (2011)
 • English67.9%
 • Afrikaans16.4%
 • Xhosa4.3%
 • Zulu1.0%
 • Other10.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
Area code021

Three Anchor Bay is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Small anchorage in Table Bay. The name, first encountered in 1661, possibly refers to anchors securing chains stretched as defence across the bay. The form Drieankerbaai is preferred for official purposes.[2]

Afrikaans language author and poet Ingrid Jonker drowned herself at the nearby beach on July 19, 1965.[3]

The National Sea Rescue Institute is headquartered there.

In the period May 2020 through February 2021 there were 25 apartments sold in the suburb at an average price of R 34361 / m²[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Three Anchor Bay". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 433. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Rapport".
  4. ^ Martin (2021-03-29). "Three Anchor Bay Property Review". Lance Real Estate. Retrieved 2021-03-29.

4. Lance Real Estate Three Anchor Bay Property Review