Abbotsford, Johannesburg

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Abbotsford is located in Gauteng
Abbotsford is located in South Africa
Abbotsford is located in Africa
 Abbotsford shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°08′35″S 28°03′58″E / 26.143°S 28.066°E / -26.143; 28.066Coordinates: 26°08′35″S 28°03′58″E / 26.143°S 28.066°E / -26.143; 28.066
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1902
 • Total 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 388
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.8%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 4.4%
 • White 57.5%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 67.4%
 • Zulu 9.3%
 • Tswana 6.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 3.3%
 • Other 13.9%
Postal code (street) 5241

Abbotsford is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. This suburb lies north-east of the Johannesburg CBD next to Oaklands, Highlands North and Melrose. It is located in Region E.


It was established in 1902 and the suburb is named after Sir Walter Scott's house called Abbotsford a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed.[2]

In the early 2000s prominent public figures Hazel Crane and Brett Kebble were murdered in the suburb.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Abbotsford". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501. 
  3. ^ IOL 13 November 2003 :Kebble and Hazel Crane murdered in same area