Bergville

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Bergville
Bergville is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Bergville
Bergville
Bergville is located in South Africa
Bergville
Bergville
Coordinates: 28°44′S 29°22′E / 28.733°S 29.367°E / -28.733; 29.367Coordinates: 28°44′S 29°22′E / 28.733°S 29.367°E / -28.733; 29.367
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuThukela
MunicipalityOkhahlamba
Area
 • Total2.74 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,173
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African60.4%
 • Coloured1.3%
 • Indian/Asian14.6%
 • White20.0%
 • Other3.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu39.4%
 • English26.1%
 • Afrikaans16.0%
 • Sign language3.7%
 • Other14.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3350
PO box
3350
Area code036

Bergville is a small town situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established as Bergville Mountain Village in 1897 and is now the commercial centre for a 2,500 km² dairy and cattle ranching area. A blockhouse was built by the British soldiers in the town during the Second Boer War.

Bergville is equidistant from Johannesburg and Durban and is also known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg holiday resorts. It lies on Route R74 which is a more scenic alternative to the N3 Toll Road. This route takes one via the Oliviershoek Pass, traditionally used to access the Drakensberg, from Johannesburg. Bergville is easiest reached from Durban by turning off the N3 after Estcourt, joining the R74 through Winterton towards the mountain.


Other towns in the immediate region include:

Services

  • Emmaus Hospital[2]

Notable residents

  • Zāhid Jadwat - News24 columnist and writer.

Projects in the Bergville Area

  • World Vision[3]
  • Disability Information Project[4]
  • Bergville Community Builders[5][6][7]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sub Place Bergville". Census 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/emmaus/history.htm
  3. ^ http://my.worldvision.org/community-profiles/south-africa/okhahlamba
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://mg.co.za/article/2007-02-28-giving-back-to-the-community
  6. ^ http://www.eie.wits.ac.za/community/bergville-project
  7. ^ http://companies.mybroadband.co.za/spescom/2011/01/19/spescom-cio-viv-crone-wins-saiee-engineer-of-the-year-award/

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