Bergvliet

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Bergvliet
Bergvliet Road
Bergvliet Road
Bergvliet is located in Western Cape
Bergvliet
Bergvliet
Bergvliet is located in South Africa
Bergvliet
Bergvliet
Bergvliet is located in Africa
Bergvliet
Bergvliet
 Bergvliet shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°2′45″S 18°27′15″E / 34.04583°S 18.45417°E / -34.04583; 18.45417Coordinates: 34°2′45″S 18°27′15″E / 34.04583°S 18.45417°E / -34.04583; 18.45417
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,428
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 5.0%
 • Coloured 6.2%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 86.3%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 91.5%
 • Afrikaans 5.9%
 • Other 2.6%
Postal code (street) 7945
PO box 7864
Area code 021

Bergvliet is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Bergvliet, which means " Mountain Streamlet " in Afrikaans, is bordered by Retreat, Meadowridge, Tokai, and Heathfield.

Bergvliet is home to three schools: Bergvliet High School, Bergvliet Primary School, and Sweet Valley Primary School. All three of these schools were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s. There is a very active neighbourhood watch called BKM which stands for Bergvliet, Kreupelbosch and Meadowridge which has grown to include other neighbourhoods over the years. The rate payers association BMRA is also very active and fights to protect and develop the area. The suburb is close to good hospitals and shopping centers.

History[edit]

Bergvliet was formerly a large farm owned by Simon van der Stel which was originally a part of the original Constantia farm. The original farmhouse of Cape Dutch design still stands on a large property on the Western border of Bergvliet. The Bergvliet Farm, as it is known, is a very beautiful place with a small natural pond which is also a tiny bird sanctuary. The farm is also a favorite dog walking and running location. The original farm was made into a residential suburb for returning South African servicemen from World War II.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the population of Bergvliet was 4,428. The following tables show various demographic data about Bergvliet from that census.[2]

Gender
Gender Population %
Female 2 313 52.28%
Male 2 115 47.74%
Ethnic Group
Group Population %
White 3 820 86.3%
Coloured 274 6.2%
Black African 222 5.0%
Indian/Asian 47 1.0%
Home Language
Language Population %
English 3 653 93.62%
Afrikaans 169 4.33%
Xhosa 21 0.54%
Other African languages 6 0.15%
Other languages 54 1.38%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bergvliet". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bergvliet". City of Cape Town - Census 2011. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 17 April 2013.