Bertrams, Gauteng

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Bertrams is located in Gauteng
 Bertrams shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Bertrams is located in Greater Johannesburg
Bertrams is located in South Africa
Bertrams (South Africa)
Bertrams is located in Africa
Bertrams (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°11′34″S 28°3′58″E / 26.19278°S 28.06611°E / -26.19278; 28.06611Coordinates: 26°11′34″S 28°3′58″E / 26.19278°S 28.06611°E / -26.19278; 28.06611
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1889
 • Total 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,906
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.1%
 • Coloured 7.6%
 • Indian/Asian 3.4%
 • White 10.7%
 • Other 1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 21.3%
 • English 16.9%
 • Afrikaans 11.4%
 • Southern Ndebele 7.5%
 • Other 42.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2094

Bertrams is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb found on the eastern edge of the Johannesburg central business district (CBD), tucked between the suburbs of New Doornfontein and Lorentzville, with Troyeville to the south. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.


The suburb was founded on one of the original farms on the Witwatersrand, after a strip of land was sold from the farm Doornfontein.[2]:158 The suburb was named after its real estate developer Robertson Fuller Bertrams.[2]:156[3] It was proclaimed a suburb on 16 August 1889 and was initially called Bertramstown.[3]

Present suburb[edit]

Bertrams is a clean and friendly neighbourhood, close to Ellis Park Stadium. With amenities including the swimming pool and the University of Johannesburg within this locality. Bertrams borders central Johannesburg or "Town" but is suburban enough to maintain its calm and pleasant atmosphere while being close to it and easy to access. Unemployment is high in this council owned area but there is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Everything you need is in Bertrams and if you cannot find what you want there just pop into town and try your luck there.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bertrams". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318. 
  3. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.