Bertrams, Gauteng

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Bertrams is located in Gauteng
Bertrams is located in South 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
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
 • Total3,906
 • Density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African77.1%
 • Coloured7.6%
 • Indian/Asian3.4%
 • White10.7%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu21.3%
 • English16.9%
 • Afrikaans11.4%
 • Southern Ndebele7.5%
 • Other42.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

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.