Cato Ridge

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Cato Ridge
Cato Ridge is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Cato Ridge
Cato Ridge
Cato Ridge is located in South Africa
Cato Ridge
Cato Ridge
Coordinates: 29°42′58″S 30°36′58″E / 29.716°S 30.616°E / -29.716; 30.616Coordinates: 29°42′58″S 30°36′58″E / 29.716°S 30.616°E / -29.716; 30.616
CountrySouth Africa
 • Total20.18 km2 (7.79 sq mi)
 • Total3,874
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African92.2%
 • Coloured1.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White5.4%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu78.5%
 • English7.2%
 • Afrikaans4.1%
 • Xhosa3.0%
 • Other7.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
Area code031

Cato Ridge is a town near Durban in the Natal province of South Africa.

Village some 30 km south-east of Pietermaritzburg, near the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Named after George Christopher Cato (1814-1893), the first mayor of Durban.[2]

Georgedale which is part of Cato Ridge was the birthplace of James Mpanza who became known as the "Father of Soweto".[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Cato Ridge". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 113.
  3. ^ Mandela, ed. by: E.J. Verwey ; forew. by: Nelson (1995). New dictionary of South African biography (1st ed.). Pretoria: HSRC Publishers. p. 187. ISBN 0796916489.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)