Coffee Bay

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Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is located in Eastern Cape
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is located in South Africa
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is located in Africa
Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay
 Coffee Bay shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 31°59′10″S 29°08′50″E / 31.98611°S 29.14722°E / -31.98611; 29.14722Coordinates: 31°59′10″S 29°08′50″E / 31.98611°S 29.14722°E / -31.98611; 29.14722
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality King Sabata Dalindyebo
Established 1874
 • Total 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 258
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 73.0%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • White 20.8%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 65.5%
 • English 22.9%
 • Afrikaans 7.4%
 • Other 4.3%
PO box 5082
Area code 047

Coffee Bay (Afrikaans: Koffiebaai) is a small town situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located about 250 kilometres south of the city of Durban[2] and has a population of 258 people.[3]

The town is named after the hundreds of coffee trees which grew from beans either scattered by a shipwreck or by plunderers.[4] A holiday resort in Tembuland is located 80km south-east of Viedgesville. It can be reached via a turn-off from the N2 highway.

The Mthatha River has its mouth near Coffee Bay.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Coffee Bay". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ship sinking in rough seas". The Milwaukee Journal. 4 August 1991. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Mary; Armstrong, Kate (2006). South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Lonely Planet. p. 287. ISBN 1-74059-970-5. 
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 120. 
  5. ^ Mthatha River System - 2008 Archived 2016-04-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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