Elands Bay

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Elands Bay
Baboon Point, Elands Bay
Baboon Point, Elands Bay
Elands Bay is located in Western Cape
Elands Bay
Elands Bay
Elands Bay is located in South Africa
Elands Bay
Elands Bay
Coordinates: 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°E / -32.300; 18.317Coordinates: 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°E / -32.300; 18.317
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
 • Total3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
 • Total1,525
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African30.6%
 • Coloured60.1%
 • Indian/Asian1.4%
 • White7.5%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans74.7%
 • Xhosa17.1%
 • English4.0%
 • Other4.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
Area code022

Elands Bay is a town in South Africa, situated in the Western Cape Province, on the Atlantic Ocean, at 32°18′S 18°19′E / 32.300°S 18.317°E / -32.300; 18.317. The town is located about 220 kilometres (two and a half hours drive) north from Cape Town. It is a world class surfing location and is also noted for its caves, which have a number of rock paintings.[2]

In 2009, Heritage Western Cape declared the Elands Bay Cave and most of Baboon Point (Cape Deseada), on which it is located, as a provincial heritage site.[3] Eland's Bay along with much of this coastline is an "important" bird habitat. The local wetland, Verlorenvlei, is a Ramsar wetland.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Elands Bay". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Parkington, John (1981). Pattern of the past: studies in honour of David Clarke. Cambridge University Press. pp. 341–57. ISBN 0-521-22763-1.
  3. ^ Provincial Notice 4619,Province of the Western Cape Provincial Gazette, No. 6621, Cape Town: 9 April 2009, p.549

External links[edit]

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