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Gonubie is located in Eastern Cape
Gonubie is located in South Africa
Gonubie is located in Africa
 Gonubie shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°56′35″S 28°00′29″E / 32.943°S 28.008°E / -32.943; 28.008Coordinates: 32°56′35″S 28°00′29″E / 32.943°S 28.008°E / -32.943; 28.008
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
 • Total 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,471
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 26.7%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 68.5%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 56.6%
 • Afrikaans 20.5%
 • Xhosa 19.7%
 • Other 3.2%
Postal code (street) 5256
PO box 5256
Area code 043

Gonubie is a town in Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Seaside town at the mouth of the Gqunube (Gonubie) River, 21 km north-east of East London. The name is said to be derived from Khoekhoen and to mean 'bramble river', after Royena growing there.[2]

About Gonubie[edit]

Gonubie has about 11,500 residents, who reside in the lower income area of Mzamomhle, the middle income area of Riegerton Park, and the majority of the residents residing in the middle to upper income bracket avenues and streets. Gonubie has 18 avenues and 12 streets. There is also the lavish riverside area, which is a popular tourist destination. Gonubie main beach is a beautiful sandy beach with a boardwalk of international standard. In 2010/11 Gonubie Beach was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag beach award. The river serves as a great place for activities such as canoeing and kayaking.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Gonubie". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 183.