Infanta, Western Cape

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The village of Infanta
The village of Infanta
Infanta is located in Western Cape
Infanta is located in South Africa
Infanta is located in Africa
 Infanta shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°25′S 20°51′E / 34.417°S 20.850°E / -34.417; 20.850Coordinates: 34°25′S 20°51′E / 34.417°S 20.850°E / -34.417; 20.850
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Swellendam
 • Total 20.45 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 90
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 8.9%
 • Coloured 21.1%
 • White 70.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 50.0%
 • English 46.7%
 • S. Ndebele 1.1%
 • Sotho 1.1%
 • Other 1.1%

Infanta is a settlement in Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Seaside resort at the estuary of the Breede River, at St Sebastian Bay, some 80 km south-east of Swellendam. Takes its name from Cape Infanta several kilometres to the south, and from its situation on the Breede River.[2] The cape was in turn probably named after captain João Infante, who commanded one of Bartolomeu Dias's caravels.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Infanta". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter Edmund (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Johannesburg: Human Science Research Council. p. 223.  (public domain)