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Joubertina is located in Eastern Cape
Joubertina is located in South Africa
Joubertina is located in Africa
 Joubertina shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°49′30″S 23°51′28″E / 33.82500°S 23.85778°E / -33.82500; 23.85778Coordinates: 33°49′30″S 23°51′28″E / 33.82500°S 23.85778°E / -33.82500; 23.85778
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kou-Kamma
Established 1907
 • Total 8.20 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,752
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 16.8%
 • Coloured 73.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 9.0%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 87.6%
 • Xhosa 6.4%
 • English 3.2%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 6410
PO box 6410
Area code 042

Joubertina is a small town in the Kou-Kamma Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town on the Wabooms River in the Langkloof, some 50 km north-west of Assegaaibos, 70 km south-east of Avontuur and 213 km from Port Elizabeth. Joubertina was founded and introduced into the Langkloof community in 1907. Having secured a portion of the farm Onzer, in between the villages of Krakeel and Twee Riviere (both founded in 1765), a property development was launched there under the initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church. As the sale of erven around a newly erected church building gradually got underway in 1907, the future town was named in honour of W A Joubert, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Uniondale between 1878 and 1893.[2]

Joubertina is located on the R62 road in the Langkloof valley, approximately 5km west of Twee Riviere, near the western extreme of the Eastern Cape.

The town has a station on the narrow gauge avontuur railway.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Joubertina". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 232. 

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