Kidd's Beach

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Kidd's Beach
Kidd's Beach is located in Eastern Cape
Kidd's Beach
Kidd's Beach
Kidd's Beach is located in South Africa
Kidd's Beach
Kidd's Beach
Coordinates: 33°09′00″S 27°41′42″E / 33.150°S 27.695°E / -33.150; 27.695Coordinates: 33°09′00″S 27°41′42″E / 33.150°S 27.695°E / -33.150; 27.695
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
MunicipalityBuffalo City
 • Total2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
 • Total499
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.2%
 • Coloured1.2%
 • White75.4%
 • Other1.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English63.7%
 • Xhosa19.8%
 • Afrikaans14.2%
 • Sotho1.4%
 • Other0.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code043

Kidd's Beach is a small coastal resort, situated on the Mkhanzi River about 28 kilometres from East London, South Africa.[2] The name "Mkhanzi" is derived from the Xhosa word "umkhanzi", which means "bulrush", or "Typha capensis".[3] Kidd's Beach was named after Charles Kidd, who was mayor of nearby King William's Town in the 1860s.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kidd's Beach". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "4x4 near Kidd's Beach". Nightjar Travel. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ Mini, B.M. & Tshabe, S.L. (eds). 2003. The Greater Dictionary of IsiXhosa. Volume 2. Alice: University of Fort Hare. p. 50.
  4. ^ "R347, Places, Regional Routes, Main Routes". SA Travel Directory. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013.