Klipriviersberg

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Klipriviersberg
Klipriviersberg is located in Gauteng
Klipriviersberg
Klipriviersberg
Klipriviersberg is located in South Africa
Klipriviersberg
Klipriviersberg
Coordinates: 26°14′28″S 28°04′37″E / 26.241°S 28.077°E / -26.241; 28.077Coordinates: 26°14′28″S 28°04′37″E / 26.241°S 28.077°E / -26.241; 28.077
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1943
Area
 • Total0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi)
Population
(2001)[1]
 • Total442
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Klipriviersberg is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Klipriviersberg.[2] It was established on part of the farm own by Jan Meyer, a member of the South African Republic's Volksraad and became a suburb 29 June 1943.[2]

Nature Reserve[edit]

Currently known as the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, the area contains several hiking routes along a stream that lead up to natural rock pools in which swimming is allowed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Klipriviersberg". Census 2001.
  2. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.