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Kraaifontein is located in Western Cape
Kraaifontein is located in South Africa
Kraaifontein is located in Africa
 Kraaifontein shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°50′39″S 18°41′55″E / 33.84417°S 18.69861°E / -33.84417; 18.69861Coordinates: 33°50′39″S 18°41′55″E / 33.84417°S 18.69861°E / -33.84417; 18.69861
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
 • Total 30.82 km2 (11.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 154,615
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 43.3%
 • Coloured 40.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 14.4%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 45.4%
 • Xhosa 33.4%
 • English 14.0%
 • Sotho 2.5%
 • Other 4.7%
Postal code (street) 7570
PO box 7569
Area code +27 (0)21

Kraaifontein is a suburb of Cape Town, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It is located in the city's northern suburbs and flanks the N1 Highway towards Paarl and Worcester to the north and south. It comprises several residential areas namely Windsor Park, Scottsville, Peerless Park, Eikendal, Belmont Park, Bonny Brook and Uitzicht.

Kraaifontein, encompassing the areas of Scottsdene, Wallacedene and Bloekombos, was once a separate municipality before the restructuring of all South African municipalities during the late 90's. These areas, however, are listed as separate suburbs by the City of Cape Town for planning and statistical purposes.[2]

Forming part of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, it is located in its Subcouncil 2 Area named Bergdal.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The Kraaifontein municipal council assumed a coat of arms, registered it with the Cape Provincial Administration in June 1964,[4] had it granted by the provincial administrator in March 1967,[5] and registered it at the Bureau of Heraldry in September 1969.[6]

The arms, designed by Schalk Pienaar, were : Argent, a chevron Gules between in chief two heraldic fountains and in base a bunch of grapes leaved proper (in layman's terms : a silver shield displaying, from top to bottom, two discs divided into wavy white and blue stripes, a red chevron, and a bunch of grapes). The crest was a parson-crow, and the motto Non auro sed virtute. Together the crow (kraai) and the fountains (fonteine) were a pun on the name of the town.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kraaifontein". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Strategic Development, GIS. "City of Cape Town Suburb Index". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  3. ^ GIS, Strategic Development. "Cape Town Subcouncil Profile". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Cape of Good Hope Official Gazette 3245 (26 June 1964).
  5. ^ Cape of Good Hope Official Gazette 3391 (3 March 1967).
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