Loerie, Eastern Cape

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Loerie is located in Eastern Cape
 Loerie shown within Eastern Cape
Loerie is located in South Africa
Loerie (South Africa)
Loerie is located in Africa
Loerie (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°52′23″S 25°01′48″E / 33.873°S 25.030°E / -33.873; 25.030Coordinates: 33°52′23″S 25°01′48″E / 33.873°S 25.030°E / -33.873; 25.030
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kouga
 • Total 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,787
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 37.7%
 • Coloured 59.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 1.7%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 67.0%
 • Xhosa 28.2%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 6370
PO box 6370
Area code 042

Loerie (Loerieheuwel is a township situated in Loerie) is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement some 25 km north-east of Jeffreys Bay and 11 km north-north-west of the mouth of the Gamtoos River. Said to take its name from the loeries or louries, a turaco species (Tauraco corythaix) occurring here.[2]

Loerie had a railway station on the Avontuur Railway which closed in 2011.

In 1930, the Eastern Province Cement Company opened a limestone quarry and built a 14 km cableway to transport the stone to the Loerie railway station where it was transhipped to the Avontuur Railway to be processed in a cement factory near Port Elizabeth.[3]


  • Loerie Quo Vadis, 'n Kultuur Historiese Oorsig, deur Theo Vosloo. p. 5