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Lutzville is located in Western Cape
 Lutzville shown within Western Cape
Lutzville is located in South Africa
Lutzville (South Africa)
Lutzville is located in Africa
Lutzville (Africa)
Coordinates: 31°33′S 18°21′E / 31.550°S 18.350°E / -31.550; 18.350Coordinates: 31°33′S 18°21′E / 31.550°S 18.350°E / -31.550; 18.350
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Matzikama
 • Total 2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,232
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.0%
 • Coloured 75.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 13.4%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 91.4%
 • Xhosa 4.1%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 8165
PO box 8165
Area code 027

Lutzville is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It resides under the Matzikama Local Municipality.

Village 22 km north-west of Vredendal and 45 km west of Vanrhynsdorp. Established in August 1923 as Vlermuisklip, but later (~1950) renamed after its founder, Johan J Lutz.[2]

Lutzville is located next to the Olifants River and at high tide it is possible to navigate in a flat-bottomed boat to Papendorp, about 30 km downstream near the river's mouth.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lutzville". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 286.
  3. ^ Erasmus, BPJ (1995). On route in South Africa. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 1-86842-026-4.