Maitland, Cape Town

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An aerial view of the railway lines running through Maitland towards the East of Cape Town.
An aerial view of the railway lines running through Maitland towards the East of Cape Town.
Maitland is located in Western Cape
Maitland is located in South Africa
Maitland is located in Africa
 Maitland shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°55′29″S 18°29′13″E / 33.92472°S 18.48694°E / -33.92472; 18.48694Coordinates: 33°55′29″S 18°29′13″E / 33.92472°S 18.48694°E / -33.92472; 18.48694
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
 • Councillor Asa Abrahams (Ward 24) (DA)
Brian Watkyns (Ward 53) (DA)
Derrick America (Ward 56) (DA)
 • Total 3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,782
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 41.7%
 • Coloured 49.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.9%
 • White 2.6%
 • Other 4.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 58.0%
 • Afrikaans 16.5%
 • Xhosa 3.8%
 • Zulu 1.0%
 • Other 20.7%
Postal code (street) 7405[2]
PO box 7404

Maitland is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa.

Maitland is situated along a number of important transport networks connecting the Cape Town city bowl to the rest of the city. The most important being the railway line that runs through the middle of the suburb and the N1 that is situated on its northern boundary. The area has always been an important transport hub for the city. In 1845 one of the first roads from Stellenbosch through the Maitland area was completed.[3] This effectively connected Cape Town to the rest of Africa as at the time the dunes of the Cape Flats prevented much traffic between the two locations.


Maitland lies to the north of Pinelands, south of Brooklyn, east of Salt River and to the west of Kensinton

Local Schools[edit]

  • Maitland High school[4]
  • Holy Cross high School
  • Koeberg Primary school[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The Standard Hotel located in Maitland was featured in the 2012 film Safe House. It features as one of the "seedy hotels" that the main protagonists seek refuge in.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Maitland". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cape Postal Codes of South Africa". Post. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cape Town History". Capeinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maitland high school". 20 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "maitlandhigh school". 20 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Movie Review: Safe House". Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

A ride from home to Maitland and back