Maitland, Cape Town
An aerial view of the railway lines running through Maitland towards the East of Cape Town.
|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)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||41.7%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||7405|
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. 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.