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Papendorp is located in Western Cape
 Papendorp shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 31°42′S 18°13′E / 31.700°S 18.217°E / -31.700; 18.217Coordinates: 31°42′S 18°13′E / 31.700°S 18.217°E / -31.700; 18.217
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Matzikama

Papendorp is a small village in the Atlantic Ocean coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa. This village belongs to Matzikama Local Municipality.

Papendorp is located by the mouth of the Olifants River and at high tide it is possible to go on a flat-bottomed boat to Lutzville, about 30 km further upriver. Ebenhaezer, a Rhenish mission station established in 1831 is located a few km further inland, by the road between Papendorp and Lutzville.[1] There are salt pans in the area that are exploited commercially. Strandfontein is located a few km south down the coast.[2]


  1. ^ Erasmus, BPJ (1995). On route in South Africa. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 1-86842-026-4. 
  2. ^ Truter, Cornel (1998). West Coast : a tourist guide (2nd ed.). Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. ISBN 9781919713243. 

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