Van Reenen

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Van Reenen
Llandaff Oratory in Van Reenen
Llandaff Oratory in Van Reenen
Van Reenen is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Van Reenen
Van Reenen
Van Reenen is located in South Africa
Van Reenen
Van Reenen
Coordinates: 28°22′34″S 29°22′52″E / 28.376°S 29.381°E / -28.376; 29.381Coordinates: 28°22′34″S 29°22′52″E / 28.376°S 29.381°E / -28.376; 29.381
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityAlfred Duma
 • Total0.48 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
1,680 m (5,510 ft)
 • Total78
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
 • Black African73.1%
 • Indian/Asian11.5%
 • White15.4%
First languages (2001)
 • Zulu46.2%
 • Sotho26.9%
 • English23.1%
 • Afrikaans3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
Area code058

Van Reenen is a settlement in Uthukela District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is located on the N3 national road at the top of Van Reenen's Pass on the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. The town is named after Frans van Reenen, original owner of the farm where Van Reenen was established and planner of the route of the Van Reenen's Pass.[2]

Llandaff Oratory, an eight-seat memorial church built around 1925, is a Heritage Landmark.



  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Van Reenen". Census 2001.
  2. ^ Raper, R.E. Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa).