Vanderkloof

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Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof is located in Northern Cape
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof is located in South Africa
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof is located in Africa
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof
 Vanderkloof shown within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°0′S 24°44′E / 30.000°S 24.733°E / -30.000; 24.733Coordinates: 30°0′S 24°44′E / 30.000°S 24.733°E / -30.000; 24.733
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Renosterberg
Area[1]
 • Total 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,228
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 17.8%
 • Coloured 45.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 35.2%
 • Other 1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 90.1%
 • English 3.1%
 • Xhosa 3.1%
 • Tswana 1.7%
 • Other 2.0%
Postal code (street) 8771
PO box 8771
Area code 053

Vanderkloof is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is located on the Orange River and near the Rolfontein Nature Reserve.

Village on the site of the Vanderkloof Dam, (formerly the P.K. le Roux Dam), 9 km north-east of Petrusville. It was established to house the labour force constructing the dam. The name is derived from the surname of Petrus J van der Walt, and a ravine (Afrikaans kloof) in the vicinity.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vanderkloof". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 453.