Vredehoek

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Vredehoek
Vredehoek seen from Signal Hill
Vredehoek seen from Signal Hill
Street map of Vredehoek
Street map of Vredehoek
Vredehoek is located in Western Cape
Vredehoek
Vredehoek
Street map of Vredehoek
Vredehoek is located in South Africa
Vredehoek
Vredehoek
Vredehoek (South Africa)
Coordinates: 33°56′15″S 18°25′30″E / 33.93750°S 18.42500°E / -33.93750; 18.42500Coordinates: 33°56′15″S 18°25′30″E / 33.93750°S 18.42500°E / -33.93750; 18.42500
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
Area
 • Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total3,556
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African8.8%
 • Coloured5.6%
 • Indian/Asian2.0%
 • White80.4%
 • Other3.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English71.1%
 • Afrikaans18.3%
 • Other10.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8001

Vredehoek (Afrikaans: "corner of peace" or "peace corner"[2]) is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa located in the City Bowl, on the slopes of Table Mountain, between Devil's Peak Estate and Oranjezicht. The suburb was proclaimed after the first world war and immigrants from many European countries settled here after peace was declared. It is popular among dual income households, yet to have children[2] and the suburb has been going through an urban revival as older blocks of flats are being replaced with high-quality apartments.[2]

The area has an established Neighbourhood Watch community known as DPV, which includes the adjacent suburb of Devil's Peak Estate.

There are a series of community amenities such as parks, restaurants, cafes, a library and access to walking trails on the Table Mountain for the public in Vredehoek. For grocery shopping most people will visit the Gardens Centre Shopping Mall in neighbouring suburb of Gardens or the Kwikspar on Derry street.

The City Bowl with the suburbs of Devil's Peak Estate, Vredehoek (and the three Disa Park towers in the background), Oranjezicht and The Gardens, with Molteno Dam in the foreground.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Vredehoek". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/vredehoek.php