Waterkloof

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Waterkloof
Waterkloof Village in Waterkloof
Waterkloof Village in Waterkloof
Waterkloof is located in Gauteng
Waterkloof
Waterkloof
 Waterkloof shown within Gauteng
Waterkloof is located in South Africa
Waterkloof
Waterkloof
Waterkloof (South Africa)
Waterkloof is located in Africa
Waterkloof
Waterkloof
Waterkloof (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°46′30″S 28°14′30″E / 25.77500°S 28.24167°E / -25.77500; 28.24167Coordinates: 25°46′30″S 28°14′30″E / 25.77500°S 28.24167°E / -25.77500; 28.24167
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Pretoria
Area[1]
 • Total 3.73 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,820
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.1%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 2.5%
 • White 71.7%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 44.4%
 • English 34.4%
 • Tswana 2.8%
 • Northern Sotho 2.7%
 • Other 15.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 0181
PO box 0145

Waterkloof (Afrikaans for "Water Ravine") is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa, located to the east of the city centre. It is named after the original farm that stood there when Pretoria was founded in the 19th Century.

Waterkloof is a highly sought-after area and has some of the city's most expensive real estate, including hilltop homesteads on Edward and Victoria Streets with views of Pretoria. Like many areas of the city, its streets are lined with jacaranda trees. Many streets are named after British royalty; the main thoroughfares are Crown Avenue, which links Waterkloof with the affluent suburb of Brooklyn to its north, and Albert Street, which runs East-West between the neighbouring areas of Menlo Park and Groenkloof.

Several ambassadorial residences are located in Waterkloof. It is the home of soprano Mimi Coertse, and the location of the upmarket Dube-house in the film Tsotsi. Pretoria Country Club, which has an eighteen-hole golf course, is also located in the area.

Demographics[edit]

According to the South African National Census of 2001, 3,805 people lived in Waterkloof.

76.0% were White, 21.8% Black African, 1.4% Indian or Asian and 0.7% Coloured.

38.6% spoke Afrikaans, 37.5% English, 4.9% Tswana, 4.8% Northern Sotho, 3.1% Sotho, 2.0% Zulu, 1.9% Southern Ndebele, 1.2% Tsonga, 0.7% Xhosa, 0.5% Venda, 0.4% Swazi and 4.5% some other language as their first language.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Waterkloof". Census 2011.