Witsand

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Witsand
Witsand is located in Western Cape
Witsand
Witsand
Witsand is located in South Africa
Witsand
Witsand
Coordinates: 34°23′42″S 20°50′28″E / 34.395°S 20.841°E / -34.395; 20.841Coordinates: 34°23′42″S 20°50′28″E / 34.395°S 20.841°E / -34.395; 20.841
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityHessequa
Area
 • Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total321
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African9.7%
 • Coloured2.2%
 • White87.2%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans72.3%
 • English26.0%
 • Other1.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6666
Area code028

Witsand is a small coastal town at the mouth of the Breede River in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a good fishing area and is widely considered to be the whale nursery of the South African coastline. Witsand has had some of the largest bull sharks caught in the river, although no shark attacks on people to date.[2] It is also popular for kitesurfing and windsurfing due to the summer South-Easter.[citation needed]. Every year Witsand serves as the finish for the Heidelberg to Witsand marathon and half-marathon road running race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Witsand". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Witsand Tourism webpage

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