Street map of Zonnebloem
|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|Main Place||Cape Town|
|• Total||1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||39.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||7925|
It was a farming estate until the early 19th century, when it became a suburb of Cape Town as the population and city boundaries grew. Zonnebloem became a home to freed slaves, merchants, labourers and immigrants. During apartheid, the area of District Six was declared a white-only area and the previous residents were evicted.
The suburb hosts the Cape Town Campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.