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District Six
Street map of Zonnebloem
Street map of Zonnebloem
Zonnebloem is located in Western Cape
Street map of Zonnebloem
Zonnebloem is located in South Africa
Zonnebloem (South Africa)
Coordinates: 33°55′52″S 18°25′59″E / 33.931°S 18.433°E / -33.931; 18.433Coordinates: 33°55′52″S 18°25′59″E / 33.931°S 18.433°E / -33.931; 18.433
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
 • Total1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
 • Total5,122
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African39.4%
 • Coloured31.4%
 • Indian/Asian2.2%
 • White19.6%
 • Other7.4%
First languages (2011)
 • English47.1%
 • Afrikaans26.6%
 • Xhosa8.5%
 • Zulu1.6%
 • Other16.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Zonnebloem (Dutch for sunflower)[2] is a suburb in City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa, previously part of District Six.

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.[3] 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 District Six Campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Zonnebloem". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Zonnebloem Information". WhereToStay. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "District Six". The Crossings Project. Devon County Council. Retrieved 4 February 2014.