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Street map of Zonnebloem
Street map of Zonnebloem
Zonnebloem is located in Western Cape
Zonnebloem is located in South Africa
Zonnebloem is located in Africa
 Zonnebloem shown within Western Cape
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
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
 • Total 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,122
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 39.4%
 • Coloured 31.4%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 19.6%
 • Other 7.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 47.1%
 • Afrikaans 26.6%
 • Xhosa 8.5%
 • Zulu 1.6%
 • Other 16.2%
Postal code (street) 7925

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 Cape Town 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.