History of Birkenhead

Province Western Cape
Overberg
Coordinates ; 34°37′0″S “19°19′39″E
Area ; 5.7/km2
Municipality Overstrand

Birkenhead is named after the famous ship that sank just off the Danger point peninsula where the village is situated.
The Birkenhead is famous because of the bravery of the ship’s crew, not one woman or child was lost. The protocol “ women and children first” is said to have originated here.
There is an accompanying legend that says the Birkenhead was also carrying about 3 tones of gold. While many artifacts have been recovered there has been no sign of the gold.

The postal code for Birkenhead is 7220 and the license plate prefix is CEM

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Useful Numbers in Birkenhead

  • Police: Hermanus Police Station-028 313 5300
  • Traffic department: Hermanus Traffic Department-028 313 8111
  • Municipality; Keinmond-028 271 8400
  • 24-Hour Emergency line: 028 313 8000/8111
  • Fire: 028 312 2400
  • `Water:
  • Electricity:
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Gans Baai=028 384 0242
  • Library:Gans Baai-028 384 8346
  • Closest hospital; Gaans Baai clinic-028 384 1917
  • Pharmacy;
  • SPCA: BARC (Birkenhead Animal Rescue Centre)-Gans baai – 0828260631
  • Schools: See Gansbaai
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