History of Brooklyn

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 33.9085° S, 18.4813° E
Area: 1.58 km2
Municipality: City of Cape Town

Brooklyn is a suburb on the banks of the Black River, North of Maitland. It lies just West of the Ysterplaat airforce base.
Ysterplaat was originally a civilian airfield known as Maitland Aerodrome. As far back as 1929 African Air Transport opened here. Post the outbreak of the second World war AAT moved to Tempe and the airfield was taken over by the South African Air Force. In the first year since the SAAF took over 790 aircraft were assembled here in Brooklyn. Ysterplaat was upgraded to an Air Force Base in 1968.

The postcode for Brooklyn is 7405

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Useful Numbers in Brooklyn

  • Police: Maitland Police Station-021 506 9400
  • Traffic: (Milnerton Pienaar Traffic & Licencing Department)021 550 1236
  • Fire:021 510 5180
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 012 346 2454
  • Closest hospital; Albow Gardens Clini-021 444 5950
  • Goeie Hoop Daghospitaal-21 511 8606
  • Pharmacy;Koeberg Pharmacy-021 511 6131
  • SPCA:Cape of Good Hope SPCA-021 700 4140
  • Schools:
  • Buren High School -021 511 1912
  • Holy Cross Convent School – 021 511 4337
  • Ysterplaat Primary School-021 511 1493
  • Ysterplaat Junior Primary School- 021 511 1646
  • Museum: South African air force museum 021 508 6561                                                                                                                                                                                                                [/vc_column_text]
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