History of Chatsworth

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates:33°32′46″S 18°34′58″E
Area:1.23 km2
Municipality: Swartland

Chatsworth, part of the greater Malmesbury was proclaimed as a town in the 1800s when the Methodist Episcopal church from America started a church in the area. The Cape government did not get involved in supplying services to the town so the utilities became the responsibility of the Malmesbury Divisional Council. There were about 1300 plots along sand roads. about 100 of these were sold to overseas buyers by a con man who led them to believe they were buying prime land in Cape Town. Most of these owners never settled in Chatsworth. The contact details of these buyers were lost over time so consequently, rates and taxes were not paid for over 100 years. The land was auctioned and purchased by the Swartland municipality where they established a housing project. The infrastructure is currently being upgraded.

The postcode for Chatsworth is 7354

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Useful Numbers in Chatsworth

  • Police: Malmesbury-022 482 7500
  • Municipality;022 487 9400
  • Emergency after-hours number: 022 487 9479.
  • Traffic department:022 487 9400 / 17 (Malmesbury)
  • Fire: (022) 482-2996
  • Water: 022 487 9400
  • Electricity: 022 487 9400
  • Ambulance:10177
  • Post office;
  • Library: Malmesbury Public Library-022 487 9439
  • Closest hospital; Chatsworth Clinic-022 481 3288
  • Pharmacy;
  • Tourism Bureau: 022 487 2989
  • SPCA: Swaartland-022 492 2781
  • Schools:
  • Chatsworth Ame Primary School- 022 481 3673
  • Riverlands Primary School-022 486 5907                                                                                    [/vc_column_text]
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