Province ; Western Cape

Coordinates 33°52′32″S 18°32′27″E
Municipality: City of Cape Town
Area: 4.01 km2

Edgemead is in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Established in 1972 as one of the Garden Cities of South Africa, Garden Cities, managing the layout and environment so the suburb is notable for trees, wide roads and pleasant spaces with accessible amenities. The concept of “garden cities” was started in England in the late 1800s with an aim to build self-contained well-planned townships with adequate space for parks, schools churches etc. Negotiations for the acquisition of a part of the farm Plattekloof at the foot of the Tygerberg hills were concluded in 1967. Houses were built adhering strictly to the principles of Garden cities, ie: quality materials, good design, privacy, space for extensions, attractive exteriors. Houses in Edgemead are mostly modern and attractive with a village/community atmosphere. Some of the streets are named after famous artists and an architect. Anton Anrieth, Thomas Bowler and Louis Thibault

The postal codes for Edgemead are 7441 (streets) and 7407 (boxes)


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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021 559 9400
  • Traffic department: Milnerton 021 550 1312
  • Fire: Milnerton fire dept; 021 400 6949
  • Water: 021 4444 863 Milnerton municipal building Royal Ascot way Milnerton
  • Electricity: 0214444863 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 111 or resq medix 074 173 7283
  • SPCA: Cape town Grassy Park 021 700 4140
  • Schools: Edgemead Primary: 0215581007
    Edgemead High; 021 558 1132
  • Library; 021 444 7352                                                                                                              [/vc_column_text]

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