History of Eerste Rivier

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°0′S 18°43′E
Area: 5.86 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Eerste Rivier, meaning “First River” is a suburb of Cape Town within the Oosteberg subregion on the Cape Flats. Eerste River was a Station along the Cape Town, Wellington and Docks Railway line. It was most likely established as a Village when the Railway Line from Cape Town reached Eerste River in 1862. The Village of Eerste Rivier is an important road junction between Cape Town, Bellville, Stellenbosch, and Somerset West.

 

The suburb began as a series of farms in the area, it grew quickly after the 1980s when people settled there. Eerste River included several other suburbs such as Delft and Blackheath but these were later given their own municipalities.

The postcode for Eerste River is 7100

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Useful Numbers in Eerste Rivier

  • Police: Saps Kleinvlei-021 902 8300
  • Municipality;Kuilsrivier Municipality-021 400 2355
  • Traffic department: Kuilsrivier Traffic Department-021 815 3402
  • Fire: Kuilsrivier Traffic Department-021 815 3402
  • Water:0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance:10177
  • Post office;Eersterivier Post Office-021 904 1385
  • Closest hospital;Eerste Rivier Hospital-ER-021 902 8000
  • Eerste River Clinic-021 444 7144
  • Library: Eerste River Library-021 444 7671
  • Bosasa community centre:
  • Eerste river multi-purpose centre 021 444 7493
  • Pharmacy;Eerste River Hospital Pharmacy-021 902 8035
  • Schools; Eersterivier Secondary School – 074 640 5725
    Beverly park primary – 021 906 1780
    Blackheath primary – 021 905 2200
    Forest Heights – 021 904 1644
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