History of Franskraalstrand

Province: Western Cape
Overberg
Coordinates:34°36′36″S 19°23′15″E
Area:2.50 km2
Municipality: Overstrand

This beautiful village is on the shore near Gansbaai. The beach stretches all the way from Kleinbaai to the main beach at Gansbaai at the outlet of the Uilenkraalsmond estuary. It was named after Frans who was a shepherd working for Piet van de Byl, a landowner in the area during the 1930s.

The postal code for Franskraalstrand is 7220

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.Things to see and do in Franskraalstrand:

  • Strandveld Museum is owned privately by historian Jan Fourie. With a treasure chest of relics, it is worth a visit. The museum even contains some artifacts of HMS Birkenhead.
  • 5 km Parkrun Groeneweide Farm Saturdays 8.00 am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Useful Numbers in Franskraalstrand

  • Gaansbaai after hours emergency 028 3138111
  • Police: SAPS Gaansbaai 028 384 0201
  • Traffic department: 028 384 8339
  • Fire: 028 313 8980 or 028 312 2400
  • Water:
  • Electricity: Gaansbaai municipality 028 384 8300
  • Ambulance: 101777
  • Post office; Gaansbaai post office 0283840010
  • Library: Gaansbaai library 028 384 8300
  • Closest hospital; Gaansbaai clinic 028 384 1917
  • Provincial hospital 028 3121166 028 384 1917
  • Pharmacy;
  • SPCA: barc animal welfare 083 742 3903
  • Schools: Gaansbaai primary.-028 384 0061
  • Museum; Strandveld museum 028 384 1439[/vc_column_text]
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