History of Kraaifontein

Province Western Cape
Coordinates ; 33.8473° S, 18.7174° E
Area 30.82 km2
Municipality City of Cape Town

Kraaifontein was established when farmland was subdivided in the area in 1869. Kraai is crow in Afrikaans. A railway station was built on the line that passed through Kraaifontein and it was called Kraaifontein Junction in 1876. By 1877 formal development of the town had begun.
The first school was built in Kraaifontein in 1908. Kraaifontein became a municipality in 1957 with JP Rossouw as the first mayor.
Suburbs of Kraaifonten include Windsor Park, Scottsville, Peerless Park, Eikendal, Scottsdene, Bloekombos, Wallacedene, Belmont Park, Bonny Brook, and Uitzicht.

The postcode for Kraaifontein is 7569 Kraaifontein North is 7572

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021-9805533, 021-9805535
  • Traffic department: 0860 103 089
  • Fire: 021 480 7700
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;021 988 7482
  • Bloekombos community hall : 021 400 3966
  • FF Erasmus Hall:021 400 3966
  • Kraaifontein civic centre:021 400 3966
  • Northdene Community Hall: 021 400 3966
  • Wallacedene community Hall : 021 400 3966
  • Library;Kraaifontein Public Library,-021 444 1066
  • Scottsdene Public Library, 021 444 8101
  • Eikendal Public Library-021 400 4146

  • Closest hospital; Medicross – Northpine-021 981 3640

  • Clinic;Kraaifontein Community Health Centre-021 987 0080

  • Pharmacy;SPCA: Stellenbosch Change For The Better Foundation-084 700 1925

  • Schools:
    Aristea Primary School-021 988 7463
    Fanie Theron Primary School-021 988 7490
    Kraaifontein High School-021 987 2711
    Scottsdene Secondary School-021 988 2835
    Monument Park High School-021 987 1630
    Scottsville High School-021 988 4825
    Cavalleria Primary School-021 988 1200
    Scottsville Primary School-021 988 1868
    Laerskool Simonsberg Primary School-021 988 7440
    Eben Dönges High School-021 988 7430
    Masibambane Secondary School-021 987 6075
    Bloekombos Primary School-063 205 5743
    Imvumelwano Primary School-021 988 6136
    Kraaifontein AME Primary-021 988 1204
    Bernadino Heights Secondary School-021 987 2662
    Ekuthuleni Primary School-083 398 9317
    Eikendal Primary School-021 988 6884
    Meridian Pinehurst Independent School-021 970 4540
    Bloekombos Secondary School-021 988 1115
    Enkululekweni Primary School-074 120 3035[/vc_column_text]

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