History of Mitchells Plain

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°3′2″S “18°37′5″E
Area: 43.76 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Mitchells Plain was established in the 1970s as a “coloured” township. The 1966 declaration of District Six as a “whites only” area for middle-income families displaced the former residents. It was laid out with large open spaces and public facilities with accessible arterial routes. Sadly by the late 80s parts of Mitchell’s plain had become dangerous ghettos infested with drugs and gangsters. Several informal shanty settlements have also sprung up in the area.

The postal codes for Mitchells Plain are  7785 (Streets) and  7789 (Boxes)

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Useful Numbers in Mitchells Plain

  • Police: 021 370 1706
  • Traffic department:021 378 1140
  • Fire: 021 444 3085
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance:0860 103 089
  • Post office;Lentegeur Post Office-021 371 1324
  • Closest hospital;Mitchells Plain Day Hospital-021 392 5162
    Lentegeur Clinic-021 444 1428
  • Library:021 391 4787
  • Pharmacy;
  • Beacon valley community centre 021 444 5584
  • Portlands indoor sports centre: 021 391 0783
  • Swartklip Indoor Sports Centre: 021 444 5584/021 444 5586
  • Weltevreden recreation centre: 021 392 5132
  • Tafelsig Community Centre : 021 444 5586
  • Mandalay community hall:021 444 5584
  • SPCA:The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals – P D S A-021 371 2440
  • Schools:
  • Mitchells Plain No 1 Primary School-021 371 0800
    Mitchell’s Plain Primary School-021 371 0800
    Mitchell’s Plain School of Skill-021 392 1213
    Meadowridge Primary School-021 376 1145
    Harvester Primary School-021 371 9402
    Mitchells Plain High School-073 835 5348
    Springdale Primary School-021 371 6910
    Mondale High School-021 392 7031
    Northwood Primary School-021 371 7510
    Lentegeur Secondary School-021 371 4161
    Oval North High School-021 376 1067
    Darul Arqam Islamic High School-021 391 5730
    Westport Primary School-021 392 6604
    Parkhurst Primary-021 371 8910
    Cedar High School-021 392 5737
    Rocklands Primary School-021 392 2010
    Portland High School-021 374 4141
    Yellowwood Primary School-021 392 0882
    Caradale Primary School- 0213912079[/vc_column_text]
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