Panorama and Plattekloof

History of Panorama and Plattekloof

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°52′48″S 18°34′34″E
Area: 0.91 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Town planning mix-up

The area that is now called Panorama was awarded to a Mr Booysen and was later transferred to Mr C Meyboom who called the area De Grendel. The land changed hands several times until being bought by Sir David Graaff who farmed dairy cattle. On his death in 1931, the farm passed to his son De Villiers (See story here) who farmed it under a company name “ Graaff’s Trust” Part of the farm was sold for residential development in 1956. The part on the hill called Panorama (View) and the flatter piece Plattekloof (Flat valley) Unfortunately, the town planners erred and confused the two so the area on the hillside is named Plattekloof, and the area on the flat valley is called Panorama. The remainder of the farm De Grendel is planted with grapevines. De Villiers died in 1999 and his son David took over.

The postcode in Panorama and Plattekloof is 7500

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Useful Numbers in Panorama and Plattekloof

  • Police: Bothasig 021 559 9400
  • Traffic department: Goodwood 021 444 7151
  • Fire: Milnerton 021 400 6949
  • Water:0860103 089
  • Electricity:0860103 089
  • Waste dump Akademie street Welgelegen
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 021 939 8061
  • Closest hospital; Panorama Mediclinic- 021 938 2111
  • Library: Bothasig – 021 400 2757
  • Pharmacy; Vitacare 021 911 1044
  • SPCA: Cape of Good Hope 021 700 4140
  • Schools:Panorama Primary School-021 558 7337                                                                         [/vc_column_text]
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