History of Philippi

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°1′S “18°33′E
Area: 34.21 km2
Municipality; City Of Cape Town

A sparsely populated area with small farms

The area at Philippi was originally grazing land used by the Khoisan peoples and is one of the first areas where the Dutch settlers encountered them.
Currently Philippi is a large township which is sparsely populated and consists of fairly rural small holdings and farms. These farms are where about 100 000 tonnes of vegetables, about half of Cape Town’s fresh produce is grown.

The Cape Aquifer

German immigrants arrived between 1860 and 1883.when the area previously called Springfield or “Die Duine” (The Dunes) The name was later changed to Philippi. These settlers quickly learned to grow vegetables in the extreme weather conditions and sandy soil on the Cape Flats. The area is atop The Cape Aquifer, a 630 square kilometre underground water system which enables farmers to grow multiple crop cycles.

The postal codes for philippi are 7750 (streets) and 7781 (boxes)

Things to see and do in Philippi

WEATHER IN PHILIPPI TODAY

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Useful Numbers in Philippi

  • Police: Philippi East Police Station – 021 370 1903
  • Saps Philippi-021 690 1500
  • Traffic department: 021 370 1531
  • Fire: Mitchell’s Plain Fire Station-021 444 3085
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance:10177
  • Post office; 021 590 5617
  • Philippi East sports centre: 021 372 4506
  • Clinic-Animal Welfare Society of Sa021 692 2626
  • Library: Philippi East Public Library-021 444 6952
  • Pharmacy;Clicks Pharmacy – Watergate-021 371 0653
  • SPCA: Animal Welfare Society of Sa -021 692 2626
  • Schools:                                                                                                                                          LEAP 2 (Philippi) 021 012 5068

Entshona Primary School
Philippi High School-071 945 2263
Sinethemba High School-084 697 1177
Bongolethu Primary School-044 274 9235
Mzamomhle Primary School-021 901 0008
Zanemfundo Primary School-021 023 0883
Vuyiseka Secondary School-061 120
Klipfontein Met Primary-021 370 0161                                                                                               [/vc_column_text]

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