Slangrivier

Snake River

History of Slangriver

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates:34°08′14″S 20°51′42″E
Area:11.36 km2
Municipality; Hessequa

Slangrivier means “Snake river” The village is 15 kilometres from Heidelberg and was established in 1838 when the land was granted to twenty local indigenous men and their families, as a token of gratitude for service and loyalty during the Cape Frontier Wars.
The first inhabitants of the area were shipwreck survivors whose boat ran aground near Stillbaai. They made their way towards Slangrivier along the coastline. After a run-in with one of the local farmers, they settled under a large tree somewhat inland. It was originally called Olieboom before the name was changed to Slangrivier.
Today Slangrivier is famous for its singers. The Christmas choirs are a phenomenon unique to the Western Cape. The area is well represented in the Choir competition season which runs from January to March.

The postcode for Slangriver is 6667 (Boxes only)

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Useful Numbers in Slangriver

  • Slangrivier Info-028 722 1068
  • Municipality – Municipal Office; 028 713 7892
  • General-028 713 8000
  • Police: Heidelberg Police Station: 028 722 1910
  • Traffic department:028 713 7817
  • Fire: 084 014 1828
  • Water: 028 713 7892
  • Electricity:028 713 7892
  • Ambulance: 10177-ER24: 083 320 1199
  • Post office; Agency 028 722 2602
  • Slangriver sportsground :028 713 8000
  • Library:028 713 7893
  • Clinic: 028 722 2522
  • SPCA: Swellendam-028 514 2083
  • Schools;Slangrivier Primary School – 0287222530                                                                   [/vc_column_text]
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