Strand

popular fishing and holiday destination

History of Strand

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°07′00″S “18°49′00″E
Area: 21.36 km2
Municipality; City of Cape town

White sand unspoiled beach

In 1695 some employees of the Dutch East India Company came upon the white beach at what is now the Strand and called it Milk Bay. The village now called strand grew on the farm, “Vlooibaai” which had been granted to a French Huguenot settler. The area was later called Mosterds bay and had a series of other names before Strand was decided on in 1937.

Holiday destination since the mid-1800s

Many Anglo-Boer war veterans settled in the area and Strand grew to be a popular fishing and holiday resort that has been visited by holidaymakers since the mid-1800s.

The license plate prefix for Strand is CEY and the postcodes are 7140(streets) and 7139(boxes)

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Useful Numbers in Strand

  • Police: 021 854 9100
  • Traffic department:Helderberg-021 865 4521
  • Fire: Strand Fire Station-021 444 7600
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177 or 021 853 5978
  • Post office;021 853 7522
  • Closest hospital;Mediclinic Strand-021 854 7663
  • Strand Community Clinic-021 853 8210
  • Library:021 444 3106
  • Charles Morkel Community Hall:021 706 8073
  • Strand Town Hall: 021 850 4262
  • Lwandle  community Hall:021 850 4261
  • Pharmacy;-021 854 3603
  • SPCA:Animal Welfare Society Helderberg – 021 856 0597
  • Schools:Strand High School – 021 853 1056

Strand Moslem Primary – 021 854 6123
False Bay High School / Hoërskool Valsbaai – 021 853 7314
DR. G.J. Joubert Primary School – 021 853 7422
Lochnerhof Primary School – 021 854 7316
Silukhanyo primary school – 021 850 8178
Hendrik Louw Primary School – 021 853 1045
Khanyolwethu Secondary School – 021 845 5290 (Lwandle)
Natural Learning Academy – 021 854 5905
Hottentots-Holland High School – 021 852 1405
Hoërskool Strand-021 853 1056
Simanyene Secondary – 021 845 4280
Strand Secondary School – 021 853 2413
El Marine Primary School – 021 853 7943
Umnqophiso Primary School – 021 845 8113 (Lwandle)
Laerskool Hendrik Louw – 021 853 1045

  • Museum:Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum – 021 845 6119                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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