History of strandfontein

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates:31°45′20″S 18°13′38″E
Area:4.18 km2
Municipality: Matzikama

Freshwater spring

Strandfontein gets its name from the freshwater spring on the beach which indigenous people have used for drinking water for centuries.

Beach holidays

The first brick house in the area was built in the early 1900s and was owned by Sir Richard Fryer. this was later used as a hotel but sadly was demolished. Strandfontein was a popular place for Namaqualand farmers to take beach holidays.
Richard Fryer’s wife’s grave just outside town has been declared a national monument.
Standfontein is a popular venue for whale watching from late July to September and the cliffs provide a great viewing area. The Southern Right whales come close to the shore during calving season.

The postal code for Strandfontein is 7788

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Things to see and do in Strandfontein:

  • -Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
  • -Strandfontein Beach has blue flag status
  • The Wandering Whale Labyrinth
  • -Olifants River Trail
  • -Coastal Crayfish Diving & Fishing
  • Spitz Park Outdoor Gym Spitz Way, Strandfontein
  • -4 x 4 Trails
  • Olifants River Estuary
  • -Whale Watching. Read about whales and dolphins here
  • -Bird Island Nature Reserve

Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021 370 1500
  • Traffic department: 0860 103 089
  • Fire: Mitchells plain 021 444 3085
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 021 393 2542
  • Library: 021 393 2112
  • Closest hospital; clinic 021 394 4000
  • Pharmacy; Wavecrest 021 393 3840
  • SPCA: 021 700 4140
  • Schools: Strandfontein primary 021 393 1144
    Strandfontein secondary 021 393 2100
    Dennegeur Avenue pimary 021 393 3475                                                                                [/vc_column_text]
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