Western Cape Number Plates

Western Cape licence plate prefixes


Did you ever play that game while driving in the country? The one where the number plate letters are an acronym or short sentence. For example CA ( Cape Town) Cape ape. CAW ( George) Cold and wet or CCM (Tulbagh) Cannot create money. Below is a list of current licence plate letters.

The way our cars are licenced changes from time to time. The Western cape system is poised to change again soon but below you can find where the cars with these licence plates come from. If you click on the name the site will take you to the page where there is a short history and information about each place

These are the prefix letters for all the Western Cape number plates.

Western Cape Licence plate letters.


CA   Greater Cape Town

CAA Cape town


CAM Caledon & Kleinmond

CAR Clanwilliam & Lamberts Bay

CAW George

CBL Ladismith

CBM Laingsburg

CBR Montagu

CBS Mossel Bay & Hartenbos

CBT Murraysburg

CBY Piketberg

CCA Prince Albert

CCC Riversdale & Stillbaai

CCD Robertson & McGregor

CCK Swellendam & Barrydale

CCM Tulbagh

CCO Uniondale

CCP Vanrhynsdorp & Klawer

CEA Moorreesburg

CEG Heidelberg

CEM Hermanus, Gansbaai, Onrus River & Stanford

CEO Grabouw

CER Bonnievale

CES Albertinia

CEX Porterville

CEY Strand & Gordons Bay

CFA Wolseley

CFGVredenburg & St Helena Bay

CFM Somerset West

CFP Velddrif (formerly used for Laaiplek)

CFR Kuilsrivier & Brackenfell

CF Kraaifontein

CG Oudtshoorn

CJ Paarl & Franschhoek

CK Malmesbury & Darling

CL Stellenbosch

CN Wellington

CO Calitzdorp

CR Hopefield & Langebaan

CSBredasdorp & Napier

CT Ceres

CV Vredendal

CWWorcester, De Doorns & Touwsrivier

CXKnysna, Sedgefield & Plettenberg Bay

CYBellville, Durbanville & Kraaifontein

CZ Beaufort West