Wynberg

De Oude Wijnbergh (Old wine Mountain)

History of Wynberg

Province: Western Cape:
Coordinates: 34.0084° S, 18.4662° E
Area; 5.06 km2
Municipality: City of Cape Town

When Simon Van der Stel granted land to Herman Weekens in 1683 he called it De Oude Wijnbergh (Old Wine Mountain) During the winter months ships would dock in Simon’s Baai now “Simon’s Town” The farm was roughly halfway between Cape Town and Simons Baai.
After the British took over the Cape in 1795, Wynberg developed into a garrison town. many troops settled in the area. At first, the Dutch tried to resist the British but were soon driven away. Being a convenient halfway point between Table Bay and False Bay, the area grew rapidly. By the mid 19th century it was a popular place where British civil servants came to retire.
One of the first electric power plants was built in Wynberg in 1893. It powered the local trams and street lights.

                

Vintage pictures of Wynberg Station and streets in Wynberg from Saartjie Klipkop

         

The postcode for Wynberg is 7800 (streets) and 7824 (boxes)

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Things to see and do in Wynberg

  • During summer (February) Maynardville Open-air Theatre hosts world-class Shakespeare productions.
  • In March the Cape Town Community Chest carnival is held at Maynardville park
  • Maynardville Park Outdoor Gym  Glaren Road, Wynberg

Useful Numbers in Wynberg

  • Police: 021 799 1300
  • Traffic department: Hillstar Traffic Department-0860 103 089
  • Fire: 021 444 9623
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Post office; 021 762 5757
  • Library: 021 797 9178
  • Wynberg Civic Centre:021 444 6948
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Closest hospital; Victoria Hospital Wynberg – 021 799 1111
  • Clinic; 021 797 5190
  • Pharmacy; Medicare Pharmacy Wynberg – 021 797 8141
  • SPCA: Cape of Good Hope SPCA-021 700 4140
  • Schools:

Wynberg Boys’ Junior School-021 762 5707
Wynberg Boys’ High School-021 797 4247
Springfield Convent Senior School – 021 797 6169
Wynberg Girls’ Junior School – 021 797 4213
Wynberg High School-021 797 0017
Wittebome High School-021 761 1535
Saint Augustine’s RC Primary School-021 761 3114
Immaculata RK Secondary School-021 761 1930
Douglas Road Primary School-021 797 9533
Ottery Road (Meth.) Primary School-021 762 3549
Muhammadeyah Primary School-021 797 8047
Shiloah Christian school-021 761 2158
Laerskool Simon Van Der Stel-021 762 2234
Norman Henshilwood High School-021 797 8043
Immaculata High School-021 761 1930

  • Museum; Education museum – 021 762-1622                                                                                  [/vc_column_text]
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