Vanderkloof

Vanderkloof is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is located on the Orange River and near the Rolfontein Nature Reserve.

Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof is located in Northern Cape
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof is located in South Africa
Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof
Coordinates: 30°0′S 24°44′E / 30.000°S 24.733°E / -30.000; 24.733Coordinates: 30°0′S 24°44′E / 30.000°S 24.733°E / -30.000; 24.733
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
MunicipalityRenosterberg
Area
 • Total4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,228
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African17.8%
 • Coloured45.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White35.2%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans90.1%
 • English3.1%
 • Xhosa3.1%
 • Tswana1.7%
 • Other2.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8771
PO box
8771
Area code053

Village on the site of the Vanderkloof Dam, (formerly the P.K. le Roux Dam), 9 km north-east of Petrusville. It was established to house the labour force constructing the dam. The name is derived from the surname of Petrus J van der Walt, and a ravine (Afrikaans kloof) in the vicinity.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vanderkloof". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 453.