Waterkloof (Afrikaans for "Water Ravine") is an affluent suburb of the city of Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa, located to the east of the city centre. It is named after the original farm that stood there when Pretoria was founded in the 19th Century.

Waterkloof Village in Waterkloof
Waterkloof Village in Waterkloof
Waterkloof is located in Gauteng
Waterkloof is located in South Africa
Waterkloof is located in Africa
Coordinates: 25°46′30″S 28°14′30″E / 25.77500°S 28.24167°E / -25.77500; 28.24167
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlacePretoria
 • Total3.73 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
 • Total4,820
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.1%
 • Coloured1.0%
 • Indian/Asian2.5%
 • White71.7%
 • Other2.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans44.4%
 • English34.4%
 • Tswana2.8%
 • Northern Sotho2.7%
 • Other15.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box

Waterkloof is a highly sought-after area and has some of the city's most expensive real estate, including hilltop homesteads on Edward and Victoria Streets with views of Pretoria. Like many areas of the city, its streets are lined with jacaranda trees. Many streets are named after British royalty; the main thoroughfares are Crown Avenue, which links Waterkloof with the affluent suburb of Brooklyn to its north, and Albert Street, which runs East-West between the neighbouring areas of Menlo Park and Groenkloof.

Several ambassadorial residences are located in Waterkloof. It is the home of soprano Mimi Coertse, and the location of the upmarket Dube-house in the film Tsotsi. Pretoria Country Club, which has an eighteen-hole golf course, is also located in the area.

Demographics Edit

According to the South African National Census of 2001, 38.6% spoke Afrikaans, 37.5% English, 4.9% Tswana, 4.8% Northern Sotho, 3.1% Sotho, 2.0% Zulu, 1.9% Southern Ndebele, 1.2% Tsonga, 0.7% Xhosa, 0.5% Venda, 0.4% Swazi and 4.5% some other language as their first language.

Ethnic group 2001 population 2001 (%) 2011 population 2011 (%)
White 2,892 76.0% 3,455 71.68%
Black African 829 21.8% 1,066 22.12%
Indian or Asian 53 1.4% 120 2.49%
Coloured 27 0.7% 48 1%
Other 4 0.1% 131 2.72%
Total 3,805 100% 4,820 100%

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Waterkloof". Census 2011.