Description Diepsloot is in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in the newly formed Region A (formerly regions 1 and 2), and is a sprawling, densely populated settlement made up of formal and informal settlements. The formal townships of Diepsloot West Extensions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 comprise about 7139 households. However, it is in the informal settlements dotted around Extension 3, 5, 6 and the Reception Area in Extension 8 where the largest number of people live: about 15 900 families. Diepsloot West township is not far from the wealthy suburbs of Dainfern and Chartwell, and was established in 1995 as a transit camp for people who had been removed from Zevenfontein. Here 1 124 plots were made available. People were to stay in the transit camp until land became available. For many this camp became a permanent home. The Transvaal Provincial Administration, which was then the local authority, developed the plots into formal housing stands. In 1999, the former Northern ... Location/Address/Phone No./Fax No.
GPS Coordinates Decimal
Deg Min & Sec
Deg & Decimal Min Latitude
S 25° 56' 5.28" -25° 56.088' Longitude
E 28° 0' 45" 28° 0.75'
Address Diepsloot Gauteng South Africa Phone No. No phone number available Fax No. No fax number available More Information
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Shimuwini is a Shangaan word for "Place of the Baobab Tree". The camp is so named because the nearby Letaba River which fronts the cottages, is lined with these huge trees, one of them estimated to be between 2 000 and 3 000 years old. Shimuwini Bushveld Camp is the most modern of the bushveld camps, being completely rebuilt after the floods in 2000.
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