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Information on Pinelands, Western Cape, South Africa

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Pinelands is a garden city suburb located on the edge of the southern suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape. Pinelands is known for its large thatched houses, abundance of trees and peacefulness. It is generally a residential area and contains two small shopping centres, namely Central Square and Howard Centre. Pinelands is served by two railway stations.

Many of the road names in Pinelands have originated from local history or from places in England. Pinelands has sporting facilities including tennis and lawn bowling clubs. Other sports include the cricket and hockey clubs situated at The Oval sports grounds situated on St. Stephens Road just off Forest Drive. Pinelands hockey club is currently one of the largest clubs in the.

Pinelands History

The layout of Pinelands is based on the pioneering town planning ideas of Sir Ebenezer Howard and was the first attempt at a town planned area in South Africa. Pinelands was originally a Victorian era farm named Uitvlugt that had thousands of pine trees planted in it, and was later deemed a commercial failure by the Department of Forestry. The land was then granted to The Garden Cities Trust, and the founding Deed of Trust was signed in 1919. One of the first members of the trust, Richard Stuttaford, head of the department store Stuttafords, made a £10,000 gift donation to serve as capital, and a loan of £15,000 from the government was invested in Pinelands. The trust brought in an overseas expert, Albert John Thompson, in 1920 to develop the area.

The first thatched house in Pinelands is 3 Mead Way and was built in February 1922. The house and the entire street were declared a national monument in 1983. The original township area is currently a proposed heritage area. Pinelands converted to a municipality in 1948 and in 1996 merged into the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The old Pinelands Town Council offices now accommodate the Pinelands Subcouncil.

Towns and Suburbs of the Western Cape province of South Africa

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