Main Place

Vlees Bay

Quick Fact ......
  • 193

  • 112

  • 50%

  • 97,3%

  • 99,1%

  • 75,2%

Vlees Bay is an Afrikaans name meaning 'flesh bay'. It was named Vleeschbaai (Dutch: 'meat bay') by Paulus van Caerden in 1601 because he obtained cattle from the Khoikhoi in this area. (GPS coordinates: 34.2931 S, 21.9136 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population193
Young (0-14)2,1%
Working Age (15-64)55,2%
Elderly (65+)42,8%
Dependency ratio81,3
Sex ratio79,6
Population density184 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+50%
Matric aged 20+33,2%
Number of households112
Average household size1,7
Female headed households30,1%
Formal dwellings96,4%
Housing owned/paying off89,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage75,2%
Weekly refuse removal74,1%
Piped water inside dwelling97,3%
Electricity for lighting99,1%

Place names

Mossel Bay Municipality