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Witsand

Witsand
Witsand is located in Western Cape
Witsand
Witsand
 Witsand shown within Western Cape
Witsand is located in South Africa
Witsand
Witsand
Witsand (South Africa)
Witsand is located in Africa
Witsand
Witsand
Witsand (Africa)
Coordinates: 34°23′42″S 20°50′28″E / 34.395°S 20.841°E / -34.395; 20.841
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Hessequa
Area[1]
 • Total 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 321
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.7%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • White 87.2%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 72.3%
 • English 26.0%
 • Other 1.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 6666
Area code 028

Witsand is a small coastal town at the mouth of the Breede River in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a good fishing area and is widely considered to be the whale nursery of the South African coastline. Witsand has had some of the largest bull sharks caught in the river, although no shark attacks on people to date.[2] It is also popular for kitesurfing and windsurfing due to the summer South-Easter.[citation needed]. Every year Witsand serves as the finish for the Heidelberg to Witsand marathon and half-marathon road running race.

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