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Boknesstrand
Coordinates: 33°43′S26°34′E / 33.717°S 26.567°E / -33.717; 26.567 Coordinates: 33°43′S26°34′E / 33.717°S 26.567°E / -33.717; 26.567
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Ndlambe
Area
[1]
  Total1.57 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total318
  Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 2.5%
   Coloured 1.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 92.1%
  Other3.1%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 74.1%
   English 24.0%
  Other1.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6189
Area code 046

Boknesstrand (or Boknes) is a small seaside town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is close to Cannon Rocks, Kenton-on-Sea, Alexandria, Bushman's River Mouth and Port Alfred. It is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape.

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Cannon Rocks Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Cannon Rocks is a small seaside town on the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, between Boknes and the boundary of the Greater Addo Elephant Park. It is situated 135 km to the east of Port Elizabeth and 180 km west of East London approximately 15 minutes from the town of Kenton-on-Sea. Port Alfred is approximately 30 km to the East of Cannon Rocks. Cannon Rocks is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape.

Village 19 km south-east of Alexandria, at the mouth of the Boknes River, from which it takes its name. Formerly called Jammerfontein. The name Boknes is derived from Khoekhoen and means ‘father’s river’. The forms Bocna, Bokana etc. are also encountered. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Boknesstrand". Census 2011.
  2. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 87.