Oyster Bay, Eastern Cape

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Oyster Bay

The eastern side of the bay
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Oyster Bay
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Oyster Bay
Coordinates: 34°10′10″S24°39′15″E / 34.16944°S 24.65417°E / -34.16944; 24.65417 Coordinates: 34°10′10″S24°39′15″E / 34.16944°S 24.65417°E / -34.16944; 24.65417
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kouga
  Total1.81 km2 (0.70 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
(2011) [1]
  Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 41.2%
   Coloured 40.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.1%
   White 18.0%
First languages (2011)
   Afrikaans 73.1%
   Xhosa 21.0%
   English 3.9%
   Sotho 1.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box

Oyster Bay (Afrikaans : Oesterbaai) is a small coastal hamlet and resort located about 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) west of St Francis Bay on the Eastern Cape Coast of South Africa. It forms part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District.

St Francis Bay Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

St Francis Bay is a holiday village in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, roughly one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth.

Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands or bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. It is the landing place and home of the 1820 Settlers. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.

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Oyster Bay is the closest community to Thyspunt, the preferred site for South Africa's next nuclear power station. [2]

Thyspunt, Eastern Cape

Thyspunt is a rocky stretch of coast approximately 12 km WNW of Cape Saint Francis in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is just west of the beach Thysbaai and south-east of Oyster Bay. The point is near the popular surfing beach of Jeffreys Bay as well as the holiday town of St Francis Bay. It lies about 18 km SSW of the town of Humansdorp.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Oyster Bay". Census 2011.
  2. "Nuclear 1 - Transmission - Thyspunt" . Retrieved 3 June 2015.