Place in Gauteng, South Africa
25°47′29″S 28°17′37″E / 25.7913°S 28.2935°E / -25.7913; 28.2935Coordinates: 25°47′29″S 28°17′37″E / 25.7913°S 28.2935°E / -25.7913; 28.2935CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneMain PlacePretoriaArea • Total7.30 km2 (2.82 sq mi)Population
 • Total19,501 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)Racial makeup (2011) • Black African17.6% • Coloured1.8% • Indian/Asian2.0% • White77.5% • Other1.1%First languages (2011) • Afrikaans58.7% • English26.9% • Northern Sotho2.2% • Zulu1.9% • Other10.4%Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)Postal code (street)
Boxes: 0042
Streets: 0081
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Garsfontein is a residential suburb of the city of Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa. It is a well-developed area, lying to the east of the city centre, close to the Menlyn Park shopping center.


Garsfontein is served by Laerskool Garsfontein a public elementary school and Hoërskool Garsfontein a public high school, both of which are primarily Afrikaans speaking schools.

Points of interest

  • Zita Park is public park which is frequented by families and children, it has well maintained facilities including a paddling pool, water slide, playground equipment, ablution facilities and a tuck shop. According to an article in Pretoria News on August 10, 2006 the park was established on the location of a cemetery for the black community formerly living there. The Eastwood Location was established as a black community on 1905, but under the proclamation of the Group Areas Act of 1950 the area was designated as a white area and resulted in the removal of the black residents.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Garsfontein". Census 2011.
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