Lotus Gardens

Place in Gauteng, South Africa
25°44′55″S 28°05′08″E / 25.74861°S 28.08556°E / -25.74861; 28.08556Coordinates: 25°44′55″S 28°05′08″E / 25.74861°S 28.08556°E / -25.74861; 28.08556CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneEstablished1990'sArea • Total2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)Population
 • Total10,547 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)Postal code (street)
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Area code012

Lotus Gardens is a small suburb situated next to Atteridgeville in the west of Pretoria.

Lotus Gardens, initially referred to as "Dairy Farm", was planned as an Indian township by the apartheid government, under the Group Areas Act, in order to relieve housing pressure in Laudium, and the first cohort of Indian residents moved in during the early 1990s, with children initially bused to schools in Laudium. However, by this time, segregated housing had been abolished, and Lotus Gardens became a mixed community, and by 2011, it had a population that was 80% black African. The township is separated from Atteridgeville by the N4 Magalies Freeway. The two townships share a police station which is situated in Atteridgeville.


Lotus secondary School Fusion High School Ouma HS Abrahims Primary School S.k Moseneke primary School Bahale Primary School


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