Athlone is a suburb of located to the east of the city centre on the Cape Flats, south of the N2 highway. It is named after Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone who was Governor-General of the Union of South Africa from 1924 to 1930.

Landmarks in the Area

Railway station
Crawford railway station is a Metrorail station that serves the suburbs of and in , .

Athlone Stadium is a stadium in on the Cape Flats in , . is situated 1¼ km northeast of Athlone. Photo: Azwi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Athlone Secondary School is a school in the . is situated 1½ km east of Athlone.

Localities in the Area

Crawford is a suburb of , , located to the east of the City Centre on the Cape Flats to the south of the N2 highway. is situated 1¼ km south of Athlone.

Rondebosch East is a residential suburb of , , about 7 kilometres south-west of the city centre. is situated 1½ km southwest of Athlone.

Kenwyn is a suburb of , between the and Cape Flats. is situated 3 km south of Athlone.


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