Get connected at the Heidelberg WCG eCentre | Western Cape Government

Get connected at the Heidelberg WCG eCentre

About 274 km east of Cape Town on the scenic south coast route along the N2, one will find the charming town of Heidelberg in the Hessequa region. Heidelberg is the gateway to the renowned Garden Route and boasts a rich tapestry of history, natural wonders, and vibrant community life.

At the heart of Heidelberg lies the historical Fourie House, a testament to the town's heritage dating back to 1728, earning national monument status. Established in 1855 around the Dutch Reformed church, Heidelberg draws visitors with its historical landmarks, including the captivating Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site offering pristine indigenous forests and diverse outdoor activities. 

Throughout the year, Heidelberg hosts a variety of annual events, including the lively Giant Pumpkin Festival, the Silver Mountain Music Festival, the cultural celebration of Hessequa Harmonie, and the endurance test of the Vlakte Marathon, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

Heidelberg's urgent needs are safety and security, preservation of natural environments, employment creation, poverty alleviation, and addressing social factors. Most citizens in the community are nurses, chefs, bakers, teachers, mail carriers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters, and municipality workers, to name a few. The town strives for inclusivity and accessibility and aims to uplift every community member. 

The Heidelberg eCentre, located on Goliath Davids Street in Diepkloof, Heidelberg, was opened on the 1st of March 2016. With a population of 8 259 people, it serves approximately 1200 citizens per month, 457 weekly and up to 65 users daily. Providing free access to computers, the internet, job resources, and computer literacy training, the eCentre serves as a vital resource hub for the community, bridging the digital divide and fostering skill development. 

Through collaborative efforts with local authorities, the Heidelberg WCG eCentre has facilitated life-changing opportunities for the youth, such as the Police Trainee Learnership program. Out of the 65 applicants, 35 are going through to the next round of medicals. Heidelberg continues to pave the way for a brighter future and sustainable community development by empowering the next generation.


  • Free internet access
  • Email access and assistance to create emails.
  • Free printing of a maximum of10 pages per day
  • Basic Informal Computer Course Training
  • Typing CVs and other documents.
  • Online job searches and applications.
  • PAY internship program applications.
  • Access to government information and services
  • ECD (pre preschoolers)Training
  • Basic Informal Computer Course Training
  • E-learner Online Computer Course Training
  • International Computer Digital Literacy (ICDL) Computer Course Training

Operating hours

08:30 - 17:30

08:30 - 16:30

Contact details

Telephone: 028 722 1085


C/O Goliath Davids Street


The content on this page was last updated on 20 February 2024