HWC declares Elandsberg farm as a new Provincial Heritage Site

HWC and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport have published a special gazette notice for Heritage Day. This notice includes the a number of important heritage notices including the declaration of a new Provincial Heritage Site – Elandsberg Farm.

The farm is a generally recognised site of very high conservation importance containing very scarce fauna and flora. The two farm houses are significant examples of their types and in the instance of Bartholomeus Klip the buildings also contain early fabric. The historic significance includes being the site of a high profile murder from the early colonial period associated with slavery. The associational significance with a highly significant person in South African history (Lord de Villiers) is noteworthy. Given the length of occupation of the homesteads it is highly likely that there are archaeological remains reflecting the period of occupation.

Please find the Gazette Notice attached here