Drakenstein of Heritage Foundation

Postal Address: 

P.O Box 2646 Paarl

Postal Code: 

7 620

Contact Person: 

Lyn Marais - DHF Secretary

Contact No.: 

072 753 0740



Statement on Main Aims of Organisation: 

Raise the general awareness and interest in heritage resources. Assist national, provincial and local authorities generally, and in particular in developing, disseminating and implementing the principles and provisions respectively, of the Nations Environmental Management Act and the National Heritage Resources Act as well as related Provincial Acts. Join and associate with other similar bodies nationally and internationally to further heritage objectives. Assist, advise, comment and contribute on all issues of heritage importance when necessary specifically to : Comment, object and appeal when necessary to proposed developments, rezoning applications, and/or threats to the cultural landscape.

Categories of Heritage: 

In general terms the Drakenstein Heritage Foundation’s sphere of registration involves two specific principles, emanating from its history that pre-dates the current Municipal boundaries. Firstly: The complete Drakenstein Municipal area. Secondly: Historical, The area, Drakenstein, included the areas: Groot- and Klein Drakenstein, some parts of which have now been omitted from the Drakenstein Municipal area. Specifically detailed the southern boundaries of the DHF area, are the Wemmers River east of the Berg up to the Mountain ridge and Dwars River, west of the Berg River up to an imaginary line west of the Pniel Graveyard to the peak of the Simonsberg range. This western line runs along the ridge behind west of Boschendal, Plaisir de Merle, Donkerhoek and Babylonstoren and descending the Mountain, south of Anura to the Klapmuts/Old Paarl Road 4-way stop. The boundary then runs approximately west of the south side of the Old Paarl Road to Joostenberg (then along the Malmesbury/Stellenbosch Road to the Paardeberg Road, where it turns approximately east to the Paardeberg, including Slent to the Wellington Road just beyond the prison, to the Berg River and / or the Drakenstein Municipal boundary. There are associated areas that are specifically included: Klapmuts Kop and the farms to the North and East of the Elsenburg Muldersvlei Road. The area in Du Toit’s Kloof to the Klip River; the Voor-Paardeberg area.