Cape Town Heritage Foundation
Is the oldest conservation lobby group in Cape Town (previously known as the Simon van der Stel Foundation).
What we Do
We Occupy An Established & Respected Place in Cape Town’s heritage network. As such we aim to be the voice of concerned individuals who care about the conservation of our heritage. We therefore promote the cause and participate in the protection of Cape Town’s heritage.
The Cape Town Heritage Foundation introduced blue plaques in South Africa. This is an internationally recognised way to mark important historical events, sites or personalities.
We are in the fortunate position to have funds available in the Conservator Trust. These funds are specifically earmarked for conservation projects within our area of jurisdiction.
Selection of some of our projects
Donations and Bequests
The Cape Town Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organisation and relies on income generated from outings, membership fees and donations from people who support our aims and activities.
Restorica Was The Official Publication Of The Cape Town Heritage Foundation.
The publication focused on historical buildings, antique furniture, works of art, historic documents, Africana, period building materials and antique vehicles. In partnership with the University of Pretoria, the 30 volumes of Restorica, published between 1975 and 1998, have been digitised and made accessible via the University’s online repository.