Blaauwberg Nature Reserve to receive Provincial Heritage Site plaque | Western Cape Government


Blaauwberg Nature Reserve to receive Provincial Heritage Site plaque

23 August 2021

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially unveil the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve.  

The battle of Blaauwberg was a turning point in the history of the Cape Colony and South Africa in general. The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve over and above being a significant natural heritage site, contains the battleground and field hospital associated with the Battle of Blaauwberg that took place in 1806. The National Monuments Council declared the battle site a conservation area in 1996 under the National Monuments Act. The site includes the landscape where the events around the Battle of Blaauwberg took place including the iconic Blaauwberg Hill, the battle field and the site of the field hospital.

The Reserve contains Middle Stone Age and Late Stone Age occurrences which contribute to the understanding of the habitation of the South-Western Cape by the indigenous groups over time. 

The declaration of Blaauwberg Nature Reserve as a Provincial Heritage Site will acknowledge the cultural significance of the place within the history not only in the Western Cape, but also nationally and internationally as well. 

All Media Are Invited To Attend

Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Time: 10h30
Venue: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve (Directional map attached) 

Click here to view the unveiling programme

Click here to view the map 
To adhere to current COVID-19 protocols by regulating the number of attendees, please confirm your attendance by 09h00 tomorrow. There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs. Social distancing and mask wearing will be strictly enforced.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais
083 504 1171