The DHS is arranging an open day at the Durbanville Rose Garden at 10:00 on 24th September to commemorate Heritage Day. Some restoration has been done at the Schabort Graveyard. A map of the garden indicating the various rose beds and also a picture of the magnificent Durbanville Flame, the rose cultivated to commemorate our Durbanville Bicentenary will be on display at the entrance of the garden. A leaflet on the garden, its history et al, will be available as well. 

We will have some informal musical entertainment and a juggler to fascinate young and old. Gwen Fagan’s magnificently illustrated book, Roses at the Cape of Good Hope will also be on sale for  R650, cash only.  It covers the period from 1657 to the modern day.  

The public are invited to bring along picnic baskets and rugs and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful landscapes.

The Durbanville Nature Reserve in Race Course Road will also be open from 11:00 to 13:00.

There will be two guided tours at 11:00 and 12:00, pointing out the spring flowers, the many birds and perhaps a tortoise or two. The maximum number of people per group is 15. Each tour will take 30-45 minutes.  

Come and enjoy our indigenous garden, the birds and splendours of nature during Springtime. People who wish to join a guided tour are advised to make a reservation in advance to ensure that they can be accommodated. Please email

People who are unable to attend the guided tours are welcome to have a picnic or wander around the reserve on their own. 

We look forward to sharing your company on Heritage Day. 

Durbanville Heritage Society / Erfenis Vereniging -

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:40

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