The Simon van der Stel Foundation
Is The Oldest Conservation Lobby Group In Cape Town. It Was Founded On The 8th Of April 1959 At The Castle Of Good Hope, Cape Town
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 Simon van der Stel 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.
Bookings are done online via EFT or Snap Scan
Selection of some of our projects
Donations and Bequests
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.