Die Stellenbosch Erfenis Stigting

  • Bevorder toepaslike en volhoubare bewaring en ontwikkeling in en om Stellenbosch.
  • Steun dinamiese ontwikkeling wat tegelyk die unieke kulturele landskap, historiese kontinuiteit en sin van plek versterk.
  • Besef ‘n kulturele landskap en sin van plek is nie staties en verkry betekenis eers deur mense.

The Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

  • Promotes appropriate and sustainable conservation in and around Stellenbosch.
  • Supports dynamic development that strengthens the unique cultural landscape, historical continuity and sense of place.
  • Realises that a cultural landscape and sense of place is not static and have meaning only through people.

The documents on this website are significant for archaeologists, architects, town planners, engineers, historians and municipal and heritage resource officials as well as students, scholars, property owners, residents and visitors to Stellenbosch.  



The end of an era for a Stellenbosch single-lane bridge

Built in 1691, Steenenbrug, alias Plankenbrug, alias the Adam Tas Bridge at Bosman’s Crossing, was the first access to Stellenbosch across the Kromme River, now known as Plankenbrug river. Earlier this year, an intergenerational group gathered on the banks of the river to say farewell to this remarkable but humble single-lane bridge. Johannie Serdyn, a […]

Transformed car garage reactivates space

Nomos redesigned an existing car repair shop to become an affordable house.

15 Minute City model gains ground

The 15 Minute City model is the third project to ever win the Obel Award, which is an international prize presented to architectural projects that contribute to society. The model was developed by Professor Carlos Moreno and his team.

Poetic design in Beirut

Bicycle garage is design project of the year

Cape Town firm wins a silver medal at WAN awards

Titanium white does not have a Western origin

Boosting interactive public space and micro-economy in urban areas

An unusual relationship with microbic organisms

Trends in Urbanism

As an architect, Michael Eliason advocates for dense, green, bike-friendly, family-friendly cities with ample social housing and open space. He sees five influential trends in liveable and innovative cities. 1. Brownfields to eco districts European cities have been doing brownfield redevelopment — a strategy of urban recompaction instead of sprawl — for decades. The Dutch […]

Liverpool loses its status as world heritage site and Venice nearly too

Covid-19 influences on 2021 Liveability ratings