Heritage pamphlets and resources

A Heritage Area is an area of special historic and cultural significance in which the character and quality of the environment is protected by legislation. Areas are designated as Heritage Areas on the basis of the quality of the concentration or extent of groupings of cultural heritage resources, an extensive landscape resource or place or an agglomeration of buildings.

The following heritage advice pamphlets advise on the care designers need to take when planning new developments or alterations to properties within heritage areas, as well as to historic buildings outside of heritage areas. Some pamphlets give interpretive information on the heritage of an area for educational and tourism purposes:

http://www.capetown.gov.za/EN/ENVIRONMENTALRESOURCEMANAGEMENT/PUBLICATIONS/Pages/HeritagePamphlets.aspx