A report on an archaeological impact assessment for a golf course development (Sesamebos) on the farm Zwartberg, near Swartwater, Limpopo Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Cultmatrix Heritage Consultants to conduct an archaeological impact assessment on the farm Zwartberg, near Swartwater in the Limpopo Province. A Golf course (Sesamebos Golfcourse) has been developed on the farm. The impact of this development on possible archaeological sites, features or objects had to be assessed.

A number of archaeological sites and objects of some significance were found on the golf course, dating to the Stone Age and Iron Age periods. The report gives a discussion of these sites and finds and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also provides recommendations regarding proposed mitigation measures and how to deal with any future finds that might be uncovered during further developments.

The sites are of low to medium cultural significance. Mitigation measures to minimize the impact of the development on these sites and finds are put forward at the end of this report.

Report by

A.J. Pelser