A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment at the proposed site for the development of the Cradle of Pilanesberg Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, Northwest Province
Archaetnos cc was requested by K2M Technologies to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment on the proposed site for the development of the Cradle of Pilanesberg Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park, Northwest Province. The area was surveyed on foot after consulting with the client
The fieldwork undertaken revealed six (6) sites and other archaeological features of some cultural heritage significance on the property. Only one of these will be directly impacted upon by the development, but there will be a definite secondary impact on all the others. Mitigation measures will therefore have to be implemented.
Once these have been implemented the proposed development can continue. It is important to note that a Late Iron Age site, identified during the survey, will be directly impacted upon by the development. This site has a high cultural significance and it is therefore proposed that the development be adapted in order for it to be preserved.
A.C. van Vollenhoven & A.J. Pelser