A cultural heritage management plan for the Wonderboom Nature Reserve, City of Tshwane


This document entails a cultural heritage resources management plan for the Wonderboom Nature Reserve. As very little data regarding the cultural resources on the reserve was known a phase 1 survey was first conducted. The results of this are included.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed that the reserve is very rich in cultural resources. It includes sites, features and structures from the Stone Age, Iron Age and Historical period in time. These are evaluated and assessed in terms of the standard criteria for cultural heritage resources.

At the individual description of each of these management guidelines are given. These are the basic conservation and preservation principles to be used in managing the resources. Recommendations made in the document are done within the parameters of the National Heritage Resources Act (25 of 1999).

The management plan is an open document meaning that it should be adapted and reassessed from time to time. A continuation period of at least five years is given. However any developments done before the expiry of the five year period should be used to re-evaluate the impact on cultural resources and to make the necessary adaptations to the document. The five year period ends in 2013.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.Akad. SA)