For most genealogists, trying to find out when a certain church cemeteries opened is important for tracing your relatives. I am trying to find dates of these places to make it easier for you to find those missing records. If you can add or help with any additional information kindly contact Heather.

Rondebosch Church opened for divine service 17th February 1834. This was not the present St Paul’s but a smaller one which was afterwards used as a chancel. Old Rustenburg Estate area was used to house coloured squatters. 1843 May 19

Church Cemeteries Cape Town

Rondebosch Mission Chapel (started by St Paul’s) which is now St Thomas’ Church, Rondebosch

Rondebosch: St. Paul’s

Wynberg St Johns Church : A group of evangelical Anglicans started worshipping together in Glebe cottage, Waterloo Road in Wynberg. As their numbers grew it became necessary to build a church. Legal authority was embodied in Ordinance 6 of 1833 (known as the Wynberg English Church Ordinance). The church was built and first consecrated in 1834.

Simonstown St Francis of Assis Church – 28 Aug 1857

Cape Town St Georges Church – 18 April  1859 

Claremont St Saviours – 27 Dec 1859 

Kirstenbosch: The Good Shepherd Anglican Church

Cape Town St Johns – 25 Oct 1861 

Claremont Cemetery  – 06 June 1865 

Papendorp Woodstock St Mary’s Church –  1859

Rondebosch Cemetery St. Pauls – 30 March 1880

Cape Town St Paul – 01 Nov 1881 

Black River Cemetery  – 03 Apr 1886 

Cape Town St Phillip  –  07 April 1888

Cape Town St Marks  – 1865

Eerste Rivier: St Pauls – 1848

St Matthew – 30 Nov 1894 

Newlands St Andrews

Maitland Cemetery 1888 – Are you looking for Cemetery records in South Africa? Are you looking for plot cards for Maitland Cemetery or to have a personalised visit and graves photographed? I offer this skilled service of finding graves and obtaining plot cards which provides the names of all the people buried in any grave, when they were buried, owner of the plot and which section the grave is in the cemetery. Visits to any cemetery is dangerous and should not be done on your own.

Cape Town site of St Georges consecrated October 1827 

Somerset Road Burial Ground Septemer –  1832

Rondebosch Burial Ground –  1832 

Wynberg Burial Ground February – 1834 

If you have any church dates to add or you need to find our where people were buried in Cape Town please contact me