Cemeteries are not only regarded as areas of remembrance to honour the deceased but also provide opportunities to create green footprints within urban landscapes. The City Parks Department is responsible for the maintenance and management of 38 cemeteries in the Cape Town municipal area. Twenty-one are fully operational and seventeen are either full or dormant. (Dormant refers to the cemetery having capacity for second burials or family burials only). New cemeteries are also in the process of design and construction.
Visit the facilities list for cemeteries in your area.
Visit FAQs for frequently asked questions and their answers regarding cemeteries.
Download a map of all cemeteries under City Parks’ jurisdiction.
Download a brochure with full details about cemeteries and the procedures for interment, graves, burials and cremation.
City cemeteries are open between 08:00 and 17:00 daily. Burials can be performed from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 15:00, on Saturdays between 09:00 and 13:00 and by special appointment on Sundays. Cemeteries are able to operate on certain public holidays.
For all cemetery related enquiries, please contact your nearest cemetery booking office from Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 16:00.