Durbanville Memorial Park - Durbanville Memorial Park
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Durbanville Memorial Park

Durbanville Memorial Park is a privately owned and managed “cemetery” just 6.5 km outside
the Durbanville town centre on the northern boundary of Cape Town.

The total size of 6ha previous farm land was rezoned to cemetery use and bought by the Michl
Group, a private group of companies owned by the Michl Family. Development of the land
started towards the end of 2003 and on 1st September 2004 Durbanville Memorial Park was
officially opened by Edi Michl, the founder of the Michl Group.

The Vision

It is the vision of the Michl Group to establish and continuously develop the memorial park and it’s facilities so that we can KEEP MEMORIES ALIVE of those that have been laid to rest here and do so with peace of mind and comfort.

Our emphasis to detail in designing our products and the park can proudly be associated with the beauty of the City of Cape Town, which is ranked as one of the top ten cities in the world. Hopefully one day in the near future this memorial park will be seen as a heritage & cultural site which ranks with the likes of

the Ohlsdorfer Cemetery – Hamburg, Germany ( www.friedhof-hamburg.de/ohlsdorf ) or

even Recoleta Cemetery – Buenos Aires, Argentina ( www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar )

which both are land marks in their own way.

The Concept

The concept involved establishing a memorial park set in a landscaped environment providing a peaceful, tranquil, dignified and safe environment in which families can put to rest their loved ones, rather than just a cemetery.

Various park features such as a myriad of little ponds and a stream with its bird life add to making a visit at the memorial park a pleasant rather than a depressing experience.

Traditional upright headstones are replaced by classical rectangular granite tombstones that are laid into the lawn covered burial blocks, thus making by passers oblivious to the park actually being a cemetery. Special flower vases available at the park and securely embedded at the head of graves provide a neat appearance at all times.

Daily controlled access enables everyone and especially more vulnerable elderly persons to safely visit the park on their own during our regular park hours.

The Future

The future of the park will see further landscaping and development of the remaining land to continuously grow and add new exiting products and services to the existing extensive range.

 

The establishment of a trust fund aims to provide secure and sufficient funds for the future generations to maintain the memorial park and its facilities at equally high standards as set today.