Trafalgar Park

Views along the former French Lines towards Devil’s Peak with stone retaining walls providing sheltered terraces for the planting of olive orchards.

Client: The City of Cape Town
Services: Master Planning


Woodstock, Cape Town

Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.
We were appointed by the City of Cape Town to develop a Master Plan for the site. The park runs along the French Lines of defence that were constructed in 1781 by the French Garrison at the Cape to protect the city from the British. A number interesting heritage artefacts still exist in the site including the French Redoubt – declared a national monument in 1968and the quirky old brick kiln.
The Landscape Masterplan and heritage statement were developed with extensive public participation processes and with input from the Cape Town Partnership, City Parks and the Cape Town Heritage Trust. The final plan incorporates sports facilities, visitors centre, heritage areas, restaurants, play areas, skate park, jogging and cycling tracks, outdoor gym, picnic areas, amphitheatre, terraces, bridges, planting areas, lighting and street furniture. This project was selected as an official World Design Capital Project in 2014.

World Design Capital Official Project

World Design Capital