Central Cemetries
Region B, Zone 4

To the north of the Melville Koppies lies Westpark Cemetery, bordered by Montgomery Park, Sophiatown and Emmarentia. It was opened in 1942 and historically was part of one of Joburg’s original farms, Farm Waterval, which was purchased in 1887 by two Geldenhuys brothers in the hope of finding gold. While they did not find gold, Louw Geldenhuys employed Boer War veterans to build the Emmarentia Dam and leased smallholdings with fruit trees.

In 1993, 13 hectares were donated to the city for public recreation and, eventually with the other sections, became the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Marks Parks Sports Club and the West Park Cemetery Many important people from South Africa’s history are buried in Westpark, including struggle veterens Alfred Nzo, Joe Modise as well as child Aids activist, Nkosi Johnson.
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Zolile Mpophoma
078 544 5254

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Cnr Beyers Naude and West Park roads, Montgomery Park