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Johannesburg City Parks is responsible for the management and upkeep of 35 cemeteries in the greater Johannesburg area.


Search by region
Find the cemetery closest to you by clicking on your region. If you are not sure what region your suburb under, consult this handy guide on the City of Johannesburg’s website.

Region A

Diepsloot Cemetery Waterval Cemetery  

 Region B

Brixton Cemetery
Fairland Cemetery Maraisburg Cemetery
Newclare Cemetery Riverlea Cemetery
Ferndale Randburg Cemetery
Riverlea Cemetery Roodepoort Muslim & Hindu Cemetery
Westpark Cemetery

 Region C

Davidsonville
Dobsonville Cemetery Florida Cemetery
Horizon View Cemetery New Roodepoort Cemetery Old Roodepoort Cemetery Panorama Cemetery Weltevreden Park

 Region D

Avalon Cemetery
Doornkop Cemetery
Eldorado Park Cemetery LeRoux Cemetery Nancefield Cemetery

 Region E

Alexandra Cemetery No 1 Alexandra Cemetery No 2 Alexandra Cemetery No 3 Hamburg Cemetery Midrand Cemetery

 Region F

Braamfontein Cemetery    

 Region G

Ennerdale Cemetery No 1 Ennerdale Cemetary No 2 Finetown Cemetery Lenasia Cemetery

 

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About Joburg's cemeteries

Cemeteries and Crematoria brochure

Download the brochure in PDF format:

1. Foreword [PDF, 3.06MB]
2. Introduction: About Cemetries [PDF, 11.1MB]
3. In Search of Enoch Sontonga [PDF, 603KB]
4. Johannesburg's Farm Cemetries [PDF, 354KB]
5. Map of Cemetery Locations [PDF, 3.75MB]
6. Key Johannesburg Cemetries [PDF, 19.9MB]
7. Johannesburg Memorial Sites [PDF, 603KB]   

A-Z list of cemeteries

Browse the full list of cemeteries, listed alphabetically.

A-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z

 
Alexandra East Bank
Region E, Zone 4
Between Hofmeyer and Cheetah streets, Alexandra
Tel: (011) 444-0969
Cellphone: 072 725-5836 or 079 227-4225

Maintenance programme is every 60 days.
    
Alexandra West Bank
Region E, Zone 4
Bordering Zinnia Drive and Pansy Crescent, Alexandra
Tel: (011) 444-0969
Cellphone: 072 725-5836 or 079 227-4225

Maintenance programme is every 60 days.alexpics_copy.jpg

Alexandra Marlboro
Region E, Zone 4
Pansy Crescent, Marlboro Gardens
Tel: (011) 444-0969
Cellphone: 072 725-5836 or 079 227-4225

Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Avalon Cemetery
Region D, Zone 1
Tshabuse Street, Chiawelo, Soweto
Telephone: (011) 947-1348 or (011) 947-2696
Cellphone: 082 880-7062 or 082 366-1307
Operations: Tel : (011) 028-0092

 

Avalon Cemetery represented the place to honour struggle heroes, and today holds the graves of many South African heroes. Hector Pieterson, Tsietsi Mashinini, Joe Slovo, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and many more are buried here. During the height of the struggle in the 1970s and 1980s, funerals became one of the most powerful expressions of defiance against the apartheid government. In many ways, Avalon is associated with a history of defiance and struggle. Thousands of mourners would congregate at the cemetery to sing forbidden songs of freedom and chant banned slogans until they were driven away by security forces.
Located in the south-western corner of Soweto, the cemetery spans 172 hectares and holds graves of more than 300 000 people. The main gate is reached through Chiawelo, passing by the Soweto Mountain of Hope (Somoho), a small koppie showcasing arts and artefacts by Sowetan artists.
Just beyond the entrance, to the left are memorials dedicated to struggle activists Lilian Ngoyi and Helen Joseph. To the north, near the train station, lies the Mendi Memorial.

Braamfontein Cemetery [4 Crematorium]
Region F, Zone 4
Graf Street, Braamfontein
Tel: (011) 839-3425
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The cemetery is laid out in neat straight roads with designated religious sections, including Dutch Reformed, Church of England, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish. The Jewish and Muslim sections each have their own entrances and, in the corner of the cemetery, is a crematorium established in 1932.
This is the burial place of award-winning musician Enoch Sontonga, the composer of Nkosi SikeleliAfrica.
Against the fence Braamfontein lies a section of Pauper’s graves, which are unmarked. These were recently discovered to be those of the miners from the 1922 Miner’s Strike. Not far from here are the graves of the once-infamous Foster Gang, who gripped the public’s imagination with a wild chase and shoot-out with the police in 1914.

Brixton Cemetery
Region B, Zone 4
Between Caroline and Bartlet streets, Brixton
Tel: (011) 839-3425
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Brixton Cemetery holds many war graves from throughout South Africa’s history. There is monument near the main entrance which commemorates the South Africans who died in the First World War. There is a second First World War monument in Main Drive, erected in memory of the South African Scottish Regiment.
Other famous people buried here include Randlord Lionel Phillips, who was buried in the early 1900s, as was his wife, Lady Florence, who established what became the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Sir George Albu, who established the mining house that became Billiton, is buried in Brixton.
Gandhi played a role in the building of the first Hindu crematorium in Johannesburg, and the first in Africa. In 1908, Gandhi negotiated with the town council to settle on Brixton Cemetery as a suitable plot for a crematorium. A wood-burning crematorium was built in 1918 and still stands, although a brick, gas-fired crematorium was built in 1956 which is still used.
Mary Fitzgerald, Johannesburg’s deputy mayor in 1915 and the person after whom the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown is named, is also buried in Brixton.

Davidsonville
Region C, Zone 3
Mackenzie Road Ext 1, Davidsonville
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Diepsloot Cemetery
Region A, Zone 4
Ridge Road, Diepsloot
Tel: 011 782 3004 or 011 782 5249
Cellphone: 082 727-1851 or 083 749-5281
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Diepsloot Cemetery was constructed in 2007. Located between Diepsloot informal settlement and Dainfern, this area highlights the issues of urban development in Johannesburg. Here, the poor and the rich lie next to one another, made equal in burial.
diploot.jpgIn line with Johannesburg City Parks’ philosophy to create “cemeteries for the living”, the cemetery is located on a hillside and looks out over the highveld. Featuring Afrocentric landscaping, it uses all the natural elements of earth, air, metal, wood, wire and fire. Using design principles based on the world heritage site, the Cradle of Humankind, Diepsloot features circular heritage elements similar to the ruins of Molokwane. A gabion tower provides a distinctive landmark. Throughout the cemetery are beds of indigenous flowers, natural rock outcrops, ponds and large-scale landscaping. Contemplation corners are in place for mourners. The effect of this landscaping is to create a park-like feeling, allowing those who visit a sense of nature in the city.
Trees such as White Stinkwood, Red Currant, Wild Peach, Wild Olive, River Bushwillow and Karree dot the landscape, and are planted to assist people in negotiating their way through the cemetery, forming circular networks leading to the graves. As they grow, Diepsloot Memorial Park will become part of Johannesburg’s biodiversity and landscape.

Dobsonville Cemetery
Region C, Zone 3
Main Road, Dobsonville, Soweto
Tel: (011) 947-1348
Cellphone: 082 880-7062 or 082 366-1307
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Dobsonville does not cater for the reopening of graves. There are some reserved gravesites. A number of afterhours burials are done. Maintenance programme is every 28 days.
Hours: Normal hours for funerals or visits are from 8am to 4pm, weekdays.

Doornkop Cemetery
Region D, Zone 1
Corner of Mphalwa and Mtetwa streets, Jabulani, Soweto
Tel: (011) 932-9069

Size: 56 hectares

Eldorado Park Cemetery
Region D, Zone 2
St Marks Street, Ext 1, Klipspruit West
Telephone: (011) 342-1007 or (011) 342-3109
Cellphone: 083 536-1640
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The office is closed on weekends, but weekend burials can be arranged on Fridays.
New graves can be arranged on the same day since the prepared graves are always available.
The Muslim and Christian sections are still in operation. Muslims can arrange funerals on the same day and make arrangements for payment later. The Christian section accommodates all religions. The cemetery digs the grave, but families usually cover the graves. However, cemetery workers will cover the grave at no additional cost if requested by the family.
Hours: 7am to 4pm daily

Ennerdale Cemetery No 1
Region G, Zone 3
George Street Ext 5, Ennerdale
Telephone: (011) 211-9151
Cellphone: 072 855-8766
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073 855 8876

Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Ennerdale Cemetary No 2
Region G, Zone 3
Walter Street Farm, Elandsfontein
Telephone: (011) 211-9151
Cellphone: 072 855-8766


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The cemetery no longer offers new graves, except for some reserved ones.
Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Fairland Cemetery
Region B, Zone 4
Between Johannes and Still streets, Fairland
Tel: (011) 782-3004 or (011) 782-5249
Cellphone: 082 727-1851 or 083 749-5281
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The cemetery no longer offers new graves, except for some reserved ones.
Maintenance Programme is every 60 days.

Ferndale Randburg Cemetery
Region B, Zone 4
West Street, Ferndale
Tel: (011) 782-3004 or (011) 782-5249
Cellphone: 082 727-1851 or 083 749-5281
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The cemetery no longer offers new graves, although some reserved graves are empty.
Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Finetown (Grasmere) Cemetery
Grasmere/Finetown
Region G, Zone 4
Telephone: (011) 211-9151
Cellphone: 072 855-8766
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These two small cemeteries are both full, but graves may be visited from sunrise to sunset.
Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Florida Cemetery
Region C, Zone 3
Third Avenue, Florida Proper
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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The cemetery no longer offers new graves, except for some reserved ones.
Hours: Burials are 8am to 4pm daily. Visiting hours are from 8am to 6pm daily.

Hamburg Cemetery
Region F, Zone 3
Bennie Reinecke Park, Roodepoort
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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The cemetery no longer offers new graves.
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm
Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Horizon View Cemetery
Region C, Zone 3
Van Staden Drive, Roodepoort
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Lenasia Cemetery
Region G, Zone 2
Snake Road, Klipspruit West
Telephone: 011 980-8337
Cellphone: 078 439-1610 or 073 423-5344
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The township of Lenasia was established by apartheid-era planners for Johannesburg Indians. Although still a predominantly Indian area, Lenasia today is a more cosmopolitan and diverse suburb. The cemetery reflects the changing nature of the community, with sections for Hindus, Muslims and many others.
Lenasia has one of the city’s three crematoria.

LeRoux Cemetery
Region D, Zone 2
Fuchia Street, Eldorado Park
Telephone: (011) 342-1007 or (011) 342-3109
Cellphone: 083 536-1640
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Hours: 7am to 4pm daily

Maraisburg Cemetery
Region B, Zone 3
Sixth Avenue, Maraisburg
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Midrand Cemetery
Region E, Zone 4
Dale Road, Midrand
Telephone: (011) 314-4999
Cellphone: 082 557-8998
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Maintenance programme is every 28 days.
 
Nancefield (Klipspruit) Cemetery
Region D, Zone 3
Between Nancefield and Potch Road, Klipspruit
Telephone: (011) 342-1007 or (011) 342-3109
Cellphone: 083 536-1640
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Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Newclare Cemetery
Region B, Zone 3
Corner of Maraisburg and Commando roads, Bosmont
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
Operations: Tel: (011) 025-6852
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Located to the west of Johannesburg, in the suburb of Bosmont, Newclare Cemetery was built in 1934. Servicing the suburbs of Westbury, Newlands and Riverlea, Newclare is a quiet location, ringed by gold-mine getimage_copy.jpgdumps. The cemetery is split by Maraisburg Road one side holding older graves, the other the Walter Sisulu Memorial Garden, Chinese and Muslim section.
Most famous of its graves is that of Walter Sisulu, the former activist leader and ANC stalwart who served 26 years on Robben Island as a prisoner of the apartheid state. Though the cemetery is full, there is still room for family second burials and other non-burial options.

New Roodepoort Cemetery  
Region C, Zone 3
Corner Dobsonville and Roodepoort roads, Braamfischerville
Telephone: (011) 947-1348
Cellphone: 082 880-7062 or 082 366-1307
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To the north of Dobsonville, sandwiched between Soweto and Durban Roodepoort Deep, lies the New Roodepoort Cemetery. It is a pleasant, small, cemetery with a few large trees and a section for military graves in its centre. Soldiers who served in the Anglo Boer War are buried here with many graves dating back to the early 1920s.
This cemetery services the area of northern Soweto and its surrounding suburbs.

Old Roodepoort Cemetery
Region C, Zone 3
Kerkhof Street, Roodepoort
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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This cemetery has been closed for new graves, except for some reserved graves. Hours: 8am to 4pm daily.
Maintenance programme is every 28 days.

Panorama Cemetery
Region C, Zone 3
Paul Kruger Road, Roodepoort
Tel: (011) 782-3004 or (011) 782-5249
Cellphone: 082 727-1851 or 083 749-5281
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This cemetery is in Panorama agricultural holdings and now falls under Westpark. 
Panorama Cemetery still has ample space. There are no distinct religious sections.
The cemetery will dig the grave, as well as cover it up after the burial.
The cemetery has prepared graves, which may be used by people who need to arrange burials on the same day. A grave opening must be arranged 48 hours before the burial when it involves opening an existing grave. If people are not able to give this much notice, 24 hours will do.
Maintenance programme is every 28 days. 

 

Riverlea Cemetery
Region B, Zone 2
Stand 240, Main Reef Road, Riverlea
Telephone: (011) 474-8072
Size: 17 hectares

Roodepoort Muslim and Hindu Cemetery
Region B, Zone 3
Tornado Crescent, Georginia, Roodepoort
Telephone: (011) 474-8072

Waterval Cemetery
Region A, Zone 4
Allendale Road, Midrand
Tel: (011) 947-1348
Cellphone: 082 880-7062 or 082 366-1307
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Waterval Cemetery is the first cemetery to be built since Avalon in Soweto in 1972. The new cemetery located on a hillside looking out over Midrand and Fourways. Providing an additional 200 hectares of burial grounds, it will service Midrand and Alexandra. There is room for 720 000 new burial sites.getiimage.jpg
As with other Johannesburg City Parks’ new cemeteries, the design of Waterval Cemetery incorporates the natural landscape and indigenous flora and fauna. The concept of Waterval is to create a natural-environment approach, low maintenance with water-wise plants and only low headstones or base stones allowed.
Building of the cemetery included a comprehensive road network; storm water, sewer and irrigation systems; lighting landscaping and demarcation of grave sites; ablution facilities; fencing; signage and security and construction of an administrative block.
Maintenance Programme is every 14 days.

Weltevreden Park
Region C, Zone 3
Sterkbos Street, Roodepoort
Telephone: (011) 472-8072 or (011) 474-8800
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Weltevreden Park Cemetery is closed to new graves.
Visiting hours: 8am to 4pm daily
Maintenance programme is every 60 days.

Westpark Cemetery
Region B, Zone 4
Cnr Beyers Naude and West Park roads, Montgomery Park
Tel: (011) 782-3004 or (011) 782-5249
Cellphone: 082 727-1851 or 083 749-5281
Operations: Tel: (011) 027-4058
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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.

 

Crematoria

The contact details for Johannesburg cremtoria:

Braamfontein
Region F, Zone 4
Graf Street, Braamfontein
Tel: (011) 839-3425
Operations: Braamfontein Crematorium: Tel No: (011) 042-7953
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Lenasia
Region G, Zone 2
Snake Road, Klipspruit West
Telephone: (011) 980-8337
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Contact cemeteries

Cemeteries call centre: (011) 712-6602

Queries: (011) 712-6673

Booking clerks: 

F Setshedi  (011) 712-6687
F Magoete  (011) 712-6756
L Mahlong  (011) 712-6732
C Matata  (011) 712-6661
J Selpojane  (011) 712-6686
C Modiba  (011) 712-6701