Started, by Gerrit Van Der Merwe, as a flower farm back in 1932, the business that would become Fourways Memorial Park passed into the hands of his son, Koot, when Gerrit passed away in 1967. Koot Van Der Merwe continued successfully farming until 1997 when the family decided to develop the farm into the first exclusive, private memorial park in South Africa, currently run by Gerrit Van Der Merwe (Junior) , the third generation, and not the last, to run the farm successfully.
Secure, Dignified Funeral Memorial
Our vision at Fourways Memorial Park is to “preserve memories for friends and family in a secure atmosphere”.
Fourways Memorial Park’s cemetery grounds are beautifully maintained – a tranquil environment to lay your loved ones to rest and a sanctuary to which you can retreat to pay your respects.
Utmost care is taken in the security of the cemetery to ensure the safety of visitors. The security measures taken at our cemetery are:
- Night guards
- 2,4-metre high perimeter wall
- Electric fencing
- Armed response
Comprehensive Memorial and Funeral Services
Fourways Memorial Park features a design incorporating American funeral home and Australian memorial gardens concepts adapted to specifically suit the South African community. Our cemetery features both ash and burial graves suiting the potential needs of different clients. For more information please see our burial section and our cremation section