The Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service is located on Roeland Street, Cape Town. It is free for the public to search. If you may like to park in the archive parking you will need to call in advance (021) 466 8100. Otherwise there is street parking around the archives. When you arrive you will sign in at reception. You will receive a badge, a locker number and key and table number in the reading room. Laptops and camera’s are allowed. (see recent pot on camera use!)
Record ordering occurs on paper forms. you will need the call number found on NAAIRS database. Delivery of records/books etc is fairly fast, except for a lull over lunch time.
You can search the Deatehr Notices and Estate Files, Wills and Inventories in the paper files there (arranged by years and surname) or online. By searching online you can also search other archives in South Africa.