To Serve with excellence, professionalism and integrity.


Duncan Bates Land Surveyors was established in 1988 in humble beginnings in a loft apartment in the Arcade Offices in Fish Hoek. Prior to that, Duncan served as a Professional Land Surveyor in the City of Cape Town Land Survey Branch for 7 years. He then ventured into private practice with Ken Hodge for a 5 year period, and gained the necessary experience to start his own professional practice. The practice has grown, and now provides a wide variety of services relating to land and property development in an environmentally sustainable manner.

His most notable accomplishment to date has been to obtain planning permission for the establishment of a 1160 unit private golf estate in the Stellenbosch Administrative District. This was achieved by co-ordinating a professional team comprising environmental consultants, civil engineers and a project manager.

The goal of the practice is to provide a top quality service to the community at reasonable rates.