Hendrik Kotze

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Director, Head of our Property & Real Estate practice (Western Cape)

Location: Stellenbosch

Tel: +27 21 910 9018

Fax: +27 11 535 8535

Email: hkotze@werksmans.com


Hendrik Kotze is Head of Property & Real Estate (Western Cape), also lending his expertise to the Construction & Engineering and Environmental Law practice areas. Hendrik advises on all aspects relating to real estate law – particularly commercial, industrial and residential property development. Most notable developments are the V&A Waterfront Cape Town; the proposed large scale Oakland City mixed use development project in Philippi Cape Town. Other notable recent property developments are the Fairmont, the Odyssey, the Kings- and the Strand Beach sectional title schemes in Sea Point; and the large scale mixed use Somerset Lakes Lifestyle development in Somerset West. Hendrik is named as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by the Legal500 (2014 – 2019) and as a recommended lawyer in real estate by Chambers Global (2017 – 2020).

  • Construction & Engineering
  • Mining, Environmental & Resources
  • Property Law and Real Estate
  • Conveyancing
    • notarial bonds and deeds
    • sectional title and cluster development
    • transfer of ownership in properties
    • registration of mortgage bonds and servitudes
    • consolidations
    • subdivisions
  • Property development
  • Environmental and heritage law
    • township development, including golf course and lifestyle estates
    • sectional title schemes
    • fractional ownership
  • Property commercial law
    • drafting of commercial agreements
    • due diligence investigations


  • BCom (University of the Free State)
  • LLB (University of South Africa)
  • LLM Property Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • HDip Tax Prac (Rand Afrikaans University)
  • 1988: Partner, Jan S. De Villiers
  • 2009: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Property & Real Estate practice area


  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by The Legal500 (2014 – 2019)
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by Chambers Global (2017 - 2020). Sources regard him as a "very approachable" lawyer with "a client-oriented approach."
  • Editor of Conveyancing Bulletin
  • Member of South African Property Association (SAPOA)