About us

JA Clift (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1906 and is the oldest monumental and granite contracting businesses in southern Africa. Our company is based in Paarl and has remained in the Clift family for four generations. We have remained a family business, and the experience gained from working with stone has been past on from father to son for more than a hundred years. This legacy has earned our company an unrivalled reputation for craftsmanship.

We are committed to giving all our clients, no matter how small or large the project, the same quality of service and dedication to excellence that has become the hallmark of our company. With more than a century’s experience in working with stone, we are able to provide valuable consultancy services when heritage buildings and national monuments require restoration work or when they are refurbished.

When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labour and wrought substance of them, “See! This our fathers did for us.” John Ruskin (1819-1900), Quote on the Enslin Street boundary wall

JA Clift, Granite Contractors in Paarl, South Africa