headland planners (Pty) Ltd, established in 2008, is a versatile consultancy offering a wide spectrum of town planning services. Renowned for its pragmatic approach and client-centric ethos, Headland boasts a robust clientele drawn to its adept handling of development issues and design intricacies.

Operating with a collaborative spirit, Headland leverages skilled sub-consultants for projects requiring additional resources, ensuring tailor-made solutions for every endeavour. The company prioritises partnerships with PDI/HDI and female-owned entities, fostering diversity and inclusivity in its operations.

With a commitment to excellence, Headland extends its expertise beyond the Western Cape and South Africa through strategic alliances, ensuring clients benefit from personalised service and localised planning insights for optimal development outcomes.

Our directors, Claus Mischker and Tristan Sandwith, bring distinct expertise to Headland. Claus specialises in design, urban planning, project planning, and GIS, while Tristan deals in affordable housing development, layout, and land use planning, as well as application process facilitation and property research. Their leadership ensures Headland remains at the forefront of innovative and effective town planning solutions.

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Claus Mischker


Claus has been in the town planning profession since 1994. Claus’s portfolio at headland is design, urban planning, project planning and GIS specialisation.

Tristan Sandwith


Tristan has worked with Headland since 2010. He has experience in design, urban layout & land use planning, affordable housing development, process facilitation, GIS and property research.

Prashila Patel

MCRP (UCT) PR. PLN A/2813/2019

She holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town. She has experience with land use planning, project planning, development and property research, process facilitation and data analysis.

Kayla Skipp

MURP (Stellenbosch)

Kayla obtained her Masters in Town and Regional Planning from Stellenbosch University. She has experience in property due diligence, land use applications, and facilitation of public participation at a district Municipality scale.