Brenton

Brenton on Sea is a suburb about 15km’s from Knysna; travel along the N2 towards George and take a right after the White Bridge. The settlement cascades down sloping hills which eventually ends in a “far as the eye can see” white sanded beach. The settlement was named after Sir Jahleel Brenton, who declared Knysna a harbour in 1818. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to spot the endangered Brenton Blue Butterfly. With street names such as Agapanthus, Watsonia, Protea and Stinkhout the whole suburb is a testimony to the variety of both fauna and flora.

Adventure activities are countless at Brenton on Sea. Paraglide in safely off the top of a high hill (reachable only on foot) over the Indian Ocean or climb rocks that juts off the shore to fish for White Mussel Cracker, Garrick (Leerie), Kob and Grunter.

Brenton’s beach is not an ideal one for swimming and surfing because of the strong rip tides and rocks close to shore, but it is perfect for lazing on the beach or having a picnic. The kids will love looking for shells and might even catch a glimpse of jellyfish or blue bottles that have been washed up to shore.

If you’re feeling peckish after a fun-filled day, head up to Brenton’s choice of restaurants for a sundowner and snacks or a delicious pizza for something more substantial.

Are you travelling alone? Pack a picnic basket with cheese, biscuits and wine and sit on a wooden bench over-looking the Indian Ocean from one of the many spectacular viewpoints.

474 Freesia Place

R 3 700 000
4 Beds 3 Baths 1 Garages

Floor Area: 280 m²
Land Area: 630 m²
Rates: R 1400 p.m.

Yes, you can have everything ! Come on in and experience the perfect blend of modern architecture and upmarket design in a Cul de Sac location.

Sip cocktails watching the sun set in this magnificent home, features four spacious bedrooms, all neatly tiled and built-in cupboards, as well as three modern bathrooms, with one being the master en-suite. This home offers a comfortable, small chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops and ample kitchen cupboards … the place where delectable meals are created.

The kitchen, lounge, dining room and master en-suite are on the top level and the rest of the bathrooms, bedrooms and 2nd lounge / entrance hall on the lower level. Large entertainment decks, loads of natural light and a beach theme interior throughout the house complete the picture. (Available at an additional 200K).

Brenton On Sea… your Holiday / Permanent Haven, only 15km from Knysna on the Garden Route in South Africa !

Key Property Features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Dining Areas
  • 1 En-suite
  • 1 Garages
  • 2 Lounges
  • 1 Storeys
  • Air Con
  • Alarm
  • Balcony
  • BIC
  • Deck
  • Entrance Hall
  • Family Tv Room
  • Garden
  • Guest Toilet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Paving
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Sea View
  • Storage
  • Slideshow: 474 Freesia Place (SP57)

    515 Keurboom Street

    R 2 950 000
    Exclusive Mandate
    2 Beds 2 Baths 2 GaragesOFFER PENDING

    Floor Area: 124 m²
    Land Area: 763 m²
    Rates: R1130

    Exclusive Mandate in Upmarket Brenton On Sea.

    The Perfect Match .. step into this modern, double storey home, situated on a corner and enjoy tranquility and a relaxed lifestyle. Open-plan living areas with sliding doors to spacious balconies to sit and soak in the extensive sea views.

    State-of-the-art and modern open plan kitchen, tastefully installed with a double door fridge/freezer, an eye level oven and induction cooker and extractor fan. The kitchen allows direct access to the court yard and double garage. Automated garage door.

    Other attractive features include a store room below the stairs for additional storage, a louvre roof on the entertainment deck for which allows ample light and sunshine if you so require. The windows contain of 100% sunblock blinds on 3 sides for extra privacy or to block the sun completely if you so wish. A glass sliding door with an additional security door provides access to the luscious garden.

    A spacious tiled storeroom which can be utilized as a man’s cave, study, office or hobbyist.

    This dream home is nestled in the precise location that boasts an exquisitely landscape setting and even a spot to park your boat !!

    Key Property Features:

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Dining Areas
  • 2 En-suite
  • 2 Garages
  • 1 Lounge
  • 2 Storeys
  • Alarm
  • Balcony
  • BIC
  • Deck
  • Entrance Hall
  • Family TV Room
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Paving
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Scullery
  • Sea View
  • Storage
  • Study
  • Walk In Closet
  • Slideshow: 515 Keurboom Place (SP55)

    Watsonia Avenue

    R 2 700 000
    Negotiable
    6 Beds 4 Baths

    Floor Area: 260 m²
    Land Area: 1396 m²
    Rates: R 1500

    Brenton On Sea. Time to escape the rat race and come home to an exclusive, secure, coastal village in a perfect location.

    This private iconic sanctuary enjoys a tranquil setting with captivating north facing views and only 15km situated from Knysna on the Garden Route in South Africa.

    The house offers ample accommodation possibilities and a stone throw away from easy access to the beach. Surrounded by prestigious houses.

    A Very Good Place To Start ! Contact me Now !!!

    Key Property Features:

    • 6 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • 1 Dining Areas
    • 2 En-suite
    • 1 Lounges
    • 2 Storeys
    • Balcony
    • BIC
    • Entrance Hall
    • Garden
    • Garden Cottage
    • Kitchen
    • Pantry
    • Paving
    • Scenic View
    • Storage

    Slideshow: Watsonia Avenue (SP54)

    Blue Flag beaches

    The Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that 66 Blue Flags will be flown at 46 beaches, eight marinas and by 12 sustainable tourism boats around South Africa over the forthcoming 2018/19 Blue Flag season.

    The Blue Flag program is focused on the conservation of marine and coastal habitats, and is designed to raise environmental education and awareness, and increase environmental practices.

    To achieve Blue Flag status, as many as 33 different criteria spanning four aspects of coastal management must be met and maintained:

    • water quality,
    • environmental education and information,
    • environmental management, and
    • safety and services.

    Each Blue Flag site is compelled to conduct several environmental education activities during the year, and practice effective and efficient conservation management.

    This year 24 beaches across three provinces have been awarded ‘pilot status’ and throughout the 2018/19 Blue Flag season WESSA said it will work with beach managers stewards from these pilot beaches towards the longer-term goal of achieving full Blue Flag status.

    You can find the full list of Blue Flag beaches below:

    Summer is around the corner

    Beautiful sunset at Brenton-on-Sea, Eden, Western Cape, South Africa.

    Millwood

    In the late 1870’s alluvial gold was found in the forest streams west of the Knysna River. It took a while to assess the value of the find but by 1887 the rush was on. Where once there had stood only a small water-powered sawmill in the forests, suddenly there appeared a town with six hotels, three competing newspapers, over twenty shops and banks, and a population estimated at more than 700 fortune-seekers.

    There was gold, both alluvial and reef gold, but not very much of it. After a few exciting years the mines began to close, the diggers moved on to the Witwatersrand and the site of the short-lived boom town returned to nature. Today it is almost impossible to believe that a town once existed here. What was once its main street is just another track through the forest.

    To explore the old goldfields, take the Rheenendal road and immediately after passing through the village turn right onto a gravel road signposted Bibby’s Hoek. This brings you to the shady picnic site of Krisjan-se-nek in the heart of the indigenous forest. Driving on from here, keep left where the road divides, and at the second fork go left again. This road leads down into Jubilee Creek, an attractive picnic and braai area and one of the streams where alluvial gold was found. A footpath leads upstream along the right bank, bringing you eventually to several old mine openings and a small pool at the foot of a waterfall.

    When you drive back from Jubilee Creek turn left at the first fork. After about 4 kilometres you reach the site of Millwood, passing on your right a road to the old town cemetery, and then reaching a fork. The road leading left here, merely a forest track now, was once Millwood’s main street. If you take the road leading right, and at the next fork go right again, you will eventually reach the boiler of an old steam engine in a clearing on your left; this was the site of the stamp battery for the old Bendigo mine.

    A sign her points downhill to the opening of the main Bendigo tunnel, which you can reach most easily by driving back the way you came and taking the first turn to your left. The tunnel reaches 200 metres into the hillside but is too dangerous to explore.

    Goukamma Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay

    The new tarred access road to Buffalo Bay undulates for several kilometres through the brilliant green valley of the Goukamma River, crosses several lines of scrub-covered sand dunes, and then runs in a south-easterly direction along the coast past two beautiful golden strands. The first is the long beach at the mouth of the Goukamma, the second is the attractive curved and gently sloping beach of Walker’s Bay. Eventually you reach the little village of Buffalo Bay, a tight cluster of holiday homes set on the narrow promontory of Walker Point.

    Here visitors enjoy a surfeit of fine sandy beaches. In addition to those at Walker’s Bay and the Goukamma, a lovely beach sweeps eastwards from Walker Point along the entire coast to Brenton-on-Sea and the back of Knysna’s western head. This is a popular beach for both swimmers and surfers, and is particularly scenic also, forming a great curving ribbon of gold, backed by the green hills of Brenton.

    Walker Point itself is rocky, with numerous fascinating rock pools to be explored at low tide. On its eastern side, where Buffalo Bay’s beach meets the first stretch of stony shore, there is a particularly gentle bay and a slipway for powerboat fishermen. On its western side ridges of rock run toughly parallel to the shore creating deep-water gullies and offering many vantage points to anglers fishing from the rocks. Several hundred metres to the west, from the smaller rocky promontory that forms the western limit of Walker’s Bay, there is a striking view along the coast past Gericke’s Point to the distant bulk of the Outeniqua Mountains.

    Buffalo Bay village abuts directly on the eastern end of the Goukamma Nature Reserve, which incorporates the lagoon at the mouth of the Goukamma River and the entire coastal strip stretching westwards to Groenvlei. The eastern ban of the pretty lagoon has been developed as an attractively lawned picnic area with stone tables and seats, braai places, drinking water and toilets. From the northern end of this picnic area you can walk across a long suspension footbridge over the dark water of the river, then take any of a variety of footpaths leading through the western section of the reserve. The principal hiking trail through the reserve leads to a stretch of coast known as Oesterbank: an area of surf-battered rocks that is home to the indigenous oyster Crassostrea Margaritacea.

    The reserve contains a wild region of scrub-covered sand dunes, the whole of Groenvlei, and many kilometres of unspoilt coastline. It is noted particularly for the variety of bird species that can be spotted here – roughly 150, including the African fish eagle and the marsh harrier.

    Brenton-on-Sea houses and stands

    Should you fancy an upmarket modern house on the shores of South Africa, Brenton-on-Sea offers spectacular sea views and beautiful sceneries. To buy a house or stand, contact Sophie Joubert today!

    478 Steenbras

    R 1 800 000
    OFFER PENDING
    Exclusive Mandate – Negotiable
    3 Beds 3 Baths 2 Garages

    Floor Area: 160m²
    Land area: 682m²
    Rates: R580

    Yes !!!! You can have everything !!!

    Quaint, Well-Built Log Cabin nestled in sought after and popular holiday destination, Brenton On Sea.

    This exclusive beach cottage offers 3 bedrooms en-suite with large open plan lounge and open-plan living space leading and decks.

    Keeping the needs of the clients in mind, it offers a home to suit everyone built on two levels and offers the following features : Modern well fitted kitchen, fireplace, doors from 2 bedrooms leading to open outside deck, double volume ceiling for loads of natural light, lovely north facing deck and 2 x 5 000 litres rain water tanks and pump.

    In addition to the large double garage, there is plenty of driveway parking for visitors and a private established luscious garden with large indigenous trees.

    Ideal for holiday occupation, permanent living or just as an investment ..

    What are you waiting for ??!!!

    Key Property Features:

        • 3 Bedrooms
        • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3 En-suite
        • 2 Garages
        • 1 Lounges
        • 2 Storeys
        • BIC
        • Deck
        • Fenced
        • Fireplace
        • Garden
        • Kitchen
        • Laundry
        • Patio
        • Pets Allowed

      SITEPLAN ERF 478

    Slideshow: 478 Steenbras Street

    575 Steenbras Street

    R1 450 000
    Land for sale
    Exclusive Mandate

    Land area: 1 188sqm
    Rates: R1 600 p.m.

    A Very Good Place To Start .. in Brenton On Sea !!

    Magnificent land situated on the edge of the ocean and build your dream home like you always wanted !

    One of the last stands in this class and worth every cent !

    Going, Going .. Gone … !!

    Slideshow: 575 Steenbras Street