Phantom Forest Eco Reserve

The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve is a 137 hectare private nature reserve situated on the Garden Route, a mere seven kilometres from Knysna. The reserve is an unspoiled natural wonderland incorporating Afromontane forest, Cape coastal fynbos, and estuarine wetland, with more than 150 bird species, bushbuck, grysbok, blue duiker and several other small game.

As you head south towards the Indian Ocean for about 9 kilometres, you will reach the well-known coastal town named Brenton-on-Sea. This small town is expanding rapidly and offers potential residents spectacular sea view vacant stands and houses for sale.

Sophie Joubert has been an excellent estate agent for 10 years in this area and she believes in only the best service. To buy your home or empty plot, contact Sophie from Sophie’s Properties today on 082 572 2729!

Prince Alfred’s Pass

The Prince Alfred’s Pass on the R339 gravel road between Knysna and Uniondale is probably Thomas Bain’s greatest work. Not only was this an extremely long pass, but it also presented almost every possible technical obstacle to the pass-builders.

At 68,5 km it is the longest (publicly accessible) mountain pass in South Africa by a considerable margin, as well as being the second oldest unaltered pass still in use.

This article is brought to you by the courtesy of Mountain Passes South Africa. The original post covers the whole length of Prince Alfred’s Pass and contains several videos. Please follow the link provided for detailed information about the Pass.

This information is posted by Sophie’s Properties, an Estate Agency in Brenton-on-Sea. Buy your next home on the shoreline of the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa – the sunshine country! Contact Sophie on 082 572 2729.

The Knysna Heads

The Garden Route is a splendid part of the South African coastline, known the world over for its breath-taking panorama and natural abundance. It links the provinces of the Eastern Cape and Western Cape and includes a number of popular holiday towns; such as Nature’s Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George and Mossel Bay.

This is also the very unique route along which the Knysna Heads are found, emerging from the raw power of the ocean to stand like tall sentries, guarding the picturesque lagoon and town. The ocean waters gush and crash dramatically through the passage between them, providing breath-taking views from so many different vantage points throughout the town and its outlying areas. The Knysna Heads are also notorious for having been the resting place for many fishermen and seamen that tried to negotiate the unpredictable, powerful waterway in days past.

Today, The Heads are a dazzling sight to enjoy from a number of restaurants, and offer the perfect backdrop for those indulging in water sports nearby. The East Head is easy to get to, and visitors need only head to Leisure Island and follow the sign posts to be part of the excitement and magnitude of this headland. It possesses of a number of stunning homes, which have incredible views, as well as a selection of great restaurants. East Head Café has indoor and outdoor tables that are all positioned to make the best use of these spectacular sights. Blankets are provided so that, even when the seasons turn, tourists can enjoy delicious food or cocktails accompanied by world-class views.

The East Head is effortlessly accessible by car, and has a number of viewing points and decks from where to take in the stunning scenes. Cony Glen Road has two different viewpoints, each of which promises a slightly different perception of this incredible natural wonder. There are also numerous little beaches and rock pools that can be reached via the East Head. These are an amusement for young and old to explore, and are the launching point for snorkelers, Stand Up Paddlers, canoeists, paddlers, kayakers, kite boarders, and more. The beaches are also attractive little spots at which to enjoy a family picnic. Always practice caution of the changing tides before getting into the water, as it can become risky without warning.

The West Head is significantly trickier to access, as there are not public roads to it. The only way to see it is by taking ferry trip across the lagoon. These are conducted frequently from the waterfront. The West Head is well worth the visit, though, thanks to its being home to the charming Featherbed Nature Reserve. A trip to the reserve includes the ferry trip across the lagoon, a 4 x 4 trip up the headland, stops at various lookout points, and an easy 2.2 kilometre walk that really shows off the loveliness of the area. The coastal forest and fynbos are stunning, and the ancient caves are an exciting bonus.

The charters to The Heads include sunset cruises, oyster cruises and lagoon cruises; giving tourists even more diversity in terms of the different ways that they are able to see and experience this beautiful part of South Africa.
Steeped in history and laden in breath-taking beauty, The Heads are very exceptional must-sees for tourists to the Garden Route.

VACANT LAND AND HOUSES FOR SALE

West from the Knysna Heads lies Brenton-on-Sea – a beautiful small town with stunning ocean views and breathtaking fauna and flora scenes. Sophie has been an estate agent in this area for 10 years and knows the town very well. For professional service contact Sophie today on 082 572 2729 to buy a home or empty plot.

Whale watching

For a life-changing moment that you’re likely to never forget, you need to visit Brenton-on-Sea – something impressive is waiting for you below the surface of the sea. From May until December, the magnificent Humpback whale elegantly leaps along the Western coast of South Africa to frolic in the bay. Bryde’s whales and dolphins are also frequently spotted all year round.

Read 5 fabulous facts below about whale watching – an exclusive and richly African pastime.

Whale watching – 5 interesting facts
1. Each year, certain species of whale migrate to the ocean waters of the Western Cape. This is for an explicit reason which is very important in the lives of the whales; it is to calve and nurse their young. This makes it the ideal and most special whale watching experience in and around Brenton-on-Sea.
2. The whale watching route covers more than 2 000 kilometers of ocean. Whale watching is one of the main attractions for visitors in a protected area of the garden route, the Knysna heads or the Tsitsikamma National Park.
3. Over 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found off the seashore of South Africa. You need a high lookout point for whale watching, that is why the elevated cliffs in and around Brenton-on-Sea are the best spots to get a good view for taking photographs and videos. If you can reach a high spot, you are likely to see the Humpback whale or the Bryde’s whale – well known species of the area in July-November and May-December, respectively. There has also been a rare sighting of Orca whales in Knysna in the past.
4. There are many hot-spots for whale watching; Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna and the Knysna Heads each offer magnificent lookout points.
5. Whales display specific performances when it comes to communicating. Should you be lucky enough to witness ‘breaching’, you will be amazed by the sight of whales leaping out of the water in an arching back flip, then plunge into the water on their sides with a huge crash. This is believed to be a way of communication or exercise. Whales are able to breach between 3 and 8 times per session.

Are you looking for a permanent residence to watch the whales from your balcony or deck? Did you know that Brenton-on-Sea offers the most amazing sunsets along the southern coast of South Africa?

Sophie Joubert has been a respected estate agent in and around Brenton-on-Sea for more than 10 years. To buy your exquisite home, call Sophie on 082 572 2729 today!

 

Castle Rock

Brenton-on-Sea is a small seaside village just outside the bustling town of Knysna. The drive over the Eastern Head from Knysna is very scenic and ends at a car park above one end of a vast stretch of sand stretching away to Buffalo Bay in the distance.

Turning left at the bottom of the steps takes you along a short bit of beach to the unusual eroded structure of Castle Rock at the eastern end of the beach. Turning west the opportunity to walk in solitude on pristine sand beckons.

Peaceful and serene scenes, 5 kilometres of unspoilt beach with ‘fynbos’ covered dunes on one side and a beautiful ocean to the south. Walk to Buffalo Bay and back, dipping in the ocean, spotting dolphins surfing the waves and catch sightings of the endangered African Black Oystercatcher.

There are restaurants at both Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay for refreshment and a snack during or after the energizing walk. This stretch of beach is a popular fishing spot for locals and tourists.

A huge sandstone, Castle Rock, signifies Brenton beach, which, at low tide is surrounded by large tender mussels. Seasonal rock pools and sandbanks create safe swimming areas along this rocky coastline. This rock is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous near this rock because of rip currents.

Discover untouched hidden beaches while exploring the Fishermans Walk, with awesome views from many vantage points. Whale watching from any of these elevated places for a spectacular sighting of these magnificent mammals, the ultimate being the majestic Southern Right Whale that visits these shores from May to November.

The Brydes whale is spotted all year round and the Humpback Whale resides here for about 8 months of the year. Three dolphin species may be seen in the area.

This is home to the Brenton Blue Butterfly – this endangered species is indigenous to this area and the reserve can be visited on a guided tour during November and February.

Various species of buck can be seen between Brenton-on-Sea and Brenton on lake, on the edge of the Knysna estuary.

Whether you opt for bed & breakfast or self catering, the accommodation offered is of a high standard. We welcome you to come and discover “the hidden gem” of the Garden Route.

In Brenton-on-Sea the opportunity awaits for development. Buy a luxurious home or vacant land and stay in one of the most popular Garden Route towns in the Western Cape.

Sophie’s Properties is an estate agent in Brenton-on-Sea for 10 years and knows the area very well.

Contact Sophie today on 082 572 2729 and buy your precious home for your family.

548 Fynbosoord

R 4 100 000

Dual Mandate / Negotiable
4 Beds     3 Baths     3 Garages

Floor Area:  440m²
Land Area:  702m²
Rates:  R 2736

Discover secure, idyllic ocean luxury in Brenton On Sea, one of Knysna’s most sought after areas, well-positioned and close to the worlds known and popular Brenton Butterfly Reserve.

This impressive double-storey, architecturally masterpiece offers ample accommodation and entertainment options set in a residential Cul-de-Sac. This magnificent home has been designed with both comfort and luxury in mind. Living areas are light and airy and boasts breathtaking sea and north facing views. It furthermore offers open-plan well-designed kitchen, scullery, lounges and reception area. The top lounge consist of a built-in braai, fireplace and an easy flow to the large undercover north facing patio. The manicured garden boasts 4 rain water tanks, irrigation and lush lawn.

Some of the extra-ordinary features are a small wine cellar, storeroom / workshop in garage, outside utility room, TV-points, trellidoors & outside security sensors, 2 geysers, 4 Telephone points, Air Conditioner, aluminium powder coated window frames and sliding doors, pre-paid electricity, state of the art bathrooms. Two of the enclosed verandas adjacent to 2 bedrooms can be utilized as additional bedrooms/sun rooms.

Exquisite, Excellent, well maintained and Exceptional.

Key Property Features:

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Garages
  • 2 Lounges
  • 2 Storeys
  • Air Con
  • Alarm
  • Balcony
  • Built In Braai
  • BIC
  • Family Tv Room
  • Fenced
  • Garden
  • Guest Toilet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pets Allowed
  • Scenic View
  • Sea View
  • Storage
  • Walk In Closet

  Site Plan – 548

Slideshow: 548 Fynbosoord Culdesac


540 WK Grobler Street

R 850 000

Exclusive Mandate
Vacant land for sale

Land Area:  1110 m²
Rates:   R 1800

Exclusive Mandate. Your Once in a Life-Time Opportunity to acquire this vacant stand with astounding, expansive ocean views of Brenton On Sea and Buffalo Bay.

Location, Location, Location .. Ideal for multi-level building in the latest, upmarket part of Brenton On Sea.

A spectacular position and a truly, remarkable investment.


Slideshow:  540 WK Grobler Street (Property SP43)

456 Mountain Rose

R 3 150 000

Exclusive Mandate
4 Beds    4 Baths    2 Garages

“SOLD BY ME !”

Floor Area:  240 m²
Land Area:  805 m²
Rates:  R 1335

Conveniently situated in a Cul de Sac. Sheer, luxury living in this desirable Tucket Away Provence style home in sought-after Brenton On Sea, close to Knysna.

Step into this gorgeous double storey home showcasing 4 bedrooms en-suite including a self-contained small flat, perfect for guests, family or even a tenant. The flowing ambience is repeated in the generous proportions of the open-plan family room with lounge and sundowner verandas leading to the garden, dining area, indoor braai and separate fire place, all of which feed off from the kitchen.

The master and 2nd bedroom with slider doors and private balconies overlooking the ocean are upstairs plus an open study / lounge / TV room between the two rooms on the same level. A cute and quaint wendy house is close to the home, away from the house and enjoys the same tranquillity and ocean views as the main house, ideal for guests.

Additional extras alarm system, 2 garages with electronic doors, fittings for washing machine and drier in garages, 2 geysers, established garden, ample parking for guests / visitors

Imagine making this your home and allowing your kids discovering nature in this peaceful and safe area … !!!

Key Property Features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Dining Areas
  • 4 En-suite
  • 2 Garages
  • 1 Lounge
  • 2 Storeys
  • Alarm
  • Built In Braai
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Garden Cottage
  • Guest Toilet
  • Kitchen
  • Scenic View
  • Sea View
  • Study

Slideshow:  456 Mountain Rose (Property SP39)

70 van der Stel Street

R 460 000
Exclusive Mandate
Vacant land for sale

“SOLD BY ME !”

Land Area:  1353 m²

Affordable, large stand in sought-after Brenton On Sea !!

Situated in the quiet part of this popular seaside village with small slope. Facing the Nature Reserve in front of the property. Plot already cleared and ready for building ! Site Plan available can be sent on request.

Be Inspired, Be Bold and contact me immediately for this lifetime opportunity !


Slideshow:  70 van der Stel Street (Property SP36)

Steenbras Street

R 1 300 000
Vacant land for sale

Land Area:  763m²
Rates:  R 1498

Lovely Flat Stand with ocean frontage and on the Edge of the Cliff!

Bordering the well-known Fisherman’s Walk Hiking Trail.

You can’t go wrong!


Slideshow:  763m² Steenbras Street (Property SP29)