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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

726sqm Land for sale

R 850 000
553 Steenbras Street

Land Area: 726 m²
Rates: R 1600

Flat corner stand with stunning sea view available in Brenton-on-Sea, popular seaside village approximately 15km from Knysna in the beautiful Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa. Situated in a prime and secure neighbourhood.

Ideal for multi-level building. One of only a few left.

Priced to go!

Slideshow: 726sqm Land for sale

461 Mountain Rose Drive

R 3 200 000
4 Beds 2 Baths

Floor Area: 230 m²
Land Area: 954 m²
Rates: R 920

Full of appeal and designed to provide the discerning buyer with an authentic, relaxed lifestyle with unspoilt views of the pristine, secluded Brenton On Sea.

This modern, light and aerie timber framed home offers 3 sea-facing bedrooms and one facing east with a lovely, charming bay-window. Breakfast is served on the ocean facing deck where dolphins and whales are easily spotted.

The back of the house opens out onto spectacular sea views, offering stylish, spacious and comfortable accommodation, all on one level ! The focal point is the large open-plan lounge, dining room, kitchen and TV room. Separate guest toilet facility. Old World Charm in 2nd bathroom.

Additional extras : Rain water tank, alarm system, NO STEPS, 2 Geysers, established garden

Now you can have it all Tasteful Artistic finishes, safety and a prime location !

Key Property Features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Alarm
  • Deck
  • Guest Toilet
  • Scenic View
  • Sea View

Slideshow: 461 Mountain Rose Drive

Leisure Island

ABOUT LEISURE ISLE

Size

Leisure Isle is an inhabited suburb, one of the two island suburbs of Knysna. It is six kilometres from the centre of Knysna, and is approached from George Rex Drive.

The Island has a total boundary of over 4 kilometres, 1,6 kilometres in length and ,5 kilometre across at its widest point. There are about 450 houses on the Island, more than half of which are occupied by permanent citizens.

During holiday seasons the Island’s population multiply considerably, and many day visitors also enjoy its facilities.

Climate

Knysna has a pleasant climate, with no strong prevailing winds. During summer, moderate easterlies often blow during the afternoon. In winter, a few gale-force westerly winds can be expected.

Sea Temperature

July average: 14,7 degrees
December average: 21,25 degrees

Ground Water

A notable feature of the Island is its underground or ‘spike’ water. A bountiful supply of fresh water lies two to three metres below ground level, where the sands are saturated with this fresh water. It is easily extracted via a ‘spike’ and pump to give a good supply of water. This water is not drinkable, and its quality varies at different points of the Island.

This free source of fresh water is a great benefit to gardeners and is broadly used for watering gardens on the Island. Its accessibility has meant that Island gardens did not suffer much from the latest water restrictions.

An old-fashioned hand pump has been installed in the Steenbok Nature Reserve. Visitors are welcome to work the pump to experience the strong and consistent flow of water from the spike sunk only three metres into the sand.

Tides

Living on an island, the daily ebb and flow of the tides are part of one’s consciousness, and shapes certain daily activities around it. At high spring tide the Island is entirely encircled by seawater from the tidal flow coming through the Heads. Depending on the mood of the currents, the sand of the beaches may be stripped down or deposited along the shore, predominantly at Bollard Bay.

When spring tides are associated with strong westerly winds and low barometric pressure, it is not unusual for the water to breach the sea wall in several places, and to flood Steenbok Nature Reserve.

Sea Wall

The Island is bordered by a sea wall, built of stone and reinforced in places by wooden palings. The building of the sea wall begun in 1929 and took three years to complete, using stone from the hillside above Woodbourne. Because the seashore is subject to continuous tidal and wind erosion and sedimentation, the wall needs to be repaired and maintained on an ongoing basis.

Holiday Accommodation

Leisure Isle offers ample holiday accommodation facilities with a wide variety of things to do and places to see, especially with Knysna close by.

Homes & Land for sale

Are you looking for a permanent place to stay? Opposite Leisure Island, to the West, lies Brenton-on-Sea. This upmarket town are rapidly expanding and offers its residents spectacular sea views and scenic nature views. Plenty of homes and vacant lots are available at very affordable prices. Contact Sophie Joubert on 082 572 2729 and become an owner of a beautiful seaside dwelling.

Featherbed Nature Reserve

Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site. It is a unspoiled piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only. The owner of the Featherbed Nature Reserve is William Smith.

In order to protect the grandeur of the natural magnificence, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are restricted and visits are only allowed in the company of the Reserve’s professional guides.

This four hour tour departs daily and reservations are essential. It is a breathtaking outing for all ages and fitness levels. Good walking shoes are suggested and remember to bring your camera, hats and sun block in summer and a warm jacket for the ferry trip in winter.

The nature reserve offers exciting activities not to be missed. An ideal outdoor family holiday activity to be enjoyed by both young and old.

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head of Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route.

The Featherbed ferries give visitors to the Garden Route a memorable experience on the Knysna Lagoon. The Lagoon, actually an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the adjacent Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands known as the Knysna Heads – the majestic sandstone cliffs towering above the opening to the Knysna Lagoon.

There are a variety of family activities in Knysna, of which The Featherbed Company offers numerous activities, such as a cruise on the lagoon, scenery nature reserve trails and hiking the Knysna Heads, as well as hosting private functions, conferences, and weddings at any of the venues.

The boating fleet includes a 45 feet Catamaran sailing yacht, a Paddle Cruiser, the famous John Benn and a Rivercat ferry. All (except the Rivercat) offer restaurant and bar facilities to cater for luncheons and dinner cruises, perfect for private charters, weddings, conferences, and other functions such as product launches.

Brenton-on-Sea is about 3,5 kilometres west of the Featherbed Private Nature Reserve. This small coastal town offers a wide variety of houses and vacant land for sale. These prime properties, with ocean views, are situated in one of the most diverse and upcoming areas in the Garden Route. To own your piece of paradise, contact Sophie from Sophie’s Properties today on 082 572 2729.

Brenton beach walk

Who said that when you purchase your retirement home your life should become dull and boring? Not for a single moment when you buy your home from Sophie in Brenton-on-Sea!

Visit Sophie’s website or give her a call to find the residence that best suit your needs, where you can drink your first coffee in the morning on the porch watching the first rays upon sunrise.

Grab your phone or your laptop and all you need to do is to visit the Sophie’s Properties website’s blogs. You will find that there are a lot to do in and around Brenton-on-Sea, although it is a small town on the coast of the beautiful Garden Route in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Take a long stroll along the beach:  From Brenton-on-Sea to Buffalo Bay is a 5 kilometre beach walk.

During low tide you can start the beach walk from Brenton-on-Sea, which offers the most beautiful and amazing scenic views of landscape, fynbos and sea. A photographer’s paradise with spectacular sunsets to capture on a camera well equipped with the latest and best lenses.

The 2 hour walk is for young and old and offers good meditation for your soul. If you are hot after the long walk during the summer months, you can cool down in the sea. Do take note that there is a backwash in some of the areas along the beach – please avoid these areas as the strong currents can swept you off into the deep blue ocean. Rather be safe and swim in the marked areas at Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay.

There is a small tuck shop in both Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay to buy snacks and cold drinks. Or treat yourself and the family to an exotic meal at one of the restaurants while watching the classic ocean view whilst enjoying a sundowner.

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.

168 Watsonia Street

R 925 000
Vacant land for sale

Land Area:  1369m²
Rates:  R 1450

Vacant Land in Exquisite Brenton On Sea !

Situated in a Prime, Popular and Pristine Street in this small, seaside village, only 63km to George.

Affordable sea view stand not be missed !

Slideshow:  168 Watsonia Street