478 Steenbras

R 1 800 000
PRICE REDUCED
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

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The Old Road through the Passes

Before the modern highway was built along the coast, anyone wishing to travel between George and Knysna had to take the old inland road that led through almost impenetrable forests and had to negotiate no fewer than seven difficult river-valley passes. This old road can still be and it offers modern explorers a way to see the back country – a rural world of farms and forests, where life is lived at a far slower pace.

To get onto this old road you drive out of George on the N2 for Knysna and almost immediately turn left for Saasveld. After a few kilometres you pass the Saasveld Forestry School on your left, and then you drive through the first two passes, crossing the Kaaimans and Silver rivers. The turn-of-the-century stone bridges over the rivers are national monuments (as are the passes themselves). After crossing the Silver River you continue straight onto gravel for Knysna, then cross the Touws River on an iron-Girder bridge and come to a T-junction with a tarred road, where you turn left for Knysna.

After about 3 km a gravel track on the left leads to the Big Tree picnic site (with the convenience of braai places, picnic tables and toilets) and from here a short path crosses a wooden footbridge over a forest stream to bring you to the Woodville Big Tree – a massive Outeniqua yellowwood estimated to be roughly 800 years old. A short forest walk starts at the Big Tree and will take you through an attractive area of indigenous woodland.

Back on the main road, you continue your journey on tar for a few kilometres and immediately this ends you cross the Diep River, and thereafter the Hoogekraal, passing through a valley richly blanketed in forest. After crossing the Karatara River and then the Homtini you reach the bottom of yet another deep valley covered in a great expanse of indigenous forest. Shortly afterwards the road surface reverts to tar. (A turn-off here to Bibby’s Hoek leads to the Millwood goldfields of last century and makes a fascinating excursion, both in the historical sense and in that you are taken deep into the heart of typical Knysna forest). Soon after passing through the little country village of Rheenendal you catch your first glimpses of the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads and then reach a T-junction with the N2, where you turn left to wind down from the hills into the valley of the Knysna River. The more adventurous can reach Knysna via the steep Phantom Pass.

726sqm Land for sale

R 850 000

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!

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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

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About Brenton-on-Sea

Lying on the other side of Knysna’s Western Head, nestled on the shores of the Indian Ocean in a quiet, lazy bay, residents describe Brenton-on-Sea’s splendour as the coast that Knysna doesn’t have, and in reality, Knysna lies on a lagoon, the rough seas making itself heard only at the Heads.

Brenton-on-Sea lies practically enclosed by the Goukamma Nature Reserve, its slopes rich with fynbos, only 500 kilometres from Cape Town and 60 kilometres from the George airport.

The modest community derives its name from the fragile free-flying butterfly, the Brenton blue, occurring only on the south-facing slopes of the coastal fynbos at Brenton-on-Sea. Human interruption in nearby Natures Valley led to the final disappearance of this striking specimen during the 1980s, only to resurface in 1991 in Brenton-on-Sea where the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve has been declared.

The Brenton blue butterfly, obvious in late October until December, lives within one hectare of asteraceous coastal fynbos and its larvae depend entirely on the lower side of the leaves of Indigofera erecta for their food. Other than catching a glimpse of the butterfly, Brenton-on-Sea’s golden sands are an temptation to sunbathe, fish and stroll along the shores.

The sea cliff tops provide plenty whale and dolphin watching opportunities in season and paragliding is a popular activity for obvious reasons. Brenton on Lake has a pier for launching boats and canoes, and the Knysna forests and the Goukamma Nature Reserve, which includes a 14 kilometre coastline, offer superb walking and hiking occasions.

Properties in Brenton-on-Sea
Ample houses and empty plots are available in Brenton-on-Sea. To buy your next home overlooking the Indian Ocean, give Sophie a call today on 082 572 2729.

All That Jazz Bakery & Bistro

All That Jazz is a restaurant and bakery in the beautiful Garden Route in the Western Cape.

What we serve:
• Quiches
• Pies
• Lasagne
• Ciabatta & Rye breads
• Homemade jams
and much more…

Our specialties are:
Breakfast, lunch and coffee.

We also offer delicious hampers and platters.

Find us on Facebook

Trading hours:
8h00 – 17h00 Monday to Friday
8h00 – 14h00 Saturdays
Closed on Sundays

Driving directions: When you are at the Knysna Waterfront, continue to Food Lover’s Market. All That Jazz is hidden away next to FLM.

Customer reviews:

Linda S
Johannesburg
The pepper steak pie was light on the pastry and meaty inside with pepper corns. The apple crumble afterwards, delicious. Service is always excellent and friendly.We will be back. My husband had the quiche and a choc brownie, real good food and value.

Y99AH
Roodepoort, South Africa
They have a very different, interesting menu. You can choose from dozens of book to browse through while you are waiting and/or eating. It has a lovely atmosphere and the food is good. Worth the visit.

Vallerie M
Knysna, South Africa
Small intimate little coffee place where friends can meet and chat and enjoy a large variety of cakes, quiches and light meals …. been often .. never disappointed … definately a quick milkshake, coffee or whatever your liking …day time only

john e
This is a small bakery cum coffee shop next to the Fruit & Veg shop with an intimate, friendly vibe & serving great coffee & fantastic cakes, savouries, bread etc. Just the place after stocking up at the shop (which in itself is worth a visit!).

GentlemanAtLarge
Marseillan, France
All that Jazz is a special find in Knysna. It sits, unassumingly next to a fruit and veg supermarket. Yet it is an oasis of tranquillity offering superb freshly made food and oustanding hospitality. Their home baking has become legendary in Knysna.

zulu43
Richmond, MO
Two of us ladies had coffee and pastry here mid morning and due to weather sat inside. The coffe was good and the milk tart was very tasty, although very small. Lots of other bakery items were temptingly displayed, including savory pastries and fish cakes, as well as sweet pastries. The owner (and maker of the pastries). waited on us and was very welcoming and gave good service to us and other customers. Sitting outside would be nice in better weather.

diantours
Knysna, South Africa
All that Jazz and a lot more music from the 60,70 and even the 40 that you can enjoy with your freshly prepared food. Its a bakery,Coffee Shop and very nice restaurant where every thing is freshly prepared Althou the stile and music is more for over 50 every body will feel welcome here.My favorite?? I don’t now maybe the good Coffee or Red Cappuccino with honey or maybe the pancake with Chocolate on or their Signature mushrooms with a salad, no maybe it’s the Milk Tart. I don’t know every thing is LEKKER.
Go and try it for yourself and find your own favorite
And if you really can’t find something you like just enjoy the lovely couple that own the place .They open from Monday to Saturday from Breakfast till about 17h00.

Brenton Beach House

If you are seeking relaxed yet refined bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Brenton Beach House can offer just that. An outstanding 4 star guest house with a Cape Cod style accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean with its long sandy beaches just 5 minutes’ walk away.

Ideally situated close to the Garden Route town of Knysna, Brenton Beach House offers luxurious Guest House, and Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Brenton-On-Sea. The Brenton Beach House is situated on the western head of Knysna. The tranquillity of Brenton-on-Sea in Knysna will certainly be appreciated by those folks wanting to recharge their batteries.
Golfers can test their skills on some of the world class courses such as Pezula or Simola within twenty minutes’ drive. For the non-golfers we recommend walking the beach or trails in the nearby forests or why not some horseback riding.

Knysna, the South African oyster capital hosts its annual oyster festival in July as well as several prestigious mountain bike events. Brenton Beach House is owned by Derrick Coetzer and Jean Michel Bayle. We will assist you to plan your activities and excursions in the area and make golf and dinner bookings on your behalf. You could spend your day sight-seeing or shopping in town, take a sun bath on the beach or just laze at the pool. Take a boat trip on the Knysna lagoon or an exhilarating dash through the heads.

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Would you like to own a home in Brenton-on-Sea? Sophie has more than 10 years experience in the estate agency field. Contact her today on 082 572 2729 for professional service.

Goukamma Marine Protected Area

The Goukamma MPA was proclaimed in 1990 and is 10 kilometres west of Knysna. It has a coastline of approximately 16km that extends east from Buffels Bay to Platbank and one nautical mile out to sea.

The Goukamma MPA supports a mixture of warm temperate species, including many that are endemic to South Africa’s south coast. The Goukamma estuary is one of a small number of semi open closed estuaries and functions naturally with no artificial opening or closing of the mouth.  The fact that it has a large catchment area for the length of the river makes this estuary somewhat unique.

The MPA is an important breeding area for the rare African black oystercatcher and many other sea birds that frequent this area.

Globally-threatened sea turtles, including loggerhead, green, hawksbill and leatherback, also visit these shores. Many other marine mammal species have been sighted in this MPA, including various types of dolphin, whales, sharks and seals.

Goukamma MPA consists of approximately 5.5 km of sandy shores, 5 km of rocky shores and 3.5 km of mixed rocky/sandy shore. It has important offshore reefs which provide habitat to commercially important species, such as hake and endemic fish species, such as red steenbras. Furthermore, the offshore soft sediment areas close inshore between the offshore reefs is important areas for east coast sole.

Length of coastline protected:
16 km

Area of ocean protected:
32 km²

Objectives:

  • To conserve and manage biodiversity and natural processes representative of Southern Cape terrestrial and marine ecological systems;
  • To improve the reach and quality of biodiversity management;
  • To create environmental awareness;
  • To expand and secure the conservation estate;
  • To provide appropriate opportunities and facilities for recreation;
  • To promote social and economic opportunities and sustainable utilisation; and
  • To effectively conserve our cultural heritage attributes.

Sophie’s Properties

Brenton-on-Sea is a beautiful town just outside of Knysna. It offers scenic ocean views its residents. Would you like to own a house in Brenton-on-Sea? Say no more… Contact Sophie on 082 572 2729 today!

Knysna – The Town

Knysna, probably from a Khoikhoi word meaning “ferns”, is a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator, and is 72 kilometres east from the town of George on the N2 highway, and 25 kilometres west of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.

Little is known about the indigenous inhabitants of Knysna, the Khoikhoi. The area east of present-day George was separated by high mountains and deep gorges, making it almost inaccessible to European travellers.

The town is first and foremost built on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary, known as the Knysna Lagoon, which is fed by the Knysna River. The estuary opens to the ocean after passing between two large headlands. These are generally known as “The Heads”, and have become notorious due to the loss of boats and fishermen passing through their perfidious and unpredictable waters. The Paquita, a German vessel, sank on the eastern side of the Knysna Heads in 1903. Near them are geological formations, known locally as “The Map Stones”. To the north of Knysna, Afro-Montane or temperate rainforest covers the hilly terrain for 20 km until changing to fynbos or macchia high in the Outeniqua Mountains.

Knysna has an oceanic climate. Summers are hot and winters mild to chilly. During the summer, the average maximum temperature reaches about 25°C and rarely goes above 30°C. The average maximum temperature during the winter months ranges in the area of 16°C to 17°C. Knysna has one of the richest rainfall percentages in South Africa with the wettest time of year being between June and August. Knysna stays green in all seasons, and its temperate climate makes it a tourist destination all year round.

Brenton

Brenton is a small town just outside of Knysna. Right on the border of the ocean another town was established named Brenton-on-Sea.

Brenton-on-Sea offers its residents some of the most beautiful sunsets and ocean views on this part of the Southern Coast.

Breton-on-Sea is an ever expanding coastal town and offers multiple houses and open land to purchase.

Sophie Joubert from Sophie’s Properties has been practicing as an estate agent in this region for more than 10 years and offers only the best service in this area.

Want to buy your next home? What about a house right on the sea-shore of the Western Cape in the beautiful and spectacular Garden Route of South Africa?

Why wait? Call Sophie today on 082 572 2729! Don’t miss out, there are plenty of properties available at discounted prices!!!

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.