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 Garages

    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)

    Voyage’s end at an ancient, evergreen land

    The Southern Coast, after several hundred kilometres of low-lying sandy shores, reaches Cape St Blaize and curls into a gentle blue bay. The golden sand continues around the bay, punctuated by sleepy river lagoons, but now a high range of mountains comes into view and the sands give way to a gigantic coastal shelf that juts out into the sea.

    The mountains are the Outeniquas, and they bring year-round rains to the land at their feet, keeping it constantly emerald green. Where the coastal shelf meets the sea, waves have ground it away into high cliffs of orange-red rock, and here and there have carved coves and inlets. Many a ship has come to grief on this violent shore, and legend has it that a chest of treasure lies caught here in the rocks amid the foaming surf.

    A mere 110 kilometres, or one and a half hours drive, from Knysna lies the booming town; Mossel Bay where giant waves relentlessly punish the awesome, towering cliffs that line the southern shore of Cape St Blaize, baring the rock strata and gouging out huge caverns. And yet, just 3 km along the coastline, tucked away around the corner of the cape, the water in the sheltered little cove known as Munro’s Bay is as calm and gentle as an inland lake… which is why this spot was the first landing place of Bartholomeu Dias and his men. Today the calmness of the water in the bay, one of the most sheltered stretches of open sea along the entire southern African coast, attracts thousands of holiday-makers and water sport enthusiasts.

    All along the Mossel Bay shore there are beaches sprinkled among the rocks. Even at the very point of Cape St Blaize there is a sandy channel set between two rocky ridges that have long been treated by locals as the town swimming pool – known to all as the ‘Poort’. Travelling around the great bay from here the first major inlet is the harbour, then comes Munro’s Bay, Santos Beach, a string of little beaches separated by rocky ridges and known collectively as Die Bakke, the Pansy Beach and the long golden stretch of Dias Beach, which in summer become the vibrant heart of the holiday town. The coast immediately behind the shore is kept tidy and attractive with green lawns and a succession of neat camping grounds, and caravan sites, interspersed with clusters of luxurious holiday chalets.

    Anyone tiring of the lovely beaches will find the town itself has much to offer. Its history is well presented in a new museum complex near the old Post Office Tree where Pedro d’Ataide posted South Africa’s first ‘letter’ in 1500. A section of the museum is devoted to maritime history, another to a shell collection with fine specimens gathered from various seashores all over the world.

    Also interesting is a drive or walk past the harbour to the Point at Cape St Blaize. You will pass a large number of sturdy stone houses: there are at least 200 of these, many of them built during the last century by immigrant Cornish stonemasons. The majority of the houses in the town are built in ranks that climb up the hillside, with the result that most residents wake in the morning and retire at night to magnificent views out over the little harbour and across the bay to the jagged blue-grey line of the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance. At the Point, directly above the sandy Poort, you will see a cave in the cliff face beneath the Cape St Blaize lighthouse; this was long the home of so-called Strandlopers. From the south side of the cave a narrow footpath zigzags up towards the base of the lighthouse then leads east for several kilometres along the clifftops, offering grand vistas down over the majestic cliffs.

    Mossel Bay offers a variety of holiday accommodation and recreational activities. Especially popular is the range of opportunities for the angler, produced by the varied character of the shoreline and the extreme differences in sea conditions; Mossel Bay is also one of South Africa’s leading centres for powerboat fishing.

    Recently the development of offshore oil wells in the region has begun to transform what was once a slightly sleepy coastal town into a bustling growth centre, but this is unlikely to mar the appeal of the place for holiday-makers. The town will remain blessed with an attractive blue-sky climate and there are so many beautiful beaches along the shore that they can absorb huge numbers of holiday-makers without being spoilt.

    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:

    Smaller towns in the Garden Route

    Groot-Brakrivier
    Two ‘brak’ (brackish) rivers, the Klein-Brak and the Groot-Brak, reach the sea in Mossel Bay and both have holiday resorts on their lower reaches. Groot-Brakrivier has a lagoon at its mouth and a cluster of bungalows built on an islet.

    The town was founded by the Searle family in 1859 and the footwear and timber industry they established here still thrives. The font in the Spanish-style church was made from the post of a turnpike built by the first Searle to settle here.

    Hartenbos
    During the Christmas holiday season, the camping ground near the mouth of the Hartenbos River is a city of tents and caravans. For two months there is considerable activity, then, almost as suddenly as they came, the vast crowds thin out for the remainder of the year.

    An open-air stadium, seating 10 000, is used for folk festivals, church services and athletics.

    A Voortrekker museum exhibits two wagons which took part in the 1938 symbolic trek to Pretoria.

    Herold’s Bay
    The cliffs along the Garden Route occasionally pull back to form sandy, sheltered bay. Herold’s Bay is an example of such bays. The cliffs on either side fall steeply into the sea. The beach is well sanded and has a sea-water swimming pool. A ridge overlooking the bay is the site of the village. Trees give the whole area the appearance of a park-land.

    The resort is named after the Rev. Tobias Herold, the first minister of George’s Dutch Reformed Church.

    Keurboomstrand
    Boating and fishing are major pastimes at Keurboomstrand, the resort at the mouth of the Keurbooms River. Here the river, named from the sweetly scented flowering trees which grow on its banks, joins the Bietou River to form a lagoon. On the beach, which is bordered by bush, are mounds of shells thousands of years old. Nearby is the Matjies River Cave, where Late Stone Age relics gave been found.

    The upper reaches of the Keurbooms River are roofed with trees, notably at Whiskey Creek.

    George, Western Cape

    The English novelist Anthony Trollope praised George in 1877 as ‘the prettiest village on the face of the earth. Overlooked by the George Peak, and Cradock Peak of the Outeniqua Mountains, George nestles on a coastal plateau in a setting of parkland and garden. Flowers seem to bubble over the walls of every garden and trees grow wherever man has failed to cut them down. Only 8 kilometres from the sea and with an adequate rainfall, balmy climate and altitude of 226 metres, George has the best of several worlds. It is the principal town of the Garden Route.

    Founded in 1811, it was named after George III. It grew as an administrative, communications and timber centre. One of the oak trees which were planted along the streets during these early years has been proclaimed a national monument. A chain, to which slaves are said to have been fastened and sold at auction, is embedded in the trunk of the tree.

    Because of the widespread destruction of George’s wealth of indigenous forest, in 1936 the government prohibited the felling of trees in the town for 200 years. The decision has ensured the preservation of stinkwood and yellow-wood trees.

    George became a municipality in 1837 and in 1850 Bishop Robert Gray, founder of the Diocesan College for Boys in Cape Town, consecrated the town’s St. Mark’s Cathedral. George’s Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1842, is the town’s oldest church. The Church of St Peter and St. Paul, built the following year, is the oldest Roman Catholic church in South Africa. Among other old buildings here is the Town House, built in 1847 at a cost of £478.

    The George Museum has South Africa’s largest collection of old gramophones, all in working order. Other displays include the skeleton of a whale stranded on Buffalo Bay and 75 mounted horns of the antelopes of South Africa.

    This is the only region of South Africa which produces hops – imported varieties have been successfully transplanted in recent years.

    George has a flying club, 18-hole championship golf course, several hotels and caravan parks.

    From the town tow dramatic steam train journeys can be taken. The main railway line from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth crosses the Outeniqua Mountains through what is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful railway passes. In 25 kilometres the railway climbs by means of zigzags, tunnels and cuttings to an altitude of 715 metres before descending into the Little Karoo. The second railway journey from George is along the branch line to Knysna, through tunnels and forests, across lakes and cliffs overlooking the sea. The climax of the arrival in Knysna, with a long approach by bridge over the lagoon, is unforgettable!

    SADC Malaria Day 2018

    Commemoration of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Day on 6 November every year aims to create awareness about malaria and mobilise the community to participate in the malaria control programmes.

    Communities are mobilised through health education to:
    – recognise signs and symptoms of malaria
    – provide more home-based treatment
    – seek treatment when they become ill
    – use personal protective measure.

    Facts about malaria
    – Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes.
    – About 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria.
    – Young children, pregnant women and non-immune travellers from malaria-free areas are particularly vulnerable to the disease when they become infected.
    – Malaria is preventable and curable, and increased efforts are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.
    – Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 89% of malaria cases and 91% of malaria deaths.

    The Heart of the Garden Route

    The Heart of the Garden Route must be somewhere here among the lakes of Wilderness, hidden in the emerald green of the Goukamma valley or lurking in the waters of the lazy Knysna Lagoon. This is South Africa’s most popular holiday refuge, where pleasurable pursuits include paddling up the Touws River, trading softly through the Knysna forests in search of elephants, cruising serenely across the lagoon to the Knysna Heads, exploring the forest streams where gold was panned –  and where gold may still be found.

    The name of the Kaaimans River, translated literally, would mean ‘cayman’ or ‘alligator’, suggesting that the river was once home to many crocodiles. The name is, however, more likely to be a corruption of Keeroms (turn around river). Three rivers join here, within just a few hundred metres of the coast – the Kaaimans River, the Swart River and one of its small tributaries – and each of the three runs through a steep-sided ravine. In the old days farmers and traders travelling by ox-wagon found it extremely difficult to cross the rivers, the Kaaimans in particular, and the track they followed twisted and turned around on itself many times – perhaps the origin of the unusual name.

    Before reaching the sea the rivers form a small, romantic lagoon, notable for its unusually dark water and for the picturesque rocky walls of the narrow gorge that has formed where the Swart River twists away westwards from the Kaaimans. On the steep western bank of the lagoon there are several quaint holiday homes dating from the turn of the century, whose occupants still have to row across the water to reach their front doorsteps.

    At the seaward end of the lagoon the opposing forces of outflowing river water and inflowing tides have formed an attractive sandy beach (scarcely visible as you drive past on the N2), and at the mouth there is a raised tail bridge, mounted on tall pylons, which carries the famed Outeniqua Choop-choo across the water twice a day on its round trip between George and Knysna. A short distance upstream there remains an old causeway, accessible from the N2, which crosses the Kaaimans just above the point where the Kaaimans and the Swart Rivers join. This leads to a small spit of land between the two rivers where members of the George Skiboat Club maintain a launch ramp under shady trees.

    As you travel eastwards on the N2 you cross the Kaaimans on a broad, curving bridge, then you climb the coastal headland that forms the eastern bank of the lagoon. As you round the headland there are two parking areas alongside good view sites. Looking westwards from here you have a fine view down over the lagoon mouth and the rail bridge. Looking eastwards you are treated to a splendid vista: the holiday refuge of Wilderness, the Wilderness lakes in the distance, and along the coast as far as Walker Point.