Secluded seaside gem for upper income buyers

THE Sea Farm Private Coastal Nature Reserve, located between Pringle Bayand Betty’s Bay, is a secluded gem that offers an unparalleled setting and privacy for upper income buyers, according to estate agent John du Toit.

Situated at the foot of, and stretching from the slopes of the Hangklip Mountain, the reserve is a protected conservancy area that covers 250ha of land with rare fauna and flora and just 12 exclusive seaside properties, each about 4ha in size.

The 12 property owners together own the reserve, Du Toit said. It comes with top-class security with controlled access and well-maintained roads. There is also a resident warden that manages the estate. Residents enjoy total exclusivity, privacy and the assurance that their views will never be obstructed as homes are restricted to a single storey to ensure they blend seamlessly into the protected fynbos environment.

The reserve is a whale-watching hotspot and the area abounds with birdlife such as oystercatchers, Egyptian sacred ibises, cormorants, francolins and eagles along with free-roaming animals such as meerkat, mongoose, lynx and small buck. The reclusive leopard is also believed to reside in the upper reaches of the Hangklip cliffs.

The beach is safe for swimming and snorkelling and it is one of the best spots for cray fishing and suited to launch small boats.

Given the exclusivity and privacy, a property that has come onto the market here, priced at R8.95-million, is thus an exceptional find.

The spacious home offers 370m² in floor space and enjoys stunning sea views throughout. All rooms open to a wrap-around veranda and there is an outdoor deck with braai facilities.

Finishes include open bamboo-reed ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, terracotta floors in the living areas and underfloor heating throughout. There is a fireplace in the lounge and this, as well as the dining room, is open-plan to the kitchen with its Dover stove and separate scullery.

The home includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, garaging for four vehicles and a storeroom. There is municipal water and Eskom electricity as well as a freshwater tank and a borehole with an automated irrigation system.

Whether as a weekend getaway or a permanent residence (given that it is only about an hour’s drive from Cape Town), this home is an exceptional investment and a rare find in the Overstrand.

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