So, you’ve come to the end of your career, and your long-awaited retirement has finally arrived. Or perhaps you’re a young parent, looking for a place to call your home-away-from-home. Either way, you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday home, but there’s just one problem – there’s so much to choose from!
Well, let me narrow it down for you, because honestly, I may have found just what you’re looking for. Hidden along the grassy, green coastline of the northern Overberg lies the unassuming hamlet of Witsand, the gateway to the Western Cape’s famous Breede River.
Expanding out of the success of Port Beaufort, a tiny anchorage on the banks of the river mouth, the minute town has grown into a tight-knit community that prides itself on its natural beauty and relative isolation from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Every summer, the town’s population of several hundred swells to a few thousand with the influx of holidaymakers who know the town’s secrets. They’re drawn by the dunes, the superb fishing and the perfect wind and kitesurfing conditions.
Sand banks stretch across South Africa’s widest river mouth, creating a bay within the river. The brown water that originates high in the mountains around Ceres flows out into the Indian Ocean, where whales can be seen frolicking between May and September every year.
Locals take pride in maintaining their far-flung town, which is an hour’s drive from Swellendam and two away from George, ensuring that no further development spoils the surrounding environment.
That exclusivity is what makes the town so desirable among holiday-home hunters, but with a low property resale rate, it’s tough to get in. At least it was, until Breedezicht Estate came along.
Lying virtually on the edge of town, Breedezicht Estate has been gradually adding homes to the Witsand market for nearly a decade.
The estate offers a selection of home designs that are fully serviced, managed and maintained, with excellent security and prime location. The estate’s sales team guides the construction process from start to finish, meaning that you’ll never need to be on site to oversee your growing dream. There’s even a playground for kids.
It’s right across the road from the buzzing Pili Pili restaurant, one of several in the town. It’s also a short walk from the jetty, and a quick drive away from the gorgeous dunes that give the dorpie its name.
The land it’s on was bought ages ago, but left relatively untouched until 2007, meaning that Breedezicht Estate may well be the last development of its kind to emerge out of Witsand. It’s the only opportunity of its kind, giving buyers the chance to own property that is both coastal and on the banks of one of the country’s most beautiful rivers.
It’s a top contender for anyone looking for a coastal holiday home – it’s got the best of both worlds, it’s close to home, and it’s hassle free.
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