3 bedroom Farm for sale in Hermanus
Private Nature Reserve, Hemel En Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Western Cape

Asking Price ZAR11,750,000

Exclusive Lifestyle: Private Mountain Nature Reserve with Breathtaking Sea, Mountain and Lagoon views.

4 3 3 4 Land Size: 2500000m²

Located only 12 km from Hermanus, overlooking Benguela Cove in the Western Cape lies 250 hectares of thriving natural fynbos and accompanying wildlife, covering most of the western flank of Onrus Mountain. From the owner’s lodge, you will appreciate the expansive ocean, mountain and lagoon views. From vantage points on the mountains, you’ll admire breath-taking and panoramic views across Walker Bay and Hermanus.

Enjoy an exclusive lifestyle in nature, surrounded by beautiful pristine fynbos. From the top of Onrus Mountain, via private road access, viewpoints offer unsurpassed vistas over Hermanus, across to Hangklip, ultimately to Cape Point. Views also look up the picturesque Hemel en Aarde Valley, which is world renowned for its wines. Babylons Tower bounds the far end of Hemel and Aarde Valley.

The owner’s lodge has always been an informal hub for family and friends over holidays and getaways; comfortable, relaxing, welcoming and fun. It includes an open plan lounge with built-in fireplace, dining room and kitchen with the lounge opening out onto a covered patio with a built-in braai. Sleeping accommodation includes three bedrooms, with two bathrooms en-suite and a spacious sunroom, the latter also opening to the patio via sliding glass doors. 

Relaxing on the patio with your chosen beverage in hand, you will enjoy magnificent sunsets year-round over mountains and ocean. While this beautiful mountain retreat feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life, in reality, it is close to all amenities and attractions, with a twenty-minute drive into Hermanus or five minutes down to Fisherhaven. The nearby Botriver Lagoon is an important ecological and environmental area for marine and birdlife. A large flock of pink flamingos can be found in the estuary and a herd of wild horses inhabit the swamps and are occasionally seen in the village. The lagoon is also popular for water sports and fishing.

Surrounding a private enclosed back courtyard, the outbuildings include two quadruple tandem garages (one fully enclosed and locked with steel sliding door), laundry (with oversize washer/dryer), shower, toilet and storage rooms. There is a further locked single garage and a large wine cellar in the basement of the lodge. 

Rare permission has been granted by the Dept of Environmental Affairs for the construction of five additional dwellings on this private nature reserve, making it an ideal investment for a consortium or a highly exclusive gated community. 

The property has abundant year-round water supply supplied by multiple springs within the Onrus Mountain catchment area. Water is pumped via remote switch electric pump into a large cement holding dam for water delivery to the dwellings. Three-phase electrical power is supplied direct from Eskom. The security system, with armed response, includes camera surveillance, exterior beams surrounding the house and interior sensors in all the rooms. The home has unlimited high-speed wi-fi and security cameras which can be remotely accessed via computer or phone app. 

This enchanting property includes a unique off-grid converted luxury container cottage sleeping four that is currently rented as exclusive holiday accommodation. Guests enjoy unlimited high-speed wi-fi, wood-fired hot tub, gas cooking and stunning 360-degree views over the ocean, lagoon, mountains and valleys. Security includes beams, camera and armed response. 

Passive rental monthly income is derived from several communication towers on top of Onrus Mountain and behind the lodge. Optional income can be derived from protea flower harvesting and cultivation.

Call us today to arrange a viewing of this unique property.
 


Property Features

  • Exclusive lifestyle on private nature Reserve
  • Breathtaking mountain, lagoon and sea views
  • Close enough from town and all amenities far enough for relaxed living
  • Fireplace, sunny balcony and built in braai for gatherings and entertaining
  • Ample living space as well as 2 bedroom container home
  • Permission in place for further development
  • Wood-fired hot tub with endless views.

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