Immaculate, bright, airy, spacious, easy flow, unobstructed panoramic views, and ... At one with sea and earth! Utterly charming four-bedroom home - on the seafront - in upmarket Jakkalsfontein Private Nature Reserve.
The Atlantic Ocean, with the annual whale migration, is all but on the doorstep of this lovely home. The whales’ smaller cousins, dolphins, porpoises, seals and almost every species of seabirds can be seen throughout the year from the comfort of this home.
Then there’s the ‘extended back yard’ which comprises the better part of 1 700ha consisting of West Coast Strandveld, Coastal Fynbos and Wetlands, which in turn host a myriad of (other) bird species, indigenous game and a wide variety of flowers that bloom in spring and some well into summer. Approximately 500 species of plants have been identified in the Reserve, and during the development phase 57 species - never recorded before in the area, were found.
Low impact hiking-, cycling- and horse riding trails give residents access to almost every nook and cranny of this remarkable wilderness Reserve – close to Cape Town (79km), yet Far from the Madding Crowd.
Jakkalsfontein is undeniably one of the finest and best run coastal estates in the country, and a stone’s throw from the best of the best the West Coast has to offer (see detail below).
An ideal home for those lucky enough to work from home and long for peaceful seaside/rural living, a retirement home in safe and gorgeous surrounds, or a luxurious weekend/holiday home for those who are intrigued by the wild seas, nature, birding and the rich and fascinating history of the West Coast!
- Erf Size: 738m²
- Floor Size: 339.81m²
- Current coverage: 53.61% inside building lines (can still be extended up to 76% inside building lines, i.e. by another 81.99m² - if required – building regulations apply).
- Architecture: “The traditional West Coast vernacular of the fisherman’s cottage originally inspired the architecture of Jakkalsfontein.”
- HOME COMPRISING:
- Beautiful open plan living area with double volume ceilings and fireplace consisting of two lounge areas, dining area and fully fitted kitchen – top quality finishes and fittings and separate scullery/laundry. Leading to the deck, are glass stack doors (living area) affording unobstructed views across the Atlantic, all the way from Table Mountain to Dassen Island in the North – simply magnificent vistas from every angle.
- Four bedrooms – three of which on ground level and three en-suite. Main bedroom and large loft bedroom (also en-suite) with gorgeous sea views and main bedroom and guest room with private patios.
- Four bathrooms.
- Office/TV room (with sleeper couch for extra guests).
- Lovely paved and sheltered courtyard overlooking the Reserve with built-in braai.
- Large double garage with roof storage.
- Note: Should you decide to have a shindig once in a while, all sliding doors can be opened to enlarge the (already large) living area by adding the deck and patio, and voila – your guests can have a ball - inside and out!
- Monthly levies: R3 260
- Monthly Rates: R2 228
- THE ESTATE OFFERS:
- Top class management, security, peace, tranquillity, hiking (in the Reserve and for ‘miles and miles’ along the seafront), cycling, birding (comprehensive and extensive bird list available on request), game spotting (a variety of smaller buck species, African Wild Cat, Caracal, Mongoose, Genet, Honey Badger, Ostrich, and if lucky, you may even spot a Civet, Bat Eared Fox and Cape Fox), a kaleidoscope of flowers in spring, a clubhouse for get-togethers/board games etc, heated pool, tennis and squash courts, plus all manner of services and facilities listed below.
- Security guard at the main entrance who is directly linked to all homes, this service is included in the levy, as is maintenance of the water reticulation system, maintenance of the water plant, roads, trails, and the ongoing maintenance, management and conservation of the Reserve.
- Group insurance (included in the levy).
- Recreation centre with clubhouse, 25 meter solar heated swimming pool, tennis courts, squash court and play area for the children (use and maintenance of these facilities included in the levy). The clubhouse can also be hired for private functions, lectures etc.
- Stables and paddocks for ten horses (one vacancy at present – livery for own account).
- Telephone Service, weekly refuse removal, electricity and water usage are charged for monthly.
- Orders for firewood can be placed at the office, and garden service, refuse removal can be organised via at the office (for own account).
- Staff to assist with maintenance services, house painting etc can also be organised via the office (labour costs for own account).
- SHOPPING, MEDICAL & VETERINARY SERVICES (all these services and more provided in the towns and suburb listed below - closest to Jakkalsfontein):
- Yzerfontein (18km)
- Darling (24km)
- Melkbosstrand (40km)
- SOME NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
- !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre (5km) unique in the country, this is the only place where visitors can learn and see all there is to know about the life, culture and traditions of the first recorded inhabitants of the West Coast. It also offers sumptuous home-cooked meals, accommodation, conference facilities, San guided tours, running and cycling trails etc.
- Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve (16km) – with plenty to offer other than game – see their website.
- Dassen Island (18km) – hosts one of the largest penguin colonies in the country, and the lonely lighthouse at the island is the most isolated manned lighthouse (built in 1893) in South Africa.
- West Coast National Park (19km) – this little known park – all 36 260 hectares of it – is fascinating. It offers, inter alia, prime flower-, bird- and game viewing (flowers Aug/Sept), extensive hiking, cycling, and mountain biking trails, wild and rugged cliffs with incredible rock formations such as the famous ‘Preekstoel’ jutting out in the ‘middle of nowhere’, secluded patches of beach, picnic areas etc, etc, etc – that other than accommodation and facilities that go with it.
- Groote Post (22km) – historical wine estate with award winning wines, fabulous restaurant, game drives etc.
- Darling and the world renowned Evita se Perron (24km) – a progressive little West Coast town which offers many other attractions such as the first class Darling Wines (and wine route) plus everything needed on a daily basis such as shopping, medical facilities etc.
- West Coast Fossil Park (56km) – to quote from their Website “See the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago.” “When the West Coast was Wild” ...
- Not to forget about the enticing farm stall with its home-made breads, meals, roosterkoek (South African speciality) and other delicacies opposite the entrance to Jakkalsfontein.
- In summary, a beautiful home in a remarkable wilderness area, close to Cape Town, where ‘another world’ and lifestyle - exclusive and fascinating - beckons ...