The White House — S.Africa
Ref No. S-000-018963
OnrustNet Size: 1,184 (sq. ft.)
Features: Garden, Terrace, Car Park
Building Facilities: This 21,356 sq. ft. property is on unspoilt prime coastal land with river access to the Onrus beach. Net Size: 1,184 (sq. ft.)
Bought by the present owner’s family almost a century ago, this north-east facing property is set in the village of Onrust in the Western Cape. The land commands a superb, uninterrupted view from a high vantage point through Milkwood trees, indigenous bush and rock. The property ends scant steps before a sandy lagoon beach and the water’s edge. For decades, family, friends and guests have stayed to live and love an ‘old-fashioned’ notion of a holiday. A guest book tells a story of stress erased in minutes of arrival with the sea, a soothing white sound.
A temperate Mediterranean climate translates to long summer days spent canoeing, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding.
The cry? Live your best life here! The invitation is open and warm. You may loll in a hammock slung between sturdy trees. Bird-watch from an umbrella-shaded deck or gather around a central rock-barbecue, both a hearth under the stars and magnet for conversation and contemplation. Between rock and fynbos, are quiet reading spots, a solitude broken only by the cries of a gull, tern or kingfisher. It’s a life simply… unplugged.
Only 90 minutes from Cape Town and over historic Sir Lowry’s Pass or along the spectacular coastal road via Kleinmond, the Overberg offers nature lovers, photographers, the sporty and the explorer at heart, a rich and rewarding experience. Buying property in this corner of the Western Cape gives you an anchorage from which to explore nature reserves that shelter a rich diversity of plant and animal life.
A leisurely meander through Hemel en Aarde Valley yields sophisticated wine and food pairings and many a tempting, award-winning vintage to stock a cellar.
Simply, Overberg life is a season of landscapes and experiences.
Photograph credits: VISI and Micky Hoyle