The correct price of this fabulous property is us$6,750,000. A price appearing in any other currency is to be disregarded.
This quite exceptional and unique property cannot possibly be properly appreciated from a mere website feature, but requires a detailed inspection, by prior appointment only, by just the most discerning of purchasers.
The location of the estate is just amazing, offering so many attributes and such great variety. Situated on South Africa's unspoilt Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, it nestles between two rivers to form a haven of beauty and tranquility, which is enhanced by its two kilometers of sea frontage, with wonderful wide sandy beaches, backed by towering dunes, all being just perfect for strolling and shell collecting.
The property forms part of the Wesley Coastal Conservancy and is located 80 km from East London and 200 km from Port Elizabeth. It is situated right on the coast, its closest village being Wesley.
Construction on this spectacular site began in August 1997 and was completed in December 1998. Great care was taken from the outset in positioning the buildings so as to take advantage of views, seasonal sunrise and sunset and to diminish negative factors like wind and rain direction.
The stunning house itself measures approximately 1600 m2 (some 17,223 square feet) of building and the architectural style can be best described as 'African Adobe'. It is quite organic in its structure and furnishings, but extremely opulent and generous in its proportions. The design incorporates the magnificent views of the coast and valleys which can be seen from all bedrooms and living areas.
The estate has a helipad adjacent to the main house and a grass runway of 600 meters, making it ideally suited to travel by light plane or helicopter.
The house provides 'Out of Africa' living to the 'African Adobe' design, which is emphasised by its doors, windows and purpose made furniture, all crafted from African hardwoods.
There are three easy-flowing reception rooms with magnificent views of the coast and valleys. The six air-conditioned bedrooms, all with panoramic views, comprise two end-master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two centre bedrooms and two bedrooms plus a bathroom in the annex. There is also a guest cloakroom and toilet.
The gourmet theatre kitchen features granite tops and is fitted with both gas and electric appliances. There is a walk-in cold room and also a freezer room.
The numerous special features of the house include its sunken conversation pit, a small library, the fireplaces and the separate games room. The sheltered inner courtyard incorporates a solar heated plunge pool and pizza oven.
The Estate Manager's Cottage is situated some distance from the main house and comprises living room, open plan kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and patio with sea views.
The property spans 262 hectares (655 acres) with its western border being the Gqusha River (pronounced 'Goosha'). The river forms a large lagoon and the property extends to include approximately 15 hectares on the opposite side of the lagoon. The southern border is the Indian Ocean.
A small river, the Inqualura, meanders through the centre of the property and breaks through into the sea about four times a year.
This property is much more than a mere estate, it is a genuine game farm and the original herd of some 130 Nguni cattle has been replaced with game, including Giraffe (12), Zebra (13), Nyala (+25), Waterbuck (+25), Kudu (+25), Bushbuck (+25) and Reedbuck (+25), in addition to the indigenous population of warthog, dassie and lynx.
Fish in the lagoon include Garrick, Shad and Mullet amongst other species. There are also more than 256 species of birds and the game farm has a resident pair of Fish Eagles and Jack Buzzards.
The climate is, of course, all important and this location is reputed to have more sunshine than any other South African coastal area, offering a fabulous climate all year round. Perhaps most important of all, it is located in a Malaria-free zone.
Typical temperature ranges are: Summer (September - March): 12° - 30°C, Winter (April - August): 7° - 20°C
It is extremely rare for such a unique property to come on to the market and genuine prospective (and most discerning) buyers are invited to contact Peter Veitch at Investabroad Properties to discuss their interest and possible viewing arrangements.
These details are provided and intended as a general guide only and do not form a contract or any part of a contract. Intending buyers must make their own investigations and are advised to take appropriate independent legal advice. The final sale price may vary due to currency exchange fluctuations.