Beachfront nature reserve home close to Cape Town

Beachfront nature reserve home close to Cape Town

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

For 2020 I am looking for points exchanges during June/ July with: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Madrid.

This is our lovely beachfront weekend home in the Jakkalsfontein Private Nature Reserve on the South African West Coast. It is only a 60 minute drive from Cape Town to the south and 30 minutes to the West Coast National Park and Langebaan lagoon to the north.

A boardwalk next to the house leads onto the pristine beach. Three luxurious bedrooms (2 queen size beds, 2 single beds), three bathrooms (huge main ensuite). A cot, toddler bed and high chair cater for younger members of the family. The bedrooms are all northfacing with loads of sunlight and views into the dunes. The master bedroom also overlooks the ocean and Table Mountain in the distance.

Open plan lounge/kitchen with Morso fireplace for colder days. Fully equipped kitchen with both electrical and gas stovetop options. Dishwasher, washing machine and dryer in the scullery. Large flat screen TV with Netflix. The large semi- open mezzanine area under the rafters has wooden floors, a cosy library and the TV area. Safety gates keep younger children from entering the mezzanine. Two newly installed Hergom stoves in the living areas provide heat during cooler days. The house has uncapped wifi.

Soak up the sun on the private north/ east facing patios or barbeque on the Weber. Or have your morning coffee at the ocean facing side of the house.

The house is located in a manned security nature estate with a pool (including a shallow children's section), children's play area, tennis courts and a squash court. We have two bicycles to ride with on the many tarred paths and dirt bicycle paths in the reserve. The reserve has an abundance of wildlife such as buck, tortoise, whales, dolphins and seals and birds such as ostrich, pelicans, flamingo, hummingbirds and eagle. The dune landscape has its own unique flora such as restios and succulents. August/early September is a beautiful time of year when there are spring flowers everywhere.

We think of Jakkalsfontein as paradise.

The West Coast is world renowned for its spring flowers ( August-September), its unspoilt beaches and its temperate winters. Jakkalsfontein is located in the beautiful West Coast dune landscape with views towards the Darling hills.

The nearby town of Darling is home to Evita's Perron and South Africa's beloved satirist Pieter Dirk Uys. The area has several award winning wine farms such as Groote Post, Darling Cellars and Kloof.

Buy fresh fish in the neighbouring town of Yzerfontein or drive further north to the West Coast National Park and Langebaan - famous for its lagoon and all kinds of watersports such as kyaking and windsurfing.

And then there is Cape Town with everything it has to offer.. An easy 60 minute drive away.


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More about us

  1. I enjoy travelling to meet my family who live abroad. I am hoping to travel to Israel for the first time during mid to end June 2020..

  2. I am an experienced home exchanger. I have done many successful house swops over the past eight years through various websites.

  3. I love design, art, architecture, markets, local food..

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Cool bars
Cozy cafés
Beaulah deli (10km away) for fantastic fresh bread, pastries
Retail therapy
Bit of culture
Evita's perron in Darling, studio of artist Nicholaas Maritz
Walks in the park
Yes kilometers along the shore or dunes
Spot of exercise
Cycling, jogging, tennis, squash, swimming
Day tripping
South to Cape Town, North to West Coast National Park, & Paternoster

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