Suburb Guide

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Baron's ViewBeau RivageBowtie
Brackenridge Private Residential EstateCastletonCutty Sark
Goose Valley Golf EstateHarkervilleKeurbooms River & Beach
Keurbooms-River-LodgeLower CentralLower Robberg
Natures ValleyPiesang ValleyPoortjies
River ClubSchoongezicht Country EstateSea Side Longships
Signal HillThe CragsThe Hill Private Estate
TsitsikammaTurtle Creek Golf EstateTwin Rivers Estate
Upper CentralUpper RobbergWaterberry Ridge
Whale RockWittedriftWoodlands

Baron's View

Baron's View is a new freehold residential eco estate being developed on a hill top near the Port Elizabeth Entrance to Plett. This development has spectacular Estuary, Bay and Mountain views. Baron's View will be an indigenous development to ensure that owners benefit from the wildlife experience. It is fully proclaimed and laid out and stands are presently being sold.

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Beau Rivage

Set on the banks of the Piesang River close to the Beacon Island Hotel and Central Beach, this large Sectional Title Development has a Spanish theme and offers a communal swimming pool and squash courts. It is ideally positioned and offers a lock-up and go lifestyle with good rental and investment returns.

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Bowtie is a lovely suburb on the Ridge above Poortjies and sandwiched between the Central area of town and the high cliffs of Bowtie with its stunning views of the Keurbooms Estuary, River Mouth and Bay. The front part of Bowtie with its sea views is exclusive and expensive, but there are also many wonderful reasonably priced homes just behind, which, whilst they don't all have sea views, still enjoy the grace of this lovely suburb. Bowtie is very close to the centre of town and the Estuary and Lookout Beach.

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Brackenridge Private Residential Estate

Brackenridge is a new environmentally sensitive housing estate built on a ridge, centrally situated within Plettenberg Bay. The development offers 24 hour security with electric perimeter fencing. Vegetation is indigenous and home to many species of small buck and other fauna. Homeowners build according to strict guidelines and plants are restricted to an approved list of indigenous varieties.

Brackenridge consists basically of 4 main sections, the East Ridge facing the sea, the West Ridge overlooking the Plettenberg Bay Country Club golf course, the central plateau and valley areas which do not have vista views but enjoy denser vegetation and wildlife.

Brackenridge is a prime residential development which will result in excellent investment returns. It is modern, well designed, environmentally protected and strict controls ensure that all homes and living standards will be harmonious and provide an exceptional and secure quality lifestyle. The Estate is within close proximity to Central and Robberg Beaches.

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Castleton is a large secure Sectional Title apartment development at the Knysna entrance to Plettenberg Bay. The Development overlooks the Piesang Valley below and a number of the apartments have excellent distant views of the Bay near Robberg. Castleton offers well-built 2 & 3 bedroom apartments which are nicely furnished (hotel style) and has an excellent on-site very affordable restaurant which is also available to external patrons. The development has lovely gardens with children's playground, tennis courts, two swimming pools and a beach volley ball court. Apartments are serviced and Castleton has a large number of apartments operated by RCI. Rental returns are excellent and the resort is always busy because of its RCI occupation.

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Cutty Sark

This lovely area with up-market homes is situated near the Knysna entrance to Plettenberg Bay. Cutty Sark has been a popular area for many years due to its closeness to the centre of town and the benefit that it enjoys in that most homes have commanding panoramic sea views of the Bay, or Robberg, the Keurbooms Estuary and the Outeniqua & Tsitsikamma mountains.

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Goose Valley Golf Estate

Goose Valley is an eighteen hole Gary Player signature Golf Course. The first nine consists of the 272 unit Goose Valley Golf Estate, a Sectional Title apartment development, which has become highly sought after as an investment due to its relatively low cost of ownership and golf membership. The golf course is always in exceptional condition and is rated 52 in the top100 South African courses. It is also rated the 21st Best Conditioned Golf Course by Golf Digest. Each owner receives two free memberships.

Goose Valley is not only for golfers! What makes Goose Valley special is the relaxed lifestyle in a beautiful natural fynbos environment, stunning, bird and other wildlife, direct access to the Keurbooms Estuary for fishing, swimming and boating, excellent 24 hour patrolled security, safe environment for children, tennis, squash, golf and swimming facilities. The homeowners Association is exceptionally well managed and apartment prices have escalated by an average 20% per annum since launch in 1995.

Goose Valley is a sought after holiday destination and absent owners enjoy excellent rental returns. It is simply the best value for money golf estate in South Africa. Apartments vary in size from 80m² to 140m² and are available in 2, 3 and 4 bedroom configuration.

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Harkerville lies between Plett and Knysna and offers some of the finest examples of indigenous forests as well as commercial State Forests. There are stunning hiking and cycling trails with overnight accommodation in log cabins. The Harkerville area has many craft shops and creative people who live there. This area consists mainly of farms and smallholdings and has a small village with a few shops. There are lovely streams in the forests, eventually cascading over cliffs into the Indian Ocean below. Harkerville is also home to the Garden of Eden, a pristine example of forest with its wooden boardwalks, allowing tourists to experience the true feeling and sounds of the forest. One of the Elephant Sanctuaries is in Harkerville, and it is in this area that the last few famous Knysna Elephants are said to still roam in the forest. There are numerous top class Guest Houses and Hotels in the Harkerville area.

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Keurbooms River & Beach

The Keurbooms River & Beach area is North of Plettenberg Bay and consists of a number of lovely housing and sectional title developments along the banks of the Keurbooms River, and then stretching along the coastline to Keurboomstrand (Keurbooms Beach), which is an exclusive natural forested area sought after by nature lovers. Wildlife is abundant in this area. The Keurbooms area is both wild and beautiful, with magnificent Milkwoods and other indigenous trees. The beaches at Keurbooms are pristine, usually deserted and interspersed with towering rock formations, including Arch Rock. This area has some magnificent homes but there are also many smaller log type timber homes. It is the only area in Plett where timber home construction is encouraged as it blends in so well with the environment. Many of the homes have incredible sea views, whilst other are tucked away amongst the forest. At Keurbooms you are at one with nature and can still collect your mussels on the rocks and enjoy unsurpassed rock and beach fishing. The wild and beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park starts at Keurboomstrand.

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Keurbooms River Lodge

Keurbooms River Lodge is a luxury Sectional Title development on the banks of the Keurbooms River. The complex consists of 2 and 3 Bedroom self catering furnished Apartments in beautiful gardens. The lovely Keurbooms River Protea Hotel is in the centre of the complex and provides excellent services to the residents of the apartments. The hotel has a spectacular entrance over an indoor bridge, flowing into a sumptuous lounge with adjacent bar and dining room. There is a large swimming pool in front of the hotel and a sundowner deck over the river. The complex also has tennis courts and the Keurbooms Beach is a stroll over the dunes. Boats can be moored along the river bank. This is a lovely secluded spot and purchasing an apartment at Keurbooms River Lodge is an excellent investment. Rental returns are good with conference facilities offered by the hotel, and many of the apartments being affiliated to RCI. There is an on-site cleaning and laundry service.

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Lower Central

Lower Central is the area below Main Street, which slopes down to Central Beach. It is a mature area of town with mostly older homes, many of which have been stunningly rebuilt or redecorated. The sea and breaker views are absolutely incredible and the commercial fishing activities, pleasure craft and main bathing beach are within view of many homes. The areas closest to the beach provide some of Plett's most exclusive and expensive properties. There are also a few prime Sectional Title apartments. Homes are set amongst mature trees and indigenous bush. The Five Star Plettenberg Hotel is in this suburb, as is the main whale watching viewpoint, the old Norwegian Timber Trading Store and the gracious historical sandstone Anglican Church.

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Lower Robberg

Robberg Road is the main road to the Plett Airport and the Robberg Nature Reserve and is on a Ridge. The area between this road and Longships Drive below forms one of Plett's mature suburbs and is highly sought after due to its elevated views, with many properties enjoying lovely views of the Bay. It is popular amongst holiday owners but is better known as a desirable location for retirees and permanent residents. The lower areas closer to Longships Drive are less expensive than the elevated properties with their spectacular sea views.

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Natures Valley

Natures Valley is some 20 minutes drive on the Port Elizabeth side of Plett and is the only suburb along the Garden Route which is within the Tsitsikamma National Park. Set at the foot of the Bloukrans Gorge with its river meandering into a picturesque lagoon, Natures Valley is a place that is jealously guarded by its owners who live within its pristine forested area. There are approximately 400 homes, mostly of the wooden log cabin variety, and residents have a homeowners association and a shop and restaurant in the village. Robinson Crusoe Beaches complete the scene. The world famous Otter Trail ends at Natures Valley. Homes tend to remain in families for generations, but there are always a few for sale in this very special place. This is where game wanders through your garden and the famous Knysna Loerie is in its element

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Piesang Valley

Piesang Valley is the low lying area running parallel to the Piesang River which flows into the ocean at the Beacon Island Hotel on Central Beach. Some new areas are opening in Piesang Valley, which consisted traditionally of smallholdings. There are a number of new Sectional Title developments and The River Club is the most established new area in Piesang Valley.

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Poortjies is the first suburban area upon entering Plett from the Port Elizabeth (North) side of town and consists of two sections, Upper Poortjies and Lower Poortjies. The Upper section is the most expensive due its stunning uninterrupted views of the Keurbooms River and Estuary, the Bay and the beautiful Tsitsikamma mountains which surround the Bay. The Lower section is at sea level and borders the edge of the Estuary. Approximately half the homes on the lower section have sea views. This is a stunning area, with one's boat in the water, a beautiful river and sandy beaches just a few steps away. Poortjies is very close to Lookout Beach and its famous Whale Viewpoint and is also a stone's throw from the centre of town and includes borders the new Market Square Shopping Centre with all its conveniences. A desirable location, especially if you wish to enjoy the most incredible sunrises over the Bay.

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River Club

The River Club is a Victorian Caribbean themed gated village on the banks of the Piesang River, close to the main Central Beach of Plett. This lovely village consists of freestanding houses as well as a Sectional Title apartment development known as River Club Mews. A very popular holiday destination, most River Club properties are available for rental and investors realize good returns. The complex offers permanent security, and a communal sports centre with tennis courts and swimming pool. Streets are treed and a number of dams have been created resulting in the development being a birdwatchers' paradise.

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Schoongezicht Country Estate

Schoongezicht, as the name denotes is a German entrepreneur's development in the Piesang Valley of Plettenberg Bay. The Estate is adjacent to the Plettenberg Bay Country Club and the ground rises from the Valley to an area adjacent to the N2 above, providing outstanding elevated distant sea views of the Bay. This Eco Estate is a superb example of indigenous flora, with a wooden boardwalk through its own pristine forested area. Construction is to a design theme with Italian/Spanish clay roof tiles and only indigenous gardens are allowed. Each stand has open areas around it thus ensuring a feeling of natural space and where the gardens flow into the natural fynbos. Schoongezicht offers excellent security.

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Sea Side Longships

This is one of Plett's traditional mature suburbs and is defined as the area between Longships Drive and Robberg Beach. The closer to the beach, the more expensive the properties generally are, with Beachy Head Drive recognized as Millionaire's Row. Property values can therefore vary from R1,2 million in Longships Drive to plus R20 million on Beachy Head. The area between Beachy Head and Longships is very popular amongst Plettenberg Bay residents, being protected from wind and close to the beach and town centre, whilst being affordable, and well populated by an equal mix of permanent and holiday owners. There are green belt sections and abundant birdlife in this area and residents are able to walk to Robberg Beach, which is doggy friendly. There are a large number of Sectional Title town house / condominium developments in this area due to the close proximity to Robberg Beach.

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Signal Hill

This is the Signal Hill area of Plett, one of the town's most prominent points with panoramic views of the Bay, The Beacon Island Hotel and the beaches below. The area is basically set on a ridge between the town centre and cliffs which fall away to the Piesang Valley far below. Homes are expensive because of the stunning views. It is one of the more mature areas of town with quality homes and a number of Guest Houses. It is a close walk to town or a stiff walk down the hill to the beach from this exclusive vantage point, where tour groups first stop to view the Bay.

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The Crags

Just North of Plett on the road to Port Elizabeth is The Crags. The Crags is well forested and consists mainly of farms and small holdings. The little Crags Village has several craft shops, a general dealer and a petrol station. The elevation of this area results in a higher rainfall than in Plettenberg Bay. The Crags is also home to Kurland Estate which is South Africa's foremost Polo facility. This is a beautiful area if you are seekinga peaceful country lifestyle and tranquility. Some small holdings and farms on the sea side of the N2 have gorgeous sea vistas. Wildlife is abundant in The Crags.

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The Hill Private Estate

The Hill Private Estate is a new exclusive private residential Mediterranean theme estate set on a plateau above the northern entrance to Plettenberg Bay. This Estate has spectacular views of the Keurbooms River Mouth and Estuary as well as panoramic sea views. The estate is in a secure complex and is very close to the major Market Square shopping centre, and the Plettenberg Bay Primary School.

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Tsitsikamma means "Place of Clear or Abundant Waters" in the ancient Khoi language and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range is unique in that it provides one of the world's finest examples of folded mountains. The Tsitsikamma area is dominated by the mountain range and incredible tall indigenous forests with trees that are a thousand years old. The rivers that cascade down to the ocean are pristine, filtered through rock and age old peat vegetation. Storms River Village is a tranquil and beautiful village near the Storms River Bridge and is a wonderful place to use as a base or to stay overnight or to visit the fascinating and unique shops. There is a hotel and a number of guesthouses. A little piece of heaven! Eco tourism is popular and this is the centre for Bungee Jumping, Underwater Marine Trails, Forest Canopy Walking and Black Water Rafting down the Storms River. We are privileged to have some farms for sale in the area. And a few prime residential stands and homes in the Village, at very reasonable prices.

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Turtle Creek Golf Estate

Turtle Creek Golf Estate is a luxurious modern Mediterranean themed estate on the Goose Valley Golf Course. Launched off plan in 2001, the estate will be fully developed by 2008. This well managed Estate has the best security in Plettenberg Bay with 24 hour patrolled security.

Goose Valley is an eighteen hole Gary Player signature Golf Course. The first nine consists of the Goose Valley Golf Estate, a 272 unit Sectional Title apartment development whilst the second nine consists of Turtle Creek, which offers only 59 freehold properties on large stands. The typical Turtle Creek home is between 350m² and 500m². There are 52 such homes and 7 cluster homes which are slightly smaller. This investment will become blue chip and be highly sought after as an investment due to it being on an exceptional golf course, and the fact that it is positioned so well in relation to all amenities. It is on the Keurbooms Estuary, is only 2 kilometers from Plettenberg Bay town centre, is adjacent to the main Primary School, and close to the Market Square shopping centre with its quality shopping experience. Lookout Beach, Central Beach and Keurbooms Beach are in close proximity and just a few minutes away.

Turtle Creek is an outstanding investment and the only Golf Course freehold residential housing development in Plettenberg Bay at this time. Its greatest advantage will always be its location and its small number of 59 home owners, which provides exclusiveness and should ensure investment demand always exceeds supply.

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Twin Rivers Estate

Twin Rivers Estate, is situated on a peninsula of land that adjoins the N2 national highway at Plettenberg Bay and stretches out into the Bitou River. This exclusive estate offers large stands with up-market residences, all having direct river frontage. There are many hectares of vacant common land for the enjoyment of owners and wildlife. The estate offers superb water style living.

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Upper Central

Upper Central is the older part of town and above the West side of Main Street. There are some lovely homes in this area as well as a number of Sectional Title apartments. Very popular with permanent residents, Upper Central allows an easy stroll to Main Street and all its conveniences. Some parts of this area have stunning sea and Estuary views

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Upper Robberg

Upper Robberg is on the crest of the ridge above Robberg Road which leads from Plett town centre to the Robberg Nature Reserve. The ridge runs parallel to the ocean and homes on the East side have distant sea views whilst those on the West side have valley views of indigenous fynbos and forestation. This is a mature area of Plett and is mainly a permanent residential area.

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Waterberry Ridge

Waterberry Ridge is an exclusive private Estate just off Marine Way near the Knysna entrance to Plett. The development consists of some thirteen executive double storey homes, each designed to have beautiful distant vistas of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Keurbooms Estuary and the Bay. Most homes have an upstairs entertainment deck, with either a swimming pool or Jacuzzi.

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Whale Rock

Another of the new modern Plett developments is Whalerock, which consists of various developments in separate phases that have been launched over the past decade by an international developer. The developments are all situated on the Southern side of Plettenberg Bay Town towards the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve. The developments are exceptionally well laid out with high quality infrastructure. Most stands in the developments have some sea views whilst Whalerock Ridge is the prime part of the entire development, offering stunning uninterrupted views of the Bay. The various Whalerock phases are positioned from a price perspective to cater for all types of buyers from the average family holiday home to the exclusive mansion.

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Wittedrift is a picturesque village lying in the Bitou River basin. This village is 18 kilometers from Plett town centre, and just behind Plett to the West. Wittedrift has lovely farms and smallholdings and approximately 110 residential houses. The village has a small shopping centre, Church and the Wittedrift School which provides education from grade 1 to matric. Wittedrift High is the main public secondary education school in Plettenberg Bay. The medium of education is both English and Afrikaans. The town is on the route to the Prince Alfred's pass, and the Buffalo Hills Game Farm, Rhino Base Camp and the Trout Farm are close by. Wittedrift is also the home of TruMilk Dairy. There are lovely guest houses in the area and numerous hiking trails. The Bitou river canoe trail is popular with bird lovers. Most people living in Wittedrift work fulltime in Plettenberg Bay. It is a future growth area with numerous large housing developments anticipated.

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Woodlands is a small private estate at the top of Robberg Road on the way to the Plett Airport, and is on the Western side of the road with gently sloping stands offering beautiful views of the valley below. This is an affordable estate while still offering a quality lifestyle with lovely residences.

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