Monthly Archives: September 2013

Can you apply for a protection order against domestic violence, and what is the meaning of a “domestic relationship”?

article-3-SeptemberThe Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”), came into operation on 15 December 1998. The purpose of this Act is to protect victims of domestic abuse.   It sets out the procedure for a person to apply to court for a protection order.

Any person applying for this order is referred to as the “complainant” and the person that committed an act of domestic violence is referred to as the “respondent” by the Act.

There is a whole list of what is considered to be an act of domestic violence and it is not limited to physical violence.  Other acts of violence such as emotional, verbal, physiological, economic and sexual abuse, are all deemed acts of domestic violence.  The list extends the protection to intimidation, harassment, stalking and damage to property.

A “complainant” is any person (including a child in the care of the person), who:

  1. is or has been in a domestic relationship with a respondent and;
  2. who is or has been subjected or allegedly subjected to an act of domestic violence.

The Act requires that the complainant and the respondent have to be or should have been in a domestic relationship. The Act defines a domestic relationship as follows:

“domestic relationship” means a relationship between a complainant and a respondent in any of the following ways:

  • hey are or were married to each other, including marriage according to any law, custom or religion;
  • they (whether they are of the same or of the opposite sex) live or lived together in a relationship in the nature of marriage, although they are not, or were not, married to each other, or are not able to be married to each other;
  • they are the parents of a child or are persons who have or had parental responsibility for that child (whether or not at the same time);
  • they are family members related by consanguinity, affinity or adoption;
  • they are or were in an engagement, dating or customary relationship. including an actual or perceived romantic, intimate or sexual relationship of any duration; or
  • they share or recently shared the same residence;

The Act casts the protective net very wide, if the definitions of both domestic violence and domestic relationship are considered.

Recently, the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered a judgment that specifically dealt with the interpretation of the definition of a domestic relationship in the Act.  In Daffy v Daffy (2012) 4 ALL SA 607 (SCA) the court held that the concept of “family” in section 1(x)(d) is extremely wide.  More specifically, the definition of a domestic relationship is written poorly, and that the Act does not give a precise meaning in the definition.

The court held that the Act therefore has to be interpreted in order to clearly define the concepts of “domestic relationship”, “family” and “domestic violence”.  In the interpretation of legislation, and this Act specifically, the underlying purpose of the statutory provisions has to be carefully considered and kept in mind. In other words, the reason why this act was passed by government should be taken into account.

The court considered all the surrounding circumstances to determine whether the complainant’s health, safety and well-being were threatened by the respondent’s acts.

In the judgment, the court remarked on other cases where it was held that a domestic relationship involves persons sharing a common household (people living together under one roof). However, the court held that the legislature must have intended a wider definition, but not so wide as to include a mere blood relationship.

The implication of this judgment is far-reaching.

Every matter will have to be individually considered and the relevant factors taken into account. The definitions in the Act can no longer be interpreted as literally as before the Daffy-judgement.   Every court will have to use its discretion to decide whether the persons are indeed in a domestic relationship and can no longer accept that once they fall under the definition, the Act shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Domestic violence reports will have to be considered more carefully, as the complainant and respondent might not be in a domestic relationship and therefore the Act cannot apply.  Those who investigate the claims of domestic violence will have to be alert and attentive to the narrower definition and ensure that the parties are indeed in a “domestic relationship”.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse and require a protection order for your own physical and emotional wellbeing, you should obtain legal advice sooner rather than later.  Assistance by an attorney or legal aid clinic in the correct application for a protection order will ensure that the requirements are duly met and that the necessary and correct information be noted in the application.

A victim may also approach the court in his or her personal capacity. The clerks of the domestic violence court will assist you and should be friendly, empathetic and well versed in the requirements of the legislation.

It is of equal importance to obtain legal advice and representation if a protection order is sought against you, particularly as the process is sometimes abused and because of the dire consequences such an order can have on the criminal record of the respondent.

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as legal or other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your legal adviser for specific and detailed advice.

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Me, my neighbour and that tree

article-1-SeptemberThe house was just perfect – the right neighbourhood, well established garden, beautiful trees waving graciously in the summer breeze with just the right amount of shade next to your swimming pool and veranda.  And as the trees are those of your neighbour, no problem with pruning or the leaves, said the estate agent.  You fell in love and your family loves the new home.

Autumn arrives. The leaves have changed colour and you have actually taken the competition-winning photographs right from your doorstep!

When the leaves start falling, the swimming pool pump has required repairs twice due to blockage and your Saturday golf has been replaced with hauling loads of leaves to the garden refuse.  During the first thunder storm of the new season the wind rips a branch off and whipped the branch through your electric fence, taking all off the wall.

The acorns made dents into your brand new pride and joy whilst the ripe fruit falling down on your lawn has started to rot whilst you were at the beach house.

You can’t wait for them to leave this weekend to jump over the fence with your chainsaw…

Problems with trees from adjacent gardens are as old as townships itself and since man moved into closer proximity to each other.

To merely jump over the fence and prune, or worse, cut down the tree to your satisfaction will not only constitute trespassing but also malicious damage to property.

Many disgruntled neighbour has approached the courts demanding relief.  The courts have carefully considered the basis on which you can approach the court, now generally considered as “nuisance”.

You will have to prove to the court that the inconvenience caused to you by your neighbour’s tree is more than you just being fanciful, elegant or having dainty modes and habits of living.  The inconvenience caused must materially interfere with your ordinary comfort, physically and your human existence.

The standard that the court will consider this infringing of your health, well-being or comfort in occupation of your property, will be that of a normal person of sound and liberal tastes and habits.  The test of reasonableness shall be applied taking into account general norms acceptable to a particular society. Actual damage to your property is not a requirement.

The court will however also consider the nuisance, even if the tree(s) are actually causing damage, balancing this with your responsibility to tolerate the natural consequence of the ordinary use of the land.

In other words, the court will consider the dispute and the decision will involve balancing the competing interests of you and your neighbour.

The judgment of De Vos J in Vogel v Crewe and another 2003 (4) SA 50 (T) raised a further very important aspect.  The environment.

In a world where trees and nature are considered all the more important for our well-being and that of the earth, all the more careful consideration should be taken before a demand for the cutting down of a tree is granted.

De Vos J noted that trees form an essential part of our human environment, not only giving us aesthetic pleasure but also being functional in providing shade, food and oxygen.  And, like many other living things, trees require, in return for the pleasure provided, a certain amount of effort and tolerance.

With our increasing awareness of the importance of protecting our environment, we need to become more tolerant of the inevitable problems caused by the shrinking size of properties and the greater proximity of neighbours and consequently the neighbours’ trees.

Before you sell your property and move to another neighbourhood all together, consider a friendly discussion with your neighbour and his pruning company of choice, from YOUR side of the fence.

Explain to your neighbour which branches of which trees are problematic or show him the cause for your concern.  And be willing to reach an agreement somewhere in the middle, taking the type of tree, its form of growth and the balance of the tree into consideration.  It will not suffice to demand the removal of a large branch unbalancing the tree which will then fall over during the next storm taking down your wall!

If all your efforts, including friendly letters and e-mailed correspondence fall on deaf ears, you are allowed to prune all branches as from the point that it protrude over the wall into your property.  You are not allowed to lean over the wall to cut those branches at the neighbours’ side of the wall.  You will also be responsible for removing the branches from your property after you have pruned the tree in this manner.

So take your cup of tea, and have a good, impartial look at that “offending” tree.  See the insects, the birds fluttering around and the odd lizard.  Tranquil, is it not?

Must that tree go, or can you tolerate its existence, maybe with a little pruning?  Cutting it down, you might just open a view into your neighbours’ garden (or house) which is even less pleasing!

Consider the environment. Tolerate that tree. In the summer you will relish the shade.

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as legal or other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your legal adviser for specific and detailed advice.

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Die verbruiker se regte onder die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming

article-2-SeptemberKan ‘n verbruiker jou, die diensverskaffer, hof toe sleep omdat die verbruiker nie sommige van die terme en voorwaardes van jou getekende kontrak verstaan nie? Pasop, die antwoord is Ja!

Vanaf April 2011 het die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming in volle werking getree, met die gevolg dat dit nou onwettig is om moeilik-om-te-verstaan ​​taal in enige besigheidsdokument of kontrak te gebruik.

Besigheid gaan gewoonlik gepaard met baie papierwerk, of dit nou ‘n kontrak, ‘n brief, `n ooreenkoms of selfs ‘n instruksieboekie is. Hierdie noodsaaklike dokumente is dikwels geskryf in taal wat ​​vir die gemiddelde verbruiker moeilik is om te verstaan.

Die rede waarom daar spesifieke Eenvoudige Taal-regulasies in die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming vervat is, is om die verbruikers te beskerm teen die ondertekening van dokumente wat hulle nie verstaan ​​nie.

Beskerming van die verbruiker

Die Wet se uitdruklike doel is om seker te maak dat verbruikers nie onbillik behandel word nie – doelbewus of  nie. Dit beteken dat die gebruik van eenvoudige taal nou belangriker is as ooit. Die gebruik van vae en verwarrende bewoording, veral in bindende kontrakte, word nie meer toegelaat nie. Om dit eenvoudig te stel, dit is onwettig!

Te veel verbruikers het vroeër in groot moeilikheid beland, veral finansiële moeilikheid, omdat hulle nie verstaan ​het ​wat hulle onderteken het nie. Soms is kontrakte geskryf in opgeblase, burokratiese styl net omdat dit is hoe dit nog altyd was, of omdat die mense wat die kontrakte opstel bloot nie geweet het van enige ander manier om dit te doen nie.

Dikwels, egter, het gewetenlose besighede opsetlik ingewikkelde taal gebruik as ‘n manier om verbruikers te mislei om te betaal vir iets wat hulle nie kan bekostig nie, hul regte weg te teken, of om in te stem tot onbillike terme en voorwaardes.

Omskrywing van eenvoudige taal

Die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming definieer eenvoudige taal in Deel D, Artikel 22 soos volg:

By die toepassing van hierdie Wet, is ’n kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling in gewone taal, indien dit redelik is om tot die gevolgtrekking te kom dat ’n gewone verbruiker van die klas van persone vir wie die kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling bedoel is, met gemiddelde geletterdheidsvaardighede en minimale ondervinding as ’n verbruiker van die betrokke goedere of dienste, verwag kan word om die inhoud, betekenis en belang van die kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling sonder onnodige inspanning te verstaan, met inagneming van:

  • Die samehang, omvattendheid en konsekwentheid van die kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling;
  • Die organisering, vorm en styl van die kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling;
  • Die woordeskat, gebruik en sinstruktuur van die kennisgewing, dokument of visuele voorstelling; en
  • Die gebruik van illustrasies, voorbeelde, opskrifte of ander hulpmiddels om te lees en te verstaan.

Dit beteken dat ‘n mens nie dinge so wyd kan omskryf dat dit op verskeie maniere verstaan of geïnterpreteer kan ​​word nie. Die Wet bepaal dat indien daar enige twyfel oor die betekenis van sekere woorde of terme en voorwaardes is, die voordeel ten gunste van die verbruiker sal wees.

Selfs advertensies en bemarking mag nie meer enige onduidelikheid vir die verbruiker daarstel nie. Advertensies word nie toegelaat om te oordryf nie en moet maklik verstaanbaar, regverdig en eerlik wees. Die Wet bepaal dus dat diensverskaffers alles in duidelike en eenvoudige taal wat verbruikers kan verstaan, moet uitspel. Alternatiewelik het  die verbruikers die reg op blootlegging en inligting in eenvoudige en verstaanbare taal.

Dus, moenie uitstel nie. Indien  jy ‘n besigheidsdokument of kontrak het wat al jare gebruik word moet jy dalk met ander oë daarna kyk en dit wysig of herbewoord ten einde te verseker dat dit voldoen aan die Wet op Verbruikersbeskerming.

Hierdie is ‘n algemene inligtingstuk en moet gevolglik nie as regs- of ander professionele advies benut word nie. Geen aanspreeklikheid kan aanvaar word vir enige foute of weglatings of enige skade of verlies wat volg uit die gebruik van enige inligting hierin vervat nie. Kontak altyd u regsadviseur vir spesifieke en toegepaste advies.

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Is uitlewering die enigste antwoord?

article-4-SeptemberDit was ‘n storie wat die wêreld geskok het: ‘n vrou word wreed vermoor op haar wittebrood, en ‘n man op soek na antwoorde in ‘n vreemde land, totdat dit na vore gekom het dat hy die konkelaar was in sy vrou se moord.

Shrien Dewani word daarvan verdink dat hy die moord op sy vrou Anni, 28, beplan het. Sy is geskiet toe die paartjie in November 2010 in ‘n taxi in die buitewyke van Kaapstad gereis het. Tot op hede is drie mans skuldig bevind aan Anni se dood. Verlede jaar is die Suid-Afrikaner Xolile Mngeni skuldig bevind aan moord en tot  lewenslange tronkstraf gevonnis. Hy beweer dat hy as ‘n sluipmoordenaar deur Dewani gehuur was om sy vrou dood te maak, iets wat Dewani konsekwent ontken. Taxibestuurder Zola Tongo is 18 jaar gevangenisstraf opgelê vir sy rol in die moord. Nog ‘n medepligtige, Mziwamadoda Qwabe, het ook skuldig gepleit op die moord en is tot  25 jaar gevangenisstraf gevonnis. Howard Riddle, die Hooflanddros van die Westminster-landdroshof in sentraal-Londen, het in 2011 beslis dat Dewani uitgelewer moet word, maar dit is suksesvol geappelleer en die landdros is beveel om weer te kyk na die saak.

Op Woensdag, 24 Julie 2013, het die Westminster-landdroshof besluit om Dewani aan Suid-Afrika uit te lewer om tereg te staan ​​op die moord van sy vrou, Anni. Dewani se prokureurs beplan egter om hierdie besluit te appelleer, terwyl Dewani in die Verenigde Koninkryk aanbly. Dewani ly na berig word aan post-traumatiese stresversteuring (PTSV) en depressie sedert sy vrou se dood.

Sy prokureurs is beslis dat hy sal terugkeer na Suid-Afrika as sy gesondheid dit  toelaat en wanneer toepaslike beskerming  in plek is vir sy gesondheid en veiligheid.

Waaroor gaan uitlewering?

Uitlewering is die oorgawe van ‘n beweerde oortreder of voortvlugtige aan die staat/land  in wie se gebied die beweerde misdryf gepleeg is. Waarom neem dit dan so lank vir Dewani om weer voet aan wal te sit in Suid-Afrika?

Die Suider-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingsgemeenskap se protokol oor uitlewering bepaal dat uitleweringsmisdaad oortredings is wat strafbaar is onder die wette van albei staatpartye met gevangenisstraf of ander ontneming van vryheid vir ‘n tydperk van ten minste een jaar, of deur ‘n meer ernstige straf. Indien die versoek om uitlewering verband hou met ‘n persoon wat gesoek word vir die handhawing van ‘n vonnis van gevangenisstraf of ander ontneming van vryheid wat opgelê is vir sodanige oortreding, kan die uitlewering geweier word indien ‘n tydperk van minder as ses maande van die vonnis oorbly.

‘n Misdryf is uitlewerbaar ongeag of die optrede waarop die versoekende staat se versoek berus, plaasgevind het in die gebied waaroor dit regsbevoegdheid het. Sou die wet van die versoekte staat egter nie voorsiening maak vir jurisdiksie oor ‘n misdryf in soortgelyke omstandighede nie, kan die versoekte staat na goeddunke uitlewering op hierdie gronde weier.

Die uitleweringsproses

Wanneer kennis gegee word dat uitlewering toegestaan is sal die staatpartye sonder onbehoorlike vertraging reël vir die oorgawe van die persoon wat gesoek word en moet die versoekte staat die versoekende staat in kennis stel van die tydperk wat die persoon wat gesoek word, aangehou is met die oog op oorgawe. Die persoon moet uit die gebied van die versoekte staat verwyder word binne ‘n redelike tydperk soos deur die versoekte staat bepaal en, indien die persoon nie binne hierdie tydperk verwyder word nie, kan die versoekte staat die persoon vrylaat en weier om daardie persoon vir dieselfde oortreding uit te lewer.

Indien omstandighede buite sy beheer verhoed dat enigeen van die staatpartye die persoon wat uitgelewer moet word, oorgee of verwyder, moet dit die ander staatparty in kennis stel. Die twee staatpartye moet dan onderling besluit op ‘n nuwe datum van oorgawe.

Die versoekte staat kan, nadat ‘n besluit oor die versoek om uitlewering geneem is, die oorgawe van ‘n persoon wat gesoek word uitstel ten einde die persoon te vervolg of, indien die persoon reeds skuldig bevind is, ten einde ‘n vonnis toe te pas wat opgelê is vir ‘n misdryf anders as dié waarvoor uitlewering versoek is. In so ‘n geval moet die versoekte staat die versoekende staat ooreenkomstig in kennis stel.

Die versoekte staat mag, in plaas daarvan om oorgawe uit te stel, die persoon wat gesoek word tydelik aan die versoekende staat oorgee in ooreenstemming met voorwaardes waartoe die staatpartye ooreengekom het.

Gevolgtrekking

‘n Mens kan die gevolgtrekking maak dat uitlewering ‘n goeie en noodsaaklike remedie is. As jy ‘n misdryf in ‘n spesifieke land pleeg, moet jy aanspreeklik wees vir die oortreding en boet volgens die reëls van die land waar die misdryf gepleeg is. ‘n Mens kan nie net weghardloop van jou sondes nie. Dewani moet aanvaar dat die misdaad wat hy gepleeg het in Suid-Afrika plaasgevind het en dat dit is waar sy verhoor moet voortgaan.

Hoewel sy prokureurs aanvoer dat sy depressie en geestelike gesondheid in Suid-Afrika kan versleg, het ons land ten volle gekwalifiseerde dokters, wat enige siekte wat hy dalk het, kan behandel. Die uitlewering moet voortgaan sonder enige appèlle sodat sy vermoorde vrou se familie vrede kan vind en die versekering kan hê dat geregtigheid in ons land geskied het.

Hierdie is ‘n algemene inligtingstuk en moet gevolglik nie as regs- of ander professionele advies benut word nie. Geen aanspreeklikheid kan aanvaar word vir enige foute of weglatings of enige skade of verlies wat volg uit die gebruik van enige inligting hierin vervat nie. Kontak altyd u regsadviseur vir spesifieke en toegepaste advies.

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Property Focus

Pringle Bay

Pringle bayGlen CraigUNIEKE GELEENTHEID VIR DIE ERNSTIGE BELEGGER
LEGIO MOONTLIKHEDE

Prys:  R18,500,000

Die eiendom is gesoneer vir opleiding, wat dit ideaal maak vir bv. ‘n hotelskool  of selfs vir ‘n rehabilitasiesentrum.   Dit leen homself ook ideaal vir ‘n boutiekhotel of  ‘n Bed-en-Ontbyt-saak.   ‘n Verdere moontlikheid is vir ‘n Spa-oord.   Die uitsig op die see en berg is pragtig en dit is omring deur ‘n natuurlike fynbos area, reg in die Kogelberg Biosfeer. Daar is 24 en-suite volledig toegeruste kamers plus personeel akkommodasie. Die pragtige lapa, toegerus met ‘n groot kaggel, kan 80 gaste met gemak geakkommodeer vir ‘n streng formele funksie of selfs vir ‘n regte boerebraai.   Benewens die eetkamer is daar ook ‘n lesingskamer, kleiner raadskamer, en ‘n baie elegante tipies Engelse kroeg.  Daar is ook ‘n swembad op die perseel, en baie parkeerplek. Die hele eiendom is omhein.

Phone: Trudi Lötter 071 353 6217
Email: Trudi Lötter – trudi@gtproperty.co.za,
Jacques Ulrich – jacques@gtproperty.co.za

Web address:  www.gtproperty.co.za : 607724

UNIQUE CHANCE FOR THE SERIOUS INVESTOR
MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES

Price: R18,500,000

This property is zoned as “institutional”, which is for training purposes, eg.  a Hotel School or even a rehabilitation centre.   It also lends itself perfectly  for a Boutique Hotel or a Bed and Breakfast.   A further great possibility would be a Spa.   Situated in the Kogelberg Biosphere, it is surrounded by  fynbos and has beautiful sea and mountain views. The property has 24 en-suite rooms, fully equipped, plus staff accommodation. The beautiful lapa has an enormous fire place and can accommodate 80 guests with ease, either for a very formal function or an informal barbeque.   Apart from the dining room there is a lecture room, a smaller boardroom and an elegant real English Pub. There is also a swimming pool on the premises plus ample parking space.   The whole property is fenced in.

Phone: Trudi Lötter 071 353 6217
Email: Trudi Lötter – trudi@gtproperty.co.za,
Jacques Ulrich – jacques@gtproperty.co.za

Web address:  www.gtproperty.co.za : 607724

 

Baardskeerdersbos 

BardseedersbosBAARDSKEERDERSBOS IN THE STRANDVELD, HEART OF THE OVERBERG, BECOME PART OF VILLAGE LIFE.
PLOT AND PLAN – ONLY 5 PLOTS FROM 2000SQM – 2700SQM TO CHOOSE FROM.
FROM R950,000 FOR A 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE, NO GARAGE

DIFFERENT DESIGN OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM.
ALL COSTS INCLUDED – BOND COST EXCLUDED.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES AVAILABLE.

All plots with views to the valley.
Invest today!
New tar road will be completed May 2015.

THE HEART OF THE OVERBERG

The first written mention of Baardskeerdersbos can be traced to 1660. An expedition-team of five men, sent by the founder of the Cape Colony, Jan van Riebeeck, reported on the valley and its Khoikhoi residents. No doubt the little expedition will have spent the night in the open air and will have encountered the small spider-like creatures called “Baardscheerders” (“Beard Shavers”) known for cutting human hair for nest-making purposes. 

Today the village is known as Baardskeerdersbos (Baardscheerders Bosch) or, more informally, as Bbos. 

The fertile Bbos valley in the heart of the Overberg Is one of the most undisturbed and original areas of the region.

It is a rural drive of 25km from Gansbaai en-route to the southern-most point of the African continent, Cape Agulhas.

Apart from the traditional cattle farms and horsesteads, bright-green vineyards and multicoloured flower-farms mark the landscape. Bbos is also home to several pristine and rare Fynbos habitats of the original 

Cape Floral Kingdom. A new trend is that of wine-making, which is presently carried out on a small scale. In addition, some residents are making olive oil and preparing table olives. 

The Baardskeerdersbos Boereorkes (farmers’ orchestra) of Manie Groenewald is widely known in the world of Afrikaans music. Many people first heard of Bbos after listening to Manie and his men. 

Birding: due to the unique combination of Fynbos, agricultural fields, dry and ravine forest systems, the Bbos valley has a rich birdlife. 

Animals: patient visitors will have the chance to meet eye-to-eye with the five antelope species of the area or see the local wild baboon tribe on the edge of the mountains. 

The Bbos valley is a haven of tranquillity surrounded by tourism hot-spots such as Gansbaai, famous as the best place in the world to see Great White Sharks and Southern Right Whales. A visit to the nearby Danger Point Peninsula is recommended for insights into maritime history. The Strandveld museum in Franskraal is also worth a visit. Walk with a local guide through our neighbouring town, Elim – an old Moravian mission station steeped in history. Visit De Hoop Nature Reserve or one of the smaller nature parks in the area to see the Bontebok antelope. 

The Elim-Agulhas region has a number of wine farms producing excellent wines. Many have cellars that are open for tasting and wine sales. 

Bbos will undoubtedly see changes in the future, but the locals of the village and its valley pledge that the change will be positive. You are always welcome in our unique hamlet. 

  • An artist-driven initiative – twice a year open weekends to view art from solo exhibitions, with guest artists invited. 
  • Drive through nature and stroll around the unpretentious village between studio venues. Enjoy wine, coffee and good food at the local restaurants & pubs.

Lokal@BBos Deli & Die Werf – BBOS Wine tasting open soon.

Email: Helena Swart – helena@gtproperty.co.za

 

Hermanus

hermanus

LIFESTYLE LIVING AT ITS BEST!

Spacious, 303m2 double storey residence situated in sought after, exclusive Lakewood Village. This property is situated on the Golf course and offers unrestricted golf course and mountain views! Open plan living areas with lounge, dining room, kitchen with separate scullery, entertainment area with bar and built in braai, playroom, 3 en-suite bedrooms & garage. Lovely, sunny & private outside area with chlorinated pool. Experience the abundant birdlife of the surrounding wetlands. Eco friendly environment with indigenous gardens and nature right on your doorstep. Lakewood Village is situated close to Fernkloof Nature Reserve with various hiking trails and popular Blue Flag beaches. Controlled and strict security measures ensure a safe living environment. Excellent investment return!

JOINT SOLE MANDATE: R4,500,000 neg.

Phone: Heather 083 285 2777
Email: Hannelie van Rooyen – hannelie@gtproperty.co.za,
Heather Kleynhans – heather@gtproperty.co.za,
Marietta du Toit – marietta@gtproperty.co.za

Web address:  www.gtproperty.co.za : 615657

’N LEEFSTYL OM VAN TE DROOM!

Ruim, 303m2 dubbelverdieping woning geleë in die gewilde, eksklusiewe Lakewood Village. Hierdie eiendom is geleë op die gholfbaan en bied onbeperkte gholfbaan en berguitsig! Oopplan leefareas met sitkamer, eetkamer, kombuis met opwasarea, onthaalarea met kroeg en ingeboude braai, speelkamer, 3 en-suite slaapkamers en motorhuis. Lieflike, private buite area met swembad. Ervaar en besigtig die groot verskeidenheid voël lewe in die omliggende wetlands. Eko vriendelike omgewing met pragtige, inheemse tuine. Lakewood Village is binne loopafstand van Fernkloof Natuurreservaat met verskeie staproetes en ook naby gewilde Blou Vlag strande. Beheerde en streng veiligheidsmaatreëls verseker ’n veilige omgewing. Uitstekende beleggingspotensiaal!

GEDEELDE ALLEENMANDAAT: R4,500,000 ohb.

Phone: Heather 083 285 2777
Email: Hannelie van Rooyen – hannelie@gtproperty.co.za,
Heather Kleynhans – heather@gtproperty.co.za,
Marietta du Toit – marietta@gtproperty.co.za

Web address:  www.gtproperty.co.za : 615657

 

Gansbaai     

Gansbaai

FOR A COUPLE RETIRING, DOWNSIZING  –  OR YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING THE PROPERTY LADDER

Price: R825,000

Dwelling built ± 6.5 years ago.  Light and airy with new wood fireplace, aluminium window frames with white slatted blinds throughout.  Modern fixtures & fittings: kitchen with Bosch electric oven and 2 plate glass top stove together with 2 plate gas top stove.

Indoor fireplace as well as outdoor barbeque  –  the latter of which is fully tiled and surrounded with a wall (of one metre high) &patio glass above it  –  thus shielding one from the elements (when braai-ing).

Open plan living & dining area with kitchen, 3 bedrooms (main en suite) and another full bathroom (with bath & shower), shielded patio at the back & single garage.  Very well established garden  –  with water feature in both front and back garden.

Phone: Johann Dippenaar 082 926 2066

Web address:  www.gtproperty.co.za : 463133

PS:  Please put yourself in the fortunate position of also viewing the following properties on our website:

  • Ref No:  616500 (dwelling @ R1.050.000)
  • Ref No:  426789 (dwelling @ R750.000)
  • Ref No:  487869 (dwelling @ R935.000)
  • Ref No:  611201 (vacant stand @ R325.000)
  • Ref No:  621107 (vacant stand @ R159.000)

Asking prices not further negotiable.

 

Onrus

Onrus

FOCUS ON MIDDLEVLEI

The Middlevlei Nature reserve is a bird sanctuary that lies about 13 kilometers east of Hermanus.   Very much intact , but still with easy access to amenities.

The sanctuary is approximately 450 hectares in size of which about 30 hectares are developed and divided into Meerenbosch, Meer-en-see and Sandown Bay Private estate as well as a new development with vacant stands being developed called Middlebosch.

Here you will find your dream home according to your requirements as each develop has got unique features.

The Bot River lagoon flows into the sea here in the Reserve and you have the benefit of the warm water of the lagoon as well as the sea on your door step.

The area is well known for its bird life, abundance of wild life as well as the wild horses of the Bot River estuary.

Don’t delay come and find your own little piece of Eden.

Visit our website www.gtproperty.co.za for a number of unique properties.

Phone: Lynette Crafford 0825785900
Email: Lynette Crafford lynette@gtproperty.co.za,
Elna Marais – elna@gtproperty.co.za,
Marthie Strydom – marthie@gtproperty.co.za,
Antoinette – Antoinette@gtproperty.co.za