The Swartland, otherwise known as the wheat and rooibos-producing part of the western cape, lies between Malmesbury in the south, across the Riebeek Valley to Piketberg in the north, Darling in the west, to the Oliphants Mountain at Porterville in the east.
The beautiful area begins only 50 kilometers outside of the Mother City of Cape Town making it easily accessible to visitors, this incredibly beautiful, yet often overlooked area is named for its wide fertile plains that, after the rains in winter, turn black (swartland means black land in Afrikaans). The wide, fertile plains are filled with golden wheat fields that have contributed to its status as the bread basket of the Cape. There are as many landscapes as there are seasons and the blazing wheat is interspersed with wine, fruit and olive plantations that give rise to a patchwork quilt of colour.
Darling, is close and the highlight of many visits to this region, is home to Evita se Perron ,the popular theatre and signature landmark of long time resident Pieter Dirk Uys that combines a restaurant with a little cabaret theatre.
The Swartland Wine Route, which is visibly sign-posted and stretch throughout the region, grow under dry land conditions in bush form, which means they are not watered, resulting in a particularly excellent quality and flavour of wine, much sought after for blending with wine from irrigated vineyards. Included within the parameters of the Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel and the Riebeek Valley have fast become a draw card for artists and those seeking alternative country-style living.
Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel, twin towns that lie virtually on top of one another at the foot of the Kasteelberg and are also extremely popular and worth a visit!
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a quality home with a great prospect of capital appreciation.
Malmesbury has some of the most affordable property in South Africa and with plots still 37%below the Parkland area, the market has now started to take off with values expected to increase by 11.25% in the coming year.
From the City outbound - this is the obvious choice; 30 minutes up the N7 for an opportunity to purchase the home of your dreams and at a price to suite your budget!
Easy access, travel the R302 - direct access to & from Durbanville, yet another bonus, the R 45 direct to Paarl.
Quick access to the beaches - Langebaan, Melkboss & Eden on the Bay, all just a short drive away!
With a lower crime rate, relaxed way of life all in a calm and peaceful environment and at a realistic price!
"Live life the Malmesbury Way" you know it make sense!