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Plett’s castle and prehistoric cave hits the market

castle-2Plettenberg Bay’s Castle on the Cliff, near the Robberg Nature Reserve, is a rural villa crafted castle-style from local stone and perched above the ocean on a 66ha estate.

On the market for R75m it boasts a large sea-filtered rock pool, a private lake, and a prehistoric cave. This expansive natural wonderland was home to indigenous tribes thousands of years ago and various artefacts have been found on site. These belong to the estate and are included in the sale.

“Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is one of very few locations in South Africa where there is appetite for property that falls in the super-luxury bracket,” said Hein Pretorius, broker/principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in the town.

Castle on the Cliff, otherwise known as the Vygekraal Estate, is a five-bedroom mansion with sweeping views of the ocean from its cliff-top perch and is a stone’s throw from some of South Africa’s most scenic hiking trails.

Deeds records show the property last changed hands in 2008 for R48m and Pretorius says it is still one of the most expensive ever sold in Plettenberg Bay.

“Properties this magnificent are as rare as hens’ teeth and when the opportunity arises to own such a gem there’s always appetite in the market. It’s a stunning, unique home in an idyllic location that will attract a unique buyer; someone who treasures privacy and outstanding natural beauty.

“It’s also a property made for entertaining with a catering-size kitchen and flowing living areas. There is spacious staff accommodation on site, as well as an estate manager’s cottage.”

New World Wealth’s South Africa 2016 Wealth Report said the town’s Beachy Head Drive, lined with mansions overlooking Plett’s unspoilt beaches, boasts the most expensive houses in South Africa outside of Cape Town

Photo: This estate near the Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay comes complete with castle, private lake and prehistoric cave and is now on the market through Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty for R75m. Interested? Click any of the pics 

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