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The Estate

Situated along the shore of Table Bay, Atlantic Beach is an easy twenty minute drive along the coast to the heart of South Africa’s premier city. Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town is renowned both for its natural beauty and continental charm. From the glitter of the Waterfront and the bustle of its thriving business centre to the tranquil beauty of the botanic gardens and historic wine farms, Cape Town has something for everyone.

Closer to home, the nearby suburbs of Blouberg and Table View offer you a choice of superb, modern shopping centres with everything to meet your needs, an excellent choice of schools, cinemas, restaurants and all other amenities you would expect to find in one of the country’s fastest growing areas.

To buy property in the beautiful Atlantic Beach location call Morris Pieterse on 083 2284081, or email morris@atlanticbeach.co.za

West Coast Environment
The rolling dunes at Atlantic Beach form part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, recognised throughout the world for its diversity and richness of plant life.

History

Following on the success of the development of Steenberg Estate the developer Johnnic commissioned Allen Usher to find land in the greater Cape Town metropole for the development of another golf estate. Usher approached the Rabie Property Group who had acquired such land from the City Council in Melkbosstrand. In February 1997 Rabie agreed to sell the land to Johnnic and the planning stages of the golf estate was implemented and so Atlantic Beach Estate was born. Usher’s property company was appointed to market the estate and sales of the freehold erven in the first village of the golf estate commenced in 1998.

In 2002 the Johnnic group was unbundled and decided to sell off its property development interests including Atlantic Beach which was only half developed. The development rights were sold to Skeena Trading company – a consortium led by the Rabie Group. By 2005 Skeena had completed the development and Allen Usher and the then General Manager of the golf club Bill Taylor acquired Skeena and in so doing acquired ownership of the golf club.

Management of the estate was handed over to the Homeowners Association and Atlantic Beach Property Sales continues to market resales in Atlantic Beach which is considered one of the most successful golf estates in South Africa, with 857 residential properties sold out in record time.

For more information on how to buy property on the magnificent Atlantic Beach Estate call Morris Pieterse on 021 553 3122, or email morris@atlanticbeach.co.za

Melkbosstrand

Melkbosstrand (Afrikaans for “Milkwood beach”) is a coastal village and beach located on the Western Seaboard of cape Town, South Africa, 35km north of Cape Town.

Named after the species of Euphorbiaceae bushes which grow on the dunes and give off a milky latex like substance, it is commonly referred to simply as Melkbos. The town and its 7 km stretch of white sand beach is situated on the Atlantic coast with the Blouberg mountain to the east.

West Coast History

While European settlers first set foot on these shores only a few hundred years ago, the indigenous people of South Africa – notably the Khoisan and Bushmen – made their homes amid these rugged dunes long before. Their story is written in the sands of Atlantic Beach, and every effort is being made to preserve sites of archeological significance. Some of the artefacts uncovered on site have been placed on permanent display at the Clubhouse. Who knows what you yourself may discover on a stroll through the dunes?

These shores have played a major role in the modern history of South Africa as well, for it was here, in 1806 on Blouberg Hill, that the victory of General Sir David Baird and his British expeditionary force over the Dutch East India Company forces of General Janssens heralded the beginning of the second British occupation of the Cape. Indeed, ruins dating back to this historical event are still visible on the imposing bulk of Blouberg Hill.

VILLAGES NAMES – ATLANTIC BEACH ESTATE

The Villages at Atlantic Beach have all been named after ships which were lost to sea along the South African shoreline, more specifically the Cape waters. The group housing schemes were named after famous golf courses.

NAMES IN USE:

NAUTILUS VILLAGE: THE NAUTILUS

A British Brig of 163 tons, built in 1812, and commanded by Capt W. Tripe. Wrecked in Table Bay on 31 March 1826 while on a voyage from London to Maritius with a cargo of sundries. No lives were lost.

NORFOLK VILLAGE: THE NORFOLK

Wooden schooner of 132 tons, built in 1841 at Yarmouth, owned by J.O.Smith, Algoa Bay, and commanded by Capt P.H.Watts. Wrecked on Bird Island, on 23 September 1850 while waiting to load a cargo of guano for Maritius. No lives were lost.

BIRKENHEAD VILLAGE: THE HMS BIRKENHEAD

British iron paddle-frigate of 1400 bm, built in 1845 by Laird, converted to a troopship in 1848, and commanded by Capt R. Salmond. Piled up on Birkenhead Rock off Danger Point on 26 February 1852 at night while on a voyage from Simon’s Town to East London with troops for the Frontier War. 445 lives were lost. The wreck has secured a place in history due to the gallantry of her men, who, in the face of grave danger, allowed the women and children to escape in the boats before attempting to save themselves – the “Birkenhead Drill”

STRATHBLANE VILLAGE: THE SS STRATHBLANE

British screw steamer of 2341 tons, built in 1888 by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow, and commanded by Capt J . Nimmo. Beached a little east of Chelsea Point, West of Cape Recife, on 23 January 1890 after striking a rock while on a voyage from London to Natal with a general Cargo including sleepers and gold-mining equipment No lives were lost.

OAKBURN VILLAGE: THE OAKBURN

British steel cargo steamer of 3865 tons, built in 1904 by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow, and commanded by Capt J.J. Crosthwaithe. Wrecked in the big bay east of Duiker Point on the Cape Peninsula on the 21 May 1906 in fog while on a voyage from New York to Sydney with a general cargo. Two Chinese seamen were drowned.

ROYAL SAXON VILLAGE: THE ROYAL SAXON

A British wooden barque of 322 tons, built in 1847 at Leith , and commanded by Capt J, Millar. Wrecked at Paarden Island on 1 October 1851 at night while entering Table Bay after a voyage from London with a cargo of coal. No lives were lost.

BRUNSWICK VILLAGE: THE BRUNSWICK

English East-Indiaman of 1200 tons, commanded by Capt James Grant. Ran aground at Simon’s Town on 19 September 1805 after losing three anchors during a south-east gale.

COLEBROOK VILLAGE : THE COLEBROOKE

The Colebrooke was an English East Indiaman captained by Arthur Morris. It was during her third voyage, on her way to Bombay when she hit a reef known today as Anvil Rock and sank in Kogel Bay near Cape Town on August 24, 1778. Seven people drowned and none of the trading cargo was saved. The wreck was discovered in 1984 and salvaged in the 1980s and 1990s.

Group housing areas: Pebble Beach (free-standing homes), Turnberry (compact free-standing and semi-detached townhouses), St Andrews (free-standing homes), Glen Eagles (semi-detached units) and Royal Troon (apartments)