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Sandcastle Villa offers the utmost in luxurious accommodation, unsurpassed views and the epitome of "out of Africa" living with its "African Adobe" design. Sandcastle is your doorway to the indigenous breathtaking African bush and private beach.
This exceptional property offers the utmost in luxurious accommodation, unsurpassed views and the epitome of "out of Africa" living with its "African Adobe" design. Sandcastle is your doorway to the indigenous inheritance of the breath-taking bush 250 hectare coastal game reserve, the meandering Gqusha Lagoon and the shimmering Indian ocean with wide sandy white beaches.
This area is reputed to have more sunshine than any other South African coastal area.
At Sandcastle you will enjoy a fabulous year round climate:
Summer (September to March) temp is about between 20°-30° Celsius (68-86 Fahrenheit).
Winter (April-August) temp is about between 18°-24° Celsius (65-76 Fahrenheit).
Sandcastle Villa is in a malaria free area.
SANDCASTLE VILLA - The Jewel in The Crown of the Sunshine Coast Game farm, beach seafront property of unequalled beauty and scale with its own sea frontage of nearly two kilometres with wide glorious white sand dunes and beaches stretching right down to the waters edge, nestled between two rivers that form this haven of beauty and tranquillity on South Africa's unspoilt Eastern Cape, Sunshine Coast, 4Km north of Begha. The 6 bedroom lodge was completed in 1999 and is approx. 1600 square meters of construction and is quite organic in its structure, but extremely opulent and luxurious in its proportions and furnishings. This cutting edge, uniquely styled and architecturally acclaimed home is set on a 250-hectare game farm in the proclaimed Wesley Coastal Conservancy reserve, home to numerous small mammals, genet, jackal, lynx, bush pigs and various species of plains game including zebra, giraffe, reedbuck, nyala, bushbuck, dyker, waterbuck, sable antelope and over 250 bird species. All of this is looked after by our qualified game ranger Archie. This unique property offers the utmost in luxurious bush accommodation, unsurpassed awe-inspiring views and a scale that is the epitome of indulgent "out of Africa" living with its "African Adobe" design, emphasised by doors, windows and purpose made furniture and fitting being crafted from rare, seldom encountered, African hardwoods. The three reception rooms, with easy flow, take full advantage of this property's position with its magnificent views of the coast, valleys and mountains. The lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a drink from the walk in bar and watch the magnificent African sunsets, or on those colder days (in Africa we think 18 degrees Celsius is cold) enjoy the large open wood-burning fireplace. The sunken conversation pit is a great spot to access the small library of wildlife and marine reference books and novels while sitting in front of another open fireplace. The games room has a home theatre with the contemporary audiovisual technology, including a 47-inch flat screen with satellite, DVD with 100 movies, and Nicam stereo surround-sound. All bedrooms have panoramic sea views and are decorated to reflect the earthy simplicity and rich colours of Africa. The 2 end master bedrooms are both on suite, with California king size bed and air conditioning while the 2 centre bedrooms are both furnished with two ¾ beds convertable to kingsize beds and airconditioning. The annex provides accommodation for 4 additional people in two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two ¾ beds connected by a lounge dinning room complete with kitchenette, and a large bathroom with a walk in shower. There are 2 telephone lines and all local GSM cellular phone networks have coverage here. There is also 3G internet connectivity so bring along your 3G sim card. The design of the gourmet “theatre kitchen” allows any cook to enjoy the vistas and converse with their guests. There are organic granite tops, cappuccino machine, microwave, two electric ovens and an electric hob, as well as a gas grill and two gas plates. A large walk in, cold room and freezer room, provide more than adequate space for fresh produce and frozen foods, with a smaller refrigerator in the kitchen for continuous allday use. The separate scullery is equipped with a dishwasher attended to by the staff. The outside entertainment areas include a covered patio overlooking the large, solar heated, infinity edge swimming pool and offers 180° view of the Indian Ocean and a central courtyard with a small, solar heated plunge pool and wood burning pizza oven provides a delightful retreat for lazy days and candlelit dinners. The Object d'Art is a never-ending acquisition and changing process, with careful consideration given to each piece. The lodge houses a collection of original art works by prominent South African artists. Two Easter Island Heads greet visitors driving into the entrance. There are canoes available to explore the otherwise inaccessible north bank of the Gqusha lagoon’s indigenous virgin vegetation. A Fish Eagles pair is resident here on the cliffs along the river valley, together with eagles and plenty of other bird life. This lagoon is an ideal spot to fish for mullet, cob and shad. The Lodge is fully staffed and serviced daily. You could arrange to hire a cook or chef from one of the adjacent towns if you don't want to do your own cooking. We have a helipad adjacent to the house and have a 600m grass runway on the property that we fly our plane into from Johannesburg. Both are unregistered and used at your own risk. We usually rent out our property for periods of a week and longer.
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The resident game ranger will meet you on arrival and familiarise you with all the facilities. He will be available throughout your stay to assist with any queries you may have or anything that you may require his assistance with.
We could, by specific arrangement, discuss making various of the following available, at an additional charge unless otherwise stated:
• Hobie 16 sail boat, licence required.
• Rubber duck (Semi rigid inflatable boat) with 15 hp outboard, (by special arrangement only) licence required.
• River boat with 30 hp outboard (by special arrangement only) licence required.
• Men's and woman's bicycle - at no charge.
• Quad bikes for adults (by special arrangement only)
• Paddle ski, surfboard, skim board and canoes - at no charge
• Dune riding boards -at no charge
• Stand up Jetski (by special arrangements only)
• Qualified game ranger for game drives, walks and wildlife talks
• Fishing tackle
Sandcastle is located on New Bradford game farm, situated on 2 Km of sea shore, forming part of the Wesley Coastal Conservancy, 4 Km north east along the coast from Begha Mouth and just 80 km south west from East London city and 50 km from the marina town of Port Alfred. The closest village is Wesley, 4 Km down the road. The farm has a small river, is 252 hectares (600 acres) with a large private lagoon and the Indian Ocean forming 2 boundaries. Sandcastle has a sea frontage of nearly 2km with wide white safe sandy beaches and towering white sand dunes, which makes for great bum-boarding, skim-boarding, strolling and shelling. We are within easy reach of shopping, cultural facilities and big 5 game parks. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Earth position of Sandcastle: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)"E
DIRECTIONS FROM EAST LONDON AIRPORT TO SANDCASTLE
You will need a car while visiting Sandcastle Villa. These can be hired at East London airport.
On exiting the airport turn left onto the R72 west to Port Alfred and Port Elizabeth.
After +- 75 Km the village of Wesley will be on your left.
Turn left onto dirt road when you have Bira crafts on your left.
Continue along the sand road through the village, over the low level bridge and up the hill.
Keep right at fork at the top of hill and Sandcastle is 1Km in front of you, through gate.
Note: Overhead power lines from Wesley lead to Sandcastle
Get a discount when staying for a week or month in off peak periods.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the complete villa, game resarve, beach, river and lagoon.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Our ranger will explain everything you need to know to you upon arrival and throughout your stay. He can provide information on what there is to do in the countryside surrounding of Sandcastle. Information on the local forna and flora can also be provided.
Get a discount when staying for a week or month in off-peak periods.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a two week minimum boking for the period including Christmas up to the 30th December 2017 and a one week minimum booking from 30th December to 6th January 2018.
We would request that there is no smoking inside the house.
Both swimming pools are unfenced and this should be taken into account when booking the villa with children or guests that can not swim or are not water proofed.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
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