Would you agree that one of the world's most sought after cities is Cape Town? And would you agree that luxury properties that offer views of the famous Table Mountain across a breathtaking stretch of the Atlantic Ocean are only for the taking by the serendipitous treasure hunter? And, if we may add another rhetorical question: Would you agree that Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity?
If the rational mind and the romantic soul force you to answer yes to these questions, then you will have to consider buying a Sea Lodge Luxury Beachfront Apartment on the coastline of Table Bay, just outside the sought after Bloubergstrand.
- Only 24 apartments will be built on this exquisite beachfront site
- Views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, and Robben Island on offer
1st floor units (101-108) R4 890 000 (first 6 units at R4 500 000!)
2nd floor units (201-208) R4 990 000
3rd floor units (301-307) R5 090 000
10% deposit secures!
Contact Wim van der Walt 082 3772197
History of the land and area
In the 1970's the world famous 'maestro' Terrence Millard trained race horses on this very soil and for that purpose he built his own horse training track, which now lies right in front of the proposed Sea Lodge apartments. Whilst the horses strained their muscles on the beach to become the eventual winners of many of the country’s main races, a whole other world existed just a few kilometers from this farm.
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, across a narrow strip of sea from Sea Lodge, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
Robben Island came to symbolise, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity.
Nelson Mandela is the most famous prisoner to be sent to Robben Island but there were others too like the man that was kept apart from all the other prisoners because they perceived him to be a too dangerous presence, Robert Sobukwe.
After 27 years Nelson Mandela was released and shortly thereafter, at the first true democratic election in South Africa, he became President of South Africa.
Sea Lodge is the closest point to Robben Island from the main land and as the owner of an apartment at Sea Lodge will be viewing the island, those men had their eyes on this nearest patch of their beloved country.
There is another intriguing chapter on the times that treaded by the Blouberg area. In the winter of 1773 the ship De Jonge Thomas was anchored in the bay with 207 people on board when a storm arrived. The wind was so strong that it broke the ship's anchor ropes and blew the ship aground on a sandbank.
The then governor of the Cape sent 30 soldiers to the beach to see what they could do to assist in the rescue of the crew.
Christiaan Ludwig Woltemade was one of the soldiers.
While he was on the beach his father Wolraad Woltemade arrived. It was the 1st. day of June 1773. Already a man aged between 60 and 70 years, he came to brought his son some food. Wolraad Woltemade was a dairy farmer in the area.
When Wolraad arrived on the beach and saw that nothing was being done by the soldiers to rescue the crew, he decided that he could not be a passive spectator to this, and so he decided to do something to help. He took his horse and rushed into the sea and swam it out to the ship where he had two crew members jump into the sea and hang onto his horse while it swam back to land dragging them to safety.
Wolraad undertook this trip seven times bringing fourteen men to safety.
Unfortunately on the eighth attempt so many sailors were keen to be rescued that they jumped into the sea and in their panic clung to the horse which by this time was exhausted and unable to pull them to safety.
In the chaos that ensued the horse and Wolraad Woltemade disappeared under the waves and both lost their lives.
Wolraad Woltemade became a hero and is remembered for his bravery and his commitment not to stand by when fellow human beings were at risk.
Sea Lodge looks over the bay where this amazing incident occurred. You will be able to tell these stories to your guests as you sip cocktails on your balcony or host a dinner with the view of Table Mountain glittering through your balcony window.
We invite you to live on this land of legends, to explore the nearby beach and to do your surfing with the men, boys, women and girls that come from afar to dare the waves at Big Bay.
Should you be less action inclined, it will take you less than half an hour to go frequenting the Cape Town Waterfront, attend movie theatres or enjoying the famous Cape Town night life. Cape Town International Airport is also less than half an hour from Sea Lodge.
What will it be? Settling for second best, or reserving your apartment at Sea Lodge to experience a perfectly situated beach front existence?
Please contact Wim van der Walt for additional information and to be informed when Sea Lodge Luxury Apartments will become available:
Wim van der Walt 082 3772197