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Rare opportunity to own historic Knysna property in old Belvidere

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Rare opportunity to own historic Knysna property in old Belvidere


A rare opportunity is being presented to own 3 acres of prime, historic waterfront property (11 400 m²) right on the edge of the Knysna lagoon. Considered by some as the most desirable real estate on the Garden Route, the historic ‘Ferry House’ comprises two adjoining properties in a secluded location in Old Belvidere, a quaint settlement on the west bank of the Knysna lagoon. Purchase proposals are invited from R12m.



The Ferry House boasts a charming collection of original Cape Colonial buildings that date back to 1854. With a colourful history spanning over 150 years, it previously operated as the Brighton Hotel - a sailors inn and pub, as well as a shop and a timber trading store, before it was restored in keeping with the original character, into the splendid family home that it is today.

Set in a beautiful treed garden with lawns stretching to the water’s edge and with private jetties, a boat house and water sports on the doorstep, the Georgian style house, three cottages and outbuildings have been adapted to suit a modern indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Plans have been approved to build an additional house on the second property.

Exclusive agent Gray Rutherford of the Fisch Group says that this property has only changed hands 3 times in the last 100 years. ‘This is a property unlike any other in Knysna, offering an unsurpassed position and lifestyle on the Knysna lagoon. It has a sheltered, sunny waterfront location with stunning views, spacious park like gardens, and significantly, historic pedigree, but what bowls visitors over for the most part, is its seclusion, and unique ambience.’


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