Romantic Bredasdorp a Rich Country Investment

Romantic Bredasdorp a Rich Country Investment Chas Everitt Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp is the economic hub and heart of the Overberg region and overflows with country gems. Country life is richer than city living in so many ways. Living in Bredasdorp, you get to breathe clean air and being surrounded by a patchwork quilt of multi-coloured farm fields and sublime Fynbos you get to observe the rhythm of the seasons more closely.

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Perfect in location by being central to a few adjacent towns like Struisbaai, Arniston, Napier and Elim, with Hermanus, Gansbaai, Swellendam and Caledon within a 100km radius.

Bredasdorp was named after its founding father, Michiel van Breda, who was the first mayor of Cape Town. Van Breda has also been called the father of the Merino sheep industry and was the first to introduce this breed of livestock to the area when he started farming sheep on his farm Zoetendals Vallei. Bredasdorp has many historical buildings such as the Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of town (1842), the old magistrate building, the historical English church and the old shipwreck museum, where you can learn about the 140 or so ships that met their doom along the rocky outlets on the coast of Cape Agulhas. Bredasdorp is a bustling vibrant town with a population of about 22 000 with a strong and successful business community.

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If you seek more of the outdoors, Bredasdorp lies at the foot of the Heuningberg Nature Reserve. From the mountain top, you will see a picture-perfect view, almost like a painting of yellow canola fields, green crop fields, mountain ranges and nearby farms. To the North you'll look across the Rûens to the Riviersonderend Mountains; to the South is the coastal town of Struisbaai and to the East lie the postcard-perfect Arniston and Soetanysberg.

Prolific with a great variety of birds, and an abundance of fynbos species, like Ericas and Proteas. Bredasdorp lies 55m above sea level and is considered to have a steppe climate (temperate climate with not too much or too little rain and average temperatures).

Rich in history and romantic old-world charm, with a thriving farming industry and warm country hospitality, making Bredasdorp a sought-after town for property investments.

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