Mariners Village offers an idyllic opportunity to live within a secure, walled-and-gated estate with 24-hour security, while enjoying the beauty for which Hermanus is renowned. The estate, launched in 2005 on a 14-hectare site in Westcliff is an affordably priced, centrally situated, residential estate with a 24-hour manned gate, as well as day and night patrols.
The development comprises 165 freehold erven with houses that vary in size from 120 to 400 square metres, and Golden Hind, a sectional title complex, comprising 30 apartments. Some properties within the estate have uninterrupted mountain and sea views. The garden theme is Cape fynbos, and a meandering footpath travels the length of the estate. Ponds in a park-like area offer a tranquil atmosphere, and benches provide a peaceful resting place. Developers are working on five, three-story apartment blocks that will form an integral part of the estate and will offer an estimated 180 apartments. The first of these, Endeavour, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
It is a comfortable two-hour drive from Cape Town along the scenic N2 highway – 90 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, and an hour from Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. An alternative route from the Mother City is via the picturesque R44 between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi-Els and then through Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond.
It provides a panoramic view of False Bay, the coastline, Table Mountain, and parts of the Cape Peninsula.
It has a mild Mediterranean climate and offers the best land-based whale-watching in the world. Cliff Path that stretches from one side of the town to the other side, hugs the coastline for about 12 km, allowing whale watchers to get within 20 metres of the gentle giants in the coves below. Telescopes alongside the Old Harbour Museum make it possible to survey the entire expanse of Walker Bay – as well as the whales and dolphins – at close range.
Hermanus is the only town in the world that has an official whale crier. He keeps visitors informed of the whereabouts of the whales as he does his rounds through town. During the whale season (June to November) the haunting sound of his kelp horn helps create the unique charm for which this seaside resort is renowned.
Socials, Community Spirit, Competitions and Fun at Mariners Village
At Mariners Village, the residents are spoiled with majestic mountain and sea views.