Think of Casa Maris Luxury Eco Estate as the stylish mountain retreat you’ve always wanted to call home. Enjoy picturesque surroundings from the comfort of your modern designer home constructed with natural materials.
Sit back, relax and experience tranquility with every breath of fresh mountain air, luxurious open spaces and a unique sense of freedom that comes with the territory.
The area boasts a number of attractions and activities
Located a quick 30 minutes’ drive form Cape Town International Airport and 40 minutes from Cape Town City Centre, the Casa Maris is a focal point, forming the perfect base to explore all the Western Cape has to offer.
From the estate, you can also enjoy scenic coastal drives to Hermanus and Cape Point while various wine farms in Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Grabouw are but a stone’s throw away.
Golfers are spoilt for choice as Casa Maris is in close proximity to numerous golf clubs, including Arabella and the Stellenbosch Golf Club inland, as well as the Strand and Erinvale Golf Club towards the ocean.
The beach in Strand is warm, sheltered and perfect for a swim. The adjacent promenade includes a quaint coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.
With world-class fine dining restaurants like Idiom, Waterkloof, Camphor and Vergelegen around the corner, you might be tempted to become a regular customer.
Whether you’re whale watching in Hermanus, shark cage diving in Gansbaai or abseiling in Grabouw, the area has a lot to offer to the adventurous at heart.
- Mountain Biking
- Jogging Hiking
- Kite Surfing
Casa Maris is also home to historical and natural landmarks worth exploring.
Grooves in the rocks made by ox-wagon drag-shoes can still be seen after 300 years. The evidence of these ox-wagons that remains on the pass were declared a National Monument in 1958.
The Post Office:
The site once used as an outspan for groups travelling over Sir Lowry’s Pass was established as the area’s first Post Office in 1846.
The Ou Tolhuis:
The historic building generally known as the “Ou Tolhuis” is conclusively identified as the 18th century tollhouse linked to the Gantouw Pass.
The landscape itself consists of a convoluted topography with spurs and ridges, valleys and sloping hills, stony areas and dense vegetation extending up the slopes.
Look out for:
- Boland Granite Fynbos
- Shale Fynbos
- Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos