Tortoise Hill Is an Architectural Marvel Nestled in the Western Cape Winelands

  1. Jeremy
  2. May 23, 2021 9:33 am

Tortoise Hill Is an Architectural Marvel Nestled in the Western Cape Winelands


Tortoise Hill is a private haven, reached by a mile-long brick-paved and gated drive that winds through open spaces and beautiful wilderness. Sightings of protected game including eland, kudu, springbok, red hartebeest and zebra are a regular occurrence and a person is almost assured of coming across at least one of the locally endemic leopard tortoises along the drive to the house. The exotic, enigmatic splendor of this diverse natural landscape, and the awe it inspires, reminds one of the stirring prose of Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa”.

The drive ends near the base of the Langeberg Mountain range, where a residential compound cluster of five buildings awaits. The contemporary design, with stark white exteriors, is enhanced by water-wise landscaping with garden rockwork quarried locally, water features, ponds and irrigated native landscaping. Inside are spacious rooms opening to the outdoors with welcoming verandas for al fresco dining, entertaining and, of course, admiring the unmatched mountain views, the neighboring natural landscape and the wildlife.

This one-of-a-kind private nature reserve, with a total of seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms is represented by Greeff Properties, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in South Africa.

For more information, you can contact or read the full press release here.







All images courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

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