The award-winning Pezula Private Estate is recognised internationally as one of the most successful luxury developments in the world. Located on the Eastern Head of Knysna on South Africa's scenic Garden Route, just 40 minutes' flight from Cape Town, it consists of 612 hectares and has nearly 4 kms of coastline.

It is bordered by the Noetzie beach and Sinclair Nature Reserve and has panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the magnificent indigenous forests and fynbos landscapes of the Southern Cape. It is close to the Pezula Championship Golf Course and Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, and homeowners have access to all the facilities and amenities of the award-winning resort.

 

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The country estate

The Country Estate consists of just 30 north-facing plots priced from as little as R1,37 million. The average size of the plots is 5 000m2. Each has spectacular views of indigenous forests, sweeping fynbos landscapes and the distant Outeniqua mountain range. The Country Estate stretches from the Field of Dreams to the Barnyard & Stables and the Boma and the area is inhabited by an abundance of wildlife including over 130 species of birds… here you will find bush buck, honey badgers and grey buck, and you might spot a shy African genet or a blue duiker. Protected from the sea winds and with their close proximity to the outstanding facilities which have won international recognition for the development, these scenic country plots are ideal for those who aspire to live a rural life on a secure estate, close to nature and animals, and wish to enjoy the best that Pezula has to offer.

Homeowners at the Country Estate will have access to secluded Noetzie beach & activities including canoeing, fishing, hiking, birding & nature trails. Residents will be able to explore mysterious forests on horseback, enjoy a leisurely round of golf or tennis, hike or cycle along marked trails or canoe down the pristine Noetzie River. For children, the Barnyard & Stables with its animal touch farm is a short cycle or walk away. Horse lovers will appreciate the easy access to the estate's stables. The Country Estate plots are conveniently situated close to Pezula's Field of Dreams with its many world-class sporting facilities including a golf and tennis academy.The new state-of-the-art clubhouse is equipped with the best facilities. The clubhouse will include a heated indoor training pool, a fully equipped gymnasium and restaurant.

The resort

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is the culmination of the vision of Pezula Group Chairman Keith Stewart whose dream was to create a luxury resort in one of the most exquisite locations in the world. Stewart, born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe, returned to Africa in the 1990s having made his mark in America. His love of Africa brought him to the Garden Route in 2000 where he bought the land he was to call Pezula, an African word meaning "high up with the gods", which he describes as "the most perfect place on earth." Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa. The property is bordered by the rugged cliffs of the Southern Cape coast, the Sinclair Nature Reserve and the Eastern Head of Knysna. It has panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Knysna Lagoon.

Stewart's primary goal was the restoration of the land. "For me the opportunity and, indeed, the responsibility to transform a landscape that had been exploited for over 100 years, and to rehabilitate the prime acreage of South Africa's coastline is both exhilarating and rewarding," he says. Pezula Resort Hotel & SpaHe began by clearing 400 ha of alien vegetation and trees and obtained approval to develop an eco friendly, low density private residential estate, Pezula Private Estate, which has been recognised as the Most Environmentally Aware Development in the World, and Best Luxury Development in the World. He then purchased the adjacent Sparrebosch Golf Course, renamed it Pezula Championship Course and set about revamping the Clubhouse.

Resort cont.

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa. To complete the vision of a luxury resort, Stewart's next project was to build an opulent international five-star hotel on a site close to the Clubhouse. The hotel, which is surrounded by the golf course, has sweeping views of greens and fairways and beyond to the Indian Ocean, Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains. Opened in February, 2005, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has set new standards of luxury and excellence. Accommodation is in 78 exquisitely appointed suites with private balconies or patios, log fireplaces and sumptuous en-suite bathrooms. Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa. The main building houses a Spa and Gym, executive boardrooms, Zachary's gourmet restaurant, the Pezula Designer Collection boutique, a Champagne & Whisky Bar, Cigar Lounge, library and games room.

Apart from the Championship Golf Course and award-winning Spa, the Resort has a vast range of facilities and activities. All guests have access to the Private Estate where Stewart has built a Field of Dreams sports complex with tennis courts, a sports oval and golf driving range. On the estate is the Barnyard and Country Store with its animal touch farm. It is here that guests meet for horse riding, nature trails through the Estate's indigenous forests and canoe trips up the Noetzie River. A shuttle service from the hotel also takes guests to secluded Noetzie beach. No other resort can offer this choice of activities in such magnificent natural surroundings, in a location that has arguably one of the most temperate climates in the world. Welcome to the most perfect place on earth.

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For example Acorn Creek Estate or Mbabala Nature Reserve