Stellenbosch presents a rare opportunity to own property in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Houses for sale or rent in Brandwacht Aan Rivier represent high-end country-styled property complete with historic farmsteads and mountain vistas. Located just off the R44, this private community offers easy access to the Stellenbosch CBD and all its conveniences. Brandwacht Aan Rivier presents houses for sale and rent across a total of 120 plots of residential land, subdivided to allow buyers a choice of plots between 329sqm and 955sqm. To preserve integrity, architectural guidelines are prescribed – building footprints may not exceed 50% of any given plot and no structure may exceed 8m in height with Cape Vernacular styles.

Effective security with a central manned entry gate and electric perimeter fencing is guaranteed with every house for sale or rent in Brandwacht Aan Rivier. The estate is landscaped with walkways, manicured lawns and bridges that complement its Cape Winelands setting. As a homeowner you will have access to the Brandwacht River frontage where a vibrant ecosystem provides a calming environment and a point of pride for the estate. Browse the available houses for sale and rent in Brandwacht Aan Rivier below.

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Stellenbosch is well known for its fine dining and with over 100 wine cellars in the region, your palette will never be left unsatisfied. Prominent restaurants include the Rust en Vrede, Volkskombuis, Terroir and Die Wijnhuis. If you are looking to take advantage of the surrounding winelands, then be sure to visit the Kleine Zalze, Ernie Els or Dornier Bodega Wine Estate for a selection of the finest South African wines.



Dirtopia Trail Centre is a highly-rated attraction, with many exciting vineyard biking trails while the Bare Hoof Horse Trails provide another way to get in contact with nature. Visit the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve for a family picnic or walk on the wild side with Eagle Encounters South Africa.



As South Africa’s second oldest town, Stellenbosch is rich in heritage and culture. The Village Museum, Dorp Street galleries and Rupert Museum all come highly recommended. Take one of the many wine tours to discover what it was like to produce wine in the 1600s.



The De Zalze, Stellenbosch and Erinvale Golf Clubs have all hosted international competitions and offer a real treat for your average golfer.

Living in Brandwacht Aan Rivier

Areas near to Brandwacht Aan Rivier

De Wijnlanden, De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, Digteby Estate, Welgevonden,


Rhenish Primary and Laerskool Eikestad are two nearby primary education institutions while secondary education is provided by Rhenish Girls High, Paul Roos Gymnasium and Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof. The University of Stellenbosch is nationally lauded for its many academic achievements.  


Eikestad Mall and Stellenbosch Square are easily accessible providing both basic monthly groceries and a wide selection of specialty goods. Bookshops, furniture, electronics, and pet shops are just a few examples of the many stores and supermarkets you can find in the immediate area.


Servicing the area with both general and specialist treatments are the fully-equipped Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic and the Stellenbosch Provincial Hospital.


Cape Town International Airport is an easy 35 minute drive away while the Cape Town CBD is a 45 minute drive. Stellenbosch also has access to a train station which connects with many destinations throughout the province. Brandwacht Ann Rivier is also a short drive away from the Technopark Business Park, offering entrepreneurial opportunities.

Limited space for expansion boosts property values.

Indicative of the high demand for residential property in the town of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, each year some 500 to 600 homes are purchased, being mainly repeat sales of houses and apartments and excluding any new development stock – which is also highly sought after.

“As a permanent residential destination, the supply of available housing stock both to buy and rent in Stellenbosch is considerably exceeded by the demand from home buyers who span a broad cross-section, from families to young professionals, students and retirees,” says Louise Varga, Pam Golding Properties area manager.

“Being surrounded by mountains, wine farms and already developed suburbs, there is limited or virtually no space for further expansion to accommodate the exponentially increasing demand for residences – a factor which underpins the sound capital growth of property values in the area, which in turn impacts on affordability for younger buyers.

“As a result, we are finding a growing trend towards older homes being renovated to suit a more modern open-plan lifestyle which is so popular today. The suburb of Brandwacht is a case in point, being characterised by spacious erven and older 1970s houses which are now being snapped up and renovated by younger families who like the convenient proximity to schools, the university and the CBD of Stellenbosch.”

Prices of homes in Brandwacht vary from R3.5 million for a ‘renovator’s dream’ to R8 million for a property on a double plot. The ‘guinea fowl’ house, a landmark in upper Brandwacht with scenic mountain and vineyard views has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for R5 million. 

“This still represents good value for money, as high end residential property in Mostertsdrift or De Zalze would be more than double in price,” says Varga. 

The higher lying areas of Brandwacht enjoy magnificent vistas over Stellenbosch extending even as far as Table Mountain in the distance, but perhaps even more spectacular are the views of Stellenbosch Mountain, particularly in the late afternoon when it takes on various hues of pink from the setting sun.

It was therefore inevitable that the launch of the new 120-unit development, Brandwacht Aan Rivier in 2010 was phenomenally successful, with 80 percent of the plots sold through Pam Golding Properties within the first three weeks. PGP already had a waiting list of 260 potential buyers when the development was launched, so the development sold out immediately.

A short drive to Stellenbosch for work, shopping or medical care and a few minutes from top schools such as Renish, Paul Roos and Eikestad Laerskool, residents on the estate return home to a relaxed country setting where they can enjoy quality time with family or friends. The value of the architectural guidelines can be seen in the harmonious character of the development with its green open spaces, walkways and river.

The popularity of this security estate is evidenced by the steady stream of resales and escalation of prices. Plots that originally sold for R895 000 are now achieving prices of R1.8 million a mere four-and-a-half years later. There is continued demand but currently little stock available, says PGP agent Di van Graan. “Currently we have a 697sqm stand which just became available as a resale priced at R3.6 million – and is already attracting keen interest.

“The majority of purchasers have bought with the intention of living on the estate, and with the five-year building time limit ensuring rapid development, there are now 64 permanent residents with a further 28 owners in various stages of the building process. 

“To date only two homes have been resold – a 325sqm house on a 464sqm plot which we sold for R4.2 million, and a 362sqm house on a 425sqm plot which fetched approximately R4.9 million.

“One owner has four houses which are rented out for approximately R24 000 per month each for four bedrooms, and also owns a further two plots on which he plans to build homes for the rental market.”

Van Graan says the homes in Brandwacht Aan Rivier are all luxury residences, with the average building cost estimated to be in excess of R12 000 per square metre. “On the smaller plots I estimate that owners are investing in excess of R3 million in building their new homes, and on the larger plots anything between R5 million and R10 million. As the allowed coverage is 50 percent, and with a height restriction of eight metres, you can build a double-storey house the equivalent of the square metres of the plot.”

She says buyers in Brandwacht and Brandwacht Aan Rivier comprise locals from Stellenbosch, Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs as well as from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape. “They are a mix of well-established, mature couples with adult children to young couples looking for a home that will accommodate their future family. Most are professional people with an appreciation of nature that the many parks and beautiful trees provide. It’s amazing to see how many people are up and about in the early hours of the morning jogging, walking and cycling and generally just enjoying life in the suburbs.”

For further information contact Di van Graan of Pam Golding Properties on 021 8871017 / 082 569 2429 or


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