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The Lake House, Theewaterskloof (Gloria Bay), Overberg, For Sale

  • R8,900,000
Theewaterskloof, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Theewaterskloof, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa
  • R8,900,000


  • House
  • Property Type
  • 300
  • Lot m²
  • 245
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 4.5
  • Bathrooms


Updated on October 26, 2023 at 8:58 am
  • Property Size: 245 m²
  • ERF Size: 300 m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Property Status: Sold


A bolthole from the city

‘It’s absolutely magic here,’ says Sue, who fell in love with this waterside location when her partner brought her out to the 32ha Gloria Bay Estate on Theewaterskloof Dam in the Overberg, to see it for the first time. Originally purchased in 2012, but having been rebuilt after a fire, it’s their dream home, one they’ve worked together on as a team and is now for sale. ‘In fact, being on the water sometimes feels like the Italian countryside I love so much. It’s like Lake Como on star-lit evenings, with the lights twinkling across the water and valley beyond,’ says Sue.

Both wanted a laid-back but extremely well-equipped bolthole from the city – where family and friends could literally arrive and relax completely. ‘We never feel like leaving once we’ve driven here, with over 80kms of mountain biking and cycling routes, boating on the dam, sensational walks on the estate and beautiful views of farmland as far as the eye can see.’

Magnificent surroundings

In winter, bright yellow canola fields and snow-capped peaks are utterly mesmerising. In spring, surrounding fruit orchards are swathed in delicate blossom. ‘If we do leave, it’s to take a magnificent country drive to Greyton for lunch or head to Gabriëlskloof for wine tasting. But we usually come fully prepared with all our food as we also find it very hard to leave!’ laughs Sue. For this reason, the house is very comfortable in all weathers. Privacy is also guaranteed by build-free zones around the property and only 19 houses built on the estate, who could ask for more?

Hampton’s inspiration

Inspiration for the sophisticated Hampton’s-style design of The Lake House came from the owner’s home in New Orleans, and years spent recently in Louisiana. It’s also in keeping with the Cape Cod architectural style of the estate, and extremely well insulated and with immaculate finishes. Inside its modest blue-grey walls, it’s infused with colour, patterned wallpapers, herringbone tile detailing and superb design touches were fun to choose together as a team.

It’s no surprise that weekends here fast became Thursday-to-Monday long weekends, especially a state-of-the-art, off-grid system allows remote work from the office with its massive picture-window taking in spectacular water and mountain views. And when friends and family arrive, delicious lunches and pizzas are cooked together while grandchildren have a ball in the garden.

Life is so good here at The Lake House, it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else.

Prefer to own a share in this property?

The owner is also happy to share the property with those who love the outdoors and the water. If you would prefer to purchase a share in the property please enquire below for the options.

1/4 share R2.3m


  • Erf Size: 300m²
  • House size: 245 m²
  • 4 bedrooms (en-suite)
  • Open-plan entrance hall/lounge/dining/kitchen area
  • Bar/social area with stacking windows open to patio
  • Double-sided indoor fireplace
  • Downstairs guest restroom
  • Storage walk-in cupboard under stairs
  • Upstairs open-plan study/work/chill area
  • Covered wooden deck
  • Patio with pizza oven and built-in braai and weather-protection blinds
  • Heated pool
  • Garage/outbuilding (not for cars), laundry & storage area
  • Established garden including mature windbreaks, olive groves, jungle gym and boule court
  • Boat shed and garden shed
  • Solar system: PV energy (10KW) supply which allows one to be off grid with the use of essential circuits
  • Security: sophisticated security system (remote fobs + cell phone-controlled alarm, PIRs, beams, cameras, flood lights) linked to armed response
  • Estate pumps water from the dam
  • Water collection and purification system (drinking water quality)
  • 17,000 litre water storage
  • Automated garden irrigation system
  • Rates: Approximately R2,500 per month
  • Levy: Approximately R2,500 per month
  • Full time Estate Manager
  • Pet friendly Estate
  • NOTE: No rentals are allowed on the estate

Please see further details in the property brochure here:
Online Brochure

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