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F About the Front Page The CroYdon Wine and Olive Estate, on Somerset West’s Old Main Road, is proving to be a hit with international, Capetonian and Jo’burg-based buyers, says Claudine J Wheeler, homeowner and resident agent on the estate. So popular is the development that in under a year, 45 plots and ten completed homes have sold to a mix of residential and speculative buyers. With prices from as little as R650 000 for a plot, to around three-and-a-half million for a completed home, it would be easy to suggest that CroYdon offers real value for money – but there’s so much more to the estate that only considering the financial implications of an investment there serves neither sellers nor buyers. “The estate offers an affordable Winelands lifestyle, for sure,” says Claudine, “but out-oftown buyers are drawn here for the tranquil surroundings, the security and the close proximity to the airport, city and beaches too.” The latter are a mere ten minutes away and nearby facilities

such as shopping and medical centres, good schools and renowned wine farms have all been listed as deal-clinchers, she adds. The estate itself has a lifestyle centre, with a gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as a restaurant, wine cellar, events venue and a children’s playground and hosts monthly family activities, wine and olive tastings and festivals. “There’s a real ‘community-feel’ here, and outdoor activities such as fishing in the estate dam, and enjoying the wildlife such as birds, geese, fish eagles and Blue Cranes, all add to the amazing lifestyle here,” Claudine shares. The estate comprises 43 hectares with 205 properties. Stands are 780sqm in extent and sell from R800 000 depending on location, while completed homes sell from around R2,8 million, depending on size and finishes. For an introduction to the estate, or to view properties for sale, contact either Claudine or Gerhard for an appointment on 021 843 3425

ounded on the corporate principles of integrity, superior client service and impeccable knowledge of the property market, Claudine J Wheeler and Associates (CJW), the premier Winelands, Somerset West and Stellenbosch property consultancy, takes pride in guiding clients through the intricacies of buying and selling property. With a PR and Marketing degree, Claudine J Wheeler founded her first company in the IT industry by the age of 23, and, 16 years later, now dedicates her expertise to the property market. Claudine teamed up with Gerhard van Deventer, an area specialist and leader in his field for the past 8 years. Together they provide clients with the highest level of care and professionalism. CJW endeavours to assist international buyers, local and international developers and home owners to turn their property venture into the perfect home or a profitable investment. Their network of associates enables them to provide legal, financial, tax, architectural, planning and ancillary services to ensure seamless property transactions. CJW offers realistic guidance with respect to suggested asking prices, tailored to meet personal objectives such as time constraints, schooling needs or career changes, although the client’s decision is always regarded as final. Their advertising strategy includes exposure on a variety of platforms, including, but not limited to: • A property video, available on YOUTUBE and accessible to international and regional buyers to view, prior to making an appointment to view the property • Adverts on various local and international websites • A multi-Listing of the property with their network of local and international agencies, offering the seller the benefit of a wide audience of buyers, while remaining the single point of contact. CJW’s list of recommend associates to assist with the buying and the selling processes includes: Conveyancers / Lawyers; Mortgage Originators; Household and General insurance; Valuators; Removal companies; Building & Maintenance contractors; Architects; Interior Designers; Home staging; Landscape Designers and Project Managers. Whether you’re looking for your primary home or a buy-to-let investment, or if you’re are a developer or speculator, Claudine J Wheeler and Associates will assist with every aspect.

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winelands luxury living From treading in the winepress during the harvest celebrations, to the punching of caps, to the keeping of vintage journals, you’ll discover that wine culture isn’t merely a point of differentiation at CroYdon Vineyard Estate, but the essence of life.

Claudine J Wheeler & Associates Mobile: +27 (0)72 610 1416 Email: Website: Office: +27 (0)21 843 3425 Gerhard van Deventer Mobile: 076 590 7758 Email: Postal address: Box 38, CroYdon Vineyard Estate, Somerset West, 7130 34°2’25”S 18°45’ 23”E Blog Twitter: #AgentWheeler YOUTUBE UC5gzIgxST9g1fZaV1ftI0bg

de wijnlanden De Wijnlanden estate is perfectly located boasting the desirable Stellenbosch address. With easy access routes to Cape Town International airport, the buzz of Cape Town city centre only 30 minutes away, close proximity to world class historic town of Stellenbosch and Somerset West as well as prominent wine farms. Only a short commute to sought-after schools such as Somerset College and of course the University of Stellenbosch. The estate offers 204 properties with homes facing onto a 7ha vineyard or olive groves. The day-care, tennis court and squash court all form part of the facilities available to residents of the estate. With 24h security and ample open space, walking trails and dams, this is the perfect estate keeping your family happy and safe. Take in the views of the spectacular Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountain range which form the backdrop to this estate across vineyards of Meerlust. From the westerly direction you will enjoy spectacular views of the world renowned Table Mountain.


CroYdon Vineyard Estate

CroYdon Olive Estate

All 205 exclusive properties at CroYdon Vineyard Estate are surrounded by vineyards. With 24 hour unobtrusive security, manned entrance, fully fledged gym facilities, swimming pool, vineyard jogging and cycling trail and family picnic sites beside the Estate dams, CroYdon will offer a family lifestyle of absolute safety and uncompromised serenity. The centre of the CroYdon community life, is the state of the art winery, which features an intimate cellar dining room, and serves as a venue for Estate wine tasting and culinary evenings, or as a facility for residence’s private functions as they entertain up to 65 guests. CroYdon Vineyard Estate is the gateway to the Cape Wine Region. Situated under the gaze of the Helderberg Mountain range and views of Table Mountain, it provides the tranquillity of the Winelands, minutes away from the buzz of the City.

Consider living on a working farm where you own the produce and enjoy rural lifestyle, socialising with friends and neighbours. Imagine a unique heritage and setting provided only by a Signature Estate. Set in a secure rural setting in the Winelands where you can unwind, enjoy the lifestyle centre with friends and family, and participate in fun harvest festivals, picking olives, or simply having an evening dinner in the olive groves. Enjoy architecture that reflects the Cape’s rich heritage. Choose to live in a Main Avenue where houses create central town feel. Absorb this distinctive architectural style as it draws on the well-proportioned square fronted facades and simplicity of the Cape Dutch and later Georgian styles. Stroll along under trees, where stoeps front onto this avenue. Or choose to live in the lanes, with a more rural ambience, styled after the architecture of Cape mission stations, Cape Dutch homesteads and typical 19th century Cape village houses with street-facing verandas.

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he Beyers Truter Signature Winery is situated in a boutique style cellar in the Lifestyle centre, surrounded by vineyards producing 60 tons of red grapes under the signature of Beyers Truter. As winner of many awards including the Pinotage Top 10 an unequalled seven times and celebtrated Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Trophy for the best blended red winein 1994, Beyers Truter is a red wine maestro. The two blends, CroYdon Title Deed and CroYdon Covenant are perfectly paired with Cape cuisine. Title Deed is best enjoyed with meat, roast lamb and traditional spicy food. Classical and complex, two blends show great potential in ageing.

With 24 hour unobtrusive security, manned entrances, a fully fledged gym, swimming pool, vineyard jogging trail and family picnic site beside the entrance’s dam, CroYdon will offer a family lifestyle of absolute safety and uncompromised serenity.

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All 205 exclusive properties at CroYdon Vineyard Estate are surrounded by vineyards and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing purchasers to customize their investment, and realize their dreams.



the month Potjiekos Competition held on the last day of the Annual Helderberg Wine Route Festival

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doorstep Above: Treading of the grapes for Port wine is held at the end of the harvest season.

• Erinvale Golf Club ranked in the top 25 courses in South Africa. • On the doorstep of the prestigious Somerset College and in close proximity to various private and semi private schools • Hiking, running and biking in the Helderberg Nature Reserve • Blue-flag status beach only 10 mins away • In close proximity to malls like Somerset Mall, Stellenbosch Square and Waterstone • 15 mins away from Cape Town International airport • 25 mins away from Cape Town city centre


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