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09 / 10 / 18

Real Estate Investors, keep your eye on this town. Stellenbosch is famous for its attractive wine destinations, beautiful scenery and rich history. But there is more to the old Winelands town than you might think.

Wesgrow reports that the GDP of the greater Cape Winelands area grew from R33.3 billion in 2006 to R43.2 billion in 2015. Its largest sectors: finance, real estate and business services, contributing R10 billion in 2015.

Stellenbosch has distinguished itself as a hub for innovation and business ventures that have attracted international attention, proving that it is certainly not a one-horse town – and, for investors, increasingly worth betting on.

“Stellicon Valley” – an innovation hub Stellenbosch has emerged as a hotspot for exciting technological advances, ranking third among all African cities in fDi Intelligence’s study of global biotech locations.

Stellenbosch has become a breeding ground for tech start-ups, with the University affiliated business startup incubator, The LaunchLab, for example, having seen R110 million raised in investment capital for innovative start-up businesses since 2006, and the inception of more than 73 businesses under its guidance.

The town’s thriving business sector has attracted global interest, and hosted seven FDI projects valued at R2.8 billion in the last 2 years.

Some have subsequently gone so far as to refer to Stellenbosch as ‘Stellicon Valley’.

Real-Estate Developments Answer the Innovation Call

With ever-expanding business horizons in the district, but limited space within town central and growing traffic congestion, there has been an increasing need for real estate that would allow work close to home – additional to elements like security, space and luxury, that have become synonymous with South African estates.

Some innovative developers have answered the call.

One example: Nooitgedacht Village. Located on a historic estate a stone’s throw from Stellenbosch, the Village is gearing to develop an office park with boutique offices for sale or rent to accommodate the growing need for office space in the area, combined with the comfort and security of an estate lifestyle.

The greater vision of the Estate is dazzling, offering residential options from start-up, to luxury manor-style homes, along with a comprehensive list of lifestyle elements to be added: A 2.3Ha eco park, a Village square with various retail components, sublime running and cycling trails, equestrian facilities and a hotel with a clubhouse and fully equipped gym. All of this around the corner from your Village office.

Estate Property: A Good Bet amidst Political Insecurity

In an economy that sees much fluctuation due to political insecurity, estate property certainly presents an attractive option for those looking to invest in real estate. Paul-Roux de Kock, Analytics Director at Lightstone, writes that “Although luxury-market buyers are under pressure, the estate-housing market, in general, doesn’t dip as low or peak as high as the rest of the luxury market. We therefore expect it to outperform the luxury market during the current downturn”.

With the ever-extending possibilities that estates like Nooitgedacht Village now offer, especially with regards to bringing work and leisure together within its bounds, and the stability of these investments compared to the rest of the luxury property market, estate property in the Stellenbosch area presents a great opportunity for investors on an international stage.

01 / 12 / 17

The unique and aesthetically beautiful Nooitgedacht Village, set in the heart of the winelands, will soon be launching its second commercial phase.

The Commercial hub will consist of the main Piazza in the centre of the Village and the adjacent Village Foundry with an array of retail and commercial spaces.

Our vibrant main Piazza, at the heart of the Village, is envisioned as an old-world communal space modelled on the ‘old town square’ ethos of Mediterranean hamlets, where neighbors and families congregate to share in the joy of life and art of conversation.

Phase 2 of the Village Foundry offers entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to rent stylish retail or commercial space, clustered around two welcoming squares. Here one can relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or a drink with friends, colleagues and neighbours.

Interested prospective tenants include a deli, hair salon, gym, interior decorating shop and a family restaurant to name a few.

The Foundry’s first floor offers spacious, modern offices with fibre connectivity for working professionals. Spaces to rent ranges from 20m² to 200m² and can be tailored according to tenants’ requirements. Within close proximity to Stellenbosch, Cape Town CBD, Durbanville, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington, your business will be perfectly positioned.

The main attraction of Village Foundry phase one is The World Rugby Experience@Nooitgedacht, where prized rugby memorabilia, collected over decades, is showcased. The exhibition boasts the combined extensive personal collections of Theo Geustyn and Choet Visser, making it the world’s largest single private collection. This space will also be home to a well-equipped restaurant and function venue, perfect for hosting corporate functions or private parties. For more information please visit our website or email us at

02 / 10 / 17

Developments at Nooitgedacht Village, Stellenbosch - a premier Winelands residential and commercial node - are proceeding swiftly. A vibrant commercial centre that includes ample office and retail space, a dedicated rugby museum and planned German-style beer house/restaurant, are all set to launch next year.

The Square offers young entrepreneurs and business owners a wonderful opportunity, either to rent stylish office space or to sell goods or offer services to Nooitgedacht Village residents. From clothing boutiques to hair and beauty salons to eateries, the opportunities are endless.

Spaces to let range from 20m² to 200m² and can be tailored according to tenants’ requirements. Nooitgedacht Village also sports fibre optics, ensuring optimal connectivity. Situated within close proximity to Paarl, Franschhoek, Cape Town International Airport and Durbanville, the Village is ideal for residents wishing to work close to home, or for business owners seeking a professional base in a truly picturesque setting just outside Stellenbosch. It also offers an excellent networking opportunity, as the hub will give tenants the chance to connect and communicate with other entrepreneurs and business owners in a sophisticated setting. The Nooitgedacht Estate, which neighbours the Village, is also a world-renowned venue that hosts top tier corporate functions and launches each year – an added plus point for any growing business to consider.

Managing Director Werner Wirth explains that the Commercial Centre will form the social heart of the Village with a coffee roastery, deli, the Bronze Editions (casting) Foundry, art gallery and more which will be available for both residents and the public to enjoy. One of its biggest attractions will be the forthcoming World Rugby Experience@Nooitgedacht, a unique space dedicated to the sport where prized rugby memorabilia will be showcased. Comprising of the world’s largest single private collection as well as a well-equipped function/conference area, this venue will be perfect to host corporate functions or private parties. When not used for functions, the venue with bar will be open to our Nooitgedacht Village home owners.

“We would like to extend an open invitation to like-minded entrepreneurs to join us and become part of the Nooitgedacht dream,” enthuses Wirth.

Nooitgedacht Village boasts a number of sophisticated residential developments. It offers residents their dream Stellenbosch Winelands home set amongst the vineyards with enviable views over the Stellenbosch Mountains. The projected ROI for select Village homes is currently 17% – impressive in the current property market. A huge value-add for nine select Village Square Phase 2 homes is that investors now have the option of adding an additional room. This extra space is ideal for use as an extra bedroom, study, or to let for extra income. This is an exclusive offer that savvy investors should not pass up.

Walking tours of the Village will take place during October on Saturdays and Sundays on the following dates:

7, 8 October 2017
14, 15 October 2017
28, 29 October 2017

Tours will start at 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 respectively.

Please contact Anri at the Nooitgedacht Showhouse on 087 050 1649, or alternatively at, to book your time and date.

For commercial related information or any other enquiries please contact

Find out more about living the proverbial dream at Nooitgedacht on our website

10 / 08 / 17

Boasting resilient property growth rates, Nooitgedacht Village Square Phase 2 is already 80% sold and promises to sell out within 2017. The time to invest in this prime development, positioned just beyond Stellenbosch and close to Durbanville, Franschhoek and Paarl, is fast running out.

Nooitgedacht Village boasts an unparalleled living experience for discerning homeowners and investors who value a lifestyle offering pristine nature, space, heritage, community and safety.

In the heart of Nooitgedacht Village, where the aroma of freshly baked bread, brewed coffee and chatter will fill the air – Village Square will boast a vibrant collection of houses, maisonettes, studio apartments and garden duplex units to really enjoy Stellenbosch living in style, all clustered around cobble-stoned piazzas.

An extension of Village Square Phase 1-, Phase 2 will consist of a range of two to three-bedroom homes. Village Square is ideal for those in search of a start-up home in the Stellenbosch Winelands or anyone looking to scale down. The second phase of Village Square will consist of 13 houses of 220m2 to 320m2 each and 56 houses of 122m2 each. These homes are plot and plan (own title), including all legal costs and no transfer duty.

12 / 06 / 17

Almost half of the available properties at luxury development Simonsberg Manor, Nooitgedacht Village are already sold, reports Cheryl Brand, the property consultant at Nooitgedacht Village. Simonsberg Manor is the latest bespoke residential offering forming part of this exciting development which has shown a consistent annual growth rate of 16.96% on property values since 2014, and lies adjacent to historic Nooitgedacht farm outside Stellenbosch.

“These are prime residential homes,” Brand explains. “They offer the ultimate in Stellenbosch Winelands living – and all that this entails. Our new single and double storey north-facing family homes are perfect for a tranquil lifestyle, gracious entertaining and the opportunity to really unwind in style amidst nature's grandeur. Homes also offer really fantastic vineyard and mountain views. It’s a spectacular product and a great choice for discerning homebuyers seeking the finest quality of life. Plus, Nooitgedacht has superb positioning between Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Franschhoek and Cape Town. One could not ask for better.”

Brand believes that the fact that properties in this development are already more than 40% sold – after launching only last month – is absolute testimony to how successfully the offering combines the lifestyle elements that discerning home buyers are looking for

Nooitgedacht Village will offer residents a chance to experience true community, in the style of an historic European village. The Village abounds with paved piazzas, walkways and squares where neighbours can meet up and socialise. The Village will eventually also be home to coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, galleries and other boutique shops. A conference centre, pub as well as the world’s largest collection of rugby memorabilia, housed in a dedicated rugby museum, and the Bronze Editions foundry will also form part of our thriving commercial centre.

Beauty, creativity and sensual pleasure abound, with the farm’s oak-lined river, historic architecture, rolling vineyards, expansive dam, vineyard and orchard-lined running and walking trails, landscaped eco park and the scent of its rose gardens to inspire the nature lover in you.

The niche Simonsberg Manor enclave consists of ten single storey and ten double storey homes overlooking the vineyards and mountains. Homes are positioned in groupings of four, with paved cobbleways in between and landscaped green areas. All three-bedroom homes are north facing to make the most of sunlight hours, boast double garages and a U-shape design optimising entertainment areas. Private enough to relax in peace with your significant other, or family and large enough to welcome friends and relatives, Simonsberg Manor is the ideal place for young families or retired couples.