Fancourt Golf Estate5th Apr 2017
A Garden Route lifestyle
By Di Brown
Location is everything, and Fancourt is situated in George, the de facto capital of the Garden Route. The Garden Route, which is defined by its white sand beaches, mystical forests, winding rivers and countless lakes, has embraced Slow Living.
This concept extends beyond the food aspect of cooking from scratch using fresh, locally sourced seasonal products to include a lifestyle that balances work and play, values family and time in nature, and celebrates gratitude and life’s simple pleasures.
Living at Fancourt
The Garden Route is a golfer’s dream, with loads of golf courses, of which three are at Fancourt.
The Outeniqua Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop and make every sunrise and sunset an occasion to celebrate. Spread over 613 hectares, this estate offers six distinctive groupings of homes. The Colonial Lodges and the new Montagu Ridge houses and villas overlook the Montagu fairways, the luxurious Links Ridge and Links Avenue offer privacy and opulence with views of the Links course. Cape Dutch homes and Oakland Residences are also sought-after sections of this immaculate estate.
The estate has over five kilometres of paths and trails for walking, running or cycling. There are four restaurants on site catering for all occasions, from family meals at La Cantina, bistro fare at Monet’s, almost anything you feel like at the Club Lounge, or fine dining at Henry White’s situated in the historic Manor House.
George Airport is seven kilometres away, making it easy to connect with any of the major hubs without any fuss.
Buying into the lifestyle
Property at Fancourt is sold on a freehold title basis and ownership includes all the perks that come with a Fancourt Family membership.
Plots can be purchased for R2 million, and homes start at R4.2 million, with a large variety available in the R5 to R8 million bracket. An exclusive, private five-bedroom mansion can exceed the R45 million mark.
Safety, security, and peace of mind are part of the package, with strict access control and perimeter security.
Fancourt Family perks
Residents have access to all the amenities of the five-star Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, including the spa, the decadent Roman Baths, the Leisure Centre, tennis courts, a Kids’ Club, a teen lounge, a gym, cinema, heated indoor and outdoor pool, and eco scooter hire.
For golfers, the best perk of all is access to the Gary Player-designed golf courses, all ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa. For the days when you are not playing 18 holes, there is The Academy where private lessons with professional instructors will assist you in attaining the perfect swing.