Grace Haven, a 24 unit small exclusive security complex located in the centre of Bredasdorp reserved for tenants over the 55 year age group. Managed in association with Suideroord retirement village, residents have access to medical services, frail care, meals, cleaning- and laundry services. With the focus on affordability and quality, the units are ideal for tenants that are still young at heart but would like to be close to the services offered by the retirement village. In comparison with the average retirement village, the low levies of Grace Haven make it not just a good investment but the association with Suideroord offers affordable living.
Grace Haven is within easy walking distance of the church, library, municipal offices and shops, you cannot miss it! The complex offers 1 and 2 bedroom units with security and beautiful finishes. Ideal as retirement dwellings, rental or permanent living. Given the proximity to Arniston with it's lovely beaches, Bredasdorp is a gem with friendly people and old world charm yet with abundant amenities.
ABOUT THE AREA
Bredasdorp is a small Overberg town located in the Western Cape Province in South Africa.
Bredasdorp, economic capital of the Cape Agulhas Region, was established around a Dutch Reformed Church in 1838 and is still strongly founded in its agricultural roots. The town was named after Cape Town's first major, Michiel van Breda, also known as the father of South Africa’s merino sheep industry. Van Breda and Pieter Voltelyn van der Byl, could not agree where the church should be built. As a result two churches were built, and two towns, Bredasdorp and Napier, were established.
This town with its population of 22 000 is the centre of the Region’s wheat producing area; Bredasdorp serves largely the local agricultural community. Besides sheep farming, the town also boasts other agricultural activities, including wheat, canola, milk, and indigenous fynbos cultivation. The town is also the location of the offices of Kapula Candles, an international candle company that exports hand-painted candles to Europe and the United States. The population of the town got a boost during the middle 1980's with the establishment of both the Test Flight & Development Centre (South African Air Force) as well as the Overbreg Test Range (Denel) near the small coastal village of Arniston. Development in the town is very rapid, with a number of prominent South African business franchises opening their doors during 2009 and 2010. Bredasdorp boasts two large shopping centres with the two major supermarket chain stores as anchors.
Surrounding towns in the Overberg region
Arniston, South Africa, 24km
L'Agulhas, 34km (Southernmost Town in Africa)
Bredasdorp is the first town in South Africa which received the suffix of dorp, Afrikaans for "small town".
The Overberg District Council's Head Office is located in Bredasdorp.
The Foot of Africa Marathon is (in) famous for being the toughest marathon in South Africa. The event takes place every year in early October and the town turns into a busy hive of activity.
The town has an excellent museum dedicated to the shipwreck of the Arnison, which is well worth a visit.
The Merino Statue, located at the entrance to the Bredasdorp/Napier Co-operative, was erected in honour of the merino sheep which brought fame to this area, due to careful breeding by Michiel van Breda on his historic farm, ZoetendalsVallei, early in the 1900s.
Audrey Blignault Room: Furnished in honour of Audrey Blignault who was born in Bredasdorp and who enjoys national recognition as a writer.
The Test Flight and Development Centre SAAF and the Overberg Test Range are situated close to town (approx. 20km).