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Buying a new home? Here's why Onrus should be on your radar

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Located in the Cape Overberg region in the province of the Western Cape, the little village of Onrus reflects a much appreciated peaceful ambience and a holiday vibe. Part of the whale capital of the world - Hermanus, Onrus is beautifully surrounded by the gorgeous Cape Overberg mountains and hundreds of species of fynbos. Onrus, meaning restless in Afrikaans, lies alongside the Onrus River - a lagoon with pockets of natural pools empties naturally into the Atlantic Ocean.

Property in Onrus varies from elegant homes, homes with old world charm, and some gated estates. According to property24 statistics, the average estimated value for houses in Onrus is R2 200 000. Trends also show that the pleasant village is attracting more permanent residents who prefer the calmer lifestyle, where in the past it was a more holiday vibe.

Top attractions in Onrus
The Saturday morning markets are a very popular trend in Hermanus for both local and international food and wine lovers to meet. For the foodies, there is a mouth-watering buffet of classic breakfast, savouries, confectioneries, cheeses, cured meats, olives, salads, bread; fresh oysters, abalone, fish and chips, sliders, artisanal pies, fresh fruit and veg and much more for visitors to choose from.

Adjacent to the warm and calm lagoon, Onrus Beach, is great for family outings. Younger kids can play in the calmer waters of the lagoon, while older children and adults can explore the waves. The beach is also a favourite for surfers looking for that adrenaline rush.

The Hoek-van-die-berg Nature Reserve is home to various animal species, Chacma baboon troops and various antelope species. While the Cliff path lends a wonderful hiking experience.

These exquisite homes are currently on sale in prime Onrus locations:

Spacious family home with outstanding sea views
Situated in Chanteclaire, an upmarket and quiet residential area only 6km from Hermanus and 3km from Onrus Beach, this lovely 3-bedroom home in Chanteclair will steal your heart. Aside from the lounge having wall to wall picture windows with great views, the main bedroom-en-suite also features sea and mountain views that will make your day. One of the luxurious bedrooms can also be used as a separate flatlet with its own entrance. The large living area is open-plan with an expensive combustion stove which leads out onto a great undercover braai patio. This home also comes with a cosy study, a large storeroom, and a big entertainment room. The modern kitchen is well designed and is open plan to the living area. The garage can easily house two large vehicles with space to spare.

A gorgeous holiday home or permanent abode
This lovely solidly-built family home in the quaint village suburb of Onrus features a whopping 933 square meters of space on this stand. Each room has been redecorated with modern finishes. The enclosed stoep is now a sun-splashed study or work-from-home office. There is plenty of room for a growing young family or perfect semi-retirement home. For those who will love gardening, there are many fruit trees on this property. Entertaining will be a breeze in the open plan dining/living area with a Godin feature fireplace. There is also a self-contained flat-let for when guests stay over or as an extra income provider.

Buying or selling your property in Onrus can be an exciting as well as challenging process. Contact Hermanus Property Sales today for expert property advice. Our highly specialised agents will assist you in getting the right answers to all your questions.

Author: Hermanus Property Sales

Submitted 12 Jun 19 / Views 634