Modernity and History Meets in Voelklip
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As one of the older suburbs of Hermanus, Voelklip holds an interesting and rich history. Starting
its existence as a local farm, this suburb has consistently grown and now embraces modern
change and development. Located in proximity to the renowned Fernkloof Estate and bordering
the waters of the South Atlantic Ocean - Voelklip seamlessly blends the old with the new.
Now a thriving holiday destination, due to its position between the Overberg Mountain and the
ocean as well as its namesake beach, Voelklip provides both locals and visitors with an
A Brief History
For approximately three centuries, the area now known as Voelklip was called Mosselrivier.
Named after a river that opened up into a small bay, bountiful with mussels. It later gained the
name Voelklip (Voëlklip = bird rock) due to a large rock on its beach, where hundreds (if not
thousands) of birds slept.
As far back as 1724, this farm was used for many agricultural purposes - but it was not until
1897 when a portion of Mosselrivier was surveyed and sold to the Mossel River Estate
Company - that the first portion of residential land was developed.
This residential layout consisted of a grid-like system of roads and avenues, that were not
named. Instead, this township was one of the first to have numbered streets (First to
Seventeenth Street and First to Eleventh Avenues) and individual plots were sold to various
owners. Initially, the homes that were built here were regulated and consisted of coastal
Up To Date
Since then, Voelklip’s property landscape is still somewhat reminiscent of the past but has
evolved into a modern residential and holiday destination. Where there were once only small
fishermen-like cottages, now stand many large contemporary homes. While still managing to
blend cohesively with the aesthetic of the environment - these properties are meticulously
designed to accommodate the utmost comfort and luxury living.
While this suburb has remained fairly untouched by overdevelopment and still possess a sense
of natural splendour - it is in proximity to a wealth of world-class amenities. A short way to the
west of Voelklip one can find boutique shopping centres and medical facilities such as the
Hermanus Medical Centre and Ipic Shopping Centre.
In With The Old. In With The New.
Currently on offer, from Hermanus Property Sales, is a four bedroom home, listed at R21m, that
encapsulates the timeless elegance of the suburb of Voelklip and its history. This Georgian
home spans four well-manicured erven and boasts breathtaking ocean and mountain views.
Located in a private corner of the tranquil Voelklip sunbelt, this home provides residents with quick access to the popular Grotto Beach as it is a short walk away and is the
ideal residence for a permanent staycation or seasonal vacation.
Another fantastic property is currently on offer, in the fast-growing suburb of Voelklip. Listed at
R4.95m this three bedroom abode is an exciting opportunity to own a newly built and modernly
designed home in this sought-after area. Designed to take advantage of natural light, the
generous living areas in this home, make this an entertainer’s dream.
Voelklip is a truly unique suburb that provides its residents with every convenience possible. If
you are interested in living amidst history while reaping all the rewards of modern amenities and
a beautiful scenery - Voelklip is exactly what you have been looking for. Contact our dedicated
sales team to secure the property you have been looking.
Author: Hermanus Property Sales