Your story begins…
Nooitgedacht Village is a true jewel in the crown of Western Cape residential estates. It lies perfectly positioned on the outskirts of the historic university town of Stellenbosch – the Boland’s world-renowned 360-year old academic, business and cultural hub – and offers prospective residents an idyllic living and work environment.
The picturesque Nooitgedacht Village is set on a 25-hectare site that forms part of the magnificent historic Nooitgedacht estate – a working farm filled with established fruit orchards, vineyards and ancient oaks, and surrounded by glorious mountains.
“The farm boasts a rich three-century-old heritage”
The gorgeous farm, which is also a renowned wedding and events venue, boasts a rich three-century old heritage. It takes centre stage in many fascinating tales and histories dating as far back as 1692, when a Dutch-born immigrant working for the East India Company, Matthias Greeff, first took ownership of the land. Since then, many historical figures (including Cecil John Rhodes, himself a previous owner) and watershed events (such as the South African War) have become intertwined with the greater Nooitgedacht story.
...Uncover your roots
“A place where traditions and customs from bygone eras form a natural part of everyday life”
Life in abundance
A sense of community
'There is a place for every generation of the Nooitgedacht family to thrive"
"A space where one can be inspired by the art of others"
Nooitgedacht Village is a space where you will be inspired by the art of others. Along with our world-class architecture, the art of the Bronz Editions foundry will be displayed throughout the village. Residents will also have the opportunity to see how bronze sculptures are fashioned by master craftsmen. Age-old casting methods are used at this unique facility, which is run and managed by Christiaan Wirth.
Bronz Editions is associated with world-renowned sculptors such as Herman van Nazareth, Lionel Smit, Vincent Da Silva, Louis Chanu and Stanislaw Trzebinski. It is a space of true inspiration.
A place of purpose
The soul of any healthy community is most clearly seen in its art and culture. Every member of the Nooitgedacht family is therefore also encouraged to share in activities and events. Residents will, for instance, have the unique privilege of participating in the farm’s rich tradition, help build on a centuries-old cultural legacy, and add inspirational ideas to the Village spirit. Gallery events, musical performances, launches, and talks will take place to inspire and delight residents.
"Add your inspirational ideas to the Village spirit."
While the Village offers ease of access to Paarl, Franschhoek, Cape Town, and northern suburbs – all tourist hotspots within easy reach – life within this estate encourages residents to stay local and create their own stories, page by page, and day by day. It is comprised of a rich variety of recreational offerings.
Families will enjoy quick meals and cocktails at the Village Clubhouse or spend time exercising in the fully equipped gym. The clubhouse will also be home to an indoor training pool, tennis and squash courts and an upmarket bar.The Village Park – complete with art structures, a children’s play area, and large natural rock pool –will be the perfect place to take in the scenery and enjoy a picnic or slow stroll.
There are also 10km of running and cycling tracks on the farm, perfect for those looking to burn off some steam and calories. And if you’d rather sit than run, the Plankenburg River, which runs throughout the estate, offers the perfect place for sitting on a picnic blanket enjoying refreshments under ancient Oaks trees.
Recreational fishing, kayaking, and canoeing will be enjoyed by water sports enthusiasts on the estate dam, while those who enjoy a round of golf, can hone their swing at the excellent course located on neighboring Devonvale estate.
A number of eateries and a deli, as well as a charming museum filled with unique rugby memorabilia and a dedicated conference centre and pub, are also planned for the Village. Future equestrian facilities providing a stabling option for horse owners will also be constructed.
“A rich variety of recreational offerings”
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“Every residential precinct boasts top security features”