• Located about 25km from Gansbaai and 10km from the sea.
• Covered in beautiful Cape Fynbos
• Good for Lifestyle/ Hobby farming.
• 7ha is worked land with another 3-4 possible arable land
• Dam fed by natural spring that runs for 3-4 months of the year
• ESCOM power.
• Property easily accessible, only 1.1 km gravel road.
• Baardskeerdersbos now linked to Bredasdorp with new tar road.
BBos information & background:
The first written mention of Baardskeerdersbos can be traced to 1660. An expedition-team of five men, sent by the founder of the Cape Colony, Jan van Riebeeck, reported on the valley and its Khoikhoi-residents. No doubt the little expedition will have spent the night in the open air and will have encountered the small spider-like creatures called “Baardscheerders” (“Beard Shavers”) known for cutting human hair for nest-making purposes. Today the village is known as Baardskeerdersbos (Baardscheerders Bosch) or, more informally, as Bbos.
The fertile B’bos valley in the heart of the Overberg is one of the most undisturbed and original areas of the region. It is a rural drive of 25km from Gansbaai en-route to the Southern-most point of the African continent, Cape Agulhas.
Apart from the traditional cattle farms and horse-steads, bright-green vineyards and multi-coloured flower farms mark the landscape. B’bos is also home to several pristine and rare Fynbos habitats of the original Cape Floral Kingdom. A new trend is that of wine-making, which is presently carried out on a small scale. In addition, some residents are making olive oil and preparing table olives.
The Baarskeerdersbos Boereorkes (farmers orchestra) of Manie Groenewald is widely known in the world of Afrikaans music. Many people first heard of Bbos after listening to Manie and his men. Due to the unique combination of Fynbos, agricultural fields, dry and ravine forest systems, the Bbos valley has a rich birdlife.