One of the first golf residential developments in South Africa, Erinvale was conceived back in 1990. The Gary Player designed course opened in l995; it has hosted the World Cup (1996) and two SA Open Championships.
But Erinvale, now fully developed and matured, is not a fast-lane golf tourist resort. Even for its overseas-based “swallows”, here is history and a lifestyle blessed with beauty and harmony with nature. It is also a blue chip investment, with gated security, run not for profit but by home owners for home owners.
The estate is 150ha in extent, of which 100ha is taken up by the golf course and private open space.
It is set in the Cape village of Somerset West, entrance to the wine route. It is gently wrapped between the Indian Ocean waters and sandy beaches of False Bay, and the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges, turned pink by magic sunsets. It lies also between wine estates and a nature reserve of mainly indigenous Cape “fynbos” flora, the whole featuring 160 species of bird life.
Beyond the fairways are activities, clubs, drives and places of interest for all. In addition, expert medicare, modern mall shopping and just a 20 minute drive to Cape Town’s international airport.