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The well-laid out village of Jacobsbaai (Jacob’s Bay) on the west coast of South Africa was only formed in the mid-1990s and has proved to be both a relaxing holiday destination and astute investment for property speculators. With an abundance of character and charm, the first beachfront homes were built in the traditional West Coast farmhouse design, whitewashed with lime, a similar shade to the dunes on which they rest.
Origins of the name Jacobsbaai are unclear and the hardy veld would have likely catered for the odd cattle and sheep to sustain the farm owner. The lack of natural water resources and landing rights ensured that no development took place. Water is now piped throughout the region and Jacobsbaai sprang up from unspoilt surroundings.
Out here, one has the feeling of miles of nothingness with only the relaxing sound of the sea breaking the silence. The beaches are pristine – Jacobsbaai has 7 coves in... Show more