Make Your Little House by the Sea Dream Come True

Onrusrivier is a charming Overberg coastal town, just a stone’s throw from Hermanus, which has become a preferred destination for fifty-plussers over the past few years. Onrusrivier is the perfect environment for those who are seeking out premier wine estates, beaches, golf courses, shopping centres, restaurants, and more. With its ideal location, Negester Onrusrivier gives you the opportunity to settle down between the Groenberg Mountains and the sea.

Our Little House by the Sea

Negester Onrusrivier’s timeless architecture and inviting Cape design elements, such as old-fashioned porches, cosy low walls and landscaped gardens, instantly make you feel at home. The full-title homes, with their spacious living areas, high ceilings and large windows, are equipped with quality materials and finishes̶  with underfloor heating and a braai area as additional options.

This secure lifestyle estate consists of 125 properties and a variety of homes and plot and plan packages are still available. The home sizes range from 135 to 205m2 and prices start at R2 830 000. Since Negester Onrusrivier’s launch in November 2013, over 70% of the properties have already been sold.

ATKV as Development Partner for Peace of Mind

About seven years ago the ATKV board adopted a diversification strategy to, among other things, be involved in the development of lifestyle housing for the fifty-plusser group. According to Schalk Cilliers, the managing director of ATKV-Sake, it was the strategy of ATKV-Sake to establish a secured lifestyle housing footprint in South Africa. Negester Onrusrivier Negester and Negester Klein-Kariba were the first steps taken towards implementing this strategy.

A Sanctuary for Gentle Care

Negester Onrusrivier also has a modern, well-equipped care centre with 50 residential units. The care centre opened its doors on 6 December 2014 and three care packages are available: basic care packages from R8 800 p.m., assisted care packages from R15 400 p.m. and frail care packages from R19 300 p.m. The modern en suite residential units are all equipped with a kitchenette and spacious bathroom. The care centre offers a cosy dining room, living room with fireplace, ladies’ bar, small library, hair salon and a clinic.

Home care is offered as a standard option by Medwell, the health care service provider. Medwell specialises in hands-on medical support and nursing services. They also have a practice number that enables them to recover costs from the medical aid on behalf of residents. Schalk Cilliers says“It is also our aim to provide home care at each Negester as a standard service option, and to build modern and well-equipped care centres that make provision for residents’ medical needs and in so doing ensure peace of mind.”

Shine Bright

Well-known Afrikaans author and poet, DJ Opperman’s poem, Negester en stedelig, was the inspiration behind the development of the Negester brand and slogan. The Negester vision expanded on this, focusing on the development and management of sustainable, secure and valued lifestyle estates where the total wellbeing of the fifty-plusser group is cherished. 

And, as with Opperman’s poem, “always remember that to your deeds borders an eternity and may the Southern Cross and the Nine Star, whiter than the city lights, keep sparkling in your soul” 

Negester Onrusrivier believes that its lifestyle-estate truly provides such a sustainable environment to its residents.

To secure your own little house by the sea or to find out more about Negester Onrusrivier’s plot-and-plan and care packages, contact:
Basie Oelofsen at 083 259 7597 or email
Elmar van Tonder at 081 534 5604 or email
Or visit for more information.