Estate Overview

Arabella Country Estate – our location

Arabella Country Estate is one of Cape Town’s most luxurious golf estates, boasting panoramic views of the Palmiet Mountain Range, and the tranquil Bot River Lagoon.

This lifestyle estate is situated approximately 28 kilometres from Hermanus and 7 kilometres from Kleinmond. Arabella Country Estate lies between the upper reaches of the lagoon and the Kleinmond / Hermanus road at the foot of the Palmiet Mountain Range.

The golf estate property spans a total area of 113 hectares and has a 1.6 kilometre front, leading out onto the most breath taking lagoon.

The golf estates’ property is located within the Transitional zone of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and the adjacent Bot River Lagoon, which is a designated Buffer zone of the Biosphere Reserve.

Arabella golf estate management is required to conform to the objectives of the Biosphere Reserve. This includes the principal of sustainable development and protection of the natural environment on and surrounding the property.

More about Arabella Country Estate


The golf estate includes the following components:

  • 236 freehold lifestyle estate properties that have been developed to a uniform theme, as prescribed in the architectural guideline document.
  • A fully fitted 145-room luxury Arabella golf estate hotel, which include conference, food, beverage and leisure facilities as well as a wellness centre.
  • An 18-hole golf course of international standards with full clubhouse facilities. The golf course has a par 72 layout and was designed by Peter Matkovich, a leading golf resort architect.
  • Arabella Country Estate has several large vacant areas that will remain undeveloped.

Arabella Country Estate: The Environment

Wetland vegetation is found in the golf estate lagoon areas bordering the property and in the wetland on the south-western boundary.

This vegetation has an important function to act as a buffer that filters out excess nutrients and performs a ‘polishing’ function for runoff from the estate.

A great number of water birds are present on the Arabella lagoon next to the estate golf course. The small bay area adjacent to the golf estate provides shelter and roosting areas against the prevailing wind and forms an important part of the Arabella wetland ecology.

The beauty, tranquility and luxury golf estate facilities are maintained by the homeowners association on the Arabella Country Estate.

Click here to view a virtual tour of the Arabella Country Estate and some of the properties.