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Property in Boknesstrand, Eastern-cape

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To someone who is familiar with Afrikaans, the word ‘Boknes’ evokes the possibility that this little

village is a place where little buck have made a nest, a den or even a colony. Not so. The word

derives from the word ‘Bocana’ or ‘Bokana’ meaning ‘father’s river’ in the language of the Khoikhoi

and San Bushmen who were the original inhabitants of the Sunshine Coast. Evidence of their

residence can be seen from middens scattered along the shoreline at various places. The village of

Boknes lies at the mouth of the Boknes River in an area that was originally known as Jammerfontein.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boknesstrand.

This is a secluded spot, right off the beaten track on 1,57 square kilometres of coastal land within the

municipality of Ndlambe. On the night of the census in 2011, it had 318 inhabitants of whom the

majority (74%) spoke Afrikaans and 24% spoke English. As with other villages along the coast, its

population doubles or even trebles over holiday seasons.

Boknes is within easy walking distance of Kwaaihoek, the place where Bartholomew Dias planted the

first of his three stone crosses (Padrao) on his return journey to Portugal in 1488. This first one was

erected on 12 March 1488 and commemorates Pope St Gregory I (590-604AD) ― Padrao de Sao

Gregorio ―who is the patron saint of musicians.

Prof Axelson, from the University of the Witwatersrand, found remnants of the cross lying in the sea

in 1938. The pieces were integrated and reconstructed, and sent to the University for safe-keeping.

Today a replica of the stone cross stands high up on a cliff over the place where the remnants were

found. It is well worth walking the distance to this poignant spot where South Africa’s first

monument was found, and its first land claim was staked.

Most of the houses in Boknes stretch in a line along the coast or are nestled on the side of a large

lagoon. The only shop is a small tearoom. The road that links the village to the R 72 is tarred and

makes a pleasant drive through farmlands, mainly dairy. In all, the village lies 14 km from Kenton on

Sea; 19 kms from Alexandria, 139 from Port Elizabeth and 71 from Grahamstown. Thus, it is within

easy reach of the shops, hospitals, schools and tertiary institutions provided in Kenton on Sea, Port

Alfred and Grahamstown. In addition, since it lies on the coast, it is within easy reach of the Woody

Cape section of Addo Elephant Park and the many private game reserves in the area.

SEEFF has a stock of beautiful beachfront and seaside properties to offer in this little village. Some

are luxurious and cater for a more decadent lifestyle of relaxation and entertainment. All the houses

are new builds and range from wooden chalets to designer-built mansions. Most of them have

sweeping views of the pristine white sands that stretch for miles in both directions along the

Sunshine Coast. Since the crime rate in Boknes is low, largely due to a very effective neighbourhood

watch system, properties, set on large pieces of land, are generally not surrounded by high walls and

electric fences. The atmosphere is relaxed and congenial. In addition, SEEFF offers a selection of

vacant land waiting for you to build your dream seaside home.


As jy Afrikaans verstaan dan laat die naam 'Boknes' jou dink dat hierdie klein dorpie 'n plek is

waar bokke nesgemaak het, maar dit is nie die geval nie. Die woord kom van 'Bocana' of

'Bokana' wat beteken 'rivier van my vader' in die taal van die Khoi en die San, die oorspronklike

inwoners van die Sonskynkusgebied. Oorblysfsels van hul verblyf kan gevind word in die

skulpashope wat plek­plek langs die kuslyn voorkom. Die dorp Boknes lê aan die mond van die

Boknesrivier in 'n omgewing wat oorspronklik bekend was as Jammerfontein.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boknesstrand.

Die weggesteekte, afgeleë dorpie beslaan 1,57 vierkante kilometer en lê binne die Munisipaliteit

van Ndlambe. Die dorp het ongeveer 300 inwoners, waarvan die meerderheid (74%)

Afrikaanssprekend is. Soos met ander dorpies langs die kus vermeerder die inwonertal tot

tienvoudig gedurende die vakansieseisoen.

Boknes is binne maklike stapafstand van Kwaaihoek, die plek waar Bartholomeus Dias die eerste

van drie kruise, of “Padraos”, geplant het tydens sy terugreis na Portugal in 1488. Die eerste

kruis is op 12 Maart 1488 opgerig ter nagedagtenis van Pous St Gregorius 1 (590­604AD) –

“Padrao de Sao Gregorio” – die beskermheilige van musici.

Prof Axelson, van die Universiteit van die Witwatersrand, het in 1938 oorblyfsels van die kruis

gekry in die see. Die stukke is weer aanmekaargesit en herbou en aan die Universiteit gestuur vir

bewaring. Vandag is daar 'n replika van die klipkruis wat hoog bo­op 'n krans staan, op die plek

waar die oorblyfsels gevind is. Dit is beslis die moeite werd om die afstand te stap tot by hierdie

aangrypende plek waar Suid­Afrika se eerste Westerse monument gevind is.

Meeste van die huise in Boknes lê al langs die kus of langs die rand van 'n strandmeer. Die

enigste winkel is 'n klein teekamer. Die pad wat die dorp verbind met die R72 is geteer en sorg vir

'n aangename rit, meestal deur melkplase. Die dorp is geleë 14km vanaf Kenton­on­Sea, 19km

vanaf Alexandria, 139 km vanaf Port Elizabeth en 71km vanaf Grahamstad. Winkels, hospitale,

skole en tersiêre instellings in Kenton­on­Sea, Port Aflred en Grahamstad is dus maklik

bekombaar. Dit lê ook naby Woody Cape, 'n gedeelte van Addo Olifantpark, en die vele privaat

wildparke in die omgewing.

SEEFF het 'n voorraad van pragtige strandfront­ en ander eiendomme om aan te bied in Boknes.

Huise variëer van hout chalets tot luukse argitekontwerpte huise. Meeste bied wye uitsigte oor

die ongerepte sandstrande, wat vir myle in albei rigtings strek. Aangesien die misdaadsyfer in

Boknes baie laag is, veral as gevolg van 'n baie effektiewe buurtwag, word huise nie omring deur

hoë mure en elektriese heinings nie. Daar heers 'n ontspanne en 'n gemoedelike atmosfeer.

SEEFF het ook 'n verskeidenheid leë standplase wat wag vir jou om jou droom­vakansiehuis op

te bou.

Seeff Kenton-On-Sea

Address: 49 Kenton Road Kenton-on-Sea

Coordinates: -33.680984 , 26.674341

Telephone: 046 648 1037

Mobile: 082 653 5643

Fax: 046 648 1037

Western Cape

Airport Road
Albertinia
Amanda Glen
Arabella
Atlantic Seaboard / Green Point
Atlantic Seaboard / Sea Point
Atlantic Seaboard Commercial
Bakoven
Bantry Bay
Baron's View
Barrydale
Beachy Head
Beaufort West
Bellville / Cape Town North
Bergvliet
Betty's Bay
Bishopscourt
Blaauwberg / Tableview
Blommendal
Blomtuin
Bo Kaap
Boland / Winelands Agriculture Commercial
Bonnievale
Boschenmeer
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Bothasig
Botriver
Brackenfell
Brackenridge
Bredasdorp / Arniston
Burgundy Estate
Caledon
Calitzdorp
Camps Bay
Cape Town
Cape Town CBD
Cape Town City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
Cape Town Southern Suburbs / Constantia
Central Beach
Century City
Century city
Ceres
Chantecler
Claremont - Lynfrae
Claremont Upper
Clifton
Clovelly
De Tijger
De Waterkant
Devils Peak / High Cape
Durbanville
Durbanville Hills
Edgemead
Elands Bay
Eversdal
Fernkloof Estate
Fish Hoek
Fisherhaven
Flamingo Vlei
Franschhoek
franskraal
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Goodwood
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Grabouw
Greyton
Grotto Bay
Guesthouses for Sale
Harfield
Heidelberg
Hemel And Aarde Estate
Hermanus
Hermanus Heights
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Hout Bay / Llandudno
Imhoff's gift
Infanta/Malgas
Jakkalsfontein
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Kenridge
Keurbooms River
Kleinmond
Knysna
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Observatory
Onrus
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Paarl
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Parklands (Table View)
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St. James
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Sun Valley
Sunningdale
Sunset Beach
Swellendam / Barrydale / Heidelberg
The Crags
The Glen
The Heads
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The Tides
The Village
Thesen Islands
Three Anchor Bay
Tokai
Tsitsikamma
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Turtle Creek
Twin Rivers
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Uniondale
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V & A Waterfront
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Western Seaboard
Whale Rock
Whale Rock Ridge
Witsand
Wittedrift
Worcester
Wynberg
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Gauteng

Alberton
Alphen Park
Amberfield
Atholl
Atlasville
Auckland Park
Bardene
Bartlett
Bedfordview
Benmore Gardens
Benoni
Berario
Beverely Gardens
Beyers Park
Blairgowrie
Blue Valley Golf Estate
Bordeaux
Boskruin
Brackendowns
Brackenhurst
Brakpan
Brixton
Bronberrick - Centurion
Bronkhorstspruit
Brooklands Lifestyle Estate - Centurion
Bryanston
Candlewoods Country Estate - Centurion
Castleview
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Cinderella
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Clubview
Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate - Centurion
Cornwall Hill Country Estate
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Craighall
Cresta
Crystal Park
Cullinan
Dainfern
Darrenwood
Dawn Park
Denlee
Die Hoewes - Centurion
Dinwiddie
Doringkloof - Centurion
Douglasdale
Eco Park Estate - Centurion
Edenvale
Edenvale - Bedfordview - Commercial
Eldo Lakes Estate
Eldoraigne
Emmarentia
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Everleigh
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Fourways
Garsfontein
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Greenside
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Hennopspark - Centurion
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Heuweloord - Centurion
Highlands North
Highveld
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Illovo
Impala Park
Inanda
Irene
Irene Farm Villages
Jacaranda
Johannesburg
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Kempton Park
Killarney
Klerksdorp
Kloofsig - Centurion
Kosmosdal - Centurion
Krugersdorp
Kyalami
Lambton
Leeuwenhof
Libradene
Linden
Lombardy
Lonehill
Lynnwood
Lyttelton - Centurion
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Magaliesburg
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Melrose
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Meyersdal
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Olivedale
Orange Grove
Parkdene
Parkhill Gardens
Parkhurst
Parkmore
Parkrand
Parkview
Parkwood
Paulshof
Pierre Van Ryneveld
Pinehaven
Pretoria
Primrose
Randburg
Randpark
Raslouw - Centurion
Ravenswood
Riverclub
Rivonia
Robin Acres
Robin Hills
Robindale
Rooihuiskraal North - Centurion
Rosebank
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Sandton
Sharonlea
Silver Lakes
Silver Stream
Six Fountains
Solheim
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Soweto
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Springs
Stone Ridge Estate
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Sunnyridge
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Symhurst
Tenth Lane Estate (Irene Country Club) - Centurion
Thatchfield
The Reeds - Centurion
Valhalla - Centurion
Van der Bijl Park
Van Dyk Park
Vereeniging
Vorna Valley
Weltevreden
Wendywood
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Westdene
Westdene
Wierda Glen Estate - Centurion
Wierda Park - Centurion
Willow Acres
Willow Park Manor
Windmill Park
Windsor
Witfield
Woodhill
Wynchwood
Zwartkop
Zwartkop Golf Estate - Centurion


Eastern Cape

Aberdeen - Eastern Cape
Alexandria
Aliwal North
Aston Bay
Bathurst
Blanco
Boknesstrand
Burgersdorp
Bushmansriviermond
Cannon Rocks
Cradock
East London
Eastern Cape / Garden Route
George
Graaff-Reinet
Great Brak River
Humansdorp
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay Central
Kenton on Sea
Kleinemonde
Middelburg
Paradise Beach
Port Alfred
Port Elizabeth
Somerset East
St Francis Bay
Wavecrest


Free State

Bethulie
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein CBD
Clarens
Fouriesburg
Ladybrand
Orange Free State
Parys
Petrusburg
Universitas


Kwazulu Natal

Amanzimtoti
Amanzimtoti Central
Astra Park
Athlone Park
Bellair
Berea
Bluff
Blythedale Beach
Blythedale Coastal Resort
Chaka's Rock
Chatsworth
Clairwood
Dolphin Coast - Ballito
Doon Heights
Doonside
Drakensberg
Drummond
Durban
Durban North
Durban Point
Empangeni
Ezimbokodweni
Gillitts
Glenwood
Hibberdene
Hillary
Hillcrest
Illovo Beach
Illovo Glen
Illovo North
Illovo South
Isipingo
Isipingo Beach
Isipingo Rail
Karridene
Kingsburgh
Kloof
KwaZulu-Natal
La Mercy
Lotus Park
Margate
Marina Beach / Trafalgar / Port Edward
Mid Illovo
Morningside
Musgrave
Newcastle
Nottingham
Orient Hills
Panorama Park
Pennington
Pietermaritzburg
Pinetown
Port Edward / Trafalgar
Port Shepstone
Prospecton
Queensburgh
Richards Bay
Salt Rock
Scottburgh
Sea View
Shulton Park
Simbithi Eco Estate
St Winifreds
The Point
Tongaat
Umbilo
Umbogintwini
Umhlali
Umhlanga Rocks
Umkomaas
Upper Highway
Uvongo
Warner Beach
Waterfall
Westbrook
Westville
Zimbali Coatal Resort
Zinkwazi


Limpopo

Bela Bela
Limpopo Province
Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Nylstroom
Phalaborwa Property
Polokwane
Sondela
Thabazimbi
Tzaneen
Welgevonden


Mpumalanga

Aerorand
Bethal
Clubville
Dennesig
Extension 18
Golfsig
Kanonkop
Kranspoort
Mhluzi
Middelburg
Middelburg South
Mineralia
Mpumalanga
Nelspruit
Roberts Estate
Secunda
Witbank


Northern Cape

Calvinia
Carnarvon
Colesberg
Danielskuil
De Aar
Douglas
Fraserburg
Hanover
Hopetown
Kathu
Kimberley
Kuruman
Loxton
Northern Cape
Olifantshoek - Northern Cape
Orania - Northern Cape
Philipstown
Port Nolloth
Prieska
Springbok / Namaqualand
Upington
Victoria-West
Vosburg


North West

Birdwood
Brits
Caribbean Beach Club
Hartbeespoort / Brits
North West
Pecanwood
Pecanwood Estate
Potchefstroom
Rustenburg
Xanadu


Other Areas

Eldoglen Estate
Harare
Heuwelsig Estate - Centurion
Irene Glen Estate
Irene View Estate
Mauritius
Namibia
Rietvlei Heights Estate - Centurion
Rietvlei Ridge Estate - Centurion
Rooihuiskraal - Centurion
Silver Stone Estate - Centurion
Silver Wood Estate - Centurion
South Africa
Swakopmund
Thornfield Estate - Centurion
Valley View Estate - Centurion
Windhoek
Zambia