The jagged spire of the Sentinel in Hout Bay characterises the start of the southern Cape Peninsula and marks the western end of the ocean mouth. Although being surrounded by mountains to the north, east and west, and the southern Atlantic Ocean due south, is really...read more
“Every aspect of the design has received the utmost care and attention to detail. Visual and tactile experience has been considered. Soft, sensual lines of the bulkheads, reminiscent of the Scandinavian theme, contrast the robust, exposed concrete finishes. This is complemented by the warmth of natural timber to provide an overall sense of comfort and style.”read more
It is important to see a building not as a single, isolated element of an area, but as an integrative part of the community: a development is much more than just material and design – especially a high-end one – adds economic value to its surroundings. It can shift the whole perception of an area in more than one positive way.
Infrastructural developments of high standard and class can transform the way we live.read more
Ever since the early 20th century, Hout Bay, or Wood Bay, was deemed one of the lushest territories in the whole of the Western Cape.
With Constantia’s nutrient-rich soil to one side, the fynbos engulfed, water-filled mountains behind, and a marine disposition ideal for fishing in front, Hout Bay, has always had it all.read more
Chapman’s Peak, fondly also known as Chappies, is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in Cape Town. Famous for it’s breathtaking vistas over the Atlantic coastline and 114 dramatic curves, this is one of the world’s most scenic drives. A 9km route that hugs the Karbonkelberg mountain range, Chapman’s Peak drive connects Noordhoek and Hout Bay.read more
When the Dutch settlers sailed around the coastline in 1652, they discovered the lush forested valley of Hout Bay. They named the bay ‘hout’ a Dutch term for ‘wood’. The valley of Hout Bay subsequently grew into a vibrant fishing harbour and a cosmopolitan sea-side village whilst retaining its community allure.read more
There’s a new kid on the Hout Bay block – Sacha Taking its name from the once heavily-wooded valley of lush forest, the fishing village of Hout Bay has a distinct and quaint charm that has long enchanted locals and tourists alike. Now, Hout Bay boasts a...read more
What’s in a name?
Ricky Fertig, the developer, has been intimately involved with the design and development of this project. Ricky chose to pay homage to his late brother, Sacha by naming this beautiful building after him.