The name has its origins from the ship Britannia that was outward bound from England to India in October 1826. On its way to Cape Town the ship struck an uncharted reef, today known as Britannia Reef, just off St. Helena Bay.
Britannia Reef is located in Britannia Bay, 90 minutes north of Cape Town, 35 km north of Vredenburg (the main commercial centre) and 20 km from Paternoster. The development neighbours the “Golden Mile” seafront property – showing the establishment of investor confidence in this unique portion of untamed coastline.
A real sense of West Coast lifestyle and simplicity, combined with the calmness and relaxed atmosphere of a coastal village all adds to a unique investment opportunity. Britannia Reef offers easy access to the sea and the sheltered Britannia Bay, teeming with marine life and miles of unspoilt beaches. Britannia Reef is unique in that properties face north, allowing views of sunrise and sunset over the ocean. A short exploration of the peninsula will reveal three varieties of beaches, each with its own unique character, offering a variety of activities right on your doorstep. The bay being protected and the water slightly warmer is home to the Southern Right and Humpback whales for up to ten months of the year. The area is host to over 200 bird species and two of the finest species of indigenous veld flowers flourish in spring.
Britannia Reef development reflects a traditional West Coast lifestyle through its design, which echoes the simple yet characteristic forms of Cape Vernacular architecture, creating a local village atmosphere.