Westford Bridge is a most unique housing development that combines the convenience of proximity to town with the feel of country living. Situated only seven kilometers from Knysna town centre it comprises 137 ha of pristine fynbos, indigenous forest and wetlands. With no more than 58 properties and a 5-star “eco lodge” residents enjoy the privilege of “living with nature” on their very own private nature reserve.
The estate is embodied in 137 hectares of prime fynbos, afromontane forest and wetlands. Comprising no more than 58 residential stands and an up-market eco-lodge, the vast majority of the area is dedicated to nature, with kilometers of beautiful, well marked walking trails for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.
The area boasts hundreds of plant species which are beautifully presented under the NATURE section of this website for ease of identification, as well as a variety of fauna which include bushbuck, blue duiker, caracal, porcupine, honey badger, genet, baboon, monkey and otter. The bird-life is also most prolific with frequent and close-up sightings of the legendary Knysna Lourie (Turaco). A look at the bird list, which is also featured in the NATURE section, attests to no less than 165 species that have been sighted within our reserve.
To ensure that buildings complement, rather than intrude on the serenity of this natural habitat, the “East Cape colonial” look was specified as the design style for all houses, with a maximum floor-area of just under 400m2. A standardised dark grey metal roof and a range of unobtrusive paint colours blend with the environment. Properties are generally well spaced and sized to ensure privacy and tranquility and strategically positioned so as to optimise the spectacular river views that are a privilege to experience from each and every home.