Mar 11 2017
Posted in Woodbridge Island News
Zonnekus Mansion is an estate of some 8000 square metres on the beach at Woodbridge Island‚ close to the mouth of the Milnerton lagoon‚ and is estimated to be worth R30- to R50-million.
The stately residence commands endless views of Table Bay‚ was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1926 by Sir David Graaff who built the original wooden bridge to the island and once held the land North along the coast beyond what is now known as Atlantic Beach.
The “jewel in the crown” and and is clearly the most treasured possession of it’s current owner, Cape Town businessman Gary Van der Merwe, who has lived in the property for more than 20 years.
Zonnekus Mansion was available for occasional rental for social occasions such as weddings and parties. The property was advertised as a “premier conference and events venue” capable of accommodating up to 150 guests or available to rent for 16 guests on Airbnb at R96 604 per day.