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After 30 years in the hospitality/conference industry, Melanie and Jeff Sillince decided to relocate to Port Owen on the Cape West Coast.  They named their “dream”, Chartwell House after falling in love with a house that was built by their friends in Chartwell Estate, just north of Johannesburg.




Chartwell House was built to be your West Coast Home-From-Home in Port Owen.

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To completion in 8 months

Port Owen

Port Owen is a marina in the town of Velddrif, 145 km from Cape Town on the West Coast of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

It comprises 100 hectares and has 3.5 km of waterways. The marina is surrounded on three sides by the Great Berg River and is one kilometre from the harbour mouth where the river meets St. Helena Bay. This bay, the largest on the West Coast of Africa, offers the finest sailing conditions on the South African coastline due to its sheltered nature and orientation to the prevailing summer wind (South-east Trade, which blows offshore).


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