The Maremmana Estate is situated on the banks of the Bot River, some +/- 5 km from the Village of Bot River. The Estate is accessed from the Karwyderskraal Road (R43), +/- 700 meters from the turnoff onto the Karwyderskraal road from the R43 to Hermanus. Development of the estate commenced in 2002 and in August 2008 the first properties on the estate were transferred to their new owners.
The Maremmana Estate is 51,6 hectares or 516,000 square meters in size. There are 50 individual stands of 400 square meters with an exclusive use area of another 600 square meters around each stand – a total property size thus of 1000 square meters. The nearest neighbour to any one property will be between 60 and 100 meters away, which ensures greater privacy and enhances the “open space” feeling. There is a Common area of 46,6 hectares that belongs to all homeowners. The common area of the estate contains a large 70,000 cubic meter dam (70 million litres of water) and has tree lined concrete strip roads that give access to the 50 properties. The residential portion of the estate is enclosed with a 2.4 meter high electrified fence. Outside this secure area is a further 15 hectares of common land designated for walking trails and off-leash dog walking.
A Trustee Committee appointed by the home owners is responsible for the operation and management of the Estate. The Estate contains its own water purification plant, its own sewerage package plant and derives electricity directly from Eskom. These domestic resources and the development and maintenance of the entire common area of the Estate are all managed and controlled by the Trustee Committee. The construction of homes on the Estate is governed by an Maremmana Architectural & Urban Design Controls together with a Building Contractors Code of Conduct. The Architectural guidelines aim toward the traditional Cape Barn or Longhouse building form, yet encourages the simplicity of contemporary interpretation.
The Common Area of the Maremmana Estate comprises +/- 47 Hectares, this is open shared space that is owned by all the Homeowners. 15Ha of the common area to the right of the entrance avenue is zoned Open Space Zone 2 (Private Open Space) with zoning code OSZ2. The Homeowners’ Association is working on development plans for this land with overall concept to create a private nature reserve with conservation aspects providing outdoor recreation areas.