Pronounced as Fè-litch-ita, this Italian word means happiness, satisfaction and bliss. The name says it all of this beautiful piece of heaven on earth. This 100-hectare property boasts untouched fynbos, wildlife and seclusion from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.
We pride ourselves for being free of alien flora species which is an ongoing problem in the Overberg region. Felicita has a low carbon footprint and is a self-sustaining, eco-friendly operation, which is off the national electricity grid, therefore un-phased by load shedding as all the facilities at Felicita are one hundred percent powered by solar and gas.
The water supply is sourced directly from a natural spring which cascades into a stream that flows through the farmland and is carefully processed with a chemical-free filtration system, therefore, is pure as well as safe to drink.
Family, friends and guests alike are respectful of the preservation endeavours at Felicita.
After purchasing the land on which Felicita’s homes stand, construction work started in March 2007. It was a gruelling project to build in the middle of nowhere with no water or electrical supply, but with some innovation and patience, the construction of Dimora (Manor House), the Villa and the farm store continued.
150 cubic meters of concrete, over 100,000 bricks, 40 tonnes of timber beams, 40 tonnes of floor tiles and 50 tonnes of roof tiles went into the building that is now known as Dimora (Manor House).
Each of the timber beams was individually named to make sure that they were placed in their rightful positions. Bless the contractors who took on the death-defying hoisting manoeuvres to get the main beams of the roof into position, eight meters off the ground, by hand.
During the construction, it was a very clear decision to go green and make the whole farm self-sustainable and energy sufficient. Solar systems, gas and backup generators were installed and the local water sources used.
The structures were completed towards the end of 2007 and by September 2008 the finishing touches were added. Material from all over South Africa was used to complete the designs.
Dimora became our tranquil family home with a lifestyle that only some people can dream of. The Villa was promoted as a self-catering holiday home since the start and has hosted many happy guests over the years.
We hosted our very dear friends, Karl & Santie’s medieval wedding in the main hall of Dimora amongst other private functions for friends and family. They are still spoken about today and remembered by all. The idea of sharing our beautiful space and having people experience the tranquillity of Felicita is what creates our happiness.