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escape to one of south africa’s finest countryside oases

Liamara Estate is a luxurious, peaceful retreat for business and leisure travellers. Nestled in Winterstrand, East London, 9km from the airport, the 23 hectare estate is a premium destination for the hosting of intimate and elaborate events while enjoying the natural wildlife of the farm. The Mali Family, found this to be the ideal site to build their dream family lifestyle Estate that would bring all of their global travel, leisure and entertainment experience to the Eastern Cape, a place closest to their hearts. Their aim was to build a distinctly unique tourism and entertainment venue, for local and international visitors alike. Liamara Estate captures the essence of nature, as panoramic ocean views meet countryside living in the most unifying way.

the villa

contemporary architectural masterpiece

The villa is a versatile space with suites for accommodation, an events section for corporate functions, weddings and special events. It is a flowing space and liquid as one moves through the open plan of all the entertainment areas. The middle floor of the Villa is dedicated to entertainment and is made up of various lounge areas, a pool deck which wraps around the East wing of the house, a designer kitchen with top of the range appliances. The kitchen is suitable for a private chef and is screened off from the 16-Seater dining table with a giant, mesmerising tropical freshwater aquarium with exotic fish and the Villa’s sophisticated interiors in oceanic shades of blue and light ochre to resonate the sea, sand and rocks. The sea facing lounge boasts a television on a lift, so as not to obstruct the view when not being utilized. This room adorns a vista as far as the eye can see in the day. At night it transforms into a breath-taking array of glitz and glam, with soft golden light filtering the starlit skies of the exterior. Every element of touch, smell, sound and taste in these lounges ooze sophistication. An extraordinary space, having the feeling and craving of a deep citrine cognac, with Belgian chocolate truffles. For the ladies a generous flute of rose champagne and a canape draped in smoke Scottish salmon.

For a more understated area the double lounge opens into a fun filled entertainment area with a large screen television and comfortable swivel chairs, playfully imitating clam shells. The fabrics in this room are alive with energy, juxta positioning two complimentary colours together in order to unite air, sunshine and water. The radiant orange of sunshine spreading over the deep blue ocean. Slip into the sofa with a book of T.S.Elliott or relax with an old classic playing on the gigantic screen, sipping on a gin infused with cardamom and a spritz of tonic, finished with a twirl of lemon.

As you meander through the interior, the exterior opens up to a vast area of decking, the colour of beach boardwalks. This hugs the building structure and allows for alfresco dining and starlit nights, lying on the king extra length daybeds. Beautiful fresh, white wicker sofas adorn the area and are perfect for the countless days of blue skies. The yacht fabrics used are in neutral tones and the soft finishes in rust colours, emblazoned with cheeky vervet monkeys that are indigenous to the coastal regions of South Africa. The sparkling rim flow pool allows for a cool dip on the warm days and an open amphitheatre looms in the corner of the garden, nestled under a tree, for pizza nights when one lazily recovers from the event of the evening before.

This spectacular creation is one of calmness, invigorating energy, informal, formal, spaciousness and cosiness all seamlessly wrapped in one. The entire residence and surrounds capture the essence of a first world experience and all that have the opportunity of making it their temporary abode, will be left with a sense of awe and a longing to return.

the villa

contemporary architectural masterpiece

The villa is a versatile space with suites for accommodation, an events section for corporate functions, weddings and special events. It is a flowing space and liquid as one moves through the open plan of all the entertainment areas. The middle floor of the Villa is dedicated to entertainment and is made up of various lounge areas, a pool deck which wraps around the East wing of the house, a designer kitchen with top of the range appliances. The kitchen is suitable for a private chef and is screened off from the 16-Seater dining table with a giant, mesmerising tropical freshwater aquarium with exotic fish and the Villa’s sophisticated interiors in oceanic shades of blue and light ochre to resonate the sea, sand and rocks. The sea facing lounge boasts a television on a lift, so as not to obstruct the view when not being utilized. This room adorns a vista as far as the eye can see in the day. At night it transforms into a breath-taking array of glitz and glam, with soft golden light filtering the starlit skies of the exterior. Every element of touch, smell, sound and taste in these lounges ooze sophistication. An extraordinary space, having the feeling and craving of a deep citrine cognac, with Belgian chocolate truffles. For the ladies a generous flute of rose champagne and a canape draped in smoke Scottish salmon.

For a more understated area the double lounge opens into a fun filled entertainment area with a large screen television and comfortable swivel chairs, playfully imitating clam shells. The fabrics in this room are alive with energy, juxta positioning two complimentary colours together in order to unite air, sunshine and water. The radiant orange of sunshine spreading over the deep blue ocean. Slip into the sofa with a book of T.S.Elliott or relax with an old classic playing on the gigantic screen, sipping on a gin infused with cardamom and a spritz of tonic, finished with a twirl of lemon.

As you meander through the interior, the exterior opens up to a vast area of decking, the colour of beach boardwalks. This hugs the building structure and allows for alfresco dining and starlit nights, lying on the king extra length daybeds. Beautiful fresh, white wicker sofas adorn the area and are perfect for the countless days of blue skies. The yacht fabrics used are in neutral tones and the soft finishes in rust colours, emblazoned with cheeky vervet monkeys that are indigenous to the coastal regions of South Africa. The sparkling rim flow pool allows for a cool dip on the warm days and an open amphitheatre looms in the corner of the garden, nestled under a tree, for pizza nights when one lazily recovers from the event of the evening before.

This spectacular creation is one of calmness, invigorating energy, informal, formal, spaciousness and cosiness all seamlessly wrapped in one. The entire residence and surrounds capture the essence of a first world experience and all that have the opportunity of making it their temporary abode, will be left with a sense of awe and a longing to return.

Executive Living

for the business traveller

When travelling to the Eastern Cape, make Liamara Villa your base for the perfect intersection of business and leisure. This visual and architectural masterpiece boasts all the necessities you would ever need on your business trip or for executive team-building events. Fully equipped with WIFI, a chef, a convenient home gym, close to the airport with an optional airport shuttle service. Although only a short distance from city life, should duty call, there is a room equipped to convert into a meeting room or boardroom showcasing unparalleled sea views. The Villa has six luxuriously appointed en suite bedrooms with spacious balconies and views to the sea, natural bush or well-manicured indigenous flora and fauna. In summer, after a long day at work, relax and lounge by the pool, enjoy a gourmet dinner on the patio and soak up the natural bush, small game and sea views. In the cold winter months, cosy up to the indoor fireplaces or the outdoor poolside fire pit. Liamara is a space which offers busy executives a peaceful balanced retreat, without compromising on luxury.

the sophisticated traveller’s dream

This home is the discerning traveller’s dream and reflects the personality and taste of those accustomed to the best in quality design, contemporary finishes and an exclusive lifestyle. It epitomises the live, work and play philosophy where one can do all three from the comfort and safety of one property.

The Liamara Experience

a magical family retreat

Liamara is a sanctuary where one can replenish the soul, while taking in the beauty of spectacular sunrises. Liamara Villa is perfect for a romantic holiday or a family get away for up to 12 people. Explore Liamara Estate along the various well-marked hiking trails and walking paths on the farm. The Flora and Fauna includes, Cycads, varieties of Aloes, Euphorbia, Plumbago, Carrisa, Cussionia & Strelitzia, Natal Mahogany Trees, Yellow wood, Water Berry, Mickey Mouse Trees and Wild Figs Trees. Grab your yoga mat and a bottle of water for that much needed outdoor yoga session. Set out together with your loved ones and enjoy a family style picnic or a romantic picnic for two at one of the beautiful picnic spots on the property. Keep a lookout and you might even spot the myriad of wildlife, small game and cattle that call the property their home. Enjoy bird watching from the breezy patio or as you walk around the farm. Birds on the Estate include the African Green Pigeon, Pied Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose and Knysna Lorie. Inside the villa there is cosy cinema room equipped with a projector to create the perfect family movie night.

Should you decide to venture off the Estate for an leisurely activity there are unspoilt popular beaches dotted along the seaside village of Winterstrand and the Igoda Mouth lagoon, a short five minute drive away. Local tour operators ‘Southern Cross Cruises’ and ‘iMonti Tours’ offer a range of adventures such as rubber duck rides, sea and river boat cruises where you may enjoy whale and dolphin watching. Urban adventure lovers can also explore the city with ‘iMonti Tours’ which offers East London city tours, a Township Experience, and a remarkable Xhosa Cultural Tour and experience. In the Liamara Estate and surrounding areas you will find hidden gems around every turn. The seamless flow throughout the Villa creates an atmosphere for relaxation and family memories which will last a lifetime.

Formal Events

eventS venue

We offer various bespoke packages for corporate and special events. The Villa and gardens on the Estate are able to accommodate for both cocktail or formal events.

YOUR SPECIAL DAY

weddings

Celebrate your big day at the water’s edge at the breath-taking ‘Ida Summerton Dam’ surrounded by natural lush bushveld and the ocean view as your backdrop. Liamara Estate offers the perfect setting for couples looking to celebrate their special day in the countryside. Let us partner with you during this important milestone, you can expect bespoke service and menus tailored to your culinary taste by our in-house Chef. The wedding ceremony takes place on a jetty and a well-manicured lawn with Ida Summerton Dam offering a beautiful backdrop to the altar. The wedding reception is held at either the Seaview Villa or in a Marquee at the beautiful Seaview Gardens filled with indigenous succulents.

wedding

seaview gardens package

MARQUEE SPACE AREA CAPACITY

100 – 200 PAX

VENUE HIRE

Monday – Thursday
R20 000

Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays
R25 000

 

catering

Menus will be customised with our Chef

Venue hire ends at midnight (00:00), thereafter an overtime fee of R2850 will be charged per hour. 

Kindly note that the package costs are available from 1 October 2021 to 1 April 2023 

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