Imhoff Farm was bought in 1912 by Johannes Gerhardus Pieter van der Horst. A well-known Cape Town attorney and businessman, he married the principal of Tamboerskloof School, Annie Hardman. Together they transformed the old Imhoff’s Gift into one of the original show farms of the Cape.
In 1958 a veld fire destroyed most of the original homestead and sadly the two wooden figureheads, which kept guard from their posts in front of the farmhouse, were lost.
Looking out across the marshes and Long Beach towards Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay, these figureheads kept a quiet vigil over one of the most iconic views in the Cape Peninsula.
Today visitors to the farm can still enjoy this view and on clear days even see the protected bay of Hout Bay.
The Imhoff Farm and surrounding land have been in the Van der Horst family’s care for more than a century. As custodians of the farm they are sensitively restoring it as a key tourism destination on the Cape Point route.
Their 50 year vision is to create a sustainable community on Imhoff Farm. One where locals and visitors can work, play and ultimately live – all sharing in its prosperity.
Our vision is for Imhoff Farm to remain a historic landmark in Kommetjie, offering a wider selection of hospitality, recreation, retail and commercial space to residents and visitors.
We are committed to sensitively rejuvenating Imhoff Farm, providing a home for local businesses to thrive and co-creating an inclusive, diverse local economy which attracts visitors to the Far South.