Monteseel - A slice of Heaven
The Monteseel ConservancyOur mission is to promote, through sound management principles, the conservation and maintenance of the total environment in the Monteseel area.
Monteseel Neighbourhood WatchA community that stands together.
We endeavor to make Monteseel a safe place to live. If you mess with one of us you mess with ALL of us…
The beginning of Monteseel
At the entrance to Monteseel are two stone buildings being the surgery of the local doctor.
Elsje De Kock seems to be one of the earliest owners of Monteseel and probably farmed wattle there although wattle was farmed in the area as early as 1870.
Dr Angus Seele bought the land from her on 25th April 1951.
The first survey of Monteseel being done in 1949 and the township of Monteseel was registered on the 14th May 1951.
Nowadays Monteseel is famous for it’s rock climbing and the first routes were climbed in the 1940’s.
Monteseel is 2700 feet above sea level, and on clear days you can see the Indian Ocean. In winter the snow on the Drakensberg is visible.
Vegetables thrive at Monteseel summer and winter. With the absence of frost, luscious tomatoes, etc. can be grown throughout winter. All sub-tropical fruits do well.
Beautiful flowers grow all the year round. The soil is rich, loose and well drained.
As far as you are concerned this would be Utopia, but with man’s contribution in building centres of business and culture within easy reach of Monteseel, in constructing macadamized roads from such centres to Monteseel and in laying electric current to Monteseel, this Utopia has become a reality.