RE/MAX Town and Country

RE/MAX Is Your Unfair Advantage!

A dynamic team of Hermanus and Gansbaai-based, RE/MAX Town and Country real estate agents are ready to assist you with all your residential, commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural property needs throughout the Overberg. Whether you are buying, selling or quite simply looking for some sound advice, a friendly agent is ready to welcome you and start the process of your property journey. Added to property sale and purchase services, is a property management and rental division that deals exclusively in short and long term rentals. RE/MAX Town and Country strives to maintain its title as the world’s #1 Realtors and forms part of RE/MAX Global, leaders in the local and international property industry.

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“We help people achieve their hopes, dreams and desires. If they win, we win!” RE/MAX Town and Country Hermanus

Johann Larney and his wife Barbara launched RE/MAX Town and Country in Hermanus in 2016. 

Together with a team of dedicated agents, the couple proudly market the beauty of the Overberg as a lifestyle destination. 

There is a RE/MAX Town and Country agent ready to meet you in:

Greater Hermanus Area

  • Betty’s Bay
  • Kleinmond
  • Arabella 
  • Benguela Cove Estate
  • Fisherhaven
  • Hawston
  • Vermont
  • Onrus
  • Sandbaai
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Westcliff
  • Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Hermanus Heights
  • Northcliff
  • Eastcliff
  • Fernkloof 
  • Voëlklip

Greater Gansbaai Area

  • De Kelders
  • Perlemoenbaai
  • Gansbaai
  • Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate
  • Kleinbaai
  • Van Dyksbaai
  • Franskraal
  • Uilenkraalsmond
  • Baardskeerdersbos
  • Pearly Beach
Meet the Team

Meet the Team

RE/MAX Town and Country welcome you to the Overberg, meet:

Johann Larney - Broker Owner
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Johann is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BProc degree. He joined Standard Merchant Bank as a dealmaker and helped build the first true Asset Multi-Manager, which was later sold into the FirstRand group. 

After being involved in the development of several residential estates, Johann saw the need for a professional approach to real estate in the Overberg and RE/MAX Town and Country was established. Johann loves empowering motivated agents to service clients ever more professionally and efficiently. 

When he is not working, Johann enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Barbara Larney - Arabella Country Estate, Benguela Cove Estate, Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay

Barbara has a strong background in marketing and advertising and spent many years doing residential property renovations and interior designing. 

In 2014 she joined the real estate group that would go on to become RE/MAX Town and Country, as a developer, and immediately spotted the opportunity for a RE/MAX franchise in Hermanus. Barbara is a regular member of RE/MAX Premier and the Chairman’s Club and has closed deals of R10-million, with ease. 

When she is not filling her invaluable role in the company as a mentor and deal-creator, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Lydia Nefdt - Fisherhaven
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Lydia studied Cost Engineering and is a member of the American and African Cost Engineering Associations. After 12 years of handling multi-million Rand projects, she relocated to Hermanus for a less corporate-structured life. 

Lydia spent over 15 years assisting her husband in his real estate business and developed a passion for the property market, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge of the business over the years. She prides herself on her integrity and believes building a business on trust will lead to success. 

Lydia’s hobbies and interests include animals, the outdoors, travelling, working in her garden and cake decorating.

Derik Mocke - Sandbaai, Vermont

Derik graduated from Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch and went on to obtain a BSc degree from Stellenbosch University. He then pursued a career in Management Training and Leadership Development abroad, working for top companies such as Sun International, Nedbank, Absa, FNB, Engen, Boeing and UNISA.

Eventually settling in Hermanus, Derik joined the property industry in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “Luckiest Estate Agent” loves what he does, which is finding clients a sound investment.

Derik is an adrenaline junkie who loves extreme sports and is a veteran of four Comrades Marathons. When he’s not selling property or working with the “Play to Win” development program, Derick enjoys spending time at the beach. 

Erik Mocke - Sandbaai, Vermont

Erik has followed in his father Derik Mocke’s footsteps by joining the RE/MAX Town and Country team, as an estate agent.

Being a long-standing Hermanus resident, Erik is actively involved in his community and strives to market the popular seaside town to the very best of his ability. Having travelled the world extensively, he enjoys using his personal experiences to network and build new relationships.

When Erik is not selling houses, you can find him being active on the beach and in nature. 

Werner Loots - Northcliff, Hemel-en-Aarde Estate, Hermanus Heights
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Werner completed his BCom Honours degree in International Business Management and Marketing. He began working as an Advertising Executive at one of the top agencies in Cape Town and then went on to continue his advertising career in the United Kingdom as an Account Director. Global brands he dealt with included Coca Cola, Hyundai, BMW/Mini, Hewlett Packard and Guinness Premier Rugby. After returning to South Africa in 2010 he completed a Master’s degree in Theology at Stellenbosch University and was a pastor for five years in two churches.

Werner loves the property industry and has been buying and selling property from an early age. The 10 years he spent in advertising and marketing has given him a solid foundation for understanding customer needs. His goal is to provide buyers and sellers with excellent service while helping them get one step closer to reaching their property dreams.

In his spare time, Werner enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, reading, playing the guitar and travelling.

Yvonne Teixeira - Benguela Cove Estate, Fernkloof Golf Estate, Voëlklip

Yvonne has a degree and several diplomas in sales and marketing, coupled with over 30 years experience in the field. 

The constant changes in the property market are what keeps her interested in real estate and her particular circle of influence involves almost every type of buyer and seller. Yvonne’s efficiency, consistency, persistence and enjoyment of building a good foundation as a reputable and trusted agent are her most important attributes as an agent. 

Yvonne is a keen golfer and enjoys the outdoors which is an asset in her preferred arena of selling property in primarily private luxury estates. 

Suretha van Bergen - De Kelders, Perlemoenbaai, Gansbaai
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Suretha obtained her Master’s degree in Music at Stellenbosch University, specialising in voice training. She has pioneered successful musical productions at various institutions in the Western Cape.

A love for the real estate market was developed while buying, renovating and selling her own  properties. After relocating to De Kelders, she embarked on a new chapter in her life as a Sales Associate with RE/MAX Town and Country. She is well-known for going the extra mile and establishing excellent, lasting client relationships.

Suretha lists snorkelling, running, caring for animals, studying the night sky and going on long hikes as her hobbies.

Judi Rabe - Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Franskraal, Pearly Beach

Judi obtained her BCom degree in Accountancy at the University of Pretoria. After finishing her degree she went on to spend several years in the corporate world, travelling the globe and eventually becoming Head of East African Operations for the massive Monsanto group. After ending her corporate career she spent time focusing on her branding and promotional business.

A recent full-time migration into the property industry has filled her with the enthusiasm to develop the market, matching buyers and sellers while applying her motto that every house has a special owner.

Living in the tranquil coastal village of Pearly Beach makes it possible for Judi to spend time pursuing her favourite activities which are walking and cycling on the beach, or in the surrounding Fynbos fields. Gardening and having fun with family, friends and her pets, take up the remainder of her free time.

Bruce Carr - High-End Property Rentals
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Bruce holds a B.Com degree which he obtained at the University of Pretoria. Added to this is an SMP, EDP and Dip IR, all of which he obtained at Stellenbosch University. 

He has a professional background in Senior Management and has held executive positions for over 30 years. The last 20 years were with Adcorp Holdings Ltd, the largest human resource services company in South Africa. He held several directorships in Adcorp including Adcorp Industrial, a company responsible for 65,000 temporary employment contracts with RSA’s biggest companies.

Bruce is responsible for RE/MAX Town and Country's rental division and prides himself on his honest and fair transactions. He finds high-end holiday property rental exciting as it needs an understanding of the two parties involved, what their unique needs are and finding suitable solutions for them.

In his spare time, Bruce pursues his interests in woodwork and outdoor activities.

Mari James - Office Administration

Mari is originally from Gauteng and started her career in Further Education and Training (FET) in 1998 as a lecturer in Business Studies subjects. In 1999 she joined the real estate industry, and worked as a receptionist at a very successful commercial industrial estate agency. In July of 2002, she moved to Hermanus, where she worked at a FET-College, lecturing mostly Computer Studies and then later on Business Studies (N1-N4). At the end of 2006 she bought out of the college she was employed at and established a FET-College which she ran successfully until 2010.

In 2011 Mari started her journey as a real estate office administrator. She joined RE/MAX Town and Country in 2015 as an estate agent after which she became the sales administrative assistant in 2016. 

In her spare time Mari enjoys spending time at the beach and discovering new restaurants in the greater Hermanus area.

Wendy McFall - Office Administration
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Wendy hails from Durban and has a background in Engineering, Drafting and Design. After relocating to Hermanus, she found her niche as an office administrator with RE/MAX Town and Country.

Wendy is an ambitious environmentalist and a qualified yoga teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending as much time as possible with her family which includes, Dany-dog!

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Become a RE/MAX Agent

Become a RE/MAX Agent


Being part of the #1 name in real estate gives every RE/MAX Town and Country agent a powerful advantage in the competitive property market. If you are a qualified agent wanting to join a top real estate team or are determined to realise your dream of having an exciting career as a real estate broker, Johann Larney and the RE/MAX Town and Country team invite you to give them a call.

Remember, when you choose RE/MAX Town and Country as your home base as an agent you are backed by:
  • Globally recognized brand power that allows you the opportunity to create a successful business
  • Visibility in all Overberg towns, coupled with a large online database of property (whether listed or not), so you know everything there is to know about the area 
  • Advanced tools and training, to empower you as an agent so that you can be a leader in your field
  • Education from RE/MAX University, that is available on-demand and exclusively to you on your mobile, or desktop
  • Access to local and international networking events, to ensure you make the right connections
  • Encouragement to develop your unique selling style and technique

Watch this video and find out what RE/MAX Town and Country has to offer its agents.

Selling with RE/MAX

Selling with RE/MAX


When you choose RE/MAX Town and Country as your property partners you have the advantage of having a motivated team of real estate advisors on your side. The Realtors come with property knowledge that will help you receive the maximum return for your property investment.

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From the moment your property is listed, your RE/MAX agent will assist you every step of the way, from sound advice on home staging, through to ensuring that you have all the correct certificates needed for a smooth and stress-free sale.

RE/MAX Town and Country have access to a massive database of potential clients who are in the market to purchase property in all areas of the Overberg!

Buying with RE/MAX

Buying with RE/MAX

RE/MAX Town and Country are excited about your decision to invest in property and are ready to help you in your search for:

  • Vacant Land
  • Apartments
  • Homes
  • Lifestyle Estate Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Agricultural Property

With thousands of properties logged on an extensive database, your RE/MAX agent knows about your perfect match long before you do. Contact RE/MAX Town and Country today and meet with agents who will make your property dreams a reality!

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RE/MAX Rentals

RE/MAX Rentals

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RE/MAX Town and Country’s rental division manages a portfolio of properties in the greater Hermanus and Gansbaai areas. 

Rentals are proving to be an ideal solution for homeowners whose properties are idle. Offering a professionally managed alternative, the rental division of RE/MAX Town and Country offer property owners a trustworthy solution to maximising the return on their investment. 

Moreover, visitors to the area benefit by enjoying a service that supports them in finding the ideal property that is available and ready upon arrival.

Services include:

  • Short-Term Rentals
  • Holiday Rentals
  • Long-Term Rentals
  • Lifestyle Estate Rentals
Estate Living with RE/MAX

Estate Living with RE/MAX

RE/MAX Town and Country Hermanus is one of the real estate agencies of choice for discerning property buyers in some of the Overberg's most elite housing estates.

Arabella Country Estate 

Arabella Country Estate is located on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon and enjoys breathtaking views of the Palmiet Mountains. Home to Fynbos and fine living, the 24-hour access-controlled estate is known internationally for its 18-hole golf course with a par 72-layout that was designed by leading golf resort architect, Peter Matkovich. 

Arabella Country Estate features communal amenities such as:

  • African Pride Hotel and Spa
  • Jamani (à la carte restaurant) 
  • Laguna Lounge (open for high tea)
  • Barnabas Bar (light meals and cocktails)
  • Swimming Pools (indoor and outdoor)
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Benguela Cove Estate

Benguela Cove Estate consists of 124-plots of land on 200-hectares of prime property in a pristine nature reserve. The exclusive 24-hour access-controlled estate is surrounded by the Botriver Lagoon and boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Overberg mountain ranges.

Benguela Cove Estate features communal amenities such as:

  • Open water lagoon (perfect for swimming and other watersports)
  • Jetty with slipway
  • Boating Garages and Storage facilities
  • Clubhouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball Court
  • Boules Court
  • Hiking and Biking Trail (11km)
  • Commercial Complex (winery, restaurant, shop)
  • 18-Hole Pirate Adventure Golf
  • Splash Park
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Fernkloof Estate

Fernkloof Estate is an upmarket 24-hour access-controlled estate in Hermanus comprising of six villages that surround the Matkovich and Heyes, 27-hole Hermanus Golf Club. With the Fernkloof Nature Reserve as your extended garden, and magnificent views of mountain and sea as your scenic backdrop, Fernkloof Estate is without a doubt a favourite for those searching for luxury coastal living.

Nestled between central Hermanus and Voëlklip, Fernkloof Estate offers easy access to restaurants, shops and outdoor activities as well as schools and hospitals.

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Hemel-en-Aarde Estate

Hemel-en-Aarde Estate boasts elegant homes in a 24-hour access-controlled estate that is situated at the foot of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Hemel-en-Aarde is known for internationally acclaimed wine estates and is a nature lover’s paradise with a host of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Only a short drive from Hermanus town centre, the estate offers easy access to restaurants, pubs, shops, a shopping mall with a cinema and a choice of pristine beaches.

Hemel-en-Aarde Estate has immaculate communal amenities such as:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna 
  • Clubhouse 
  • Library
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Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate

Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate is located just two hours’ drive from Cape Town, on the Danger Point peninsula just outside Gansbaai. This once small fishing village has grown considerably over the last few years and offers a multitude of tourist-related outdoor activities as well as a choice of schools, medical care practitioners, shops, restaurants and pubs.

The 24-hour access-controlled eco-estate is abundant with indigenous flora and fauna and is hugged by a sheltered private beach. All of the north-facing properties on Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate are sheltered from the South Easterly winds and boast panoramic views of Walker Bay. 

For more information about owning your piece of paradise in Arabella, Fernkloof, Hemel-en-Aarde and Romansbaai access-controlled estates, contact RE/MAX Town and Country Hermanus directly.

RE/MAX Offices

RE/MAX Offices


Whatever your property needs are, the RE/MAX Town and Country team would love to meet you. Visit them at one of their offices in: 

  • Arabella Country Estate
  • Onrus
  • Hermanus Town
  • Gansbaai
RE/MAX Testimonials

RE/MAX Testimonials

“Listed our home and it sold within a month. An amazing team and so on the ball! Extremely committed to their clients. Wonderful service and communication. Communication is key!” Sarah Glenday
“Best real estate brand! Always love the service and people.” Chris van Dalen​​​​​​​
“The service that RE/MAX Town and Country provided me with was excellent, and is much appreciated.” Millicent Mathole​​​​​​​
“With the most excellent service we received from RE/MAX Town and Country, I doubt if you can improve on that. Anytime we may be interested in any property we will most definitely contact or refer RE/MAX Town and Country to anyone. Thank you!” Martie van Dalen
“The sign you want, the agent you need!” Mari James, RE/MAX Town and Country



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