Hassen Adams focus on Hemel-en-Aarde with Nadeson Park Stud and an eco-village development in the same area outside Hermanus.
One of South Africa’s leading thoroughbred breeders and an astute businessman, Hassen Adams is known as the man with the midas touch and besides being bullish and excited about Nadeson Park’s high quality draft for Friday’s CRS Winter Mixed Sale, he also has some exciting plans to develop his stud farm.
Hassen presents lot 1 at 11h00 and is enthusiastic as he has ever been about his breeding operation after retiring in December 2019 from a lifetime of community and business life, as well as holding office in horseracing.
His lengthy CV included chair of Grand Parade Investments, executive chair of Burger King SA, director of Gold Circle, director of Cape Town Fish Market and director of Afriserve, and his focus has now shifted to maintaining his Nadeson Park Stud as a force on the racing scene as well as developing an eco-village in the magnificent Hemel en Aarde Valley.
Ten different cancers have not slowed him down much, and a sprightly Hassen and his son Rayaan welcomed the Sporting Post to his beautiful home earlier this week after he had bounced back from a liver treatment, just days earlier.
“I am lucky. I have good doctors. I’m in good hands. I’m not going anywhere! And I know you are here to chat about the sale on Friday, but I want to tell you something,” he roars as he goes on to talk about his latest venture in the beautiful valley.
“This is just the kind of project that gives me lots to think about! We are planning eco mountain lodges and banqueting facilities, with activities such as horse trails, mountain bike trails, and planned hikes through the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley mountains. These are all integral to the planning philosophy behind what is a much sought-after tourist destination,” he enthuses.
Hassen adds that Nadeson Park is a quiet refuge.
“Look at this place. It’s tranquil, and ideal for meditation hope and healing. The most beautiful natural indigenous environment which is perfect for the production of high-quality racehorses. This compliments the other features which make it a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, enabling one to re-energize,” he explains.
He tells that the lodges will be aesthetically designed to fit into the environment, with meandering trials through the indigenous flora, forest and rivulets.
“This is exciting – believe me, it’s a truly beautiful part of the world. I have been all over the globe. It’s a winner. I will keep your readers informed. It’s an eclectic mix of nature, horses and self!
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