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Johannesburg residents now looking closer to home for country getaways

With the price of petrol skyrocketing and households increasingly feeling the financial pinch, many more Johannesburg residents are looking closer to home for their weekend breaks in the countryside.

“Why travel vast distances if the perfect getaway is close by?” asks Nigel Mullin, manager of Pam Golding Properties’ Glenvista office. “There are some beautiful country guest farms situated within a stone’s throw of Johannesburg and these developments are some of the city’s best kept secrets, just waiting to be explored.”

One such property is Malonjeni, which means ‘The Place of Gathering’, a scenic guest and game farm, which is situated near Meyerton in Gauteng, just half an hour south of Johannesburg. Malonjeni Guest Farm offers a range of different types of accommodation and outdoor activities, and is ideal for city dwellers in need of a short break from their busy lives.

Marketed by Pam Golding Properties, this aptly named haven has been placed on the market for R16 million. Mullin says the marketing of the guest farm represents an opportunity for anyone interested in making a solid investment in the property and the hospitality industry. The 256-hectare private guest farm is being placed on the market as a going concern offering sound returns. All forward bookings and deposits paid in advance will be handed over to the new owners, according to Mullin.

The farm currently attracts business mainly from the Gauteng area. Visitors also come from further afield, and include even the occasional foreign tourist. It is a popular wedding venue and corporates use it for teambuilding exercises and functions. Families, on the other hand, enjoy the wide-open spaces and the host of facilities on offer, as do clubs and church groups. Camping and caravanning sites are located separately for those who enjoy being closer to nature.

“This picturesque property has enormous potential,” points out Mullin. “Additional accommodation in the form of luxury chalets could attract further visitors and improve revenues. The property also has the potential for development into an eco or country estate.”   

Situated between Three Rivers, Vereeniging and Heidelburg on the R42, Malonjeni Guest Farm includes a lodge, conference facility, wedding venue and two caravan parks with 260 caravan sites. Guest accommodation includes a charming four-bedroomed farmhouse, which can accommodate nine guests. The farmhouse has its own thatched lapa with private braai facilities. In addition to this there are 16 separate rooms with two beds in each.

The main camp has 180 serviced caravan sites with electricity as well as modern ablutions. Among the many amenities to keep visitors entertained are a boma, fully licenced pubs and a heated swimming pool. The bush camp is situated at the foot of an attractive koppie and has 80 electrified stands and its own swimming pool.

If visitors want to get up close and personal with nature they can cycle or hike on the farm or, enjoy the game drives that are in the offing. There are around 200 animals on the property including black wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest, waterbuck, zebra, blesbok, springbok, reedbuck, fallow deer, impala and gemsbok.

Malonjeni is a romantic setting for a wedding and offers an attractive thatched chapel and a choice of two venues that can accommodate the reception. The conference facilities, meanwhile, include boardroom and cinema-style format venues and can accommodate up to 150 delegates.

Leisure activities, which cater for the whole family, include an obstacle course, BMX track, putt putt, volleyball, soccer, pool, table tennis and darts. There are also two scenic dams on the property, which, when full, offer fishing and canoeing.

“It is not often that a country property such as this becomes available so close to Johannesburg,” observes Mullin. “Malonjeni Guest Farm offers an excellent opportunity for an investor or group of investors with vision.”



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