select
|

Property gems abound in the pristine Klein Karoo

Located just over 300km inland to the east of Cape Town, along Route 62, lie the quaint towns of the Klein Karoo or Little Karoo as it is sometimes known.

Towns such as Ladismith boomed from the ostrich-feather trade at the turn of the 20th century, but by the time of the feather crash of 1914, industry in the town had already shifted to other farming industries such as fruit, stock farming and viticulture, says Seeff Ladismith agent, Christo Liebenberg.

This tradition continues and today the area is responsible for around forty percent of the country's export apricots in addition to other European fruit exports such as plums, peaches and grapes. There is also increasing demand for game farming in the area and this is growing says the agent.

Ladismith has an enviable location at the foot of the Klein Swartberg Mountain range with two towering peaks; Toringberg that soars 2,130m high and Towerkop that soars 2,203m above the village and is one of the most well-known peaks in Southern Africa. There are several hiking trails and five of the eight highest mountain peaks in the Western Cape are situated in the area, adds the agent.

The town has excellent medical, shopping and recreational facilities. It is known for its pristine landscape, clean air and wealth of Spekboom trees, one of the most effective countermeasures against carbon emissions, advises the agent.

Property options range from quaint homesteads in the village to stunning lifestyle estates and commercial farms. Homes in the town reflect a rich architectural heritage with styles such as simplified 1830s Georgian, Neo-Gothic, Victorian, Regency and Rural Karoo. Prices ranges from as low as R670,000 for a two bedroomed cottage in a conservancy area that lies next to the Klein Swartberg River and is surrounded by Spekboom-filled hills to R1,8 million for a large, circa 1900 Karoo-style home on a large erf.

Small lifestyle estates are priced around R1,65 million, while a stunning, 175ha, eco-friendly farm with typical Klein Karoo vegetation is in the market for R3,175 million. The landscape includes hills filled with Spekboom, Wild Plum trees, Gwharriebush and more. The property includes a modern home, perched on a hill with stunning mountain views as well as a separate guest cottage.

Additional green features of the property include solar and wind power although there is a diesel generator on hand. Water is provided by boreholes and storage tanks. Solar powered pumps provide irrigation for the organic olive and pomegranate trees. There is also a small vegetable garden for own consumption. The price includes implements, a tractor, quad bikes and selected furniture.
This beautiful property says the agent presents a unique opportunity to carry on a commercial farming business, has development potential or could appeal to a buyer looking for a unique retirement or holiday property.



  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 22 Jun 2018
      The rental market in many Johannesburg suburbs has shown encouraging signs of revival this year but it remains a competitive market and landlords who best cater to their market’s needs will reap the healthiest returns.
    • 22 Jun 2018
      Home design is constantly evolving to reflect the changing needs of society. We look at some of the ways in which our use of space is changing.
    • 22 Jun 2018
      While estate agents can help the seller with correctly pricing the property and marketing a property to the right pool of potential buyers, at the end of the day it’s the impression that the property will make on buyers that counts the most.
    • 21 Jun 2018
      Anyone who’s ever been involved in a building project that’s gone wrong will appreciate the importance of adequate insurance cover in the construction industry.
    • 21 Jun 2018
      A recent news story about a blind tenant caught in a legal battle with his body corporate over letters and notices he was unable to read and consequently comply with has raised the question: what are the legal obligations for landlords with disabled tenants?
    • 21 Jun 2018
      A trend that’s taken the world by storm in recent years is that of hygge (pronounced: hue-guh), a Danish concept that is about creating intimacy, connecting with loved ones and taking pleasure in small, ordinary things.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      Buying or selling real estate isn’t as easy as it is portrayed sometimes, especially if there is a death of a party during the transaction which can make it awkward, tricky and inconvenient.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      With interest rates remaining at historic lows and banks continuing to compete for mortgage finance business, first-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain that initial foothold on the property ladder, particularly in the light of the slightly lower growth rates currently experienced in residential property values.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK