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.

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