Cape West Coast farms of­fer great va­ri­ety for buy­ers

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

THE West Coast has the biggest va­ri­ety of farms avail­able in t h e c o u n t r y, s ay s He i n r i c h Koorts of Se­eff West Coast.

“Farm­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in this re­gion range from wheat to feeds like oats, bar­ley, and lupine, large and small live­stock, ostrich, game, crops such as lucerne, teff horse feed, corn and es­pe­cially pota­toes, and eve n v i n e ya rd s a n d f r u i t crops.”

Se­eff West Coast agent JN Loub­ser used to be a West Coast farmer and now spe­cialises in agri­cul­tural sales. He says there has re­cently been an in­crease in re­quests for agri­cul­tural prop­er­ties and life­style farms in the re­gion.

“This type of prop­erty is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar with buy­ers from the Cape Metropole and the north­ern re­gions of the coun­try, who want to ex­pe­ri­ence the qual­ity of life that the area has to of­fer as well as the farm­ing life­style.

“Farms in this area are par­tic­u­larly ap­peal­ing be­cause they of­fer ex­cep­tion­ally good value for money, with low rand per hectare prices when com­pared with other ar­eas. Prices range from R4 000-R10 000 a h e c t a r e, d e p e n d i n g o n t h e in­fra­struc­ture. In the Swart­land and Boland, prices range from R20 000-R30 000 and more a hectare.

“A n o t h e r r e a s o n i s t h a t there are al­most no land claims in process in this re­gion.”

He says buy­ers are look­ing for life­style farms of be­tween five and 100ha, and farms of 300-1 000ha. There is no spe­cific type of farm­ing that is most pop­u­lar, but the most pop­u­lar price band is R2m-R5m.

Seef f West Coast Agri­cul­tural has farms and life­style farms for sale rang­ing in price from R3m to R20m.

One ex­am­ple is a 986ha pro­duc­tive live­stock and game f a r m w i t h v i ew s o f Tabl e Moun­tain, Veld­drif and the Berg River, priced at R7.4m. It is suit­able for live­stock, oats, bar­ley and game, and in­cludes a 400ha game park. Build­ings in­clude a four-bed­room main homestead, a hunter’s cot­tage which sleeps seven, and two hol­i­day houses. There is a big shed with a work­shop, a slaugh­ter house and a cold store, and two bore­holes for an­i­mal use.

There is also a 10ha farm be­tween Pater noster and Vre­den­burg which is stocked with grapevines and fruit trees and priced at R3.4m. The 700m2 five-bed­room house has an en­ter­tain­ment area with an indoor braai, an out­door heated pool, and four garages. Out­side build­ings in­clude three sheds (760m2), 300m2 of sta­bles, and work­ers’ ac­com­mo­da­tion, a slaugh­ter­house and cold/freezer room.

Call JN Loub­ser on 083 650 9562 or 022 713 5720 or email land­bou@se­

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