Cape West Coast farms offer great variety for buyers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org