Ladi­smith farms of­fer earn­ing po­ten­tial

Three farms on sale this month ‘re­flect the true South Africa and all its nat­u­ral beauty’

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THREE farms in Ladi­smith in the Western Cape will be on sale in Raw­son Auc­tion Western Cape’s multi-prop­erty auc­tion in Ron­de­bosch on Jan­uary 24.

The first is Mar­lien­shoop, com­pris­ing 21.4ha of agri­cul­tural land sit­u­ated be­tween Rivers­dale and Ladi­smith.

“On site are two large houses, a flat­let, olive trees and 72ha of lush lucerne fields ir­ri­gated by two strong bore­holes,” says Tanya Jo­vanovski, fran­chisee of Raw­son Auc­tions Western Cape.

The first house has 10 bed­rooms, six with en-suite bath­rooms. It has a lounge, din­ing area, kitchen with pantry, out­side wash­room and boma/braai area.

The sec­ond home has four bed­rooms, all with en-suite bath­rooms, a liv­ing area, kitchen, an en­closed front stoep and en­ter­tain­ment area, a shaded nurs­ery and am­ple park­ing space.

“The house also has a liquor li­cence for con­sump­tion of al­co­hol on the premises,” says Jo­vanovski.

The flat­let com­prises two bed­rooms with en-suite bath­rooms, an open-plan lounge and in­side braai area, two kitchens, a laun­dry and a small back­yard.

The re­serve price is R4.5 mil­lion.

The sec­ond prop­erty, Miertjieskraal, is an un­spoilt Klein Ka­roo-life­style farm, cov­er­ing some 303ha.

It is lo­cated next to the Miertjieskraal dam.

“The land is zoned agri­cul­tural and re­mains un­de­vel­oped, apart from a pub­lic gravel road that runs through the prop­erty, two gates that pro­vide ac­cess to 4x4, quad bike and horse rid­ing trails, and fenc­ing around the farm,” says Jo­vanovski.

The re­serve price is R1.6m.

Maatskraal, the third farm on of­fer, is a huge piece of farm­land di­vided into three sec­tions, but will be sold as one lot.

The prop­erty, rich in plant and an­i­mal life, is best suited to sheep and cat­tle farm­ing, but has po­ten­tial to be a game farm, says Jo­vanovski.

“The farm is al­ready home to 40 spring­buck, 30 har­te­beest, five Burchell ze­bras and 20 os­triches. Kudu, gems­buck, oryx, eland, duiker, steen­buck, aard­vark, aard­wolf, por­cu­pine, black-backed jackal, cara­cal, mon­goose and African wild­cat also roam the area, and there are more than 200 bird species,” says Jo­vanovski.

The first por­tion of the prop­erty in­cludes 13.9ha that form part of the main farm, which is reg­is­tered un­der a sep­a­rate ti­tle deed. There are also two build­ings which cur­rently serve as a na­ture train­ing fa­cil­ity for field guides and field rangers. “How­ever, po­ten­tial buy­ers should note the train­ing busi­ness is not for sale,” says Jo­vanovski.

The sec­ond por­tion of the farm en­com­passes a main house, three ad­di­tional houses, three labour­ers’ cot­tages, sta­bles and 32.5ha of lucerne, just over half of which is ir­ri­gated us­ing mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter, while the re­main­der is ir­ri­gated by means of a bore­hole. The farm has eight bore­holes.

The main house of­fers a master bed­room with a full en-suite bath­room, two more bed­rooms with en-suite bath­rooms, a laun­dry room, a lounge with a fire­place and man­tel­piece, kitchen, a swim­ming pool, out­side work­shop, garage, work­room with a bath­room, and an up­stairs an­nexe which has one bed­room with a lounge, pa­tio and full bath­room.

Two of the ad­di­tional homes have two bed­rooms each, and the third has four bed­rooms.

Two-thirds of the farm is bor­dered by game fences, in­clud­ing about 8km of stan­dard stock fences.

The third por­tion of the farm, mea­sur­ing just un­der 14ha, (Por­tion 4 of Farm 266), and is reg­is­tered un­der a sep­a­rate ti­tle deed.

“On this plot there are two sturdy homes,” Jo­vanovski says.

The re­serve price is R21.9m.

“All the farms that will be go­ing on auc­tion re­flect the true South Africa and all its nat­u­ral beauty, in my view,” says Jo­vanovski.

“Each farm also of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties for the owner to earn ex­tra cash in monthly rental in­come, if they should see fit.”

The three prop­er­ties will all be auc­tioned at noon on Jan­uary 24.

No reg­is­tra­tion fee is re­quired to bid with Raw­son Auc­tions. How­ever, the buyer will be re­quired to pay a de­posit of 5% of the pur­chase price, as well as 10% com­mis­sion plus VAT over and above the pur­chase price, to Raw­son Auc­tions on the seller’s ac­cep­tance of the bid.

Bid­ders are re­quired to be reg­is­tered and must have with them cer­ti­fied copies of their iden­tity doc­u­ments and proof of res­i­dence.

All of­fers must be sub­mit­ted on Raw­son Auc­tions’ Of­fer to Pur­chase form. A copy can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing the Raw­son Auc­tions

Western Cape of­fice on info@ raw­sonauc­ or

021 837 1700.

Bids can be de­liv­ered to the Raw­son Prop­erty Group’s head of­fice at 222 Main Road, Ron­de­bosch.

For more de­tails or an ap­point­ment to view any of the prop­er­ties, call Hans Buys on 082 964 6852, Deon

Steyl on 079 302 6645, or Tanya Jo­vanovski on 021 837 1700.

Maatskraal, the third farm on of­fer, is a huge piece of farm­land that has been di­vided into three sec­tions, but will be sold as one lot.

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