On offer, part ownership of a 4 365 hectare Private Nature Reserve, as well as 3.4 hectares freehold land on which five cottages can be built.
All this in the Karoo … A vast, splendiferous, ancient land where many mysteries are yet to be unveiled. And where the Reserve’s unique, multifaceted biodiversity has been allowed to recover for 16 years - without interference – where new ‘wonders’ are chanced upon consistently!
With spectacular vistas, a plethora of Fynbos, indigenous wildlife, birdlife and star gazing par excellence, a priceless opportunity for those who cherish the magic - the infinite beauty, and ever changing splendour - only Mother Nature can provide.
An ideal opportunity to construct a private family hamlet, or a communal base for nature loving friends, hikers, Botanists, photographers, Astronomers, nature explorers, etc. Create an extraordinary legacy to pass on to future generations - which can only grow in value and wonderment.
Or develop a ‘return to nature’ income generating enterprise on this exceptional piece of African soil.
1) 4.1 hectares with six stands for development – R2 313 776.
2) Various single plots from R725 166 to R896 166 – see Web Ref 374.
No Transfer Duty payable and VAT included in price, so conveyancing fees only, and the first year’s levies also included in the asking price.
PHOTO CREDITS: The majority of the photos displayed attributed to the patience and exceptional photography of Tish Archer (permanent resident on the Reserve) and Jack Solomons (Reserve assistant). Some snapped by the field camera and visitors! Thanks to all for portraying, so vividly, the magnificence of this unique piece of African Splendour.
- Land size: 3.4 hectares – freehold - on which five cottages of 120m² can be built (building guidelines apply – not stringent).
- NATURE AT ITS FINEST: The Reserve’s main focus is to protect the Witteberg Fynbos, but it’s also a veritable sanctuary for a wide variety of indigenous wildlife, including the endangered Riverine Rabbit, raptors, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
- CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM: Being within the transitional zone between the Klein- and Groot Karoo, the Reserve, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, features beautiful specimens of both the Fynbos- and Succulent Biomes. All invader species have been removed and will be removed if more found.
- FOSSILS: Once part of a shallow inland sea around 320 million years ago, followed by monumental volcanic eruptions some 180 million years ago, fossils to be found in the Witteberg Mountains are of primitive fish, an extinct species of shark, brachiopods, bivalves, a meter long sea scorpion, plant fossils and numerous animal tracks. A selection already available for the Museum on the Reserve – with conceivably a myriad more to add to the collection.
- ROCK ART: Some caves with weathered Rock Art to explore.
- HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS: A network of some 44km of trails lead to almost every corner of the Reserve’s spectacular array of plants, ruins and heritage sites. And en route – the most glorious scenery in every direction!
- NO SECURITY ISSUES.
- DISTANCES: Bordering the Anysberg Nature Reserve, a declared World Heritage Site, the Reserve is 50km from Laingsburg, 57km from Matjiesfontein, 59km from Touws River, and 239km from Cape Town, with a stretch of 25km very good dirt road to the Reserve – suitable for any sedan.
- Easy day trips to both Anysberg (115km from the Reserve by road), and the historic, famed and most beautiful pass in South Africa, the Seweweekspoort Pass, also 115km from the Reserve - a must!