High-end property gems in surprise South African locations
All of us know of the luxury homes available in areas such as the Atlantic Seaboard, Sandton and Pretoria East. But what about the high-end properties currently on the market in towns that are slightly more off the beaten track? Below are eight gorgeous properties, each with different attributes, currently for sale in some of South Africa’s “surprise” locations.
Bathurst, Eastern Cape
The town, a ten minute drive from Port Alfred and 45 minutes from Grahamstown, is home to the Big Pineapple, Bradshaw’s Mill, and this gorgeous four bedroom home currently on the market for R2,175m through Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty.
Broederstroom, North West
Broederstroom is a small town located on the foothills of the Magaliesberg. Pam Golding Properties is currently marketing a three bedroom farm style house situated in the Kalkheuwel Nature Reserve, forming part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The property is listed at an asking price of R3,45m.
The small town, outside of Jo’burg, delivers a mix of old-world charm and modern living. It is exactly this mix of farm and modern living that Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty believes make this 9.8ha farm property so special. The small farm, with brand-new equestrian facilities, is currently on the market for R6,5m.
Henley-on-klip is a small village town between Johannesburg and Vereeniging, situated next to the R59. In addition to the Oprah Winfrey School for Girls – South Africa, Henly-on-klip also boasts some gorgeous high-end luxury real estate. This beautiful four bedroom home is currently being marketed by Rawson and is on the market for R10,58m.
Parys, Free State
This little artists’ town is situated on the bank of the Vaal River in the Free State. The town is seen by many as an ideal getaway, still close enough to Gauteng, due to its many interesting shops run by the local artists that have settled there. Pam Golding Properties is currently marketing this four bedroom home, situated in a game farm on the riverbanks, for R4,9m.
Montagu, Western Cape
The town, situated about 180km from Cape Town in the Western Little Karoo, is a favourite amongst rock climbers due to the nearby rock formations. The town has more on offer though, as is evident by this magnificent Cape Dutch style home on sale for R7,75m and marketed by Seeff.
Worcester, Western Cape
Despite being the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality, the town has remained “village-y” surrounded by wine farms and snow-covered mountain tops during winter. Seeff is currently marketing this four bedroom home for R3,499m.
Yzerfontein, Western Cape
The small harbour town about 90km north of Cape Town is known for boasting the longest stretch of uninterrupted sandy beach on the South African Coastline: Sixteen Mile Beach. This four bedroom, home with a mesmerizing view, is available for R7,49m through Rawson.