Pam Golding Properties Group Newsletter
PGP logoDate: January 2012

Agricultural Property News

Top prices achieved by PGP during upswing in Franschhoek’s luxury property market

Exceptional home in prime location available for purchase

View our selection of agricultural properties below.

George - R7,5 million

Agricutural Property

Smallholding in a sought-after area

At the end of a paved driveway lies this north facing thatched home. The tree filled garden faces the Outeniqua Mountain Range with a dam in the foreground. The feature of the property is its north facing veranda, which is perfect for late afternoon entertaining. Adjacent to the home are 2 cottages which can be let out. The property has stables for 3 horses. There are a number of paddocks on the property. A generator is included the sale of the property. Air-conditioning is present in the living and dining room and main bedroom. Additional machinery and implements can be purchased from the Seller. The purchase price is exclusive of VAT.

Rayvin Rademeyer
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M: +27 (0) 82 576 5039

The Crags - R29,5 million

Agricutural Property

Sunshine... bubbles... polo... whales.... and lifestyle...

Bramon Boutique Wine Estate, only 2 kms away from the famous Kurland Polo fields, and 10 minutes away from the glamorous coastal town of Plettenberg Bay - playground to the rich and famous. Situated in The Crags, Bramon has pioneered vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay area and is the very first boutique wine estate of the area, heralding the concept of the Garden Route's own "Bubbly and Wine Route". Bramon has been the key driver of establishing a Wine of Origin status for the Plettenberg Bay region, a coup for the area, and a premier 'Bubbly' experience. Enjoy languorous lunches at the ever popular Bramon restaurant, situated in the vineyards and gardens, whilst savouring the Bramon award winning Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine or their superb Sauvignon Blanc wines. Piping hot homemade breads, delicate mezze treats, organic salads, soups and oysters rounded off with decadent homemade desserts makes an afternoon a pleasure and treat. Seating up to 200 guests at the restaurant, both restaurant and the cathedral-like cellar have become a very popular wedding and function venue much sought after from Tokyo to New York to London.

Ling Dobson
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M: +27 (0) 83 252 2112

Grahamstown - R13 million

Agricutural Property

Executive country estate

Situated a mere 8km from town this lush property boasts a magnificent homestead, 4-bedroom and lodge. Allow the stresses of life to melt away when you drive under the stone bridge onto the property, breath in the fresh country air and relax at one of the dams or picnic under one of the many mature oak trees. This is a VAT registered entity and the asking price EXCLUDES VAT.

Kim Webber
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M: +27 (0) 82 523 8277

Machadodorp - R2,3 million

Agricutural Property

Game and trout farm

This lovely farm is situated about 5km outside Machadodorp on the Carolina road .Nice 3 bedroom wooden house with plenty of outbuildings. The property consist of a number of dams well stocked with Trout , couple of Blesbuck on the farm and a electric game fence around the property.

Andreas Greeff
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M: +27 (0) 82 574 7394

Riversdale - R3,5 million

Agricutural Property

Vermaaklikheid / dreaming of a beautiful thatched house on the riverside with not a soul in sight?

This has what you are looking for and a lot more. This property has 21 Ha of flat fields, hills and valleys with lovely milkwood and other indigenous trees as well as local wild life. There is a second characterful cottage with a barn and labourers cottage. The main house comprises 2 bedrooms (and further loft space), large open plan living area/kitched opening out to a patio overlooking the river. The water is from 2 sources, a pretty spring fed dam and a second communal dam which fills a large cement reservoir. There is also an old dam which could be cleaned out and used again. Spend relaxed holidays in this beautiful private setting. Swim, fish and boat down to the sea (about 8 kms). The property has it's own private slipway and jetty. EXCLUSIVE MANDATE

Jennifer Seggie
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M: +27 (0) 83 675 3572

Brits - R7,9 million

Agricutural Property

A rare opportunity to acquire this farm

This exceptional property is set on 5000 ha of prime bushveld, home to 4 of the ''Big 5'', located a mere 90 minute drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria and 40 minutes from the worlds famous Lost City and Casino at Sun City. The property offers luxury accommodation - 3 up market chalets on-suite with inside and outside showers, it also offers a main lodge, lapa, boma with braai facilities, splash pool, 3 garages and 2 carports, store room, workers quarters, electricity supply from solar, security system with IP cameras and two way radio system. This property is ideal for those who want to slip into relaxation and enjoy the superb bushveld.

Daan van Heerden
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M: +27 (0) 82 807 4225

Franschhoek - R37 million

Agricutural Property

Franschhoek Valley - wine and guesthouse farm

Located just 1km from Franschhoek Village and in one of the most beautiful parts of the valley, is this stunningly situated four hectare farm that has everything for the country lifestyle buyer. Firstly, a recently built magnificent large four bedroom mansion, with its own separate entrance, commanding breath-taking views over a significant dam and the surrounding mountains, that provides the highest standard of living for the discerning buyer. The kitchen, dining and living areas open via French Doors to the outdoor patio that is perched over the waters of the dam. Alongside the house is a large pool that shares the same vista as the house.

Doug Gurr
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M: +27 (0) 72 610 7208

Jeanine Allen
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M: +27 (0) 82 410 6837

Stellenbosch - R39 million

Agricutural Property

Boutique wine and olive guest farm

Situated between Somerset West & Stellenbosch you will find this 11.6 hectare farm of which 8.65 ha are planted to vines. The 650 m2 homestead is divided into two wings linked by the entrance cum library on the south and a loggia on the north. Beautiful boutique wine cellar.

Clarence Collins
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M: +27 (0) 83 637 1100

Home Loans

Top prices achieved by PGP during upswing in Franschhoek’s luxury property market

Exceptional home in prime location on the market through Pam Golding Properties

Synonymous with award-winning wine farms, an eclectic and vibrant village and a sublime lifestyle, Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands has emerged from the recent economic recession with a renewed upswing in its luxury property market.

Situated overlooking vineyards with spectacular
views to the mountains, Le Jardinet on
Champagne is marketed by Pam Golding
Properties at R30 million

Comments Surina du Toit, Pam Golding Properties area manager for Franschhoek: “While impacted to some extent by the economic downturn, from the end of 2013 through 2014 we’ve seen a definite upswing in interest in our top end lifestyle properties and subsequently, a few  such properties which had been on the market for some time were sold. High profile purchasers such as Sir Richard Branson, who last year acquired Mont Rochelle, have certainly placed the spotlight firmly back on the quality and lifestyle Franschhoek has to offer.

“During the past year (2014) Pam Golding Properties achieved the top prices in Franschhoek, namely R 27 million for a 2ha smallholding and R36 million for the neighbouring farm as well as a R32 million sale. These were all lifestyle farms or smallholdings.

“Recent sales by Pam Golding Properties of wine farms Auberge Clermont, Klein Champagne and La Providence reaffirm the sustainability and prestige of investment in this verdant historic town. Situated in a prime part of the valley which is sought after for its close proximity to the village – yet with scenic vineyard and mountain views, is an exceptional property which has just become available for purchase. This property gives the owner the luxury feeling of living on a lifestyle farm, yet without the responsibilities one normally associates with owning a farm.”

Originally part of the farm Auberge Clermont, which dates back to 1694, bordering Klein Champagne and less than 1km from the village, is a luxury property incorporating six bedrooms in total, set on 4 247sqm of agriculturally zoned land. Priced at R30 million and exclusively marketed by Pam Golding Properties, Le Jardinet on Champagne (as the property is named), includes a main house built in 2011 with four bedrooms, three bathrooms  (two en suite), three reception room plus two separate self-contained guest cottages and staff accommodation. The home and separate buildings comprise some 1120sqm in total.

Front exterior of the main house on the
prime located Franschhoek property,
Le Jardinet on Champagne – priced at R30 million

With spectacular views over the adjacent vineyards to the majestic mountains beyond, this immaculately maintained property offers a mix of contemporary and country living, within easy walking distance (1km) of Franschhoek village. The home is well appointed with a tranquil garden of over 100 trees, picturesque dam, lap pool and manicured lawns. Access is through a servitude road on Auberge Clermont Wine & Guest Farm. Scenic mountain views provide an eye-catching backdrop as the property looks towards the Franschhoek Mountain and the northern ridge of the Middagskransberg, with the Wemmershoek Mountains visible in the distance.

Says Shelly Schoeman, the Pam Golding Properties agent marketing this sole mandate: “As this magnificent home is uniquely positioned on a portion of a historic farm, overlooking the vineyards, the owner is able to enjoy the views and ambience of a working wine farm – yet with none of the responsibility of looking after the vines or wine production.  Beautifully built and in immaculate condition, this is ideal as a family or even a holiday home as the property is easy to manage and currently has two full-time, live-in staff. The nature of the accommodation, with the two separate, self-contained cottages and four bedrooms in the main house, the property is ideal for an extended family. There are also two spacious and airy spaces currently used as offices.

“This will certainly appeal to the buyer who is accustomed to quality and a certain lifestyle. For the family buyer Bridge House private school is in Franschhoek while it’s only a 20 minute drive to Paarl or 30 minutes to Stellenbosch to access quality schools and Stellenbosch University.

Tranquillity and scenic views complete the
luxurious lifestyle on offer at Le Jardinet on
Champagne, ideally positioned in Franschhoek
in the Cape Winelands at R7,5 million

“It’s extremely rare to find this kind of property available for purchase in Franschhoek – the reason being that the majority of properties in this area are wine or guest farms on large portions of land. And it’s almost impossible to find a piece of land this size among these wine farms. Added to its uniqueness is the fact that the property is located next to an existing wine and olive farm with a guesthouse, which adds to the security and scenic appeal. Exclusive in terms of the setting as well as the spacious and luxurious home, providing staff and guest accommodation as well as work from home facilities, this is a property that literally has it all,” says Schoeman.

She adds that being zoned agricultural, the property rates are much lower, while electricity usage is extremely economical due to solar panel usage for underfloor, lap pool and geyser heating. The roof has double insulation ensuring the house is cool in summer and retains heat in winter. The entire property is irrigated with a borehole supplying the entire system and an underground spring providing additional water for nine months of the year. In addition, an underground drainage system routes water to a 20x10m dam which flanks the house and is ideal for swimmers.

For further information contact Shelly Schoeman on 083 301 8833, Doug Gurr on 072 610 7208 and Jeanine Allen on 082 410 7837 or at Pam Golding Properties Franschhoek Winelands office on 021 876 2100 or email

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