Bushveld getaway at Hartbeespoort with easy access off the R512 – 7.235Ha offering incoming producing main house, 5 cottages, and ablutions built for 12 caravans, all within electric fenced lush gardens.
Looking for an easily managed retirement investment or perhaps a weekend getaway in the bush, subsidised by permanent or holiday guests? Located close to the popular Chameleon Village and surrounded by imposing mountains, this property has the potential to be an exclusive resort. The ±1.5 Ha secured resort area is approached via a calming drive through ± 5Ha natural bush, fenced yet still open to the indigenous small animals of the area, such as monkeys, squirrels, bush babies and duiker, and of course, abundant birdlife everywhere.
Electric gates open to a lush, irrigated paradise and circular driveway, with two thatched log cabins, the tennis court, pool and braai area to the left, and the designated caravan park, braai lapa, ablutions and three garages to the right. Ahead lies the original farm house and three cottages, with the dam and water tank behind, various storage buildings and potential three stables to the right. There is ample space to build several more log cabins within the secured area for which planning approval is not required.
There are three brick buildings which accommodate staff outside the electric fenced area: two 2-bedroomed cottages without bathrooms and one 1-bedroom cottage with a shower bathroom. Both staff and tenants are accommodated on a monthly basis. The property currently generates a monthly income of R13,000 with very little maintenance or supervision required. The neighbour on one side of the property is the manager of the security company contracted to the property. There are no squatters and no land claims on the property.
The borehole is strong, yielding 6000 litres per hour; new water tank located behind the cottages. The main Eskom power source is close to the ablutions block, being 3-Phase, 60 Amps per phase. Sewerage disposal is by french drains – total four. The tennis court and net are in good condition; lights are in place, but not linked to a power source. There are several braai areas: behind the tennis court, by the pool, and next to the caravan park.
Log Cabin 1: Open plan living / bedroom area with kitchenette, bathroom and covered veranda.
Log Cabin 2: Similar, slightly smaller than No. 1; open plan, kitchenette, shower bathroom, veranda – poolside
Original Farmhouse: Brick built with tiled roof; decent sized enclosed garden at the rear and indigenous garden at the front, stepping down to the poolside. 3 bedrooms (2 carpeted/1 tiled), 2 bathrooms (mes), large lounge with fireplace and built-in sleeper wood pub, kitchen, study, separate dining room. Tiled living areas. The lounge has sliding doors leading onto a covered stoep. A wooden exterior staircase to the left of the house leads up to an open viewing platform with wonderful views over the whole site and the surrounding mountains. Needs upgrading.
Cottages: Located behind and to the right of the main house, fronted by 6 covered carports and concrete hard standings. Between the cottages is a ± 40sqm covered concreted area, which could be a communal braai area for the cottages. All three cottages would benefit from modernisation.
Cottage 1: Open plan living / sleeping area with kitchenette area, shower bathroom
Cottage 2: ±18sqm; open plan with 2 built-in beds, cupboard, kitchenette, shower bathroom
Cottage 3: Largest of the 3, having lounge/diner, 1 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom
Area designated for caravan park with 12 spots:
± 20sqm tiled lapa with built-in braai
Brick built ± 70sqm garage with 3 steel roller shutter doors – potential entertainment area for caravan park?
Brick built ablutions block: Outside wash area, 2 geysers; separate facilities - male (2 showers, 2 toilets, 3 basins); female (1 shower, 1 bathroom, 2 toilets, 2 basins)
Behind the ablutions block is a ± 9sqm store and a building, previously used for animals, which could be used as 3 stables.