Asking Price ZAR14,000,000
Baardskeerdersbos, Gansbaai, Western Cape
Land Size: 106 hectares
WHERE THE TRADE-WINDS BLOW
Productivity is the password of this 106 hectare beautiful coastal farm. This running concern has sources of income arising from different projects. Cattle and sheep farming were the initial practise of trade. However, the present ingenious owner extended with several other profitable projects such as a luxury Caravan Park, building sand reclaiming, fire wood marketing and protea flowers. The vast majority of this well watered farm is cultivable lever for farm lands. Several hectare of the cultivated fields are planted with buffalo grass and serves as grazing land. Nearly 60 hectare can be cultivated with irrigation and the cattle and sheep can be replaced with vineyard or olive plantings. Althou well established there are always room for improvement as the sky is the limited. Price includes VAT.
Baardskeerdersbos is first mentioned in writing dating back to 1660: an expedition-team of five men sent by the founder of the Cape Colony, Jan van Riebeeck, reported on the valley and its Khoikhoi-residents. No doubt the little expedition will have spent the night in the open air and will have encountered the small spider-like creatures called “Baardscheerders” (“Beard shavers”) famous for cutting human hair for nest-making purposes. Hence the mouthful that is the name of this village: Baardscheerdersbos (“Beard Shavers Forest”). Today the village is known as Baardskeerdersbos (or more intimately “B’bos”). The fertile Baardskeerdersbos Valley in the heart of the Overberg is one of the most undisturbed and original areas of this region. It is a rural drive of 25 km from Gansbaai en-route to the most southern point of the African continent, Cape Agulhas. Meandering past streams and through a hilly and constantly changing landscape, the drive to B’bos is in itself a treat. Apart from the traditional cattle farms and horse-steads, bright-green vineyards and multicoloured flower-farms, mark the landscape of the Baardskeerdersbos Valley. B’bos is also home to several pristine and rare fynbos habitats of the original “Cape Floral Kingdom”.