The leisure farm now for sale, known by the current owners as Boschberg, comprises of one title deed over some 200 hectare.
It is located along the banks of the Gouritz river, in the Klein Karoo, with direct access to the Gouritz river. On the opposite river bank is land that forms part of the private Jakkalsdans Nature Reserve, some 6 000ha in extent.
Boschberg is a life-style farm and offers many opportunities in this. There is a fresh water stream that runs throughout the year and the Goutitz river is fed from the Gamka dam, so it runs most of the time – excepting during serious droughts. Even then there is water in the natural dams and below the rocks and sand. Currently the land is undeveloped and was last farmed some years ago.
Access to the farm is restricted and this adds to the isolation of the land. Access to cell signal is only on the higher areas – all adding to the beauty and remoteness of the farm.
Viewing for serious buyers will be arranged in accordance with the Sellers availability. More data and information can be provided by the agent.
KLEIN KAROO BACKGROUND:
The Groot Karoo is divided from the Klein Karoo by the Swartberg Mountain Range, running from east to west, parallel to the southern coastline, but separated from the sea by the Outeniqua – Langeberg mountains. As with the Great Karoo, the Klein Karoo falls mainly within the Succulent Karoo biome and the Nama Karoo biome. Geologically, the Klein Karoo valley bears no resemblance to that of the Groot Karoo.
The Klein Karoo's boundaries are sharply defined by the mountain ranges to the west, north and south with the road between Willomore and Uniondale for form the arbitrary eastern extremity – an area far smaller than the Great Karoo. Geographically, the Klein Karoo is some 290km long and only some 40 – 60 km wide – a very limited area. The northern strip of the valley, within 10 - 20 km of the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, where the farm is situated, is least karoo-like, in that it is fairly well watered both from the rain and the many streams that cascade down the mountains, or through the narrow defiles in the Swartberg from the Great Karoo.
The main towns of the region are situated along this northern strip of the Little Karoo: Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn and de Rust, with well known mission stations such as Zoar, Amalienstein and Dysseldortp found all along the famous Route 62. There are many stunning mountain passes in or bordering the Klein Karoo.
The Klein Karoo holds great tourism and conservation potential in the future – it will be the place to be.