Farms and small holdings

Alongside the beautiful coastal properties, South Africa is home to some of the most incredible farms including agricultural and game farms, stud farms, guest and lifestyle farms, all of which are attracting a lot of interest as residential locations.

Farm-house accommodation is increasingly popular with the global community as a primary residence – with guesthouse facilities – or as a secondary residence away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

In addition to the relaxation and countryside appeal, farms offer people a secure lifestyle with access to quality schools, medical facilities and infrastructure. Effectively, the benefits of urban living with the appeal of a remote location.

If you’re looking at farms for sale, here are a few things to consider before making an investment:

Infrastructure – find out what equipment and outbuildings are included with the farm.
Do an evaluation – visit the farm more than once to find out the microclimate and flood zone.
Location – assess how close the farm is to shops and other amenities.
Water – South Africa is a water-scarce country so it’s vital you know your access to water before investing.
Consult – for such a major investment, it’s worth consulting with a real estate agent with specific knowledge about the various farms for sale.

Whether you’re looking at farms for sale in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape – or anywhere else countrywide – Private Property has an extensive property listing. Working in partnership with Farmers Weekly, the listings are always updated and give a clear indication of what you’re investing in.