PROPERTY ADDRESS: Farm 117 Skans, Off S781, District Memel
PRICE: Offers from R3 800 000 plus 6.9% commission will be considered.
SUBJECT PROPERTY: Farm 1177 Skans, Registration Division: Vrede
LOCATION: From the R34/Vrede/Newcastle Road/Voortrekker Street in Memel take the R34 towards Newcastle and follow for 3,5km. Turn right on the S781 and follow for 6,5km where property is situated on left hand side.
GENERAL: . “The loving owner and its caretakers refer to this land and its surroundings as: ‘The jewel of the Drakensberg.’
Only 250km from JHB en route to Durban nestles a beautiful piece of heaven in the foothills of the Drakensberg, close to the Natal border. A perfect place for nature lovers and stargazers this is the ultimate escape for technology-driven city slickers and a very comfy stopover for the South coast sun seeker, only 400 km’s drive from Durban!
This safe crime-free haven entitled ‘Skans’ which literally translates as ‘Shelter’which has been earmarked for echo tourism is the perfect name and description of this 190-hectare farm 7kms outside the rustic town of Memel. Trading under the name ‘Flintstones’ the mountain Cabin and cottages developed on this property adjacent to the Klip River also offers you limitless bundles of business opportunities. With a gross turnover of approximately R160k – R200k per annum; this small exclusive retreat is ready for the smart investor to take to the next level.
The main cabin allows accommodation for 4/5 people and consists of two double rooms with an extra single bed in the 2nd bedroom, a bathroom (shower, toilet & basin), an open plan kitchen/lounge with fireplace to counteract the Drakensberg cold, and offers a touch of old-fashioned romance. It also has a fully equipped kitchen with cutlery, fridge, and stove. Hot water, lanterns, lamps, breathtaking views, and imagination are all-inclusive when experiencing this rare find.
A second cottage allows accommodation for two people and consists of one double room, a built-in fireplace with a bathroom (bath, toilet, and basin).
A third separate ‘Rondawel’ also allows for two people equipped with a fireplace and bathroom.
There is a number of wildlife that freely roams the land. The blue crane resides here in perfect harmony with reindeer and over 60 other different species of birds on the farm, and more than 355 in the Memel district.
Memel Seekoeivlei/wetlands are listed as International importance (RAMSAR) and is one of the largest remaining and intact wetlands in Southern Africa.
Come and claim your freedom – it’s yours!
The property is improved with a natural stone dwelling and outbuildings under pitched, thatched roof and consists of the following:
Lounge with fireplace
Open plan kitchen
Covered veranda with built-in braai and stunning view.
Double bedroom with fireplace.
Bathroom with bath, toilet, and basin.
Cottage 3 (rondavel):
Water: Water to the dwelling is supplied by a fountain via a tank and gravity fed. There are about 10 fountains on the property and an earth dam also gets filled by fountain water.
CURRENT USAGES: The main dwelling and cottages are currently being rented out as a guest lodge.