The iconic Oude Meul (Old Mill) Guest Lodge and Game Farm is on the market as a going concern for the first time ever.
Seeff Oudtshoorn has been mandated to market and sell this stunning property and Stefaan Verlinde, Licensee for the area says that it is a rare find in a spectacular setting.
The property is located about 15km on your way from Oudtshoorn to the world famous Cango Caves on the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains with the Grobbelaars River crossing the farm, providing for an idyllic setting. It is a seasonal working ostrich farm with top class game and is a prime four-star tourism product with excellent reviews on international sites.
The land is 150ha with an additional 2250ha which is 2.4meter game fenced. 16ha is agriculture and irrigation and the remaining 150ha comprises of exquisite green Karoo landscape with veld, fynbos, several 4X4 trails and a sizeable collection of free roaming game which includes a variety of large and small buck, from Eland, Kudu and Zebra to Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Klipspringer to Cape Greybuck, Duiker and Fellow deer. The facility enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and farm landscape.
Verlinde says further that the property has well developed infrastructure. This includes a large historic, Karoo-styled Victorian homestead dating to 1946 and a modern 400sqm home with guest facilities. There is also a 700sqm wedding and events venue which can accommodate 300 people with a large dance floor, covered braai area and access to the swimming pool and terrace, garden gazebo, as well as a separate fully equipped 400sqm restaurant and an a-la-carte restaurant with seating for 250 guests.
There are 52 guest suites in total, half with a living area, kitchen and braai patio. It includes 7 luxury cabins and 7 luxury safari tents, all fronting onto the dam and fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms and two swimming pools. Rooms are all fully furnished and equipped and have air-conditioning, dish TV and Wi-Fi.
There is also a children’s jungle gym and play area, small boats on the river and a riverside picnic area. Additional facilities include two manager’s flats, staff accommodation, a large shed and various implements and tractors. The property has plenty of water including the river and a dam. It has Eskom electricity and a two back-up generators.
Guests will find a significant number of attractions in the area, from game viewing to hiking, cycling and 4X4 adventures, small boating on the river and tourist hot spots such as the Cango Caves, ostrich farms and visiting Oudtshoorn with its many landmarks.
The property is being sold as a going concern, lock, stock and barrel, priced at just under R59.5m. It is a fantastic investment opportunity in a high demand tourism area, says Verlinde.