Smallholding on Albert Falls Dam, The Farm De Swart No. 17765, Ottos Bluff
Extent: ± 2.1460 Ha | 3 Bedroom house | Outbuilding
This prime location offers the discerning buyer a great all-in-one package, with magnificent, tranquil landscapes and great lifestyle opportunities. The property is situated in the area of Otto’s Bluff and enjoys expansive and breath-taking views of the Karkloof Mountains and the Albert Falls Dam. This is a central location in close proximity to Hilton and Pietermaritzburg, with short driving distances to schools, hospitals, shopping centres, health clubs and spas, churches and other amenities. The area is also half an hour’s drive from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
There is an abundance of bird life and wildlife sightings, boating, fishing and rock climbing. The Albert Falls Dam
is rated one of the best bass fishing dams in the world. Birdlife in the wet seasons include widows, weavers,
waxbills and cisticolas. Wildlife in the Reserve includes zebra, numerous buck such as the springbok, the red
hartebeest, and oribi, rhino and giraffe. There is access to the many sporting events held at Albert Falls Dam.
This property offers a multitude of opportunities for the prospective Buyer. The available water sources makes
it suitable for farming operations. The presence of abundant wildlife makes a game farm a possible consideration. The area exudes a truly African bush feel while still being near enough to major amenities that the property could be used equally as a permanent residence or a weekend getaway. Various developments in and around the Albert Falls Dam area, has a promising outlook for this area. This modern residential smallholding is a wonderful slice of the country. The 2.1 hectares of land is located in the quiet part of the valley with spectacular views of the beautiful Karkloof hills and the Albert Falls Dam. There is game that can be spotted from the property, as well as a variety of local bird life.
The main house has three bedrooms with master en-suite and own walk-in closets, open plan lounge and
dining room, fitted kitchen with pantry, general bathroom and study with its own entrance. The building is low-maintenance with aluminium windows, facebrick exterior walls and a corrugated iron roof. The main house has a large verandah with side covers, and overlooks the swimming pool. The house is fully secure with an alarm system, and security gates at the entrances and main bedroom. There are solar panel heated geysers in the house.
There is an outbuilding on the property which includes a double and single garage with roller shutter access,
laundry and a store-room. The flatlet/staff quarters has 2-bedroom, bathroom, open plan lounge, dining room
and kitchen, and a workshop area. The area between the main building and outbuilding is paved, and there is
a double carport behind the main house. The entire smallholding is fenced with Bonnox fencing, there is an electric sliding gate which leads to a gravel driveway and there is a large well-manicured garden, as well as an additional borehole and a JoJo tank.
The property enjoys 3 phase power. The gas stove forms part of the sale. There are two separate air-conditioning units. The 50KV (3PK – 27KW) Generator is currently not in working order. There are no land claims on this property as confirmed by the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner.
The Title Deed reflects that Portion 24 (of 17) of the Farm Spurwing No. 14537 and Portion 2 of the Farm De
Swart No. 17324 was consolidated to form The Farm De Swart No. 17765. The property is subject to a general pipeline servitude from any dam constructed by the State on the Umgeni River over the property.
As Per the Seller, the gross building areas are as follows:
Main Building ± 302.4 m²
Outbuilding ± 188.2 m²
Flatlet ± 60.7 m²
Total ± 551.3 m²
The property will be sold with vacant occupation.
The assessment rates for the year 2018/2019 is to be confirmed.
The Seller is / is not Vat registered.
To participate in this physical auction each bidder has to follow the registration procedures.