Kwanyana trading post!
This property is situated roughly midway along the length of the Trankei between Mthatha and Port St. Johns albeit closer to Port St. Johns and the coast. The nearest beaches are at Mgazi, Mqaleni and Tsweleni plus there are a few nearby wildlife reserves such as Silaka Wildlife Reserve and Hluleka Nature which also boasts a MPA (Marine Protected Area). The setting is pleasingly remote as to reach the farm one drives a few kilometres of fairly good gravel roads past various rural villages. The property remains very private and safe without any elements of crime. As an added bonus there is a nearby landing strip for a microlight as the current owner enjoys flying and therefore arranged for this with the local chief.
Made up of 1 freehold title, the property is 4.2827 hectares in extent and forms part of only a handful of full title properties located in the Transkei as the land is mostly tribal/territorial land. The property is nicely tucked away from all the busy roads in the area yet it's central enough that one can easily reach either the coast or the capital being Mthatha. The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The current owner used to operate a trading store from the property and used to farm with a few pigs plus grow vegetables for own use in the past. Excellent communications, good road access and security ensure a private, self-sustainable and nature-friendly lifestyle.
This property has a wealth of infrastructure (mostly needing some TLC) as listed below:
The main house (approx. 450m2) is an older structure (from 1927) built with brick and plaster and under a corrugated iron roof plus oregon pine flooring and ceilings. It has 3 bedrooms plus there is an additional approx 56 m2 wing behind the main house with 2 additional bedrooms. There are 3 bathrooms (1 incomplete) and one of these is ensuite. The entertainment area is of grand proportions. There is an adjoining workshop of approx. 276 m2. Additional 1 bedroom flat with and open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a 1 bedroom rondawel with shower and toilet.
Additional outbuildings include: Workshop/storeroom and garage, Trading Store, Storerooms, Freestanding building - previously used for pig farming).
Water is pumped from a borehole (sweet drinking water) on the property to various water tanks and rain catchments from the roof are also stored in water tanks. There is lots of storage with a large 70 000lt reservoir plus 6 X 5000lt Jojo tanks totalling 100 000lts. Even during these harsh droughts the property has never run out of water which is not surprising considering the massive surface area of all the roofs of the various buildings. A great opportunity awaits an extremely privileged new landowner as the natural beauty of the area and the array of plant and bird species will prove an absolute delight to birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. If you want to get away from it all, this is a natural and perfect hide-out. Your special investment goes a lot further than that of a unique getaway; it contributes to preserving an exquisite piece of natural African heritage.