Sometimes it’s simply being in vast space that soothes our senses. There’s a lot of that in the Karoo, and within in is a particularly special place. Not only is there space to the horizons and beyond, but there’s majestic wildlife and abundant water in this iconic Green Karoo landscape. It’s just idyllic.
Exactly midway between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp, deep in the moody mountains is Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate. It’s 2 000 hectares of rolling green veld under wide blue Karoo skies, with just 12 gracious homes there – each with its own dam stocked with bass and tilapia. One is now available to own, and with it your pristine and private piece of Green Karoo that’s as wild as it’s ever been.
Swartberg Homestead is 180 year-old original colonial farmstead that’s surrounded by 125 hectares of personal space, with traversing rights across the entire reserve. So in essence, you personally own one twelfth of the estate, where abundant wildlife roams freely. There are endangered Cape Mountain zebra and rare sable antelope plus a myriad other antelope from eland, gemsbok and kudu to waterbuck, nyala, lechwe and reedbuck.
Add giraffe and wildebeest and you can enjoy spectacular, safe game watching here. The reserve is fenced for the safety of wildlife and residents, but individual properties are open to game. This is a magical place for children to safely roam free, ride mountain bikes, go fishing, explore the nearby waterfall and ancient rock art.
The homestead is in need of renovation but is spacious with five bedrooms and four bathrooms around a large country kitchen. There are views as far as you can see, wander a few steps further for a dip in the pool, all the while surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. In winter the Swartberg is snowcapped too. Here your worries are forgotten faster than a zebra kick. It’s absolute nirvana for nature lovers and the epitome of a wildly beautiful lifestyle.
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