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Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another” Setting Franschhoek benchmarks Page 4

JANUARY 2014 Fierce creatures

Q &A Maria Farmer

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Remembering Madiba

Madiba’s statue outside Drakenstein Prison.

Flags in the valley hung at half-mast to honour Madiba’s passing.

A number of remembrance services were held in the valley, amongst others at Batho’s Place

A book of remembrance of was placed in the Franschhoek Town Hall for residents and visitors to sign.



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R7 950 000

RESTORED HISTORIC HOME WITH A MAGNIFICENTGARDEN. This grand old lady has been sensitively restored preserving many original features. The front facade is a recognisable landmark on Dirkie Uys Street and conceals many hidden treasures. Original "voorkamer" lounge leads to a large dining room with fireplace and separate kitchen. A charming vine-covered verandah leads you into the huge garden filled with mature trees. The original main house has two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a separate study and dressing room. A separate accommodation wing has been added to create 2 separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms looking out across the pool and the stunning garden. A large loft, single garage, a storeroom and a separate wine cellar complete this wonderful home. 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Seperate accommodation wing | Swimming Pool | Erf size: 550sqm | Web: 11124


R3 800 000


R2 950 000

CHARACTER INCOME PRODUCING COTTAGE. Heidi Cottage is located in a quiet desirable tree lined street in the middle of Franschhoek village. Heidi Cottage presents 2 good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. There is a separate cottage kitchen. The living and dining room is open plan with underfloor heating and a feature fire-place. The living room patio doors open up onto a vine covered verandah overlooking a sparkling pool. The cottage has a separate walled lawned garden with mountain views. Perfect as a lock-up and go holiday home or as a permanent home. This property is currently run as a self catering house in Franschhoek and it generates +/-R250,000 gross holiday let income per year. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Open plan living/dining area | Swimming Pool | Erf size: 550sqm | Web ref:76592


R3 750 000

FAMILY HOME IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE. This family home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. The open plan ARTISTS RETREAT. In the heart of Franschhoek yet hidden away in a cocoon of trees, nestles this spacious 2 bedroom kitchen has designer features including granite counter tops, and a separate scullery. There is a large open plan lounge and home. On entering the property there is a double volume hallway leading into a large open plan kitchen, dining/living room. dining room with wood-burning fireplace. A reed covered patio looks out onto a sparkling pool and manicured garden. Reclaimed parquet flooring and timber beams add to the character. Patio doors lead out onto a huge verandah which Upstairs offers a large study/TV lounge with wooden flooring. A large single garage leads straight into the house for added overlooks a small stream. Also on the ground floor are two double bedrooms with bath/shower rooms ensuite. Upstairs convenience. This home has air-conditioning and an alarm. Centrally located this is an ideal family home in Franschhoek. there is a large mezzanine area with scope to add one or more bedroooms, and this leads out onto a large roof terrace with almost 360 degree views of the valley. The garden is filled with mature trees and shrubs which screen the property and provide a wonderful sense of privacy. A large garage currently used as a studio completes this lovely property. 4 Bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Open plan living | Erf size: 725sqm | Web Ref: 76613 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Large roof terrace with views | Erf size: 1130sqm | Web ref: 105403


R4 950 000

BEAUTIFUL GUESTHOUSE / FAMILY HOME IN FRANSCHHOEK VILLAGE. This property has 6 beautiful bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and includes a separate 1-bedroom Manager's apartment. Surrounded by a vast garden and secure parking. From the veranda you over look the swimming pool and can enjoy the dramatic sunsets. The guesthouse is well established in the village.The property can also easily be converted in to a large family home if required.

6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Managers Accommodation | Erf Size: 1034sqm | Web Ref:83465

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R9 700 000 EX VAT

VERY REALISTICALLY PRICED 34 HECTARE HISTORIC WINE FARM ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF WELLINGTON. Situated on the outskirts of Wellington at the foot of the Hawequa mountain range is this boutique 34 hectare wine farm once owned by Cecil John Rhodes.The early 19th century 2 en-suite bedroom manor house (approx 330 m) which retains many original features nestles in an established garden with a tennis court and heated swimming pool. Other buildings include a 3 bedroom managers house dated 1874 (144 m), 4 guest cottages run as a Bed and Breakfast, 3 vehicle garage, offices, labourers cottages (300 m in total) a 210 m shed and wine tasting room and wine cellar.The farm has been planted to about 12 ha vineyards and 0,5 ha olives. Water source includes 2 boreholes and a dam. Sold as a going concern. 9 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | Erf size: 34ha | Web Ref 110865

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