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Buyers choose to kick back and relax in a bushveld setting near Windhoek

With 60 percent of the 28 plots now sold at Mountain View – a new 856ha country lifestyle estate in Namibia, just 35km south of Windhoek, construction of the project has begun with installation of services scheduled for completion at the end of August this year (2014). The total value of sales to date is N$ 29 million.

Paul Kruger, joint area principal for Pam Golding Properties, marketers of the estate, says while buyers to date are a mix of locals and those from abroad, more recently a flurry of Namibian farmers and business people have been acquiring their piece of bushveld where they can enjoy nature and the tranquility of the wide outdoors from the comfort of their own verandas.

“With a few buyers from France and Canada, purchasers to date are mostly Namibian buyers, among whom interest is running high, with many intending to live permanently on the estate and commute to the city as required.”

Kruger says in regard to the South African market, Mountain View presents a once-off opportunity to acquire agricultural land outright, as foreign property ownership of agricultural land is subject to limitations and regulations.

“The key attraction of this development is being able to enjoy the best of country living in a rural setting, while still being within easy reach of Windhoek, via the B1 highway and a 7m wide travelled country road. Furthermore the international airport, Hosea Kotako is 70km away. Ranging in size from 20-98ha these plots are large enough to accommodate a helipad, yet small enough for a manageable farm, if preferred.” The plots are selling from N$ 2 850 000.

Kruger says other buyers intend to use the property on weekends and holidays as a getaway destination. Each plot is unique, with plenty of privacy and scenic views over the estate and bushveld which is dotted with hills and outcrops, with abundant free-roaming game. “An important benefit is that you can develop your plot to suit your own style and needs. The largest plot incorporates the estate’s most dominant mountain feature while the next largest plots are located close to the river in the lowland area, while some are in the plains and low-lying areas and a few are in the hills,” he says.

Work currently under way on site includes the access and internal road network with storm water structures, water reticulation network with water meters for every property, 2.4m electric game fence with a control zone for the entire development, solar power for the fence, guard house, borehole pumps and septic/conservancy tanks where required. The development will be served by a production borehole (with back-up borehole) with water quality approved for human consumption. Each owner can also apply to drill their own borehole, and electricity is 100 percent solar-powered.

Already registered into CC’s each of the properties in Mountain View offers freehold ownership for buyers, whether local or international, and transfer can take place directly after purchase as the development has already met all requirements and regulations.

Mountain View is well positioned in sought after area already noted for other recent developments including Omeya Golf Estate, Out of Nature, Aus View, Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Wellness Centre and Crinium Lake.

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