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Golden opportunity to acquire a foothold in a prime Garden Route estate – at a great price

One of the vacant plots available on auction at the Kingswood Golf Estate in George.

Wednesday 24th June will see Rawson Auctions Western Cape bringing to the market one of the relatively few vacant plots now available in the Kingswood Golf Estate in George. This golf estate is ranked as one of the top three on the Garden Route, which is home to six of South Africa’s top golf courses.

Tanya Jovanovski, franchisee of Rawson Auctions Western Cape, has said that despite Kingswood Golf Estate’s expensive upmarket image, property it is now recognized both locally and internationally as offering outstanding value – and the reason for this, said Jovanovski, is that the estate provides residents and visitors not only with a wonderful setting with the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance but also with a range of benefits and facilities of a standard found only in top international courses. The Sally Little championship golf course, designed by Danie Obermeyer, is one of the very few in South Africa where the landscape has received the full approval of most professional landscapers and conservationists and it is always kept in immaculate condition.

“Then, too, one has to recognize that the Cape Vernacular architectural design to which every building on the estate has to conform is very attractive and with its cool white, light, neutral and cream tones is wholly appropriate to the area,” said Jovanovski.

Additional facilities on the estate include a large well-equipped clubhouse and change rooms, a bar and a restaurant, a variety of practice facilities including a putting green and a 250m driving range with bunkers, golf carts, a pro shop – with a resident pro available to giving coaching, a riverine jogging trail, one of the best on the Garden Route, a cycle path, a children’s playground with a jungle gym and a network of comfortable walks. In addition, residents obviously have access to all that George offers – sophisticated retail and entertainment facilities and impressive medical services.

The plot to be auctioned covers 932 m2, is north facing and is sited in a cul-de-sac.

Jovanovski has said that the reserve is R380,000 and that this is a fantastic price as the plot was purchased for R625,000 in 2006. Homes in the estate, she said, tend to sell from R2,5 million upwards and some have values of over R5 million. All the homes are appreciating in value, even though the developer is still releasing new homes.

The auction will take place at the Rawson Property Group’s head office at 222 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Rawson Auctions’ terms require that the highest bidder has to pay 5% deposit of the bid amount and a 10% auctioneers’ fee plus VAT over and above the bid amount be paid on signature of seller. Consumer Protection Act regulations stipulate that all bidders be registered and they bring certified copies of their identity documents and proof of residence.