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6 ‘magical’ Karoo getaway homes for under R1m

11 Nov 2016

Stretching across the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State, the vast and scenic Karoo offers many hidden nooks and crannies where you can relax and unwind far off the beaten track.

Do you crave a laidback lifestyle and value-for-money homes? Take a peek at these 6 Karoo beauties selling for under R1 million…

1. Tucked-away retreat in Graaff-Reinet for R910 000

To view this tucked-away retreat for sale in Graaff-Reinet for R910 000, click here.
Today Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest settlement in South Africa, is a vibrant centre for tourism, but this Karoo town has been attracting travellers for the last two centuries.

This three bedroom, one bathroom home boasts all the features of the Karoo ‘golden oldies’ - wooden floors, high ceilings and spacious dimensions.

Fronting the street, the home is tucked away in its own 429sqm garden, and boasts gorgeous mountain views.

The property includes one garage.

To view this tucked-away retreat for sale in Graaff-Reinet for R910 000, click here.

2. Tranquil country living in Barrydale for R795 000

To view this tranquil country home for sale on the outskirts of Barrydale for R795 000, click here.
Situated on the outskirts of scenic Barrydale, this quaint three bedroom, one bathroom home offers secure country living.

The home overlooks the village and surrounding Langeberg, giving you the perfect vantage point from which to relax.

The home has wooden floors throughout, and the spacious bedrooms all have built-in cupboards.

The fenced, pet-friendly garden has peach trees and vine lines along its borders, as well as a lapa with pizza oven and braai.

The double garage has a large workspace for aspiring handymen.

To view this tranquil country home for sale on the outskirts of Barrydale for R795 000, click here.

3. Secluded sanctuary in De Rust for R800 000

To view this secluded country retreat in De Rust currently on the market for R800 000, click here.
If you’re looking for a hidden-away home oozing character and boasting magnificent views, this is the one for you.

Situated in a 979sqm easy-to-maintain garden, you’ll get swept up in the starry night skies and stunning daytime mountain and nature views.

This charming two bedroom, two bathroom cottage boasts eclectic designer touches, including mosaic kitchen and bathroom tiles.

On winter nights you can huddle around the fireplace.

What more could you want in a country sanctuary?

To view this secluded country retreat in De Rust on the market for R800 000, click here.

4. Scenic living in Uniondale for R770 000

To view this quaint cottage for sale in Uniondale for R770 000, click here.
Stretch out on this charming home’s expansive stoep and soak up the scenic views.

Situated in Uniondale, this two bedroom en suite home is newly built with Karoo-style architecture and offers you a modern yet quaint retreat.

The mild weather ensures year-round enjoyment, while the tranquil vistas of distant hills and mountains just add to the home’s getaway appeal.

The home is situated on a 4 289sqm erf, ensuring peace an quiet.

Additional features include a loft area, solar hot water system and high ceilings.

To view this quaint cottage for sale in Uniondale for R770 000, click here.

5. Gariepdam getaway for R495 000

To view this Gariepdam getaway home on the market for R495 000, click here.
The Gariepdam area is known for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere, plenty of fresh air and breathtaking starry skies at night.

Situated on a 1 080sqm erf, this spacious home offers you absolute privacy.

The home flows easily, offering three large bedrooms and one bathroom.

Built to be enjoyed all year round, the home boasts a stoep to be enjoyed on balmy summer days, as well as a glass-enclosed patio/sunroom for wintry days.

The spacious open-plan living room and dining room comes with an air-conditioner to keep you cool when temperatures start to rise.

To view this Gariepdam getaway home on the market for R495 000, click here.

6. Unique dwelling in Ladismith for R900 000

To view this unique dwelling for sale in Ladismith for R900 000, click here.
Enjoy the ultimate country lifestyle and take in the fragrant flowers in this unique dwelling for sale in Ladismith.

The two bedroom, one bathroom home has open-plan living areas that flow out onto the patio. Effortlessly entertain friends and family in the lapa or on the verandah.

And it gets even better - the upper-level wooden deck allows you to bask in magnificent views of the Swartberg Mountains, especially Towerkop in the background.

The lovely, manageable 661sqm garden has fruit trees and fragrant flowers.

This modern and compact home is the ideal lock-up and go getaway.

To view this unique dwelling for sale in Ladismith for R900 000, click here.

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Ula van Zyl

Ula van Zyl

Journalist at Property24

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