6 Rustenburg farms you can buy right now

The crunch of gravel. The feel of fresh air on your face. The thrill of working outdoors. Buying a farm is a romantic idea but it's also a fantastic move for your bank balance. There are close to 69 000 local commercial farmers and you can be one of them. Whether you're switching careers, looking for a place to retire or expanding your property portfolio, there're plenty of options in and around Rustenburg.

1. Agricultural farms

Our country has an impressive range of vegetation, biodiversity, climates and soil types. It shows. In 2018 alone, we imported $7.7 billion in agricultural and food products. With the right farm, you can reap the rewards of the agricultural industry. 

Turn green into gold: This 14-hectare Buffelsfontein farm has stretches of fertile land. There are 10 vegetable tunnels of 30 metres x 10 metres and 450 000 litres of water every 8 days from the Sterkstroom water scheme. The property is equipped with a small tractor, plough, crates, and much more. 

2. Stud farms

With stud farming, you'll devote yourself to breeding cattle livestock and horses. Cattle farming in South Africa is estimated to be valued around R142 billion. In 2018, South Africa exported $139 million worth of beef. That's big business!

Join the herd: This 21,4-hectare farm in Kroondal has great potential. 11 hectares have 1,8-metre-high electric fencing to keep your animals safe. This space also has a pasture of Aries grass which is ideal for feeding your cattle. There are four good boreholes on the property and staff accommodation for cattle herders. 

3. Game farms

If you've considered breeding wild animals, you're on the right track. For one, South Africa is a preferred destination for trophy hunting. Our game meat market is on the rise. There's also a surge in tourists who want to get up close to our incredible wildlife.

Get your game on: This 349-hectare farm is a game lovers paradise. It has several game species like kudu (trophy kudu bulls), impala, zebra, blesbuck and blue wildebeest. The farm is approved for gun and bow hunting and the lodge is approved as per NEMA law.

4. Mixed farms

Many Rustenburg farms have both arid and arable lands. This quality makes it perfect for mixed farming, letting you have the best of both worlds. Besides enhancing your productivity, you'll be more resilient against climate and economic market changes. 

Enjoy the flexibility: This 91-hectare Rustenburg farm has it all. There are chicken houses for poultry farming. Your green thumb will love the amount of fertile land available. There's even a host of wild animals if you want to create the ultimate game farm experience. 

5. Guest farms

Your passion for people can serve you well. Guest houses have always been a popular and affordable option for tourists and businesspeople. With a guest farm, you can offer a rustic stay that they'll never forget. 

Roll out the welcome mat: Make hospitality your career with this 140-hectare farm in Rustenburg. It has a family unit, chalets, cabins and camping sites. To entertain your guests, you'll be supported by a braai spot, pool and recreational areas. 

6. Lifestyle farms

Maybe you just want to escape the 9 to 5 city life. A lifestyle farm lets you scrape out your organic veggie patch, practise your rock music in peace or simply savour the beauty of nature. 

Make it your everyday: You'll fall in love with this beautiful 7-hectare farm. It's well-located close to Waterfall Mall, schools and the highway to Johannesburg and Pretoria. If you're an equestrian, you'll delight in the horse stables and arena.

A slice of the countryside can be yours. Century 21 is your gateway to rural living in Rustenburg and surrounding areas. View our listings and contact our team now.

17 Dec 2019
Author Century 21
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