Goodwill Mountain Farm

Property Details

Unique property close to the charming village of Stanford, with 7 buildings, 4 dams( and own abundant water source.

Land and infrastructure

The farm is 101 hectares, the land is a mix of fynbos and forest with some cultivated land – the total arable area is about 70 hectares, of which about 7,7 ha is currently planted to olive trees, as well as 3ha of buchu, which is producing very well and turns a good profit. The price of buchu has been steadily increasing the last few years, and there is suitable land available on the farm for planting more. A few hectares are fenced for horse paddocks.

The farm is self-sufficient in terms of water, and the mountain stream which provides the high-quality spring water runs through the property. Water rights are in place and up to date, and should there be need for further development, it is possible to dig a borehole as well. The farm is in a small microclimate because of the mountains, so it receives more rain than most of the surrounding area – the recent national drought was hardly felt on the farm.

The farm has been completely free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers since October 2015, and would therefore be ready for certified organic commercial crops next year.


The luxurious and highly unique main house – built on a dam which is fantastic for swimming, and with stunning views of the mountains - has four bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a large open plan lounge. It is currently being rented out as guest accommodation and retreat venue with great success, but it would also make a fabulous owner’s residence as it is tucked away from the cottages.

In the valley, there are four buildings – two cottages, a garage/laundry/office, a workshop/flat and an old stable building. The two cottages – with five bedrooms in total – have been used for self-catering guest accommodation as well as permanent residence for the owners.

Furthermore, there is a renovated stable building, which has been turned into a rustic flat with an adjoining art studio.

Lastly, there is a big barn for farm implements – there are two tractors, fire fighting equipment, a woodchipper, olive pressing equipment and miscellaneous farm tools.

There is great potential for further development, as the Agriculture zoning allows for more guest cottages, a manager’s residence and various other additional buildings for miscellaneous purposes, such as bakery, teaching facility and so on.

For sale as a going concern

Goodwill Mountain Farm has been a successful guesthouse and retreat venue for 5 years and has built up a loyal customer base and a great image. As a business, they are known for their stunning facilities and great service, and as a community are known for their ethics and sustainable practices. They have many returning guests and on-going collaborations with agents and organizations. As the farm is partially owned by a company overseas, they have been audited by Deloitte every year, so the books are in good order and everything is above board in the financial department.

Don’t miss the chance to view this unique and very special property. This is the perfect place for the family wanting to get away from the city and live a life closer to nature, or for a community or organization wanting to establish a centre of activities. The farm and business are ready to be taken over and run as is, and the potential for further development is vast.

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