Live like a King in Loxton!

Unspoilt Loxton. Photos: Gert du Plessis

Unspoilt Loxton. Photos: Gert du Plessis

Why come to Loxton in the Bo-Karoo? Why not? The unspoilt town not only appears in Deon Meyer’s movie Die Laaste Tango, it is also still affordable. According to the town’s official website a whole town block can be bought for R2 190 000.

loxton-7And while one has a sneaky suspicion that this site might not have been updated recently, and that the town block might have changed hands, it is well worth one’s time reading what the offer was/is.

This “unique opportunity,” consists, or consisted, of 9 erfs and four Karoo houses, and many outbuildings, stretching over 5000 m². According to the Pam Golding advertisement the property includes, or okay, included, “a number of large old pepper trees, an olive orchard of around 50 mature trees, some lawns, palms. The two sides and back of the plots are embraced by a salt bush hedge. The property has its own borehole. There’s lots of privacy and you have no neighbours directly on your boundary.”

loxton-10The properties currently featured on Pam Golding’s website include a 4 bedroom house on a 1269 m² plot going for R920 000. The house boasts beautiful wooden floors, four bedrooms, three reception rooms and “enough space for a pub to impress your friends in.” An exquisite one bedroom house on a property of 1,269 m² is going for R595 000. It is currently “under offer.”

loxton-4And here’s a nice historic touch: The corbel houses (dome-shaped) built by trekboers from 1811 onwards survive between Loxton, Fraserburg, Williston, and Carnarvon.

In Die Laaste Tango the cop Hercules de Wet is sent to Loxton to recover after catching a serial killer. It is indeed just the place for any weary city slicker to recover.

Photos courtesy of Gert du Plessis. Gert captures the charm of small towns on Facebook groups such as: Dorpe in die Wes-Kaap, Dorpe in die Noord-Kaap



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