The small town of Van Der Kloof is situated on the banks of the Van Der Kloof dam in the Eastern Free-state. The dam was formerly known as the P.K Le Roux Dam. It is the second largest dam in South Africa thus the town of Van Der Kloof is reliant on the dam for irrigation to farms in the region. This dam is only one of two that generates hydro power which means more sustainable income for those in the fields of power delivery and the subsidiary fields of maintaining the turbines like engineering.
The town is small in comparison to say Johannesburg but property values are comparable to this large city. The same factors drive property values such as degree of demand, architecture, size and location. The proximity to amenities is equally important.
Architecture in the town ranges from conventional to modern which may be surprising to outsiders.
Tourism and farming are one of the major sources of sustainable income to the region which brings another dimension of property usage to the town and surroundings. That and activities linked to water sport and outdoor activities.
Being a smaller town means there is vacant land up for development at prices in the range of roughly R400 000 and above. Then there is also surprisingly enough commercial property for sale in the town which is an indication of the potential growth of the town in general.
The farming of livestock is one of the other sources of sustainability to the town which further ads to the varied property usage in the region along with private game reserves for hunting or just sight-seeing.
The homes in the town seem to be mostly large offering an average of 4 bedrooms which will suit the larger families.
Most of the retail needs are derived from small enterprises like markets in the town.
This tranquil town has a lot to offer for those wishing to invest in the natural beauty of the Freestate.
Take a tour of the homes in Van Der Kloof via the Myroof website.