The Resort

Golden Harvest is a retirement village of 139 attractively designed face-brick houses set in an extensive indigenous parkland of 96 hectares. These low-maintenance houses are divided into three standard types:

Luxury two bedroom house

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (main ensuite), study (which could be a third bedroom), separate kitchen with scullery, open plan lounge-dining, patio, enclosed courtyard and garden.

There is a double garage under the same roof with direct access to the kitchen. Area: 124m2.

However, in many cases, individual houses have been extended and an extra sunroom or an enclosed patio has been added.

This increases both the size and the price of the unit.

Standard two bedroom house

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (main ensuite), separate kitchen, open plan lounge-dining, patio, enclosed courtyard and garden.

There is one garage under the same roof with direct access to the kitchen. Area: 97m2.

However, in many cases, individual houses have been extended and an extra sunroom or an enclosed patio has been added.

This increases both the size and the price of the unit.

Standard one bedroom house

One bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, open plan lounge-dining kitchen, patio, courtyard, carport and garden.

Area: 59m2.

Please note that there are only seven of these smaller units.

Purchasing a House

The houses are available for purchase under a shareblock scheme, which means that Golden Harvest is owned by its shareholders, the owners of the houses. There is no transfer duty payable when a house is purchased and houses change hands at market-related prices. The price of the house includes a fee of six percent, payable by the seller, and a fee of one percent, payable by the purchaser, which is used to fund improvements to the resort.

In order to be eligible to purchase a house at Golden Harvest, a person must be over the age of fifty-five and in good health. In the case of couples, only one must be over the age of fifty-five. For a nominal annual fee, a person may join the waiting list and when a house becomes available, those who have been on the waiting list the longest will be contacted and invited to view the property. There is no obligation to buy and those who are not yet ready to purchase will not lose their places on the waiting list.

Viewing is by appointment only. More information on directions to Golden Harvest and contact details is available here. (link to relevant tab)

Levies

One of the main objectives of Golden Harvest is to maintain its levies at affordable levels. An Annual General Meeting is held once a year and the board of directors presents a proposed budget to the residents, which includes a review of the current levies. Levies are payable monthly and include the following:
  • General maintenance of common property.
  • Water, sewage and rubbish removal.
  • Electricity is included on the monthly invoice, but is metered and charged accordingly.
  • Courtesy bus for trips to Magaliesburg and the nearest big shopping Malls.
  • Lawn mowing and removal of garden rubbish.
  • 24 hour security.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance.
  • External maintenance of houses and communal buildings.
  • The enjoyment of the communal buildings, the sports facilities and the park-like grounds.
A post box, housed in the central administrative office building. Golden Harvest has its own private box number and mail is delivered to the office.

Administration

Golden Harvest is a non-profit organisation. There are two levels of management:
  • The board of directors, who are share-holders and residents, elected by the home-owners at the Annual General Meeting. Many of the directors are ex-business men and women who contribute a great variety of corporate skills such as knowledge of accounting, marketing and legal issues. Others have experience in the necessary skills of land management and wild-life management.
  • A professional team of paid employees, headed by a General Manager, who is responsible for day-to-day operations. This team is housed in the central administrative office building.