We saw this beautiful home on Property24 and immediately fell in love.

Called Rietfontein, Gary Player’s Karoo retreat has been home to the golf pro and his family for 44 years.

Many champion race horses have been bred and raised here since 1883 and the farm has worldwide acclaim for the quality of its livestock.

The homestead was designed by Watermeyer and Mason Architects and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It features vaulted ceilings, generously proportioned rooms and a large terrace.

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Then there’s the beautiful entrance courtyard with a large Koi pond, the basement wine cellar, gorgeous kitchen and separate pantry, breakfast area, a private library and study, and a gym. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about it being unbearably hot or terribly cold – it’s air-conditioned throughout.

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Outside you’ve got a long lap pool, tennis court, enclosed braai area with a hot tub, a private chapel, two guest flats and a three-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse with its own pool and entertainment area.

But wait, there’s more. A golf course designed by Gary player himself, of course. Then there are the stables, staff houses and grazing areas for the livestock.

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Not only is the home itself a thing of beauty, but the surrounding areas are breathtaking with vast, uninterrupted landscapes that go on for miles in all directions.

Check out the rest of the listing on Property24.

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