In 1852 the farm “Patentie” of 3000 morgen was awarded to David Keyser jnr. The farm was sud-divided and in 1858 Patensie was declared a town. The name Patensie has a Hottentot origin and means “plek van die beeste” (where the cattle lie). At first, because all of Patensie was privately owned, town development was difficult and the Citrus and Tobacco co-ops had to develop their own residential areas.
Export citrus is the main crop of the Patensie & entire Gamtoos Valley area and the season runs from April to October. The community is thriving and apart from citrus; vegetables, chicory and tobacco are also planted. Game farming is growing into a lucrative business and the area is fast becoming a big tourist attraction.
Blignaut & Venote Patensie specializes in properties in the Gamtoos Valley area and we do our utmost to try and satisfy your property needs. Call us for personal service and straight forward advice regarding properties available in the Patensie, Hankey and further afield – residential (stands and housing), rentals, commercial and farming.
We will gladly assist you with honesty and confidentiality.