Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 830

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Property - Passive Income Investment @ 11% ROI

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,300,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

A COVID-19 proof investment opportunity in real estate! Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a property/asset that gives a passive income offering a return on investment of more than 11% p.a. This property was utilized to run a Guest House & B&B until the owners changed their business model to that of a passive income-generating business by offering accommodation to short term (month to month) tenants. This spacious accommodation consists of 12 bedrooms with a communal kitchen and dining room, a spacious and comfortable 3-bedroom house for owner/manager accommodation, and a 1 bedroom granny flat. It is on a large property of lush, leafy suburb in fast-growing Garden Route town, George. The property is near a popular and world-renowned golf resort and residential estate, near public transport the airport, and local school. This neat, comfortable building is on two levels and offers beautiful countryside and mountain views. The 12 bedrooms are decorated with a modern and stylish feel. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms have outside balconies from where the picture-perfect view of the mountains and surroundings is enjoyed. Rooms have their own entrances and there is ample off-street secure parking. At 100% occupation of all rooms, the monthly rental income is between ± R70,000 per month. There is the opportunity to build additional accommodation on the property which can add another 8 – 12 flats of ±70m² each. This will require municipal approval. Zoning allows for consent use of the property as a boarding house, guest house, or guest lodge. This is a great opportunity to acquire a well-maintained asset that can generate passive income while offering lots of other options. The owner is keen to sell due to health challenges. Asking price excludes VAT.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 825

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Perfectly Situated Guesthouse

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 18,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,344,867

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

A dramatic setting that is spell bounding. This is a unique opportunity to own two guesthouses adjacent to each other which could operate as a boutique hotel, providing further development options! The guest house benefits from an exceptionally high percentage of return business! The art decor guesthouse consists of the fully equipped 45 x seater restaurant with bar area, kitchen, and decks seating, as well as an inviting lounge leading into the garden with a splash pool. It has 6 well-appointed rooms overlooking the lagoon. The adjacent guesthouse offers 15 rooms, basic, family and luxury suites with lagoon views as well as a pool and a 2-bedroom cottage. All rooms are beautifully decorated and very neat. On-site laundry facilities and walk-in storeroom. Staff accommodation also available. A superb location on the edge of the lagoon offering a unique atmosphere and theme with a relaxed atmosphere and panoramic views. These two guesthouses, with a 4-star rating, are managed together which presents an opportunity to accommodate large groups of tourists. A large parking area provides ample parking for 21 vehicles. Ample vacant land for further infrastructure development. The property is well-maintained. The two-bedroom cottage can easily be utilized as owner or manager accommodation. Asking price excludes VAT. Audited financials available as well as all mandatory certificates and approved building plans.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Hotel

Ref: 758

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Country Lifestyle Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,700,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,626,481

Monthly Cash Flow

R 53,295

Country Lifestyle Business Opportunity! This business comprises of a small historic hotel, 3 bars, slot machines, and an off-sales liquor store. This hotel is located between Stellenbosch and Paarl in the Cape Winelands. It offers guests a choice of staying in one of four air-conditioned rooms with twin or double beds and en-suite bathrooms. All the rooms are equipped with TVs with DStv, Wi-Fi Internet access, and tea and coffee facilities. The hotel also has a comfortable lounge and a dining room. A wood-fired pizza oven makes the best pizzas and braai facilities are available for functions of up to 70 people. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the main bar or the entertainment bar, which also has a pool table. There are various hiking trails and tourist attractions in the area and guests can savor a round of golf on one of the numerous golf courses. This is the ideal business opportunity for an existing hotel group looking to expand its footprint to the Western Cape or an entrepreneur looking to exchange the rat race city life for a country lifestyle. Asking price includes the 3 stands and buildings where the hotel and liquor store is based, as well as all furniture and fittings and licenses, but excludes VAT and stock of approximately R900,000.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 673

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Guest House in Coastal Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 9,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,598,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 80,000

This beautiful guesthouse is located just 2 minutes drive from the centre of a well known coastal town in Western Cape. Most of the lovely 7 en-suite rooms have views over the sea or mountains. The accommodation is very stylish, with comfort being a priority to meet guest expectations. In the summertime, breakfast is served in the gorgeous garden next to the swimming pool. Regular local guests and overseas travelers return for quality and stylish service. With vineyards and beaches close by, this is a perfect opportunity for an investor to become the proud owner of prime property in this fast-growing Western Cape town.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 600

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Profitable Guest House For Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 7,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,047,213

Monthly Cash Flow

R 23,077

Location! Location! Location! This is an amazing opportunity to own a well-established Guest House with excellent occupancies, based in a prime position! Thinking of making a lifestyle change and relocating to the Garden Route? Then this is a business opportunity worth considering. If you are looking for a well-established operation with a small staff compliment and which is easy to run and manage, then look no further! The beautifully styled 6 bedroom guest house is now up for grabs. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, WI-FI, satellite television, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities, and room safes. A modern airy dining room that is tastefully furnished ensures guests have a homely dining experience. The business is located in an upmarket, safe & secure area, on a busy main road, with ample traffic and good visibility. The establishment accommodates both corporate visitors as well as tourists and holidaymakers. The venue offers a tranquil and relaxing setting. The training and conference facilities are regularly utilized by both local business people and visitors to the area. The selling price includes all furniture and fittings, as well as the well-maintained and upgraded property on a stand of 1700 m². The business is well-established and enjoys excellent rankings on both bookings.com and TripAdvisor. The selling price excludes VAT.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 458

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Guest House And Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,900,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,250,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 26,053

A charming, iconic guesthouse, restaurant and coffee shop less than 1 kilometer from the beach are for sale on the West Coast. Solid financially and lovingly cared for 21 years by the original owners. A polished gem, offering a magical, lucrative lifestyle for an imaginative, prospective buyer. Nestled in a quiet street just a short walk from the sea in one of the fast-growing West Coast Towns. The property comprises four guest suites with private bathrooms, a lounge, two dining rooms, and covered parking. Each room offers a fireplace and a television. In the restaurant, the owners lavish customers with personal attention, service, and food. Breakfast is served daily and the restaurant also serves light lunches and dinners. The property is 850 square meters and the building 350 square meters. The total sales average +- R 110 000 and the Net Profit +- R 30 000 per month. This property, with the established business units, is for sale for R 6,9 m and offers an excellent opportunity to investors.
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Accomodation/Tourism

Tours

Ref: 455

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Great Charter Boat Opportunity

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 13,250,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,616,805

Monthly Cash Flow

R 298,753

This business situated on the Atlantic seaboard offers a unique experience with cruises on a luxurious catamaran. This luxury power vessel is still the flagship in the Charter boat Industry. On offer are sunset cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, corporate charters as well as a team-building experience. This vessel can be hired for weddings and special occasions as well. It is equipped with a fully functional floating restaurant offering various menu options and is fully licensed to serve alcohol. The business is well known for its professionalism, high quality of service as well as a well-maintained vessel. The business is very flexible and is dealing mainly with 70% of Private Functions. Turnover is made with 70% local market and the rest overseas. This business is well known and established in the Tourism Industry/Corporate sector and with local people, The business operates on a completely different level than any other charter boat company with lots of catering, tailor-made charters as well as clay shooting and golf at sea The day to day functions for crew and Skipper is to prepare the vessel, order food and drinks for the day, serve passengers during each charter and ensure that it is a unique and enjoyable experience for all. The office deals with bookings, emails, phone calls and quotations This business would suit a free-spirited individual who enjoys the outdoors and not your ordinary run of the mill day to day job. The current owner is available to continue operating the business on behalf of the new owners. This is a great opportunity for the discerning investor to invest in a profitable movable asset while enjoying a fantastic lifestyle. Asking price excludes VAT
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Accomodation/Tourism

Retirement Village

Ref: 387

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Health Care Business Opportunity

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 26,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,400,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 37,500

Situated in a well known and picturesque Town in the Boland, Western Cape, this facility has been purposely positioned within an existing feeder retirement complex of 76 units. The units have been carefully designed to cater for aged individuals requiring special care. Living options with the tailored appropriate care are available for those requiring the options of Short term or Long term Frail Care, Assisted Living or Independent Living. Alzheimers and Dementia patients can also be cared for and physical rehabilitation services offered. Although the business is not currently a going concern, all Municipal zoning, fire, food and health requirements are in place. The current owner purchased the facility as a distressed asset and the reason for selling is that, this business model is not in line with his core business. The asking Price excludes Transfer Fees.
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Confidentiality Agreement

In consideration of Businesses4Sale South Africa entering discussions relating to the possible acquisition of an interest in a business on my behalf, I hereby agree as follows:
  1. Not disclosing any information, including that the business is for sale and to treat as totally confidential the identity of each business quoted to me and any details as to its operation or financial accounts.
  2. Taking all reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of information made available to me in the course of any negotiation and eventual transaction.
  3. That all information is received for no other purpose than the evaluation of the investment potential of the business.
  4. Not to disclose the identity or any details of the operation or financial accounts to any third party (except my accountant or legal advisor who shall agree to respect this requirement for confidentiality) unless expressly authorised in writing by the Seller or his broker.
  5. Not to approach any Seller of any business introduced to me by Businesses4Sale South Africa or its staff, customers or suppliers without prior arrangement with the Seller or his broker and to refer all queries through the relevant Businesses4Sale South Africa representative/broker.
  6. I accept that all information was presented to me/us in good faith and that I cannot hold Businesses4Sale South Africa or its agents liable for any inadvertent deviations or inaccuracies.
  7. I accept that I am responsible for verifying facts and figures to satisfy myself, as to the accuracy of information during any due diligence I/we may choose to carry out.
  8. For the purpose of this agreement the “Confidential Information” means any idea, concept, data, document, drawing, schematic, business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, marketing, economic and other information and material of a proprietary nature, about or concerning or relating to the business whether in oral form or in eye, machine or electronic readable form and includes information and material contained in any memorandum, report and/or other document prepared for either party hereto by an third party.
  9. In the event that a suitable business opportunity is found in using the services of a Businesses4Sale South Africa and in the subsequent event that I should wish to present an offer to purchase such business, then prior to the commencement of the “Offer to Purchase” process, and should I be called to do so, I agree to willingly submit a consumer credit report.
  10. If I decide not to proceed with the investment, I agree to immediately return to Businesses4Sale South Africa all written information supplied and retain no copies.
  11. I agree that, in the event of a breach of trust in the above, the Seller can take whatever action they deem necessary to recover any cost of damage caused by such breach.
  12. By my signature hereto, I attest that all the above information is true and corect.

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Questions about buying a business in South Africa

Most of the businesses for sale with us are valued on the following;

  • The amount of money they earn
  • The desirability of the industry
  • The associated risk factors

Higher prices will be paid for businesses in more desirable industries that are operating in a market perceived as low risk. These types of businesses are in strong demand. Therefore, the value of the business will be greater than for one in a less sought-after industry and perceived to have a higher risk factor attached to it, even though both businesses may make the same amount of money.

Most small owner-operated businesses are valued according to the cash surplus available to the owner. Depending on the industry this will vary. The amount will depend on factors such as the industry, location and length of time in business.

Larger businesses are valued on either a return on investment (ROI) or a price to earnings ratio (PE). Once again this will vary depending on the industry and the amount of net profit generated by the business.
When you have your first meeting with one of our business brokers, they will give you an overview of the values of businesses within the industry sectors of interest to you.

Some industries are very sought after, and newly listed businesses sell quickly. To ensure you are aware of new listings we provide a unique service by sending you an automatic email with details of any new listings that match the criteria you have pre-selected when registering for this exclusive service.
Our business brokers can register you, or you can do it online through the Register toolbar.
Many of the businesses we list are sold before they are advertised. By registering to buy a business, you will receive priority notification of all appropriate new listings from any one of our team of brokers, not just from the broker you have initially met with.

If you are serious about buying a business, you should make an appointment with one of our specialist business brokers who is knowledgeable in the industry sector that interests you. Our business brokers specialise in the sale of businesses in which they have prior industry experience thus giving you access to industry-specific knowledge. Your broker will ask specific questions in order to find the business that is best suited to your requirements. And don’t forget to search for businesses for sale by using the Businesses4Sale search bar.

You will be asked to sign a Deed of Confidentiality before receiving confidential information on any business you are contemplating buying. This protects the owner of the business by ensuring the information you receive will be treated as confidential and not passed on to other parties. Business owners want to be assured that the information given out to a pre-qualified buyer will be treated in confidence.

Once you have decided to buy a business, you will benefit from an initial meeting with one of our brokers, and they will have your name in mind when any new business becomes available.

When you initially look at a business, certain information will be supplied. However, in some cases, the owner of the business will be reluctant to reveal too much about the business until an offer is made. Many aspects in the operation of a business are commercially sensitive and confidential, thus a business owner would not be wise to disclose all until a prospective purchaser has indicated a serious intention to purchase by making a conditional offer.

 

A conditional offer is normally subject to the purchaser performing due diligence, a process whereby you as the purchaser requests, for scrutiny, specific information on the operation of the business. The owner will supply this information under due diligence. The buyer must maintain the strictest of confidentiality through this process and must not disclose any information to other parties except any professional advisors they are using in the process.

 

The due diligence process is for the benefit of the purchaser, giving you time to complete the verification process. If satisfied with the end result, the agreement proceeds, and you become the proud owner of your new business. If, however, you are not satisfied with the results of the due diligence, then the owner is advised accordingly, and the agreement comes to an end. The deposit money held in trust is refunded in full.

Before you begin looking to buy a business the first step is to work out what money you have available. There is no point in looking at businesses for sale that are beyond what you can afford. Calculate how much cash you have available and what other assets such as property you could borrow against.

 

When dealing with a business broker tell them how much you have to invest, then they will direct you to suitable businesses within your price range. The business broker will also know which businesses for sale are more suitable to finance, or if the current owner is prepared to finance some of the purchase price. If the broker knows what funds you have available, this will help them to help you.

 

With some types of business, it can be difficult to borrow money using just the business as security, due to the difficulty a bank may have in securing its loan. i.e. a retail store’s asset is the stock which it is constantly selling off. Therefore, the bank would not have any actual security. If you have a house or investment property, you may be able to use this as security for a mortgage to buy the business, thereby requiring very little actual cash.

Once again, buying a business through a broker will help you in this process. The business broker will explain the process to you and guide you through it.

The business broker will prepare the sale and purchase agreement for you. This is the document used for making an offer to purchase the business and needs to include special conditions to protect you throughout the process. Likewise, the owner of the business will want to know that the confidentiality of his business is protected through this process.

 

The agreement contains conditions that protect you, the purchaser and also the owner of the business. The document details information regarding the business along with the price you are offering and the special conditions relative to the offer. At this stage, you will also need to pay a deposit. If you are buying through a licenced Real Estate company such as Businesses4Sale the deposit is held in a trust account until the agreement becomes unconditional. If the conditions upon which you are prepared to buy the business are not met, then your deposit is refunded in full without any deductions. The trust account is audited and operated under very strict legal requirements.

 

Before signing the agreement, it may be advisable to have your lawyer review the agreement. When choosing a lawyer, it is important to use one familiar with the process of buying a business. Business brokers are not qualified to give legal advice, and likewise, lawyers are not experienced in selling businesses. Your lawyer will be looking after your interests just as the lawyer for the seller will be doing for their client, and the agreement must be workable for both parties. Ultimately the lawyer works for you, and you must have a say in everything that is done. Once you have signed the agreement, it is then presented to the business owner who will either accept it or make the necessary alterations before returning the agreement to you for your acceptance or further alteration. This is called negotiation and the agreement may go back and forth several times until both parties are in agreement. This is the work of the business broker who will liaise between both parties and often, through experience, bring solutions that can result in both parties reaching an agreement.

Gathering all the information you need to make an informed decision should start with the basics.

 

Price – is the business within your budget and can you fund the purchase?
Location – is the business suitable for you and is it in a good area for this type of business?
Lease – how long is the lease and are there rights of renewal (ROR)?
Rent – how much is the rent and other associated outgoings?
Staff – how many employees (full-time or part-time)?
Income – how much money will you earn? How long has the business been operating?

Confidentiality is paramount, and your business broker will arrange a time with the business owner for you to inspect the business.

 

A physical inspection of the business should come at a time when you have considered the financial information given to you, are satisfied with this and wish to proceed further. Remember, however, that the owner of a business will be very sensitive about your visit. On the one hand they will want to provide you with all the information you require, yet on the other hand, they will not want the staff to know why you are really there. Please respect this sensitivity and have the courtesy not to embarrass the owner.

We are often asked what the perfect business is. There is no perfect business as each business and industry has its own unique set of challenges for the owner. It is important to buy a business in an industry that you relate to and believe you can learn and be comfortable with. We have sold businesses where the owners have moved into an industry with no experience but they could relate well to that industry. Look to buy a business with an eye towards what you can do with it, how you can improve it and how you can use your ideas and enthusiasm to make it more profitable and productive.

 

A new owner can sometimes see potential in a business that the current owner can’t see simply because of the new owner’s skills. Whatever the type of business, make sure that it will be fun for you and you will enjoy what you do.

A professional business broker can provide you with many different business opportunities including some that you may never have considered. Frequently we have people buying businesses they had never considered buying until the business broker explained how this business could be suited to them. All our brokers have owned their own businesses, understand and relate to the process you as a buyer are going through and can provide you with helpful information on the business you are considering buying.
An experienced specialist business broker has industry knowledge that can assist you when considering buying a business and will normally have a selection of businesses for you to compare. Our brokers have prepared the necessary information, gathered financial documentation and compiled it in an information memorandum for you to review.

 

There is no cost to you in buying through a business broker; their fee is paid by the seller.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

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