Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Import/Export/Wholesale

Wholesale

Ref: 3061

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Wholesale Exclusive Decor Supplier

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 200,000

Annual Turnover

R 970,581

Monthly Cash Flow

R 17,315

Exclusively Imported Decor This exciting wholesale business focusses on importing exclusive decor items. The business has been established for more than 3 years, with the vision to capture the latest trends in home décor. They have achieved this by directly sourcing goods through extensive research and travel. Three continents later this company has found what makes them unique to other wholesale décor suppliers. They stock the latest designs from The United Arab Emirates, the African Islands and the Far East. We also strive to uplift and nurture home-grown and very unique South African creative individuals. Suppliers and import agents have confirmed that new stock can be imported with effect 1 June 2020. The business has a national client base which includes corporate companies like OK, various interior designers, gift shops and pharmacies. They offer unique decor items not found in the mass decor retail store market in South Africa. They keep their customers seasons ever-changing and inspired. There is a variety of products, from kitchenware, bathroom accessories, living room decorations, etc. The products are very unique, exclusive items including beautiful crafted and handmade decor items. The company has a secure supply network. All import permits and agents sourcing stock at suppliers are in place. The Christmas stock has arrived and orders are lined up for delivery from July to November 2020. The seller is looking to make a career change and is keen to sell sooner rather than later. Therefore the selling price which includes the well-established trade name, customer base, secure supplier network and intellectual property is discounted. If you have a flair for beautiful decor, and you love shopping for and working with beautiful homeware, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The selling price excludes VAT and stock of ± R1,500,000.
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Automotive

Mechanical Repair

Ref: 3055

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Commercial Truck Repair Centre

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,270,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,360,919

Monthly Cash Flow

R 50,158

This well-established truck repair center offers quality commercial and heavy-duty vehicle roadside assistance and repairs across the Garden Route. Their 24-hour service includes emergency roadside Mechanical and Auto-Electrical, repairs in a 250km radius from the Garden Route. The company is known as a reputable and reliable service provider offering a cost-effective solution to keep your fleet on the road. This company has been operating for over 18 years They pride themselves on service and their clients needs always take preference. Their technicians are qualified. The business has a strong customer base with return business. Established relationships with longstanding clients result in repeat work and word of mouth attracts clients to the business. The seller is relocating, and the buyer can benefit from a great referral network with the seller. The seller is prepared to stay on for a month to ensure smooth handover and transition. Reason for sale: the owner is relocating. The selling price excludes VAT and stock of ± R100,000.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3034

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Ladies Shoe Store for Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 286,250

Annual Turnover

R 720,721

Monthly Cash Flow

R 9,613

This owner-operated Ladies Shoe Store was founded in 1995 and today still caters to discerning ladies who want good quality, fashionable but most importantly, comfortable shoes. Situated in a busy Mall, this great corner shop is situated in a rapidly growing seaside town in the Garden Route. A very favorable lease agreement is in place with low escalation. The shop assistant is as well-loved by the customers as their comfortable shoes. They do stock shoes for all age groups and sizes up to 11, but with a keen focus and knowledge for ladies of 30 years and up to age groups. Although other national shoes store trade in the area, this business has carved its niche through the years and managed to build a loyal support base of repeat customers. If you have a passion for shoes and satisfied customers and want to own an established business in a relaxed environment by the sea, then this business will bring you lots of joy. The selling price includes VAT and excludes Stock at +- R 150 000.
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Services

Services

Ref: 3032

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New to be Established Paving Franchises For Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 774,925

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

The paving franchise was established in 2011. On offer is two individual franchises - one in Mossel Bay and one in Knysna selling at R774,925 exclulding VAT each. In 2020 the owner decided to expand the franchise but selling it in different areas of South Africa. This is an opportunity not to missed. Work from home and there is minimal administration work. No costly stockholding and the equipment is included in the price. There is a choice of domestic or industrial equipment. This is a unique business opportunity. Services offered include conventional paving and decorating concrete edging. This is the only paving company in SA that can do edge paved areas in an aesthetically pleasing way. If you are a hands-on, customer service driven entrepreneur, this is a business opportunity worth cosidering. No technical skills required. Training is provided to all staff and owners.
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Retail

Homeware/Hardware

Ref: 3031

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Hardware Store in the Garden Route

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,675,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,007,270

Monthly Cash Flow

R 47,356

An extremely well-established hardware store has stood the test of time over 34 years, this Garden Route hardware store specializes in Service! There are people who clearly recall the days of walking into a hardware store to be greeted with: Can I help you?. This is one of those stores. The staff are knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to ensure the client is happy. If the store does not have the item/s needed, they will do their utmost to source the item/s. Highly visible with excellent signage, the business is well-positioned and has adequate parking. With specific but limited owner involvement, the business is attractive to an investor who does not want to buy a job; someone who wants to earn a good return on their investment, and who would be comfortable in the tool and hardware industry. This could be your best every day at the office, and of course, you would be in a beautiful town in the Garden Route. There is a vibrancy in this business which is well supported by trade clients as well as the public. The asking price is balanced and offers a generous return on investment. The price excludes stock of approximately R1,200,000 and Vat.
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Services

Services

Ref: 3028

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Paving Franchise for Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 890,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

Secure your financial future now with this successful franchise group! A newly established franchise in George now offered for sale! The franchise is a proudly South African key provider of domestic and commercial paving and decorative concrete edging services to the public sector at large. They specialize in different kinds of paving and curbing, they are also busy with a glow in the dark paving. The paving can be used indoors and outdoors. The paving market is only now booming in SA. What makes this a good business opportunity? = One of the best SMME franchise opportunities in SA today = Complete turnkey business system = No previous experience required – full training provided = Affordable – partial financing available = Proven unique product mix = No direct competition = A unique ‘no-risk’ business model What makes this franchise different from other paving companies: - The conventional paving and decorative concrete edging is a unique product mix - a Client service evaluation program - Every branch is owner-managed - Permanent staff and no casuals, which provides added security to clients. - a Unique franchise model established throughout the country Entrepreneurs who are prepared to be hands-on involved in the day to day operations of their own business can enquire now. Asking price excludes VAT and includes custom-built trailer, edging equipment, general paving tools and promotional material. Franchises in Knysna, Mossel Bay and Klein Karoo also available. Please enquire for price and more details.
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Food/Hospitality

Cafe/Coffee Shop

Ref: 3025

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Cozy Little Coffee Shop

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 750,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

R 32,971

A well-established coffee shop in a coastal town in the Garden Route, Western Cape now for sale. The coffee shop is in a prime position on a busy main road and has a relaxing atmosphere while patrons enjoy good food and coffee. It is the only coffee shop in town which is open 7 days a week. The business has a loyal local following and it is well supported by tourists and visitors to the area. The business has a unique contract that offers a guaranteed R9,000 income per month. The ideal buyer is a couple or single individual who can be hands-on in the day to day operations of this little business. Although the staff is well trained and the owners presence is not required all trading hours, the business will benefit from an entrepreneur who has a passion for the hospitality industry. There are lots of potentials to grow this business. Asking price excludes stock of ± R35,000.
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Food/Hospitality

Retailer

Ref: 3022

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Artisan Confectionery & Coffee Bar

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 400,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,131,379

Monthly Cash Flow

R 17,293

Unique, popular and well-positioned business for sale. This business serves the customer who is thirsty and looking for something out of the ordinary to munch on, not wanting to sit down to have a meal. Their coffee on the go and cold snacks are a popular attraction. This is a destination shop, in a high feet traffic area. The artisan ice cream is handmade locally and berries and brownies are also sourced locally. Their speciality coffee is from a local roastery. This operation is in need of an energetic, customer service orientated owner who can take the business to the next level. This is a unique retail opportunity in the hospitality industry in a unique position. It is a destination outlet attracting customers for their specific products. Asking price excludes stock of ± R50,000.
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3016

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Fine Dining Restaurant For Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,400,000

Annual Turnover

R 840,000

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

Fully licensed, upmarket fine dining restaurant, based in the Garden Route for sale. The business is in a prime location with good exposure and ample passing traffic. The opportunity will suit a qualified chef or someone who has a passion for the hospitality who wants to establish his/her own signature brand. The business is well equipped with only the best quality cutlery and furniture. The kitchen is fully fitted with all the necessary equipment, including a walk-in freezer and fridge. Currently operating 7 days a week during day trade hours, the potential lies in operating this venue offering evening dining as well. With the right operator, this business can be sustainable offering a quality lifestyle in the beautiful Garden Route. Dont expect high profits for this price and location. The business is sufficiently equipped to run a takeaway business or any other speciality restaurant. Assets are worth in access of R900,000. The owner wishes to pursue another opportunity. Asking price excludes stock of ± R40,000.
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Automotive

Mechanical Repair

Ref: 3015

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Busy Automotive Workshop in Garden Route

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,195,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,300,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 62,630

This workshop is very well positioned in this busy town, with good access. The premises are more than adequate, have a lot of natural light, and are well sign-written. The workshop will work on most vehicle types, petrol, and diesel. The staff are well trained and settled in their work. Client loyalty is secured by giving honest advice and good value service. There are no other loyalty generators, so the new owner would absolutely need to be mechanically proficient. The asking price is very reasonable, includes any stock on the day, and excludes Vat.
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Professional

Property/Real Estate

Ref: 3013

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Prominent Real Estate Agency for Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 350,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

This is a turnkey franchise real estate agency business that has generated consistent, predictable income for almost 10 years. This well-established office has maintained an excellent reputation based on providing the type of personalized service that is sometimes missing in larger real estate firms. Buying this business will establish you as a serious player in this fast-growing coastal Garden Route real estate market. The area is highly desirable and has excellent projections for housing and population growth. Located in a good position, high exposure frontage shop, and professional office set-up with 4 agents. Long secure lease with market-related rental terms and conditions. This agency has been operating successfully for many years. It would be of interest primarily to the following categories of buyers: 1) Independent residential real estate agencies who wish to add residential & commercial real estate activity. 2) Real estate agents who have the desire, knowledge, talent, and resources to operate and own their own real estate agency. 3) Entrepreneurs wanting a link to the real estate sector. The agency also has a small rental book (±20 units) which has never been the focus of the business, and this has huge potential for growth. The seller is prepared to stay on for a year or two, depending on the buyers needs. The seller is also open for discussions around acting as principal until the buyer is qualified to register as principal. This is a great opportunity if you have a passion for the real estate industry, looking to be your own boss while working under a reputable brand. This is an excellent opportunity. Asking price excludes VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3012

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Interior Design & Manufacturing

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,675,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,312,588

Monthly Cash Flow

R 62,416

Since 2009, this successful and profitable interior design and furniture manufacturing business has been beautifying houses and commercial properties. The business is based in the Garden Route. This operation has an in-house upholstery workshop and furniture manufacturing division that makes this a one-stop service shop for all interior needs. The staff are skilled and experienced to refurbish, re-upholster and design and manufacture according to the clients requirements. The company shares longstanding relationships with national and international reputable suppliers. The business has a customer base in both the residential and commercial markets, servicing the middle to higher LSM section of the market. This is the ideal opportunity for a husband and wife team who are business savvy and have a background in the interior design or manufacturing industry. Asking price excludes stock of ± R600,000 and VAT.
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Automotive

Fuel Station

Ref: 3010

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Petrol Station Incl. Property

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 29,950,000

Annual Turnover

R 52,543,453

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

NO BEE REQUIREMENTS Major brand petrol station with C/Store on a major route in the Garden Route now for sale. Included in the sale is the property which not only houses the filling station but also generates rental income from other tenants. Fuel sales for this site are +/- 260,000 litres per month with a turnover of +/- R193,531 per month in the convenience store, This station is on a major route with high traffic flow and have a loyal customer base. A suitable candidate will show and provide proof of the necessary funds associated with this transaction. Such proof shall be given in writing by your financial institution, lawyer and or auditor for the attention of the broker and seller to this transaction. These requirements will form the basis of moving any agreement that may be forthcoming forward and may there be further requirements laid down prior to an interview being granted. There is no BEE requirement. Due to the popularity of this listing, the overwhelming responses and daily avalanche of emails and voice messages thereto, you will be required to complete our Non-Disclosure Agreement and to provide us with “proof of funds” from your bank or financial institution for you to be privy to any information financial or otherwise. Asking price excludes stock of ± R1m and VAT.
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Services

Entertainment

Ref: 3009

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Startup Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 450,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

If you are looking for a business opportunity in the outdoors, then look no further! On offer is all the equipment to start a stand-up paddleboarding business. You literally only need to find a spot to put down this business and you are ready to start operating. The business is ideal for someone who loves the outdoors and even fitness enthusiasts. The business can offer a fun outdoor activity and it is great for team-building exercises and fun birthday adventures. The start-up stand-up paddleboards are inflatable and easy to transport and set up anywhere in South Africa. The business can be run from anywhere where clients can absorb the beauty of picturesque greenery and captivating waterways. View the enchanting water creatures below, and the brilliantly colored bird life above, feel the true pulse of nature at its best! The business is operated with minimal overheads. The equipment is in a transportable container and can be relocated anywhere in South Africa. Asking price does not include transport or relocation of the container. This is a great opportunity for an existing business like a campsite next to a river, or restaurant next to a lagoon or river, to expand existing operations or if you simply want to supplement existing income without a huge increase in overheads.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3006

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Iconic Timber Retail Shop

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 285,000

Annual Turnover

R 769,516

Monthly Cash Flow

R 14,301

This iconic, successful established retail outlet is one of the oldest gems in the Garden Route. Established more than 30 years ago, this little business is a destination retail outlet with a regular following and return customer base. Selling authentic wood creations and local timber craft, indigenous wood planks and timber gifts, this business is a household name amongst both locals and tourists to the area. A small business with a lot of passion for selling beautiful wood art that lasts forever. This unique timber gift and furniture store support local suppliers and manufacturers and offer a wide range of high-quality timber products. The business is manager run with the owner taking care of purchases and customer relations. The business is easy to manage and is ideal for someone looking for a small business to keep them busy or supplement income. There is ample opportunity to grow this business. It has is a reputable brand which is just waiting for an energised entrepreneur to take it to the next level. Asking price excludes stock of ± R190,000.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3000

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Water Treatment Solutions Company

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,240,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,741,529

Monthly Cash Flow

R 81,704

Southern Africa is entering an era of water uncertainty, both in terms of quantitative resources (not enough water) as well the increasing lack of water quality for human and agricultural consumption. This business delivers a high in demand and much-needed service providing solutions through the supply or design of cost-effective water treatment and recycling systems that allow Southern Africans to improve the quality of life now and into the future. On offer is 100% shares in a successful company based in the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. This company serves the growing need in water treatment (primarily) and alternative residential and light commercial energy (secondary) supply solutions in Southern Africa. The business model is built on the principle that the operation can solve client needs related to water treatment and energy via sustainable and cost-effective solutions. The clients needs are determined and analyzed and a customized solution is designed, manufactured and installed in line with the clients budgets and operating needs. Post-installation servicing and maintenance are provided to all systems installed. This successful business, imports products which are used to manufacture custom-designed commercial, industrial and large residential renewable systems. These units are either supplied and installed for clients nationally in South Africa or exported depending on the client’s needs. The business has been in operation for more than 12 years and has a national and international customer base. It has an excellent reputation and is one of the only service providers of its kind in Southern Africa. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a plumbing or commercial electrical experience, or an entrepreneur with experience in the renewable energy field. The seller is prepared to retain a percentage share in the company with an exit strategy agreement, alternatively, he will commit to an extended period of assistance to ensure a smooth handover and transition. This is a great opportunity that requires an entrepreneur with good management skills who will be hands-on involved in the day to day operations of the business. The selling price includes a stock of no less than R1m.
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 837

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Trendy Ladies Clothing Boutique

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 2,800,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

The Garden Route has many unexpected jewels, but it is always a joy to discover one more. Modestly tucked away on a very busy street in a highly sought after, a prime position of this Garden Route town is a fascinating ladies boutique. The moment you enter this shop you realize that this is a place of personal warmth as well as a fashion. The boutique appeals to a wide clientele who prefer individual styling to chain-store fashions. Add to this the fact that the fascinating array of garments and gifts is kept up to date with frequently-added fresh stock, and you have a shopping experience that many happy customers have repeated for as long as this business has been around. This business is a pleasure to run with small, well trained, sophisticated staff compliment. Once or twice a year travel abroad is the highlight of running this business. If you have a flair for fashion, love bling, and beautiful clothes, then this is an opportunity for you to enjoy your passion every day. Add to these overseas trips twice a year to purchase stock and you live in the perfect world every woman dreams of! The owner will provide full training during a gradual handover period of one month. Asking price includes stock to the value of more than R 4.5m at cost price.
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Automotive

Car Dealership

Ref: 832

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Car Franchise Dealership

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,800,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,177,830

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

This franchised new car dealership is based in the Garden Route. It has been established since the early 2000s and trades more than one well-known vehicle brand. The business comprises of new and used car sales divisions, as well as a service center. The dealer principal has the right to the whole of the Southern Cape for this strong vehicle brand and has the opportunity to develop the brand within the whole of the Southern Cape region. The range of vehicles covers all the LSM groups and has a loyal South Africa following. The business does not show significant seasonal trends. There are some exciting developments within this brand that will change the financial results of this business favorably in the next 3 - 6 months. The seller would like to retain a minority share in the business. On offer is a 90% share in the company for R4,800,000. Over and above the purchase price, the buyer will need to provide surety for additional working capital (floor plan). Take ownership of this exciting opportunity to enter the automotive industry under this flagship franchised vehicle brand and join the seller on the journey to growing this brand in the Southern Cape. The seller will also consider an outright sale.
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 824

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Established Shading Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 540,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,520,473

Monthly Cash Flow

R 20,529

The business is based in a beautiful town in the Garden Route. The business is established since 2004 business, situated in the die industrial area of this fast-growing Garden Route town. The business provides shading services in the larger Southern Cape and Klein Karoo area. The wide variety of products ranges from residential to commercial shade solutions including Shade ports, carports, and canopies. They are also agents for supplying and installing a variety of blinds. This business also manufactures steel frame gates. They pride themselves in excellent workmanship, customer services, and quality control of all products. The owners are involved with the manufacturing and installation and also handles all client liaison. The business consists of an experienced team of professional installers or manufacturers ensuring that every order is perfect and that they deliver good quality products. The business is easy to manage and has a lot of growth potential. This is the ideal opportunity for a service orientated entrepreneur with good communication skills and who does not want to be office-bound. Asking price excludes stock of ± R100,000 and VAT.
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Leisure/Entertainment

Arts/Crafts

Ref: 804

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Unique Gift Shop

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 480,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,253,137

Monthly Cash Flow

R 14,928

This unique gift shop invites you to step back in time ... Around every corner, you will find something special. The shop is located in a prominent shopping center in the Garden Route. The business prides itself on supporting the local community by stocking a variety of South African products. This successful and profitable business stocks a wide variety of gifts, antiques, snacks, and craft products. The shop is based in a high traffic area and is a popular destination shop when shopping for a unique gift. All figures can be verified. The business is easy to manage, and all controls and systems are in place to allow the owner free and flexible time. This is an ideal venture for someone wishing to be their own boss. This business is unique and offers an exciting opportunity for the new owner/s to continue and expand. Asking price excludes stock of ± R 500,000 and VAT
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 803

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Franchise Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,850,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,091,618

Monthly Cash Flow

R 51,378

This well-known franchise restaurant in the Garden Route is situated in a center on a busy road with continuous passing traffic. This business is waiting for a new owner with a passion for food and customer service to join this exiting franchise group. The restaurant is extremely popular with the locals and the town is also well known to tourists from all over the world. No major revamp will be necessary for the near future. This is a perfect opportunity for any buyer who wants to live in this beautiful town close to the sea and also the beautiful scenery of the Garden Route. The price excludes stock of +-R130 000, VAT and joining fee.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 801

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Stainless Steel Fabricator

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 750,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,547,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 58,200

A Stainless Steel workshop in the Garden Route is looking for a new owner. Equipped with adequate machinery and support equipment/tools, the business will require someone who knows about steel fabrication. There is no middle management; the new owner would have to lead from the front, doing everything from quoting to work specification to collecting the money. Growth is entirely up to the new owner; there is adequate capacity for some growth, the business only has one permanent staff member currently. The client base is extensive, from Marine applications, builders, developers, architects, etc. This is an attractive feature of the business which has been in existence since the early 2000s The adage A new broom sweeps cleaner will certainly apply to this opportunity; priced correctly for the current state of the business, a new owner can make a difference very quickly, and add value. The Asking Price excludes VAT and minimal stock on hand.
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Food/Hospitality

Cafe/Coffee Shop

Ref: 799

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Coffee Shop in Garden Route

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 495,000

Annual Turnover

R 752,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 17,000

A traditional style Coffee Shop on a busy road in a bustling Garden Route town is on the market. Boasting a good balance between exterior and interior seating, the Coffee Shop serves a range of excellent coffees as well as its own blend which proves popular. The assets are in good condition and the kitchen serves a wholesome meal range as well as the traditional popular daytime menu options. The premises have a lot of natural light, and the owners have adequate solutions to any power failures. There is always parking available, a really important factor in this growth town... Visibility is superb, with exceptional signage to support the owners marketing activities. The asking price is very reasonable and excludes stock of approximately R10,000
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Leisure/Entertainment

Arts/Crafts

Ref: 794

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Functional Gifts Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 2,800,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,309,738

Monthly Cash Flow

R 76,288

This well-established business is a leading in-house design business with an excellent reputation for original, quality products at very affordable prices. This is a manufacturing business with a range of artwork themes in an array of functional product ranges: from stationery to home-ware; crockery and cutlery to kitchenware; unique gifts and wall plaques to make-up to handbags. The business has become a worthy contender in the wholesale home-ware and gifting market. Their range is available nationally and internationally. Blessed with an excellent team, exciting marketing opportunities, innovative product lines, and artwork themes, this company is well-positioned to meet the international demand for its extensive, original, and quality product ranges. If you are a marketing and sales orientated entrepreneur, then this is an opportunity you should consider. This is a business with massive potential for growth, and it is waiting for a new owner who can take it to the next level. A creative flair will be beneficial but is not a requirement. This business has great export potential, and the seller is prepared to grow the international market with the new owner. The asking price excludes VAT and stock of approximately R 200,000.
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 786

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Cleaning Services Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 755,000

Annual Turnover

R 413,520

Monthly Cash Flow

R 26,457

Successful Cleaning Services Company for Sale in the Garden Route! This business specializes in cleaning windows (main service) and cleaning upmarket residential properties (mostly holiday rentals). With more than 325 homes on their database, this owner-managed business has a good reputation for excellent service. The company is high in demand for their reliable service. The owner is hands-on involved in the day to day operations of the business. Now is a good time to acquire this successful business so you can scoop up the peak season business ahead. If you are customer-service driven, loves working with people, enjoy strategic planning, and work with solutions, then this is an opportunity that deserves your attention. Asking price excludes stock of approximately R 15,000.
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Rural

Agricultural

Ref: 774

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Profitable Drilling Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 105,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

This fast-growing business is a leading provider of technically innovative drilling services to the South African market. A well-established business with an excellent reputation and track record. The selling price includes the property, all support vehicles, drilling rigs and tools, machinery, general tools, the database of clients, and geological records of an extended area. Assets of more than R54m are included in the selling price. Asking price excludes VAT. Please enquire for full details on this niche business!
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Services

Electronic / Mobile Commerce

Ref: 770

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Electronics Supply and Repairs

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 470,000

Annual Turnover

R 475,247

Monthly Cash Flow

R 13,749

Old school electronics, sound, component supply, and repair business now up for grabs! The owner is looking to retire and would like to hand this business to the next generation entrepreneur who can take the 60-year-old legacy to the next level. This well-established business is situated on the Garden Route. Under current ownership (3rd owner), the business has been providing the seller with sustainable income year on year. The client base is 90% fixed. The client profile is 60% of commercial clients (businesses/repair shops) and 40% general public (end-user). The business is run by the owner and his wife with no additional staff. Customers come from as far as the Klein Karoo and Port Elizabeth. Stock holding is done manually. This well-known Garden Route business has over the years, established itself as a reliable and trustworthy supply and repair center for all kinds of electronic equipment. The seller is prepared to stay on for a month to ensure a smooth handover. The selling price includes all stock on hand on the date of handover. The stock value is estimated to be close to the asking price of the business, resulting in a very small goodwill component being charged for a long-established 60-year-old business, brand, and reputation!
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 629

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Steel Fabrication Enterprise

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 12,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 13,465,922

Monthly Cash Flow

R 314,270

This is a significant business that adds value to steel in almost every possible way. Servicing a number of industries, including the security industry, no job is too small with all work attracting the same dedicated level of service and quality attention. Very well positioned near major access routes in this Garden Route town, the business has stood the test of time. It has continued to flourish and grow through some tough times, so the formula does work. Revenue for the current year-to-date shows exceptional growth over 2018, with profit exceeding R4,8m. The administration is one of the keys to success here with reliable systems. Another key to their success is the team of cross-skilled artisans and workers, managed by a successful middle management structure. The asset base is extensive, and it all works. The premises are for sale to the astute buyer and will be a separate transaction to the business sale. The asking price excludes VAT and Stock of approximately R1m.
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Import/Export/Wholesale

Wholesale

Ref: 622

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H2O Reticulation Solution Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 6,600,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,161,161

Monthly Cash Flow

R 102,762

This business can be operated from anywhere in South Africa! This very profitable business is based in the Western Cape, South Africa. They supply water reticulation solutions, including PPR pipes and fittings to the South African market. The seller has the exclusive rights to import and distribute this specific brand of PPR pipes and fittings in South Africa with Southern Africa as a potential market. This wholesale and distribution business has been supplying corporate companies for the past 10 years - the last 5 years under current ownership. Their client base includes service providers to developers of RDP housing schemes, developers of hospitals, schools, hostels, and farming operations, to name a few. Previous clients include a seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi and a hospital in Malawi. Projects are lined up to supply as far as Zambia and Namibia. It is a well-established profitable plumbing supplies business with an excellent reputation, very small staff compliment. Good systems and controls are in place. In cases where the sellers South African customers are supplying their outside the South African borders, the seller export to the areas outside South Africa as and when required. This opens up the opportunity for this company to trade outside South Africa. If you are a service orientated entrepreneur, with good sales and negotiation skills, you can no doubt make a success of this business. The business has huge potential for growth. Asking price excludes VAT and stock value of R5,000,000. For more details on this extremely exciting opportunity, contact us now!
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Services

Entertainment

Ref: 619

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Eco Friendly Property Development

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 14,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Cash Flow

R 3,805

This is a unique business and development opportunity in the fast-growing tourism industry on the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. This business opportunity comprises a firmly established lifestyle center on a 10ha property which is based on the Garden Route, South Africa with the potential to develop tented accommodation on the property. The Garden Route is a beautiful and accessible area in South Africa renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves. This unique property offers a one of its kind tourism experience. The opportunity exists to expand the existing business, by developing tented accommodation on the property. Approval in principle is in place to build of 5 tents. Theres little to beat the romance of sleeping under canvas - not to mention that you feel so much more connected to the beautiful environment outside as you can properly hear the night sounds of the bush. If you are a developer looking for a unique business, then this opportunity deserves your consideration. For more details about this green, environmentally friendly development and business opportunity, please contact us now!
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Retail

Food/Beverage

Ref: 608

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Lucrative Fast Food Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 3,900,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,347,733

Monthly Cash Flow

R 110,891

Highly profitable and well-established business opportunity! This business has been operational for more than 20 years and is based in the Garden Route. It is a popular destination take away and it enjoys the support from locals and tourists alike. The business benefits from return customers. This business is situated in a prime position with easy access and ample parking. There is ample opportunity to expand if the new owner wishes to grow the business. It is a simple, no-nonsense business with reliable suppliers and good systems in place. The business comes with a reliable, small staff compliment who is well trained. The business is owner run and managed. For this business to continue on the same level of success, it should ideally be managed by a hands-on owner and ideally a couple or a family. If you are a customer service orientated entrepreneur with a passion for the food and hospitality industry, then this a very good opportunity to acquire a business that can offer a sustainable income. The asking price excludes stock at the cost of R40,000 and VAT.
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 598

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Aluminium Framed Window & Door Fitter & Installer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,995,500

Annual Turnover

R 11,343,434

Monthly Cash Flow

R 153,360

This well-established business has been trading for more than 3 decades. They have built up a solid reputation in the industry, servicing the greater Garden Route region. The business specialises in the fitment and installation of top quality aluminium products that are stylish enough to be used in modern residential developments and tough enough to be used in both commercial and industrial applications. Amongst the work that they undertake are sliding doors, aluminium windows, enclosing of outdoor areas such as balconies, shopfitting, and other aluminium and glass requirements. The company is a market leader with a substantial competitive advantage due to its size and capabilities. There are proven systems and excellent staff in place. The owner’s focus has successfully been to be unique and dynamic in the quality of products manufactured and services offered to clients and this sets them apart from their competitors. Most of the work comes from repeat customers. The owner oversees the business operations in a management capacity, and he is backed by an experienced operations manager. This is an outstanding business with a premium market share in the region, and trades successfully year on year, with growth and excellent opportunities for future growth. Asking price excludes VAT and stock of R400,000.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 531

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Office Furniture Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 12,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 21,653,679

Monthly Cash Flow

R 200,621

This profitable and successful manufacturing concern was established more than 20 years ago, operating from the Garden Route, servicing clients nationally. This business is one of the top leading and most trusted workplace furniture manufacturers, supplying a network of established clients both in the wholesale and retail market in South Africa. This is the ideal business offering a quality lifestyle in the Garden Route while servicing a client base with a national footprint. This operation offers diverse income streams. Exceptional growth in the 2019/2020 financial year shows a 14% increase in turnover, with net profits increasing by 21%. The seller is prepared to stay on for a period to ensure smooth handover and transition. Included in the selling price are assets to the value of more than R 7,295,000 which includes delivery vehicles. Selling price excludes stock of R 2,200,000 and VAT. The option to purchase the building can also be discussed.
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Services

Animal related

Ref: 528

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Pet Kennels and Property

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 2,230,000

Annual Turnover

R 196,223

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

The 1665 sqm property and business has been developed especially for the care of pets in the Garden Route. Dogs are the favorites, then the cats, and even birds. Judging by the regular returns, the pets are happy with the very clean environment in the open air, with plenty of suns. The establishment even cares for some wildlife. There is a small dwelling on the property for the manager/caretaker. Fully perimeter walled, with 2 electric access gates, all buildings are in very good condition. The asking price is for the property is R1,550,000 and the business R680,000, resulting in an asking price of R2,230,000.
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Services

Entertainment

Ref: 518

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Lifestyle Centre With Property

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 14,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 541,965

Monthly Cash Flow

R 3,805

This is a charming food and lifestyle center situated in a central location on the Garden Route. The business concept is to create an environment where small businesses can trade in a natural outdoor venue with a unique look and feel. Existing businesses that currently operate in this center include five food/eating venues as well as various local retail outlets ( including clothing & accessories, design studio, art gallery, etc.). The business offers various rental income streams and is probably one of the unique operations in the Garden Route, Western Cape. The environmentally conscious venue does not use any chemicals, recycles grey water, repurposes wet waste from the restaurant, and captures rainwater. A cottage at the top of the property is entirely off the grid. The property is 10ha in expanse and offers various development options, which will be discussed in detail with a qualified buyer. If you are looking for a unique business with property and development potential, then this opportunity deserves your consideration. Included in the asking price is the 10ha fixed property. The property has the appropriate consent use in place to operate as a tourism operation. Dont miss out on an opportunity to get involved in one of the fastest-growing industries in the Garden Route and South Africa! Asking price excludes VAT.
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Services

Driving Schools

Ref: 504

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Driver Training Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 400,000

Annual Turnover

R 664,000

Monthly Cash Flow

R 16,667

A small operation in the Garden Route, this business is relatively uncomplicated and easy to manage. The training vehicles are in good condition, and the instructor team is well experienced. Demand for driver training is constant, and the business would definitely benefit from having a hands-on owner. License codes 8, 10 and learners 14 are catered for. Opportunities for growth in the greater area are good. This business would suit anyone who is looking for an easy-to-manage type of business in the Garden Route. The new owner would not be tied-up full time at all and would be able to enjoy a variable and flexible working day.
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Salon

Ref: 404

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Profitable Hair and Beauty Salon

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 950,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,006,518

Monthly Cash Flow

R 33,239

Top upmarket hair salon with a strong client base and long trading history are now available!! This Garden Route hair and beauty salon is in an excellent accessible position with regular and almost guaranteed foot traffic! Thats the market: from late teens to the young professionals and the gentle well-heeled over 60s trying to look 25 years younger! It is a newly revamped (2018) modern salon offering the range of treatments the market wants. The staff are well-trained and are key to the loyalty of the fast-growing client base. The current owner is an entrepreneur with no experience in the hair and beauty field. The new owner need not be a hairstylist or beauty therapist, however, it can be beneficial for the business if the owner is a qualified stylist or beautician. Significant opportunity for growth exists for the new owner who can add more value offer a wider retail range; appoint more stylists, etc. The beauty salon division of this business is underutilized and has huge growth potential. This is a business with an excellent reputation, and it is one of the most upmarket salons in the Garden Route. This is an ideal opportunity for a new owner to enjoy the rewards of working in a very pleasant business. The new owner need not be experienced in the industry, although it would be advantageous. The knowledge and capacity of the staff could give a completely inexperienced owner enough support and confidence to grow into the business. Asking price excludes stock of approximately R150,000 and VAT.
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Home Garden

Homewares/Hardware

Ref: 367

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Versatile ReUpholstery & Carpentry

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,430,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,112,650

Monthly Cash Flow

undisclosed

A profitable, well-established business since 2002 is on offer. It is located in a scenic, seaside town on the Garden Route. Its survival over many years is attributed to its professional, top quality service and interior design input. The business offers an exciting broad spectrum of skills which include new furniture manufacture, restoration/re-upholstery to furniture, yacht and motor home interiors. A wide range of quality fabric and leather products contribute to customer satisfaction and sales. The venue is ideally suited for the business with 330m2 of workspace including office, toilets, showroom loading, and parking bays. This business offers the entrepreneur with a creative flair the opportunity to produce top quality products and designs to a supportive community in a beautiful town. The asking price excludes stock of R230,000 and VAT.
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Automotive

Car Dealership

Ref: 354

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Motor Dealership and Property

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 10,300,000

Annual Turnover

R 28,919,643

Monthly Cash Flow

R 197,349

Trading in 2nd hand motor vehicles, this business has stopped any form of advertising years ago. Why?...you ask...Because their service and their product are so consistently reliable that their client referral base is immeasurable; it just keeps on going and growing. In-Bound vehicles are repaired/renovated/rejuvenated before they get to the sales floor. A vehicle on the sales floor is absolutely ready to be bought and at excellent value prices which generate loyalty. This business sets new thresholds of excellence for the motor trade and they are undisputed leaders. The new owner would need to be a true blue petrol-head! Someone who has the business acumen and discipline to step into shoes of perfection and excellence. No re-treads here please, you have to be the real deal. This is also an opportunity for someone just wanting to add the property to their portfolio. A third of the building is not utilized by the business, and therein is an opportunity for the new owner. There are many options with this offering. The asking price is for the 1200 m2 building, and the business. It excludes VAT and stock, which would obviously vary. Budget on R2million for the stock.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 335

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Decor, Furniture Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 2,860,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,671,642

Monthly Cash Flow

R 108,333

This well established, family furniture emporium provides decorators and clients alike with professional advice and service, custom-built luxury furnishings and accessories all under one roof. The business was established, by the current owner, in 1994 and is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. This interior decor company with factory on-premises services both the home and leisure industries with decor custom made furniture, curtains, blinds, shutters, upholstery, and fabrics. Experienced fitters and seamstresses, on-site, manufacture these custom luxury furnishings and accessories both indoor and outdoor. The current owners concentrate on marketing, sales, and administration while a Management structure handles the day-to-day running of the business. The business is ideal for a creative person who enjoys design, a good income (ROI of over 40% !), and living in an upmarket environment. The asking price R2,860,000 excludes stock of R450,000 and VAT.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 331

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Profitable Fishing Equipment

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,953,785

Monthly Cash Flow

R 30,000

Every Fishermans dream store! There is something really exciting about entering this well-stocked anglers delight! Almost the same as feeling that bite on the bait! An extremely well-organized retail store, the range is huge: Fresh and saltwater angling necessities, big rods n reels to little rods n reels, knives, useful tools and of course the bait as well, all enticing the excited shopper into the net! No effort is spared by the owners who will swivel around to make sure their client remains hooked, to be landed again and again. No tall stories in this business. Perfectly positioned with ample parking, the store is an icon in the small coastal town. The smell of the sea completes the shopping experience for Dads and Mums, daughters and sons alike as they contemplate which lure will land the big one! Marketing activity is with listings on various websites, and the signage is immediately attractive. The buyer would need to be passionate about angling. The asking price excludes vat and stock which varies around R1,000,000. This could be reduced to fit the buyers capital budget.
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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.
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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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