Situated 1km inside Longmore Forest overlooking Nelson Mandela's 1st proclaimed Heritage site. The Van Stadensberg Mountain, known locally as the Lady Slipper Range.
This beautiful property is bordered by 2 streams, one in the front and one on the Western Boundary. The property boast a lovely 240m², 19 year old home, consisting of 3/4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a massive open plan area with a lounge, dining room, bar
area with a small slate bed, snooker table and a well fitted large kitchen. All with beautiful view of the mountain and surrounds. At the entrance to the property is a Stone Cairn with the Van Stadensberg plaque proclaimed by Mandela Prominent.
1000km of roads in the forest of ±25 000ha. Upper Van Stadens dam in the Forest. 2 bore war forts ruins overlooking the Dam. Plenty of beautiful Kloofs, Valley's, Streams, Waterfalls, etc in this forest, ideal for hikers, bikers and twitches. Part of the VW Rally is held in this forest, in fact one of the legs starts right opposite our entrance to the farm and the Van Stadens Heritage Cairn, so we have a perfect viewing point from our front lawn.
We see the odd steenbok, large mountain tortoises, owls and of course plenty of wild birds. At night the song of the night-jars put us to sleep in our super comfy home.
The solar powered borehole is 110m deep and provides ample water for our needs from 3 5000L tanks, which gravity feed down to the house and garden. The boreholes maximum capacity is 4000L per hour. (Certificate provided) if needed for irrigation, stock,etc.
There are approximately 60 to 100 indiginous trees and planted ± 5 to 8 years ago along the front riverbank, plus an additional 30 planted in the last 6 months. The trees are a mixture of wild plum, wild peach, yellow-wood, red currant, assegaai cape fig, waterberry , saffron, cheesewood, river bushwillow, variegated milkwood, cape holly, etc.
The property is suitable for developments as a lifestyle with a caravan park and / or chalets as income or a small farming enterprise with sheep and / or cattle, goats or tunnels, berry farming,etc.
NB: Kikuyu if planted all over will grow exceptionally fast in this area as other smallholders have already discovered. A cycle track is also an option or just grow fynbos as we did, just for the beauty of it.
this beautiful property is 25 minutes from Bay West Mall, 3 minutes from PE and 20 minutes from Uitenhage.