OUTSTANDING IRRIGATION FARM (WATER ABUNDANTLY)
This farm is for the farmer with vision, energy and the ability to develop the farm to its full potential.
NOTE: Farms like this very rarely come onto the market. The previous two owners both owned the farm for 40 years.
Size: 1,134 hectares (4 Title Deeds)
ƒ?› In close proximity to Port Alfred (25 km), Kenton-on-Sea (25 km), only 15 km to Bathurst and 35 km to Grahamstown.
ƒ?› Farm is situated in the Southwell area, Port Alfred and forms part of the 45,000 ha conservation area (Kowie/Kariega) bordering the Kowie River.
ƒ?› Magnificent fauna and flora made up of yellowwood trees, aloes, cycads, different indigenous trees, shrubs, etc. Birds aplenty ie: Fish eagles, Crown Eagle, Fish hawk, Knysna Loerie etc.
(Bird enthusiast paradise)
Water / Irrigation:
ƒ?› Registered 110 hectares of water rights (535 214m2) irrigated from two dams.
ƒ?› The irrigation water supply has the capacity to deliver water to 300 hectares. Water certificate and PH levels of water are available.
ƒ?› The 2 dams were build 33 years ago, the banks are about 150 m long and up to 30 m deep - the dams have never been empty.
ƒ?› Capacity of the two dams together are approximately 600 000 m2 (120 ha irrigation)
More than enough water for a third dam to be built which will increase the capacity to irrigate a further 100 hectares.
ƒ?› 3 fresh water streams flowing through the farm.
ƒ?› Dam 1: 250 000 m3 of water.
ƒ?› Dam 2: 350 000 m3 of water.
ƒ?› Both dams have large bass and kurper.
ƒ?› 5 old cement dams
ƒ?› Kowie River forms one border of the farm - previous owner irrigated from river.
ƒ?› Permission can be applied to pump a further 100 hectares from the river.
ƒ?› Eskom power to dams and river, two old pump rooms - one with two 15 kw motors / pumps
ƒ?› Average rain fall, plus/minus 660 mm of rain per year.
ƒ?› Moderate climate.
ƒ?› New 2.4 m fences with 1.2 m pig wire at the bottom, plus well maintained fencing in the various camps. Complete outside fence of 2.4 m with CAE certificate. Outside fence 18.3 km
ƒ?› 3 phase electricity
ƒ?› 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, dining room, lounge, kitchen and pantry.
ƒ?› Old pool/Old tennis court
ƒ?› Air conditioning: - 18 000 BTU aircon in living area, 9000 BTU aircon in bedroom
ƒ?› Neat garden, fully illuminated with lights
ƒ?› Numerous outbuildings and storage facilities
ƒ?› New office with bathroom- can be used as bachelorƒ??s flat
ƒ?› Separate apartment - newly renovated.
ƒ?› Full security system in place ie:
- 330 meters fully electrified fence around yard (26 wires).
- New security system: 18 CCTV cameras covering the whole house
- 40 ƒ?Samsung Flat screen TV screen showing 18 CCTV rooms in lounge
- 32 ƒ?TV in main bedroom which shows 18 CCTV cameras.
ƒ?› 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, open plan dining room and lounge.
ƒ?› 3 x air conditioners ƒ?? 9000 BTU in study, 12 000 BTU in main bedroom and 18 000 BTU in living area.
ƒ?› The property has 315 meters fully electrified fence around yard.
- 9 CCTV cameras covering the entire house, 32 ƒ?TV in main bedroom, 1 x Monitor in study, 1 x monitor in TV room, all included. Garden with LED lights
ƒ?› Fully equipped "garage / gym" of 53 m?ý. All gym equipment included ie:
Shaker, Preacher Curl Machine, Smith Machine, Treadmill, Bicycle, Boxing Bag, Full kits of 10 kg dumbbells ƒ?? 25 kg, Bench, Seated Calf raising machine, Ab flyer and Chest press machine - all in excellent condition.
ƒ?› Both houses are fitted with 2.4 m of full electrified fencing and sliding gates.
ƒ?› Full alarm systems, monitored by local company, 24/7 assistance. Panic buttons as well as remote
ƒ?› All entrance roads to the Southwell area are monitored by cameras, so no vehicles can enter the area unnoticed (Agri SA).
ƒ?› 5 workers cottages of about 50 m2 overlooking the large dam, ideal for converting into overnight units. All with Eskom power.
ƒ?› There are also 2 smaller structures and a third structure at the dam with two rooms.
ƒ?› About 46 km of dirt roads, numerous small ground dams.
ƒ?› Cattle kraal and dip facilities, Loading ramp for game/cattle
ƒ?› Shooting range - targets at 25 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 300 m
ƒ?› Various Infrastructure and stores for Implements etc.
ƒ?› Large number of cement troughs and dams spread over the farm.
ƒ?› Cement bridges over streams
ƒ?› 6.18 ha orchard of Macadamia (Beaumont) nut trees 10 years and older.
Items included in Sale:
- Fiat tractor 980 4X4
- Large tractor trailer 4 wheel
- 20 dish double disc
- 13 Tooth Chisel Plow (Rovic)
- 3 m2 Two-wheel damscraper
- 3 Tooth Ripper (Big Ox)
- Old 600 liter Jacto tractor sprayer
The farm has a very high carrying capacity, between 3 and 3.5 ha per LSU. Currently, more than 500 head of game graze on plus/minus 842 hectares of the farm, grasses made up of Rhodes / Smuts finger
and Kikuyu, underground irrigation pipelines in some of the camps.
The Game on the farm is well adapted to this climate, namely:
ƒ?› 9 Eland
ƒ?› 4 Gemsbok (Oryx)
ƒ?› 15 Buffalo
ƒ?› 100 + Waterbuck with exceptional genetics, many bulls that are far over 30 ƒ?.
ƒ?› 200 + Impalas- more than 50 rams - of the older rams will measure over 24 ƒ?.
ƒ?› 50+ Bushbuck
ƒ?› 15+ Nyalas
ƒ?› 2 Giraffes
ƒ?› 3 Sable Antelope
ƒ?› 20 Red Hartebeest
ƒ?› 6 Zebras
ƒ?› 20+ Rooiribbok (Mountain Reedbuck)
ƒ?› 14+ kudu
ƒ?› Waterbuck, more than 30 bulls
ƒ?› Other game ƒ?? Blue duiker, Grys buck, Common duiker, Warthog, Bush pig, Otter, Honey badger, Jackals, Caracal, Aardvark etc. More than 460 species of game.
ƒ?› The farm is ideally situated for the export market, only 150 km from the nearest export ports - Port Elizabeth and East London.
ƒ?› Ideal for irrigation, game breeding / hunting and cattle.
ƒ?› Ideal for Avoƒ??s, Macadamias, Dragon Fruit, Blueberries that can generate a substantial income.
ƒ?› It is known that Dragon Fruit can produce 20 tons per ha. At R 50 per kg, your profit is plus/minus R 1 000 000 per hectare.
ƒ?› Large numbers of game produces good hunting income
ƒ?› Ideal for eco-tourism - great demand right now!
ƒ?› Can be ideal for overnight accommodation - shortage of accommodation in the area.
ƒ?› Port Alfred and surrounding areas are very well known to foreigners and a huge attraction to locals, beautiful safe beaches and the very popular Kowie River for fishing, canoeing, skiing, etc.
ƒ?› Modern shopping centers, Netcare Hospital, excellent schools, 43 Flying School and Stenden University Campus, retirement homes, health clinics and health spas.
ƒ?› 130 km from airports (Port Elizabeth and East London)
Reason for sale: Farmer wishes to retire.
- Property Type Farm
- Stand Size 1,134m²