Farm in Rietfontein

R 50 000 000

Adrien Epstein

Dogon Group Properties-Sea Point

Farm in Rietfontein

R 50 000 000

GARY PLAYER'S HORSE STUD FARM IN RIETFONTEIN WITH TOP QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE - 1431,35 HECTARES

We are privileged to offer a very special exclusive mandate - The Gary Player Stud Farm designed by well known architect Phillip Watermeyer - is presently home to some of South Africa's finest thoroughbreds and is consistently amongst the leading breeders on the National Breeders List.

Providing The Perfect Environment For Mares And Foals...

The farm is near Colesberg in the heart of the great Karoo; the stomping ground of world record equine athletes since 1883. The farm is regarded as the most fertile source of lucerne (alfalfa hay) with over 300 acres of pasture under irrigation.

Near record rainfall in the early part of the new millennium has created a veritable Garden of Eden where the old paddocks are now grazed by a wide range of indigenous animals including springbok, blesbok, mountain reed buck, white tailed wildebeest etc.

Gary Player acquired the farm in 1974. His personal involvement with the stud and winning philosophy have set the standard for the team of dedicated professional managers and the stock that they raise.

The choice of the estate near Colesberg has proved to be a master stroke. The quality of its breeding stock has become acknowledged by the increasingly selective and sophisticated South African and international thoroughbred market.

Natural Karoo veld is renowned for its rich trace elements and high calcium content, ideal for growing strong boned and resilient athletes. With several hundred acres of mixed pasture under irrigation, the Gary Player Stud is ideal for breeding thoroughbreds.

The extreme climate is perfect for breeding racehorses - The cold kills off parasites and the warmth is essential for proper growth.

Hectares:

PORTION 15 UITVLUGSFONTEIN NO 73 - 1.2244 ha

PORTION 5 UITVLUGSFONTEIN NO 73 – 851.76 ha

PORTION 1 UITVLUGSFONTEIN NO 73 – 578.37 ha

Total Hectares 1431,3536

MAIN HOUSE -1230 SQM

Upstairs Area: Comfortable upstairs library, wine cellar, study, large room with vaulted ceiling, display cupboards and seating area with fireplace and TV. A large playroom complete with TV's, book shelves and funky couches, etc.

Garden White Room: Spacious room with wet bar and open fire place with big glass doors leading out to garden.

Kitchen: Large area with larch wood cupboards, big island and breakfast area, double wash up sinks, gas/electric stove, pantry and walk-in cold room.

Mud room leading into kitchen with sinks and storage area, formal lounge with two open fireplaces and doors leading out onto garden and a verandah that looks out on mountains. Dining room with concertina doors leading onto big Koi pond central to entrance hall, telephone entrance study with guest toilet and basin area leading off it. Generous entrance hall, outside cloakroom with umbrella storage area adjacent. Luxurious gym, undercover parking for 3 cars, garage/storage room to house 2 golf carts, laundry with staff cloakroom plus the bonus of a bachelor flatlet. Bomas with deck above including jacuzzi and long lap swimming pool, tennis court with lapa area, trampoline and various outdoor sitting and eating areas.

Special features include air-conditioning throughout, storage rooms, enclosed vegetable garden full of fruit trees, raised herb garden, all gardens are fitted with pop-up sprayers and irrigation. This house could be converted into a hotel, as the farm is in close proximity to the main Cape Highway.

GUEST HOUSE 340 SQM: Main bedroom with en-suite full bathroom plus 2 additional guest rooms, children’s sleeping area with separate bathroom, open-plan kitchen, study area, kitchen with hob and double eye level ovens. Dining room, lounge, walk-in cold room, outside laundry and storeroom. Boma and "farm" swimming pool and entertainment area, mud room entrance with washing sinks. All bedrooms air conditioned and open fireplace in living and dining room. BONUS of two flats for further accommodation on either end of big open sided garage/shed and a hot house for flowers or vegetables.

STABLE BLOCK: 46 Stables, the eight stables in foal section with overhead fans in extremely spacious barn, 3 storage rooms in towers and staff TV room, two tack and stable equipment storerooms, 5 stallion stables which could be converted into bedrooms if need be, 2 workshop areas, 2 feed storage sheds including shelter for tractors, 2 offices, air conditioned small office with working fire place, toilet and storeroom. Vet room with partial rubber matted floor and crush.

STAFF QUARTERS AND SHADED PARKING: Shaded open side parking for lorry and TLB, shaded open side parking for balers and tractors, big open sided shelter for feed storage, 14 staff houses and ablution block, 2 diesel tanks.

CAMPS: 14 Post and rail horse paddocks of varying sizes with water troughs, various wire fenced with netting camps in and around the golf course, varying sizes, Golf Course, valued at R7m, 10 electric pumps on boreholes, 8 windmills, 6 cement reservoirs in camps, 2 reservoirs feed house and garden, 4 big jojo type tanks for house and garden, as well as 4 bigger camps between R58 and N1 enclosed with wire and net fencing. Game reserve with game height fence, enclosed race track roughly 3000m long in an oval with veld in the middle.

AREA ON OORLOGSPOORT RIVER: 9.7 ha pivot / 2.7 ha pivot / Area for irrigation dry land, flood and pivot is roughly 21 ha but water not always available.

AREA NEAR GOLF COURSE: Moveable pivot over area of roughly 2 hectares / drag line irrigation 0.8 ha. Church/chapel with toilet and small outdoor entertainment area, can be used as a school classroom too.

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