116 ha farm in Swellendam

R 5 990 000

Kobus Schabort

Mac Young Real Estate

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116 ha farm in Swellendam

R 5 990 000

3 Beds
2 Baths
Land Area 116 ha

The farm is located in the Southern Cape,between Riversdale and Heidelberg, which is predominantly a winter rainfall area. The average rainfall for the area is 250mm - 350mm per year. The average daily summer temp is between 15C and 35C and the average daily winter temperature is between 0C and 20C. This property is comprised of drylands cultivated with Lucerne and grain as well as grazing with fynbos and dekriet. The natural veld offers an average grazing capacity, but the dekriet stand is of good quality. The property has been improved with new holding camps, new grazing camps, more dry lands and established LucerneThe property is listed for 4m3 / day water - supplied by the Overberg Water Dept. In addition the location of the property is situated on a natural underground water supply, of which the water can be utilized for animals or irrigation. The water is currently being extracted through 2 natural wells, delivering a total of 40 000litres per 8hour cycle. There is also an existing borehole, currently not in use, until the irrigation system has been finalized. Subject to the cultivar and total water demand, the irrigation system is being designed to irrigate all the grazing camps. The arable land exist of 90ha, of which 45ha are grain, 15ha Luzern, 20ha grass and 10ha covered with natural vegetation. Both the latter areas that can be further developed for planting grazing forage.

The region is well known for its quality grain, such as canola seed, oats, malt and coriander, produced under dryland conditions. In the same area there is an established wine farm as well. Due to the success and proven yield on the property, as well as a professional assistance from technical suppliers who understand the climate and conditions in the region, crops has been produced successfully over the past 5years. Not only does the said production generate an income, but these grains reduce the feeding costs for livestock. Once the seasons production is harvested, the rests remains as grazing fields for the sheep production extension. In additions these rests and grazing practices assist with moisture preservation in the ground.

As this scale of planting requires expensive, yet precision implements, farming contractors who own these types of equipment is hired for each action, at such time when it needs to be exercised.

Escom Power is available in the area, of which many farms are dependent on it. However, load shedding and the enormous expenses associated with grid-tide electricity supply, a solar and wind generated system has been installed. This makes the entire farm independent from the national grid and subsequently resulting in a large cost saving. The system currently stores 925AH in a battery bank, with a lifetime of 15years. The entire system is independent and energy is restored automatically through sun & wind generated power. In addition, a 4.5KW Petrol generator, as well as the Lister diesel generator is available, of which both can supply 8hrs of power at a time - independent to each other.

The main dwelling is a typical farm house, Built with bricks, pitched thatched roof, ceramic tiled floors and wooden window and door frames. The interior is fairly modern, in a good condition and comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, scullery and open plan kitchen - living rooms.

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