2957 ha Farm in Graaff Reinet
R 12 000 000
2957 ha Farm in Graaff Reinet
R 12 000 000Can I afford this?
SIZE: 2957 ha
RAINFALL: 340mm per annum
TOPOGRAPHY: The Gats River meanders through the property as does the Blaauwkrantz River, providing a spectacular feature unsurpassed in the Karoo. The farm provides exciting options for recreation, eco- estate development and stocking with game. Rolling hills, flats, deep scenic ravines and mountains provide an enormous diversity of terrain and vegetation for a showcase of animals.
CLIMATE: The climate is pleasant and healthy with warm summers and bracing winters with sunny days and crisp nights. Warmer than Nieu Bethesda and cooler than Graaff Reinet the farm has an ideal climate for activities such as hunting, horse riding, hiking, game viewing, mountaineering/abseiling or camping.
VEGETATION: The Gats River runs through the farm as does the Blaauwkrantz River resulting in 10 km or more of riverine vegetation, with Karee, Acacia Karoo, White Stinkwood, Spekboom, Aloe Ferox grasses and shrubs. Mountain slopes and plateau are covered in Themeda, Speargrass, Eragrostis, Hyparrhenia and other sweet grasses with shrubs. Flats are covered in Dwarf Karoo shrubs and sweet grasses.
WATER SOURCES: Abundant water flows down the Gats River. The many pools and streams supply more than sufficient water for livestock, game and the 16 ha of irrigable land. There are earth dams and one windmill in a strategic position. Strong boreholes at the house provide domestic water supply and act as a backup. One borehole with an electric motor and pump supplies 35,000 liters per hour.
INFRASTRUCTURE All internal fences and the entire boundary fence has been properly re-fenced or is in the process of repair. Roads to all parts of the farm have been constructed or repaired. Horse, Sheep and cattle facilities have been built or rebuilt.
BUILDINGS: The historic main homestead is roomy and attractive with covered veranda with an outdoor entertainment area with a braai. The house is faces onto lawns and a lovely garden with an original old farm bell. There are 4 bedrooms with two en-suite, 2 bathrooms, lounge, family room, dining room, large traditional kitchen with separate pantry. A large building nearby comprises a large study, a flat, and a complete cottage, all in architectural harmony with the main house. The house and the cottage each have their own garage. There are large sheds, stables, and other outbuildings including labourers cottages. There is an old home some 2 km away, which can be restored, the floors and ceilings of which are mostly Oregon pine are still in good condition.
GENERAL: With a superb setting near the village of Nieu Bethesda and within a reasonable distance of Graaff Reinet this is an opportunity second to none. It is an idyllic Karoo farm with natural features, a good climate and plentiful water. The property is suitable for stock or game farming.