893 ha farm in Somerset East
R 9 000 000
893 ha farm in Somerset East
R 9 000 000Can I afford this?
Kommadagga - R9 000 000 + VAT
Location: The farm is situated in the Kommadagga area north of Oliphantskop pass and within an easy 11 km of the N10.
Description: This farm is the textbook example of an easily managed livestock farm with the added bonus of having various game species which provide an additional income stream. Fully developed on the stock handling side and well stocked with naturally occurring game as well as introduced blesbuck and springbuck (heart water) it is now well balanced and would require little input or alteration from either a managerial or infrastructural perspective. The lowest point on the farm is 520m above sea level with the highest point being 700 m. The current owner runs 800 angoras, 150 merinos and 10 head of cattle.
In the main browse is typical of the area with the lolli pop Jacket Plums, Guarri, Sweet Thorn, Wild Olive, Shepards Tree, Spekboom and Schotias dotted at random across the veld. Overall the browse quality is good as is evident by the number and health of the resident kudu population.
Rainfall: The farm falls in a predominately summer rainfall area with an annual average of +- 400 mm.
Game species: Judging by the condition of both the game and the veld, a good balance of species and numbers has been obtained. Current count is approx:
Kudu at least 20 + (resident)
Springbuck (heart water) 300
Mountain Reedbuck several
Infrastructure: Main House The main house has 3 double bedrooms, (all en suite). It includes an open plan lounge and dining area, as well as a playroom and office. There is a pool with a lovely pool house which is currently being used as an entertainment area. In conjunction to the pool house there is a Jacuzzi and tennis court, which needs a bit of attention.
Top House The top house consists of two loft rooms, as well as one ground level bedroom. There is a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There is also a nearby stable, which is used as an entertainment area.
In addition there is a church and shearing shed included in the infrastructure. All the camps have water as there are round concrete troughs in every camp. The camps have a netted perimeter plus a division in the middle.
There are 3 kraals (church camp/windmill camp/main camp around house) and 2 dip tanks which are currently in use. There is a cattle handling kraal with sliding gates and a loading ramp. The farm also has a horse ring. The water infrastructure is well developed supplying water to the 10 camps. There is a 30 m deep borehole near to a small dam and its equipped with a windmill. Another borehole delivers water at a rate of 15 000 lts per hour. Below the largest dam is a borehole that delivers at a rate of 10 000 lts per hour and this hole is equipped with an electric submersible pump (40 lt/min and 100 m of head). There are also 3 old historical fountains. The farm has a large dam (+- 400 m long X 60 m wide and 4 m deep) which holds +- 96 million litres. Said dam is used to gravity irrigate +- 6 ha of lands near the main house. The farm is supplied with 3 phase electricity.