890 ha farm in Grahamstown Central

R 8 700 000

Andrew Warren

Cape Frontier Properties

890 ha farm in Grahamstown Central

R 8 700 000

three fountains
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Land Area 890 ha
Rates R 400

Riebeek East Three Fountains

Great small stock farm, with veld in good condition, good water for supplementary irrigation, a neat farm homestead and a rich heritage. The farm has good numbers of naturally occurring game that supplements the farms income. An additional 426Ha property that is farmed in conjunction with this property is also available for sale.

General Farm Information

Location:

Approx. 56 Km from Grahamstown, 17km from Riebeek East and 112km from Port Elizabeth

Size: 890.9411 Ha

Building Infrastructure:

The main homestead:

4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with a separate toilet. Open plan dining room and lounge with office nook. Two verandahs, a garden with established trees and a swimming pool with its own entertainment area (bar, braai and bathroom). There is a clay tennis court in need of repair. * Some building renovations are ongoing.

Second Historical House:

Once the home of Piet Retief, this quint historical house exudes character. 3 Bedrooms, one bathroom, lounge / dining room and kitchen. The house needs some TLC.

Outbuildings:

Beautifully built cut sand stone church, owned by the Anglican Church.

The shed next to the main house has a workshop, vehicle / feed store, lean-too for a vehicle, butchery with cool

room and a smoker.

Two small vegetable tunnels for personal use

Old stone stables next to the Piets house used as entertainment area.

Fully operational sheering shed.

4 staff houses.

Water:

Strong Borehole 13 600 L / Hour with submersible on Eskom. Supplements the irrigation on the farm.

Second borehole on a windmill no yield figures.

1 large dam in good catchment linked to an irrigation system for 6 Ha of Dragline / flood.

Rainfall +- 500 mm / annum

Topography:

75% of the farm lies on a flat plateau, with the farm rising up to its Northern border onto the top of a large hill / mountain with a second large hill on its Eastern flank. The property ranges in height from 522m above sea level at its lowest point to 709m at its highest.

Vegetation:

Typical Karoo Mosaic Thicket with scattered palatable browse, Karoo scrub and intermittent grass cover. Jacket Plum (Pappea capensis), Gwarrie (Euclea undulata) Boer Bean (Schotia afra) and Sweet Thorn (Acacia Karoo) the dominant trees.

Valleys are more densely wooded with areas of higher grass density on portions of the farm.

Approximately 6 Ha is under irrigation, developed to dragline, but currently using flood. The irrigation ground is mainly planted to Saltbush (Rhagoda histata)

Farm Infrastructure:

9 Stock Camps all with water.

1 plunge dip for small stock.

2 small stock handling facilities

1 large stock handling facility.

Horse Ring

Good internal road network, with some of the roads poor condition.

Game and Stock:

Springbuck (Hartwater)-300

Blessbuck -40

Kudu -Free Roaming

Bushbuck, Warthog, Grey Duiker and Bushpig are all common.

Currently running a Dhone Marino and Angora Goat flock as well as a small herd of Commercial Nguni Cattle.

Livestock not included in the sale.

Sustainable Carrying Capacity:

Estimated at +- 8Ha per LSU

Asking Price: R8.7M + VAT

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890 ha farm in Grahamstown Central

R 8 700 000

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