604 ha farm in Alexandria

R 26 000 000

Andrew Warren

Cape Frontier Properties

604 ha farm in Alexandria

R 26 000 000

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Land Area 604 ha
Rates R 500

This high carrying capacity farm in the Alexandria Coastal Belt has been in the same family since 1866. With a sustainable carrying capacity of approximately 365 LSU the farm makes a good economic farming unit.

Property Information

Location:

9km from Alexandria, 100 km from Port Elizabeth and 32km from Kenton on Sea. 14.4 km from the Indian Ocean as the crow flies.

Size:

604Ha on one title

Building Infrastructure:

Homestead:

A neat four bedroomed farm house of 344m with two bathrooms, lounge, family room, kitchen, scullery, dining room, study, back and front verandah and outside entertainment area. Developed garden and walled off swimming pool.

Outbuildings:

Workshop and tractor store 325m

Dairy525m

Dairy post parlor180m

Calf shelter54m

Garage/feed store/oil room182m

1 Staff house

Water and water infrastructure:

Two large farm dams of 2,21 Hectares and 2,17 Hectares built by civil engineers. Water is pumped from the dams using horizontal mono-pumps one on Eskom and the other on a diesel generator.

16 smaller farm dams.

Three boreholes all fitted with submersibles yielding 600, 1500, and 2000 liters an hour respectively.

Two springs.

15 concrete and 13 plastic drinking troughs.

One large and one medium concrete reservoirs.

One 10 000L and Three 5000L Jojo tanks.

Rainfall of between 700 and 750 mm per annum.

Farm Infrastructure:

32 camps all with water.

Stock fencing predominantly in fair condition.

196Ha game camp.

Stock handling facilities and dipping facilities.

Internal road network good, but road condition poor in places.

Sock handling facilities

Plunge Dip

Services:

The R72 tar road leads directly to the farm.

Two 3 phase Eskom points.

Cell reception throughout most of the property.

Vegetation

Pastures:

40Ha of Kikuyu

72 Ha of K11

20 Ha Panicum

31 Ha of arable lands previously used for annual pasture, which is now open natural grassveld.

The remainder of the farm is predominantly coastal mosaic thicket consisting of coastal grassveld interspersed with valley thicket clumps. On the dryer slopes Thremeda Triandra (Rooigrass) is dominant while Cynodon dactylon (Kweek) and Panicum Maximum (Buffalo Grass) are more dominant grasses in the mesic (wet) veld.

The steeper slopes in the valleys of the farm mainly comprise of mesic Valley Thicket with a predominance of Coastal Forest species.

Livestock

The seller is currently sustainably running a commercial herd of large framed beef cattle at the following numbers:

250 Breeding Cows

180 Calves sold at 8 months

7 Bulls

Livestock not included in the asking price

Carrying Capacity:

Based on the current stocking rates that have been sustained on the property through drought periods without supplementary feeding the estimated carrying capacity of the property is as follows:

250 Breeding Cows @ 1,21 LSU / Head-302 LSU

180 calves / Wieners @ between 0.34 and 0.53 LSU sold at +-250kgs after 8 Months-52.6 LSU

7 Bulls @ 1.38 LSU-9.66 LSU

Total363.86

Total estimated SCC-364LSU or 1.66 Ha per LSU

Asking Price: R26 M + vat

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604 ha farm in Alexandria

R 26 000 000

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