893 ha farm in Paterson

R 9 000 000

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893 ha farm in Paterson

R 9 000 000

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3 Beds
3 Baths
2 Garages
Land Area 893 ha

The farm is situated in the Kommadagga area north of Oliphantskop pass and within an easy 11km of the N10.

Location

The farm is situated in the Kommadagga area north of Oliphantskop pass and within an easy 11km of the N10.

Size

Made up of a single title deed the farm is approximately 893ha in extent.

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 topography, while short of being described as mountainous, is steeply undulating in parts but mostly flat. It is definitely varied enough to be interesting, but is still traversable via robust 2 wheel drive. The lowest point on the farm is 520m above sea level with the highest point being 700m. The extraordinary healthy state of the Karoo veld here is definitely what sets it apart from similar properties, and adds a dimension that is both aesthetically pleasing and very useful in terms of serving as a buffer in the winter months. The current owner runs 800 angoras, 150 merinos and 10 head of cattle.

Veld types

This sweet veld farm has a good mix of valley bushveld, karoo shrubs and herbs plus grassland.

While the bulk of the property would be described as transitional Karoo veld, of interest was the density and quality of grass species that actually dominate in places the usual array of Karoo succulents. The lower elevations and drainage lines had healthy stands of cenchrus and pannicums. Climbing out of the basin and these grasses are superseded by a band of setaria which is initially mixed with, and at higher elevations dominated by the aristidas. These grasses were, as mentioned, complimented by a healthy variety of Karoo succulents, most of which appeared short, and well utilized. Perhaps one of the most significant features of the available grazing is the diversity of edible karoo shrubs which would become absolutely invaluable during the dryer months.

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 +- 400mm.

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:

Kuduat least 20 + (resident)

Blesbuck 40

Springbuck(heart water)300

Steenboknumerous

Duikernumerous

Warthog numerous

Mountain Reedbuckseveral

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. There is a garage with 2 x lean-to, as well as a workshop, loft and butchery which includes a 3x3m cold room.

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 30m deep borehole near to a small dam and its equipped with a windmill. Another borehole delivers water at a rate of 15 000lts per hour. Below the largest dam is a borehole that delivers at a rate of 10 000lts per hour and this hole is equipped with an electric submersible pump (40lt/min and 100m of head). There are also 3 old historical fountains.

The farm has a large dam (+- 400m long X 60m wide and 4m deep) which holds +- 96 million liters. Said dam is used to gravity irrigate +- 6ha of lands near the main house.

The farm is supplied with 3 phase electricity.

Conclusion

This farm would be a very good turn key acquisition for someone not wanting to spend extra time and money of developing a property. The whole set up is very functional and well designed with simple and more than adequate infrastructure the whole property would be very easily and cheaply managed. It is within a comfortable 90 minutes of Port Elizabeth and easily accessible off the tar road. The farm is large enough, and with a varied and challenging topography, to still have the wilderness feel about it, while still being easily manageable and affordable. For the PE executive, there couldnt be many better places to invest in ones weekend and holiday enjoyment. A proposed wind farm project for the greater area may see the farm benefiting from 2 wind turbines and a sub station which could provide a passive income should this development come into fruition.

Price

R 9 million + VAT .

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893 ha farm in Paterson

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