860 ha farm in Elandsrivier
R 13 800 000
860 ha farm in Elandsrivier
R 13 800 000Can I afford this?
Elandsrivier Farm - Price R 13 800 000 plus Vat
Location: This farm is located on the picturesque and well maintained Elandsrivier road approximately 43km from Rocklands and well within the magical 100km radius of Port Elizabeth.
Size: Made up of 1 consolidated title, the farm is approximately 860ha in extent.
Rainfall / water: The farm falls in a transition rainfall area, with an annual average of approximately 600mm / annum. Currently the farm has three fairly large earth dams which are registered for irrigation purposes and have the following water capacity: 250 000 cubes, 80 000 cubes and 15 000 cubes. The two smallest of these dams are linked by a short furrow and both are in turn linked to the largest dam (345m in length X 150m wide) by a long furrow of approximately 1900m in length. There are also another 4 smaller earth dams on the farm and one of these is of fair size and is gravity fed by a 50mm pipeline which draws water from a spring situated above the largest dam. There are a total of 5 fountains or springs on the farm and 4 of these feed dams with the 5th one being near to Tafelberg and it feeds a small earth dam there. The registered earth dams gravity irrigate a total of 30ha as follows: a 13ha pivot situated on a slope towards the western part of the farm and then a 12ha plus a 5ha block of permanent irrigation at the bottom of the valley. Note the pivot does have a variable speed drive which helps keep the rotation speed constant across the top/elevated section and this is facilitated by a 15kva electric pump but the rest of the pivot is gravity fed. Couple this irrigation to the above mentioned carrying capacity and you have a very viable stock farming unit. Another huge plus factor pertaining to this farm is the planned development of a 30ha citrus orchard which will soon become a reality (end 2017). All the preliminary studies have already been completed such as the soil sampling and analysis as well as the soil profiling and the results were favourable indicating that the soil is suitable for both citrus and avocadoes. This project forms part of a joint venture with a nearby large citrus producer/pack house which will provide the necessary input costs as well as the management aspect therefore which leaves any new prospective owner with a lucrative passive income.
Livestock excluded from the asking price but can be negotiated on separately.
The current owner is presently farming with 600 dohne merino ewes, 130 maiden ewes plus there are 17 rams (it is envisaged to push the sheep numbers to 800-1000 once the drought conditions are broken). As far as cattle are concerned there are 147 head of Registered Tulis (note the total was 180 but 33 animals were recently sold off). The current split on the Tuli herd is as follows: 70 cows, 37 heifers, 3 stud bulls, 15 x 2015 bulls, 12 x 2016 bulls and 10 calves at foot.
Improvements: It is obvious that considerable effort has been lavished on keeping the main house and surrounding outbuildings well maintained. The main house has a wrap around verandah and its set in a beautifully manicured garden with lots of mature indigenous trees. There is also a swimming pool located in the yard plus a nearby braai spot. The main house has 4 bedrooms (main ensuite), 2 bathrooms, a large well fitted kitchen (open plan), two lounges and each has its own fireplace and while the one lounge opens into the kitchen the second lounge opens into the large dining area and entrance hall. Flooring is a mixture of wooden flooring (3 of the 4 bedrooms and the passage) plus tiles and this all adds the final touch to what is a very neat and spacious farm house. Behind the kitchen/backdoor is a rondawel which has a storeroom at the one end and a laundry at the other. Another nearby outbuilding, which is a long rectangle, has a double garage on the front end and a very large office/study area in the middle and then a storeroom/workshop at the back.