10614 ha Farm in Merweville
R 21 000 000
10614 ha Farm in Merweville
R 21 000 000Can I afford this?
An exciting and excellent farming enterprise has come available! Specially for the particular hunter who prefers to hunt in the dryer arid harsh climate which produces disease free quality game!
Due to 3 dry rivers that traverses this 10,614-hectare farm, this particular farm is well-known as 'the cream of the crop'.
The Northern entrance of the farm is situated about 20 km from Merweville and the Southern entrance about 50 km from Prince Albert or 90 km from Laingsburg (of which 30 km is tar).
At present the farm is an extensive sheep (800), cattle (90) and lucerne (4-hectare) producing enterprise.
All necessary infrastructures to support a farm of this size and nature for a livestock farming operation are in place. The farm is sub-divided into 16 inner camps with a couple of smaller camps closer to the homestead. Sheep and cattle handling facilities are in good repair. Water is supplied by fountains in the Dwyka River as well as 19 windmills, securing water supply for livestock and game to the respective camps. Sections of the farms perimeter fencing are electrified and about 8km is a 2.4-metre-high game fence.
Irrigation water is pumped from a perennial fountain in the riverbed with 2 x 2.5 KVA and 1 x 1.1 KVA solar power systems from the river. About a hectare is irrigated by an underground Netfims drippers systems producing unbelievable volumes of quality Lucerne. Netfim is a global leader from Israel in irrigation solutions for sustainable agriculture. Another 10-hectare of sandy loam soil and water are available to expand the luserne acreage.
A semi-modern double storey 460 sq metre homestead overlooking the river and the valley makes living on the farm exceptional. The house offers spacious accommodation with modern finishes. There are 3 sheds and two labourer cottages. Even an airplane hangar. All buildings equipped and supplied with solar power.
The fauna and flora are typical of this type of the topography and natural vegetation which makes this property perfect for livestock farming. It is currently being utilized as a sheep, cattle and lucerne farm but it would equally be suited for game. The farm does boast naturally occurring game like Springbuck, Kudu, Oryx and Steenbock in an existing 1,000-hectare game fenced camp. On all the riverbanks are matured trees which contribute to the beauty and ambience of the farm. It also increases the carrying capacity of the farm as well as the variety of game species, especially those which utilize the leaves and pips of the trees.
The topography comprises of a good mixed sweet veldt and the landscape varies from mountains, rolling hills, plateaus, wide savannah grass valleys to riverine trees on the banks of the dry rivers. The Dwyka River flows on average about 3 times per annum and in the driest seasons there are still perennial pools. Vegetation is a large variety of grasses (short and long leg Bushman grasses), shrubs and bushes as well as various trees. Over the years, good grazing practices have been applied and the veldt is currently in excellent condition after good rainfall during the past summer (2019) season. The carrying capacity is 1:10 SSU. The farm exudes a great sense of closeness to nature and offers spectacular views and sunsets.
A special ambience is also created by the vast low-lying flood valleys (vloed leegtes) covered with savannah grasses. After good rains in the upstream mountains some of these rivers spread wide and floodplains are formed which provide an abundance of quality grass vegetation for grazing by sheep, cattle or game. These floodplains also increase the carrying capacity of the farm!
For the price of R21,000,000.00 you can be the proud owner of this rare farm to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this picturesque part of the Western Cape!