1562 ha farm in Oudtshoorn
R 5 500 000
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1562 ha farm in Oudtshoorn
R 5 500 000Can I afford this?
Live GREEN in the most picturesque setting you can imagine. Energy is provided through Solar power and water is provided by the brightest mountain streams. This beautiful property is bordered on two sides by the Doornfontein Nature Reserve. Nestled between the Outeniqua and the Witberg mountain ranges, you are surrounded with the most beautiful mountainous views and Klein Karoo sunsets.
This 1562 hectares farm has 2 hectares under irrigation (permanent irrigation installed), about 20 ha old cultivated areas and 1540 ha unspoilt natural fynbos (lots of proteas) and Klein Karoo landscape.
Lucerne is being cultivated as feed for the cattle on the farm. The Lucerne has been divided into electric fenced camps for sectional grazing.
Buildings on the farm consist of 2 houses. The main house is a 120 square meter house on the property which has a beautiful open plan living-dining-kitchen area , 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite bathroom and the other 2 share 1 bathroom). The living room opens onto the veranda and overlooks the green pastures and spectacular mountains. There is a smallish 2 bedroom cottage on the property with lots of potential. The barn provides enough storage for vehicles and other farming equipment. There are three earth dams of which two have Bass in it for great fishing. Small antelope, tortoises and other game live on the property. Various natural streams with small waterfalls and swimming pools are located on the farm. There are three different sites with Koi San rock art - one of which is located in an overhang cave has almost 50 drawings in it.
Eco retreat or living:
Grow your own food, generate your own electricity, a municipal bill of only R 208 per month in a spectacular setting, daily walks in the mountains to stay fit, what more can you ask for. Get away from city life and experience nature as it was originally created.
The farm has hot summers and cold winters, wet winters and springs and dry summers which suites various crops. Due to the natural landscape and carrying capacity of the natural veld, the farm does not lend itself to extensive farming. There is no formal irrigation rights registered in terms of the Water Act but an old title deed show water allocation. The existing irrigation is via gravity feed in a 40 mm pipe. The possibilities to cultivate honey bush tea or any other intensive crops are endless.
There are hundreds of hectares of natural fynbos on the farm. Fynbos has been exported from the farm in the past and permits to pick 17 species of fynbos was approved up to 2016. The fynbos has not been utilised for several years.
One of the biggest Zip line Courses in the world was approved in 2014. This is only one option but various other activities including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, quad biking, bird watching, rock climbing, adventure trails, horse riding etc. can be accommodated within this beautiful landscape. The cost for the Zip line course will approximately be R 3 mil but it can be phased.
The new owners can apply for 5 additional dwelling units, which is a consent use application at the Oudtshoorn Municipality. If the application is approved the new owner will be able to construct 7 dwellings on the farm, of which 5 can be up to 175 sqm in size and 2 can be any size. The structures can be managed as a small resort or since the farm is registered in a company, shares in the farm could be sold to different owners to create a private resort. Because you can buy the company, you will be able to have multiple ownership with shares. Get seven of your best friends together and buy the farm together and construct a mountain holiday home for each. Share all maintenance costs between the owners.
Eskom Power nil
Solar Power yes (4x300W, 5kw Inverter (max 10kw), 48V System)
Generator 15 KVA backup generator (enough electricity for both houses)
Water Various fountains (Lots of Water)
Boreholes 2 (not used other sources of water available)
Distance from Town 45 Km Hartenbos, 40 km Oudtshoorn
Cellular Yes (homestead)
Wifi Yes (homestead)
Dams 3 (2 with bass)
Mountain Streams All year round
Barn 1 (8m x 14m)
Outbuilding 1 (6m x 2m)
Lucerne 2ha under irrigation (gravity)
Electric Fencing 1.2 m Electric Fence around irrigation and houses
Irrigation 2ha (gravity)
Old cultivated lands +/- 20 ha
Fences Farm is not fully fenced (mountains create natural fences)
Other No workers reside on farm
House 1 (120 square meter house)
Open Plan Living 1
Open Plan Living 1
Extras included in the price
2008 Hilux Double Cab 4x4 4L
Cattle Trailer (3 ton)
35X MF Tractor
Various Farming equipment for Tractor (Brush cutter, road grater etc.)
Kymco 350 CC Quad
Without the above mentioned Extra Items, the price will be adjusted.