4254 ha Farm in Clanwilliam
R 12 000 000
4254 ha Farm in Clanwilliam
R 12 000 000Can I afford this?
Situated in the Breekrans river valley, this 4,254 hectare farm lies in the midst of the eco-tourism industry of the Cederberg mountains, located about 250 km north of Cape Town and is a well-known tourist destination.
A 50% share of this farm is for sale including a 50% share in the existing eco-tourism facilities and activities. An undivided shate in another 9 title deeds with a total acreage of approximately 22,000 hectares is included in the sale.
This unpolluted, harsh area is safe and secluded, and boasts dry river beds with many perennial pools. The spectacular rocky formations form a backdrop against the many tree-lined riverbanks which meander through deep canyons. Due to the topography a rare phenomenon occurs in that three rivers join and flow together as a fourth in another direction. The Rietriver Canyon is known as the second largest canyon in the Western Cape. Certain areas are accessible with 4x4 tracks.
The mountain range is noted for its dramatic rock formations, and is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis), which is a tree endemic to the area.
The 4,254 hectares boast with buildings of historical significance dating to the late nineteenth century. These include the original mill and the Blacksmiths workshop with a 'blaasbalk' (bellows) still in perfect working condition. Fully equipped cottages and camping sites (accommodation capacity sleeps 200 people) together with a swimming reservoir a large communal braai with bar / lapa facility. Many of the original trees, including a row of pear trees and a 132 year old vine can still be seen. Water for the gardens, the luserne fields and orchards is obtained from two boreholes (capacity 9,000 lh / 6,000 lh) as well as three registered pumping points in the river.
Take in the beautiful scenery as you hike along well-established hiking trails. These are characterised by rocky terrain leading to bushman paintings and panoramic scenery. The historical Rooiberg-trail will take you to a height of 984 metres.
The area is also a sought after sports site, with spectacular mountain biking and rock climbing routes, the latter having potential for single and multi-pitch (120m) routes. Team building events and weddings take place throughout the year. In caves and overhangs in the area, numerous San rock art can be found, evidence of the earliest human inhabitants. As a wilderness area, the primary activity is eco-tourism, including camping, rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking.
The summers are very hot and dry, while the winters are wetter and cold with typical annual rainfall in the low lying areas of less than 700mm. The higher peaks receive a dusting of snow in the winter.
Due to the clear skies during most of the year, it makes it an excellent site for sky watching.
The 50% share (including the infrastructure and existing income earning activities) together with the 18,75% share in the undivided 9 title deeds are for sale at R12,000,000.00