706 ha farm in Lamberts Bay
R 17 000 000
706 ha farm in Lamberts Bay
R 17 000 000Can I afford this?
Located 250 km north of Cape Town, between Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay, lies this 706ha farm and existing business enterprise, complete with beach frontage. Elands Bay is known as a major surfing location and, due to the sandstone rock formations, is also noted for its unique caves, which have a numerous rock paintings. This town, along with much of its surrounding coastline, is an bird habitat, drawing tourists and bird lovers alike to the area. Lamberts Bay is a small fishing town that has been proclaimed Diamond of the West due to its white beaches, wildlife and lobsters. Although primarily a fishing town, Lamberts Bay has become a significant tourist attraction due to its moderate all-year climate.
The area is renowned for producing white wine cultivar grapes of exceptional quality. This specific farm previously produced Sauvignon Blanc grapes of very high quality about 7 ha were formerly cultivated with this cultivar.
Other current farming activities include crops under pivot irrigation - 30 ha potatoes and 20 ha wheat per year, excluding the 300 hectares of arable land used for oats as fodder during the rainy winter season. A flock of sheep increases by about 300 lambs annually.
Ample water for irrigation is supplied by 5 boreholes feeding approximately 60 000 litres per hour to a PVC lined dam. Power for the pivot irrigation is supplied by a 150KVA transformer, and underground cabling supplying 18 x 20 ha serviced circles.
A well-established and popular farm kitchen restaurant on the farm is located in a historical clay-walled farmstead. This is especially a popular venue during flower season and summer holidays.
Accommodation is available in the form of 3 two bedroom self-catering chalets, situated in refurbished horse stables. There are 2 large farm dwellings - the newly built one overlooks the sandstone hills and ocean in a distance. The property also boasts a modern nature cottage, situated between rocks, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are 3 five room staff houses with their own private vegetable gardens. Other outbuildings with the potential of being renovated for accommodation purposes include sheering sheds and a mill building, with some woodwork and walls that are well-preserved. Guests can enjoy a variety of recreational activities in the area, including: mountain biking, walking the labyrinth, angling, crayfish diving, surfing, body boarding, rock climbing and camping.
There are historical caves on the farm that date back to 200 BC - wall paintings and residue are still visible. The wreck of the HMS Sybille warship, commanded by captain H P Williams in 1901, is located opposite the farm, and is accessible at low tide. The rock paintings reflect the religious experience and beliefs of the San (Bushman) whose ancestors lived in this area more than 20 000 years ago. The paintings cannot be dates directly, but they are in similar style to others that have been dated 200 - 6 000 years ago elsewhere in the Western- and Southern Cape.
There are vast possibilities for the expansion potential of the property, due to the ample space available, and the close proximity to the ocean. The beautiful historical caves can be transformed into a wonderful and idyllic 360 restaurant, offering a unique dining experience. The farm has the capacity and reputation for the production of high quality grapes, having yielded good crops in the past.
This unique opportunity to own a magnificent West Coast farm with beach frontage in this very popular region, operated as both a business and a working farming enterprise, does not come around often!
An approved bond of about 70% is available to selected buyers.
For sale at R 17 000 000.00