UNIQUE FARM IN ALIWAL NORTH DISTRICT

PRICE: ZAR POA
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Please note that there is a second 4 bedroom dwelling with outbuildings on the farm.
A very large and successful walnut farm is the district.
HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE EASTERN CAPE STOCK & IRRIGATION FARM – SITUATED IN ALIWAL NORTH DISTRICT.
SIZE:2834.0203Ha – Developed with 50ha registered water rights.
This farm was originally advertised at 3730ha with 896ha that is currently leased, this portion has been taken off the market. The purchaser will have the right of first refusal for this portion of 896ha should he wish to purchase it once the lease has expired.
The grazing has been very well planned and divided into camps all with permanent water, fencing in an excellent condition and continuously being maintained. Water supply is from windmills, springs, river, “spruite” and many earth dams. Carrying capacity for the grazing is 8ha per LSU in total 348 LSU.
The 50ha under irrigation of which 20ha under centre pivot and 30ha under permaset. Water is from the Kraai River and its many tributaries originating in the Rhodes area high up in the Drakensberg Mountains ensures a good clean quality of water. Large storage dam with a capacity of 240 000m³ which is only used for supplementary irrigation when needed and is currently overflowing.
15ha established Lucerne (last cutting 4.5 tons per Hectare) and 5ha maize lands under the centre pivot. The rest of the lands are under winter crops but in the process to be converted to Lucerne and permanent pastures. In the past vegetables like cabbage and pumpkin were produced with great success. The Lucerne and maize are for the use of the livestock and the surplus is being sold. In the past Ostrich farming was practised on a large scale and the neat infrastructure of the ostrich farming unit with large areas under roof cover and the many paddocks with water is ideal for intensive lamb production or feed lot. Stock handling facilities are practical and in good condition.
The fencing and water supply to the camps are well maintained and in good condition. The grazing consists mainly of good sweet grassveld with many “vleie” and “waterbaane”. Undulating, rolling hills with many sheltered areas for livestock during inclimament weather conditions with a good road network which makes the farm is easily accessible. Most veld types have been fenced off which enhanced good veld management. “Slangbos” is managed through a spray program so it is completely controlled and it is amazing to see the veld recovery.
Currently the owner is farming with beef cattle and woolled sheep. The condition of the Livestock was good when viewing the farm with lambing and calving percentages being excellent. The farm has got a carrying capacity of 557LSU inclusive of the 209 LSU that can be carried on the lands.
The homestead consists of 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Lapa and swimming pool, office, indoor braai facilities with a modern kitchen and all other amenities. Garages for 4 vehicles and many stores and sheds in total 1750m². 5 staff houses with solar panels and electricity.
A farm of this extent and productivity is not easily available and this farm is only being offered for sale due to personal matters. Productivity can be further developed at a relatively low cost.

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