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An exciting and unique farming enterprise has become available! This fantastic 3497 -hectare farm is the closest downstream farm from the Gariep dam and is located on the Southern banks of the Orange River and boasts two kilometres of picturesque riverfront. The farm's Eastern border is the Southern boundary of the Oviston Nature Reserve (which is situated on the Southern shore of the Gariep Dam).

The property has a typical Karoo style single storey homestead. From the covered stoep there are panoramic views of the valley, paddocks and river with dolerite hills in the backdrop.
Due to the location in the midst of the region's tourism area there is also a tourism business complex consisting of an office, restaurant with kitchen, 12 guest accommodation units (sleeps 38) and a manager flat. All buildings and guest accommodation are in good condition, although some maintenance is also needed.

The homestead area and tourism business complex are complemented by a spacious garden surrounded by trees. There is also a large swimming pool. Water from the 2 boreholes is stored in an elevated high lying reservoir from where it is distributed by gravity feed to the houses, tourism business complex as well as the garden.

By operating a bed-and-breakfast as well as renting out the campsites covered with natural indigenous thorn trees, mostly along the banks of the Orange River, an additional income will be assured.

On the riverbank there is a tented camp site which could be developed for "glamping." This site is also perfect for eco-tourism activities such as river rafting, hiking and fishing. As an add- on to the farming activities, this property is endowed with a large and spectacular variety of natural attractions. In keeping with his personal preference, the owner has cleared a section of riverbank on the Orange River which is idyllic as a hospitality destination. A wooden chalet and various canvas tents have been erected with a centrally located communal braai and entertainment area.

The topography consists of typical Karoo plains, ridges and valleys covered with natural grasses, shrubs bushes and trees. There are also 2 lower-lying valleys which drain the area after heavy rainfall. The perennial natural springs are diverted into earth dams and are fairly dependable in years of good rains.

Furthermore, the farm boasts a 2,02 km Orange River frontage consisting of areas of 3 to 4 metre- deep sandy loam soil. Sufficient fresh water for irrigation purposes is obtained from the perennial Orange River. Take note that this farm lies between the 2 main hydro dams of the Orange River. This means that water will always be released from the Gariep dam (upstream and close by) to fill the downstream Van der Kloof dam. The demand for the production of hydroelectric power will always ensure water security in this area because water will always be flowing past the farm.

At present, about 5 hectares of the acreage is utilised for the production of qu...

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Property Reference #: RL4015

Agent Details:
Wimpie Visser
32 Ryneveld StreetStellenbosch7600

Id Subtitle 590154989
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