CAMDEBOO LIFESTYLE PROPERTY
A rare opportunity to own a 1,000 ha property between Samara and Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserves in the Eastern Cape. Situated in the heart of the protected environment known as the Mountain Zebra – Camdeboo Corridor and completely surrounded by the only two Big 5 game reserves in the Great Karoo, this is a perfect lifestyle getaway with the added potential for further development as a conservation property.
CARRYING CAPACITY: ± 15 hectares / Large Stock Unit – Govt. Assessment (Total: 70 LSU’s).
ANNUAL RAINFALL: ± 350 mm
TOPOGRAPHY: The central valley floor is at an elevation of ± 870 m - 900 m ASL and is intersected by the meandering Melk River flowing in a south-westerly direction for 4 km through the property. The northern boundary is formed by cliffs at an elevation of ± 1,460 m ASL atop the south-facing lower mountain slopes of the Nardousberg mountain range. The southern boundary is formed by the top of the north-facing gradual slope of Mooiberg at an elevation of ± 1,300 m ASL. The gradient of the south-facing slopes varies from gradual to very steep at higher elevations and is bisected by two kloofs with adjoining low dolerite ridges that intrude into the Melk River valley.
• Central Valley – This area is dominated by dwarf and succulent Karoo shrubs including Anchor Karoo-bush (Pentzia incana), Kapokbos (Eriocephalus ericoides), and Wilde Aster (Felicia filifolia), with larger shrubs and trees alongside the banks of the Melk River and the other smaller water courses. Common species include Sweet Thorn (Vachellia Karoo), Karee (Rhus lancea), Spike-thorn (Maytenus heterophylla), Cross-berry (Grewia occidentalis), Karoo Num-num (Carrisa haematocarpa), Guarri (Euclea undulata), Karoo Kuni (Searsia burchellii) and Jacket Plum (Pappea capensis). Dominant grass species include Kweek (Cynodon dactylon), Steekgras (Aristida congesta) and other palatable species under the trees and larger shrubs and Red Grass (Themeda triandra) on the dolerite ridges.
• North-facing Slopes. This sweeter portion of the property shows signs of historical overgrazing and is mostly covered by pioneer grasses interspersed with Jacket Plum (Pappea capensis), Shepherd’s Tree (Boscia oleoides) and other larger shrubs like Wild Pomegranate (Rhigozum obovatum) and Cross-berry (Grewia occidentalis With proactive management Spekboom (Portulacaria Afra) could be encouraged to repopulate this slope.
• South-facing Slopes & Kloofs – Cooler with steeper slopes and dominated by Blinkblaar, Renosterbos, Spikethorn, Kapokbos, and Cabbage Trees with some Wild Olive and Camdeboo Stinkwood along the watercourses.
FARM PRICE: R 12 m + VAT if applicable