IRRIGATION LAND IN ADENDORP
A very neat irrigation property with a 15 hectare centre-pivot, well-developed infrastructure, and ideal for crop production. Situated only ten minutes from town, with secure high fencing, excellent soil, sufficient water, manager’s cottage, and a storage shed, it is an easy to manage operation.
SIZE: ± 21.8700 ha
LOCATION: ± 10 km from Graaff-Reinet.
TOPOGRAPHY: Flat land situated within a horseshoe on the lower bank of the Sunday’s River south of the Camdeboo National Park. Altitude is ± 703 – 708 m above sea level.
WATER SUPPLY: Two boreholes fitted with submersible pumps and water ionisers provide sufficient water for the centre-pivot irrigation which requires ± 30,000 litres of water per hour. An additional borehole with a submersible pump, a 5 000 litre Jojo tank, and a pressure pump supplies water to the manager’s cottage. Two additional boreholes are currently not utilised.
SOIL: Deep alluvial soil made up of silt, clay, sand and gravel typical of Karoo riverbanks.
IRRIGATION: There is currently 15 ha of lucerne under a 3-tower Senter360 centre-pivot with overhang. (3 x 57.6 m + 1 x 26 m) The lucerne was planted 2 ½ years ago and is cut 6 times in the summer months averaging 1,500 to 1,800 square bales per cutting. An additional cutting during winter yields ± 600 bales. Crop production can be increased by developing Permaset or drip irrigation in 5 ha of land surrounding the pivot which has already been cleared and ploughed. Alternatively this land could be developed and utilised for intensive animal or poultry husbandry.
INFRASTRUCTURE: The perimeter of the property is enclosed by a 2.2 m high galvanised netting fence topped with barbed wire. At the entrance there is a secure sliding steel gate.
BUILDINGS: The newly constructed manager’s cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen and living room, with a veranda and undercover braai. A rudimentary 225 m² corrugated-iron shed provides storage for lucerne bales, implements, and vehicles.
POWER SUPPLY: Municipal electricity is supplied by two power points. The combined electricity bill currently amounts to ± R 7,000 per month.
MOVEABLE ASSETS: A John Deere 5403 48kW Tractor (1550 hours), a Lely Welger AP 630 Square Baler, a Lily Splendimo 205 Classic Mower, a Sitrex RP5 Single Row Side Delivery Rake, a Celmak Rotary Drum Mower, a ± 6 ton 4-wheel Flatbed Trailer, 12-plate Offset Disc Harrow, an Ilgi Mounted Boom Sprayer, a 5,000 litre Demount Chemical & Fertilisation Injection Bowser for the centre pivot, and a Shipping Container (6 x 2.5 x 2,4 m) used for secure storage of tools and equipment.
GENERAL A good opportunity to invest in a stand-alone crop production unit or as an add-on to an existing farming operation. A neighbouring property consisting of vacant land is also available and suitable for similar development. Easy accessible and zoned for agriculture.
MOVEABLE ASSETS PRICE: by negotiation
PROPERTY PRICE: R 2.95 m + VAT if applicable