NIEU BETHESDA / GRAAFF REINET: Idyllically potential game and nature farm

R 13,900,000

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This 2594-hectare of majestic land, idyllically for a game and nature reserve, consisting of 3 title deeds, lies in a scenic gorge Gats River area between Nieu Bethesda and Graaff Reinet.

Due to the dry climate and various soil nutrients, the area is well-known as a disease-free and excellent area for the breeding of quality game and livestock. Farming in this area consists predominantly of livestock like cattle, sheep and angora farming. For Irrigation on the 30-hectare of fertile alluvial soils on the banks of the Gats River the farmers are using flooding techniques with no pumps required to irrigate lucerne or pastures.

Luserne does extremely well in the sandy-loam soil in this warm dry climate and offers quality feed for animals in the dry season. Water usage rights are duly registered.

The topography is rugged with cliffs, mountainous areas, undulating hills, vast flat areas on the plateaus outside the gorge as well as a river traversing through the farm for 10-kilometre. Sometimes the river is flowing strongly after rainfall in the upstream areas.

Vegetation consists mainly of natural Karoo-like scrubs, succulent Karoo, patches of various grasses like red grass, sweet grasses and some sour grass species, dense riverine thicket, mainly Acacia thorn and Karee trees and beautiful Poplar- and White Stinkwood groves. Giraffe, Kudu and Eland heaven!
The farm lies in an area where summer as well as winter rainfall occurs. The long-term average is about 300-350mm per annum.

Rare game species like Buffalo, Giraffe and even Black Rhinoceros will do well in this area. At present the existing species include Springbok, Oryx, Blesbok and Wildebeest with indigenous small antelope like Klipspringer, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok and Common Duiker which roam the area.

The entire farm is fully jackal proof fenced with 6 inner-camps. The carrying capacity is 1:16 LSU.
Adequate water supply from fountains, perennial pools and boreholes that are fitted with windmills and solar pumps, securing water supply to the respective reservoirs from where water is distributed over the farm to game drinking water troughs and the houses and lush gardens. One of the boreholes serves as a back up for the irrigation lands.

The main dwelling has 4 bedrooms (one en-suite), 2 open plan living rooms, office, modern kitchen as well as 2 bathrooms. From the stoep`s you have a panoramic view on the tree-lined river, the majestic cliffs, poplar groves and far-away mountain ranges. All buildings are in good repair. Labourer cottages are newly renovated.

Various sheds and outbuildings together with livestock handling facilities are in good repair.

This farm is an ideal nice to have game farm with the infrastructure to run a lucrative exotic game breeding program, if needed.

For sale as a going concern at R13,9 million (exclusive of VAT), including various game species.

Property Reference #: RL4362

Agent Details:
JP Steynberg
32 Ryneveld StreetStellenbosch7600

Id Subtitle 710929442
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