Layout of the farm
This is an inside farm with a 5km private road servitude access along the boundary fence of the neighbouring farm. The farm has no public road exposure and very little chance of access by unwanted guests. The farm has a rectangular shape, with the farmhouse in the middle of the eastern boundary of the property
Vegetation or grazing
The ecosystem can be characterized as a dry deciduous forest or Bushveldt. The grazing is typical sweet grass with a fair grass covering. The browsing consists predominantly of the high in protein Mopani bush, which provides a guaranteed source of food for game from November to August each year. The entire farm is used for game farming purposes and covered with natural bush. The 2,5km along the bank of the Brakriver provides excellent browsing and grazing habitat. The grazing carrying capacity of the farm is approximately 12ha/LSU, but much lower for browsers due to the abundant cover of Mopani bush.
Description of improvements
The farm is improved with a standard dwelling, two linked rondavels, shed, thatch roof lapa, carports and a swimming pool. The dwelling comprises 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and lounge/dining room /kitchen. Each rondavel has one bedroom and a bathroom. A kitchen links the two rondavels. The dwelling measures Â±232mÂ² and comprises a single storey, square shaped building fitted with a pitch iron roof with steel framed windows and ceramic flooring. The rondavels measuring 56mÂ² are fitted with thatch roofs with steel windows and ceramic floors. The shed is a single storey, rectangular structure, fitted with a pitch iron roof and granolithic floors. The lapa is fitted with a thatch roof and the carports are covered with iron roofs. Improvements are in a fair condition and only normal on-going routine maintenance is required.
Buffalo Breeding Camp
The buffalo breeding camp is approximately 400ha and has good condition electrified fencing. The breeding camp includes a passive catching boma with dart camp, water trough and loading facilities. The boma is from Bonnox wire, covered in game capture canvas
Boer goat handling facilities
The farm has the facilities to handle 1000 goats. This includes 6 x holding camps with water troughs, 12 x lamb camps and a foot dip. All goat facilities are from Bonnox wire and are in good condition.
Water supply and Irrigation
The farm is improved with 4 boreholes of which 3 are equipped and 1 is not equipped.
ï· Borehole 1 (Â±5,000l/hour) provides water for domestic purposes at the main dwelling as well as the cement dam close to the dwelling. It is equipped with a 3-phase (Escom power) mono pump and the borehole is approximately 55m deep.
ï· Borehole 2 (Â±4,000l/hour) is also located close to the dwelling and provides water to the cement dam, which provides water to drinking points close to the dwelling. It is equipped with a 3-phase submersible pump (Eskom power) and the borehole is approximately 35m deep.
ï· Borehole 3 (Â±3,000l/hour) provides water to a cement dam with a capacity of approximately 150,000 litres close to the Buffalo camp. This borehole also provides water to drinking points in this section of the farm. It is equipped with a single phase submersible pump (powered by a movable generator) and the borehole is approximately 55m deep.
ï· Borehole 4 (Â±3,000l/hour) is not equipped and could provide water to the Buffalo camp. It is approximately 30m deep.
Eskom supplies three-phase electricity to the farm.
The farm is fully enclosed with 2.4 (22 strand) game fences. These fences are in a fair condition.
Climate and rainfall and adverse conditions
The property is located in a Bushveldt area, where it is subjected to very high temperatures during the summer (30oC and upwards) and mild temperatures during the winter (5oC to 15oC). This is a summer rainfall area with an average annual rainfall of 300mm. Hailstorms and frosts occur during the winter and summer months.
The seasonal Brakriver flows for approximately 2,5km through the farm. The riverbed is relatively wide with steep embankments and good river vegetation. Depending on the amount of rain, the river flows about 3-5 times in a year.