Setting foot on this property gives you the same feel as the Kruger National Park with its large trees the typography and the game yet without the Big 5. This Combination Game and Cattle Farm is an exclusive privately owned game & cattle farm situated in the well-known Springbokflats of the Limpopo Province in South Africa.
The African bush atmosphere and the calming effect it has on your soul is eminent!! Walking through the bush and listening to the sounds of the wind’s soft whistling through the tall grasses and massive trees can only be experienced and not translated into words – its an experience!! Watching the prolific birdlife at the waterholes or helping a small turtle over the road gives you that feeling of satisfaction.
Due to this farm’s regional position and distance from Pretoria (bordering the N1 Highway and less than 2 Hours Drive from Pretoria) as well as the amount of water you have on this farm, creates other opportunities and investment potential that could easily be overseen. The potential is endless!!
Farm Portions : 3 Portions with full title deeds
Address : In the Naboomspruit / Potgietersus area (Springbokflats), Limpopo Province of South Africa
Land Size : 3084ha
Local Authority : Greater Mogalakwena Local Municipality
Title Deeds : This property has three title deeds registered in the Seller’s Private name and is VAT registered.
Deeds Registry : Limpopo Province
Description:This 3084ha property is a combination farm of game breeding and Cattle Farming with Irrigation potential as well as Hunting. To Fully understand the layout of the property, I will describe each Portion as follows:
Description: This Portion is 401.5547 hectares in size. It borders the N1 Highway for almost 2.7 Kilometers.
Water: There is 1 x Borehole that can deliver between 6000-8000 liters per hour. There are 2 earth dams which also serve as watercourses during rainy times. The one dam with good rainfall holds water until next rainy season. The Zebetiela underground water source runs over a section of this farm. People who knows what this means, will know that there is plenty of water.
Developments: This portion has no developments on it;
Development Potential: The potential to set up Gas Station or Truck Shop on the N1 is possible and will depend on the approval of the Surveyor General to subdivide as well as the approval of the Roads Department - Sanral - for development a Petrol Station. The terrain lends itself to a 5 - 10 ha solar farm as the environment is extremely suitable with direct sun rays for a 30 - 40 Mega Watt plant.
Cement slabs were thrown in the middle of this farm for the establishment of a hunter’s camp without an electricity facility to experience the bushveld atmosphere. There are very nice Camel Thorn, Marula and Tambotie Trees in the immediate area.
Camps: The plan is to divided it into 8 camps on a grazing rotation system. The iron posts are in place so the wires can only be pulled through. When finished, 4 camps will drink from the one water trough and the other 4 camps will use the other water drinking trough.
Habitat: Due to the habitat, game like Kudu and bush buck will do exceedingly well on this portion of land. Any outgrowth of other male animals of various species like Buffalo etc. would be ideal as a hunting section. included for breeding or hunting purposes.
Sweet Veld pastures will therefore also work excellently there especially if the rotation camps are re-introduced. Tambotie Trees, Camel Thorn, Marula Trees and many acacia trees for leaf eaters are plenty.
Carrying capacity is 6 LSU / Ha
Description: This Portion is 2428.4509 hectares in size. This farm borders the grave lroad with one corner of the farm (almost an inner farm).
Water: There are 27 x Boreholes that can deliver ±1,000,000 liters per hour combined. There are 2 earth dams which also serve as watercourses during rainy times. The one dam with good rainfall holds water until next rainy season. The Zebetiela underground water source runs over a section of this farm. People who knows what this means, will know that there is plenty of water.
Irrigation: 93.5 ha can be irrigated at any time. Very nice red soil and it is directly next to a beautiful section which is very suitable for planting something like Pecan Nut trees. Up to 500 hectares of irrigation can easily be established and be developed on that area.
There is also a cement reservoir that was used for irrigation of a gravity water feed system in the past. There is a newly installed 15 ha pivot. The future plan was to put up another 15 ha and then another 30 ha later. Soil is suitable for Lucerne, Silage, Ryegrass, Maize, Soybeans, Citrus etc.
Developments: This portion of land has the most development on it.
The Main House:
The Main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is a nice kitchen with lounge and dining room area. Adjoining the house is a Two-Bedroom Apartment with Bathroom, and Office area, Lapa and Swimming Pool as well as 3 Motor Garages. This house areas has a lovely lush and green garden (Excluded: Cycad Collection in gardens as well as all Racing pigeons)
There is a 3 Bedroom and 3 Bathroom manager’s House. There is an additional apartment or office next to the house as well as a beautiful lapa and garden.
There is a 6 Bedroom Lodge with bathrooms. Upstairs is the living area and kitchen. There is a Boma and Swimming Pool as well as a 100 m Shooting range. The Lodge and Hunting House generate R800 000 to R1,200,000 a year and it has not yet been used optimally.
There are several Large store rooms, Cold room and labor Accommodation.
The owner has a Wood business that produces between 7000 - 8000 bags per month. This business can still expand as he has only 2 teams currently. On average there is a net profit of between R40 000 - R50 000 per month from this business.
Compost can also be made by chip branches, sawdust and off cuts.
There are 20 cattle Camps and a 300 head Cattle Feed Lot. With the farm’s carrying capacity which is 6 LSU / Ha, you can certainly host a lot of cattle. There are watering holes at most of the camps and there are 2 Handling facilities.
Description: This Portion is 255.2348 hectares in size. It doesn’t border any roads.
Water: There are 5 x Borehole that can deliver between 60 000 – 80 000 Gallons per hour. The Nile River runs through a section of this property (The Nile river’s water runs underground but with above average rainfall, subsoil aquafer becomes full and the Nile River runs above ground and that's when the system's recharge is too much and then the water subsurface).There is a hole in the river that pumps 60,000 gallons per hour and other strong holes with pumps. The Zebetiela underground water source runs over a section of this farm. People who knows what this means, will know that there is plenty of water.
Developments: This portion has no developments on it;
Development Potential: The potential to set up a Luxury House Development 100 - 250 stands with the idea to keep it a green luxury house and lifestyle development so Solar power is generated per unit, sewer is green etc.
Habitat: Due to the habitat, game like Roan, Tsestesebe and Reedbuck will do exceedingly well on this portion of land. Sweet Veld pastures will therefore also work excellently there especially if the rotation camps are re-introduced. Tambotie Trees, Camel Thorn, Marula Trees and many acacia trees for leaf eaters are plenty.
Carrying capacity is 6 LSU / Ha
The Nylsvlei Nature Reserve together with this Nile river that runs through this property Ramsar status – this is a world-renowned heritage and conservation wetland. The Status can also be obtained for this property due to the fact that the Nile river runs through the property. There are 21 world wonders or special heritage sites and the Nile River system is part of it.
The following game do occur naturally on the open property:
Impala ±170 Zebra ±2
Waterbuck ±10 Kudu ±90
Blesbuck ±2 Oryx ±2
Reedbuck ±7 Mountain Reedbuck ±30
Free roaming Game:
Duiker, Warthog, Bushpig, Rock rabbit, Porcupine, Ant bear, Pangolin, Chacma baboon, Vervet monkey, Yellow mongoose, African wild cat, Honey badger, Hedgehog, Lesser bush baby, Slender mongoose, Tree squirrel etc. This farm has exceptional nocturnal life.
The following game breeding species are in the breeding camps
Sable Bull 1 x 39-41”
King Wilde Besst 8 (4 x Male and 4 x Female)
Kings Wildebeest Splits 14 (Female)
Golden Wildebeest 3 (2 Male, 1 female)
Black Impala ±8 (Adult and sub adult)
Saddle back impala ±7
White Flank Impala ±4
Split impala male and females ±60
There is a great variety grasses and trees. Mainly Sandveld with sour veldt grazing mixed with a smaller variety of sweeter veldt. Herewith is a short list of just a few of the many trees: