84ha (207 Acres) Naboomspruit
±84 hectares (±207 Acres)
2) PROPERTY TYPE
This property is called a Geothermal Property. Hot Spring, Geothermal Hot Spring, Nartural Hot Mineral Spring. Geothermal energy is literally the heat contained within the earth that generates geological phenomena on a planetary scale. Geothermal resources have three main components:
1. Heat source
2. Fluid carrying heat from the earth’s crust to the surface
3. Sufficient rock permeability to circulate thermal water.
In geothermal areas, hot rocks and high temperature groundwater are at shallow depths.
This Farm is situated in close proximity to Naboomspruit (now called Mookgophong) just South of the Waterberg area which is ±160 km North, North East of Pretoria. Oliver Tambo International (previously known as Johannesburg International) Airport is only 195 km away by tarred road and 20 minutes away by chartered aircraft.
4) REGISTRATION DETAIL
The farm consists of 4 title deeds. - the different title deeds has different developments on it as described below
Province: Limpopo Province
Servitude’s: a Tar road subdivide is diving all three portions – this gives good access to the property.
5) THE IMPROVEMENTS
The following developments are on the property:
This area has a very good Camping site with a good Thatch roof Lapa on it and well as several Caravan and Tent sites for the campers. This camping site .
The one house is very neat and fenced off - this house is on one title deed near the hot water spring source. This house has one bathroom and two bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge area.
With a Geothermal energy source the development potential is endless like;
Hot Spring Resorts – Developing holiday destinations where there is a Geothermal source.
Greenhouses – Farmers have used water heated by geothermal energy for hundreds of years to grow vegetables in the winter.
Fisheries – Geothermal energy is also used in fish farms (Aqua Farming). The warm water spurs the growth of animals ranging from alligators, shellfish, tropical fish, amphibians to Tilapia.
Industrial use – Industry is another consumer of geothermal energy. Its uses vary from drying fruits, drying vegetables, drying wood, and dying wool etc..
Aqua Diving - if such recreational pond is built for this propose.
Hot springs are graded in general on four quality parameters:
1. Temperature of the water (usually the lower temperature sources from 25°C - 47 °C (75.2°F and 116.6°F) and then Scalding hot temperature sources from 48°C - 51°C (118.4°F and 123.8°F). The higher the temperature the more uses there are and the higher the value of the geothermal source (hot spring). (the diagram in the fact pack illustrates this very well)
2. Volume of water. The higher the volume (measured by litres per hour) the more uses there are and the higher the value of the geothermal source.
3. Sensorial quality. Determine with your senses (e.g sight and smell) does the water have a bad smell (e.g. Like Sulphur, which hot springs often have) and sight, e.g is spring water clear or murky ?. The cleaner and clearer the water with the least amount of smell the higher the value of the geothermal source.
4. Intrinsic quality of water. Chemical composition of the water. The chemical composition will be unique to every hot spring and based of the chemical composition a specific hot spring will be more suitable for some applications than other.
6) GEOTHERMAL FARM DETAIL
This is a jewel in renewable energy waiting to be developed…
The farm roads give good access to all sections of the farm. The farm has several kilometres of roads plus plenty of additional trails which is maintained. The Tar road passes through the property - both sides of the road has access.
There are a total of 5 boreholes. Two boreholes is Cold water which is equipped and in total delivers 12 500 litres per hour (3 302.15 Gallons) combined. 2 Cold Water boreholes is not equipped but has casing in it and is delivering a combined total of 9 000 liters (2 377.5 Gallons) per hour. The last borehole is the Geothermal borehole which is measured and delivers 50 000 litres (13 208.6 Gallons) per hour at 51˚C (123.8°F). Geothermal Test and results are available on request.
Currently four of the five properties, inclusive of the property with the camping facilities have shared access to the hot water pipeline stretching across and connecting the different properties. The fifth property can also be easily connected to the below surface pipe line.
The property also borders a perennial river and there is a water pit (fountain) in the mountains.
There are prepaid electricity as well as 5 x Transformers three phase transformers totaling 200 KVA.
The farm is mostly flat on the one side of the tar road. The other side is more mountainous with roads all over – it has a remarkable biome and savannah diversity with stunning views over the Waterberg Mountains in the north. In total, the property is 20% flat and 80 % rolling topography (mountainous)
It is a rare occasion that such a property ever comes on the market. To rethink our future and then seeing this property, one can only imagine that investing in a geothermal source will be a future income source with a promise of profitability both from and economical and an environmental perspective.
There is a great variety grasses and trees. Herewith is a short list of just a few of the many trees:
Dominant Grass Species:
Roaming freely on the property is: Impala, Kudu, Steenbuck, Klipspringer, Duiker, Warthog, Bushpig, Rock rabbit, Porcupine, Pangolin, Vervet monkey, Yellow mongoose, Honey badger, Hedgehog, Lesser bush baby, Tree squirrel etc. This farm has exceptional nocturnal life.
Leguan (monitor lizard)
Lizards (many species)
Snakes (many species)
Chameleon and Tortoise
Birds of prey:
several species of the Owl family
Birds (many species)
7) SELLING PRICE
The Selling Price for this 84 ha with the Hot Spring is based on several factors pertaining to recent studies done in the area as well as the size of the subject property.
Price: US$ 1,290,000.00 (This price excludes VAT should it be payable)