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14 Hectares in the Langkloof Valley

Joubertinia, Joubertina

ZAR - 1,600,000

REF - 8122

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Property Description

Comprised of a single title, the farm is a little over 14.63h in extent.

Description
As mentioned above, this farm lies near the very heart of apple country in the famous Langkloof region. This, coupled with it’s very generous water allocation make this an ideal candidate for a small, intensive fruit farm. At least 9 h of the total land area could be put to orchards, which, when in full production, would give the owner a very tidy income without being a major management challenge.
The house itself is very neat and nicely fitted inside, and enjoys beautiful views of the Kouga Mountains and Baviaans range behind.

Veld types
Basically the whole property has been cultivated at some stage. As a result there is very little evidence of indigenous veld. The upper lands are quite stony, and as a result, far better suited to orchards than any cultivated pasture or crop, The area immediately around the dam, though small, has deep alluvial soils, which would be suitable for any cultivation, as is the much larger 4 hectare block between the road and the river. The latter portion lies below the dam and pumping costs would be minimal.
Rainfall / water
The farm falls in a largely winter rainfall area, although historically, some rain is expected in most calendar months. An average year would yield around 480mm of rain here, although this has been exceeded by some margin over the last 3 years.
The farm has a very generous 112 320 m3 allocation per annum out of the river. Fortunately, a canal takes water out the river higher upstream and channels it into the large dam (58 200m3) on the farm, negating the need to lift water out of the river itself for irrigation purposes. With escalating power costs, this is going to significantly reduce the cost of irrigation going forward.

Water for the house comes from an equipped borehole that pumps into 3 x 5000 L tanks from where it is boosted through a very extravagant looking filtration system into the house.

Improvements
As mentioned above, the house is a very neat face brick unit, build 6 years ago. It has 3 bedrooms (mes) a 2nd bathroom, study, open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area and double garage. The open plan area is tiled with under floor heating. The rest of the house is carpeted throughout.
A short distance from the house there is a large, open sided implement shed which, together with the house, is enclosed by an electric fence.

Conclusion
For anyone wanting to ease back on the pedal a bit and possibly set up a retirement option that will pay, this farm has excellent potential. If you are ready to drop one gear, but are too energetic to completely put your feet up, this farm offers one the opportunity to get your teeth into what will prove a very rewarding project, without embarking on a whole new career venture. If one chooses to establish the 9h under fruit, within 5 years, the farm will have increased in value 4 fold and be producing a very tidy income, and being situated where it is, packing / export / management facilities and expertise are right on your doorstep. Fruit aside, Joubertina is an excellent base for the adventurous, with Baviaanskloof, the Kouga valley and river, the coast and the garden route all within very easy striking distance.

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The Susan Deacon Property Group

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The Susan Deacon Property Group

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