DARLING: Fully functional Game/Tourism farm for sale
This Farm is located 10 km's from the beautiful little town of Darling, in the Western Cape. This 1181ha property, with open plains is surrounded to the North and South by mountain slopes . It is a mere 7 km's from the West Coast, 70 km's from Cape Town and 25 km's from Yzerfontein. Table Mountain is visible from the southern slopes of the farm, with beautiful sea views, as well. The property is ideal for cattle, sheep or game farming with natural grass, typical of the winter rainfall area, and natural rhenosterbos and fynbos on the Mountain slopes. In previous years this property was also used to plant potatoes as well as wheat. The perimeter of the property is approximately 13.5 km's enclosed with a 2.4m game fence. All inner camps were removed and this allows the Eland and Springbok to roam free. There are more than enough water holes, wells and springs to ensure that the livestock are only a few minutes away from drinking water throughout the year.
The property, in its current state is able to carry Cattle/Game.
Buildings and Infrastructure Main House Built around 1911, the house originally consisted of a double story thatched roof but the roof and the top story were destroyed by fire around the 1980's. The stair case on the side of the house still bares testimony to its early history. The house itself is a well kept typical farmhouse with large entrances and big rooms. The lay out lends itself to a number of different configurations but the best is: large entrance, two large bedrooms, one smaller bedroom, main bedroom with a change room and en suite bathroom, combined lounge and dining room and large kitchen, separate full bathroom. The front and back of the house both have large, covered stoeps which are used all the time to enjoy the warm summer nights.
The property's electricity supply is 3 phase ESKOM Electricity and the water supply is pumped from a borehole.
3x 2-Bedroom Thatched Cottages (+- 80 sqm ) These are the old labourers houses that have been converted into extraordinary accommodation. The cottages are very neat and fit into the surroundings.
Outbuildings include a Large Store Approximately 600 square meters. Houses all the vehicles and a number of implements. Fully restored and improved.
Water Water extracted from the current borehole is adequate for household use. There are 5 other boreholes (1x 10 000 liters per hour and the other 4 are 3 000 liters per hour). 4 Fountains supply water throughout the year and are supported by 2 earth dams as well. Livestock make use of the nearest dam or fountain for drinking.
Dam nearest the main residence This dam is fed by all the run-off water as well as a fountain. There is a bridge across to the island which could be used for a number of things such as wedding locations etc
Game Game of approximately 580 are roaming the farm freely.
Fencing The farm is fully fenced and has an outer perimeter of 13.5 km. The game fence is 2.4m high and 90% is Bonnox. The balance of approximately 10% is fenced with 24 wires from top to bottom. All inner fences from previous camps have been removed. Game and Cattle are able to roam free. Access to and from the property are by means of electrical gates. All in excellent condition.
This is the ideal opportunity to purchase land in one of the most sought after areas of South Africa. It is not often that farms of this size and in this area are offered for sale. A safe, healthy environment, free of any land claims and stable weather conditions make this farm the ideal opportunity to start, or even expand your farming enterprise.
R27 000 000.00 all inclusive (list is available on request)
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