On the eastern bank of the Boontjies River, between Tulbagh and Wolseley, lies this 423 hectare farm. It is a majestic piece of land, on a gradual slope towards the Matroosberg Mountains. The farm boasts exceptional views towards the Witzenberg-, Waterfall-, and Mountains, as well as over the Boontjies River valley as observed from the main residence.
The main farming activity on the eastern side of the enterprise is the production of oats for fodder and grazing. The areas closer to the river is used for the production of olives. The olives planted on the farm comprise of about 50% Mission, 30% Leccino, and 20% Frantoio. 1.5 hectares are still young trees, and consist of 50% Mission and 50% Leccino. 7 hectares are identified and still available/ready for olive plantings.
Two small non-perennial rivers flow through the property from east to west. Water is supplied by an earth dam that is occasionally fed by run-off water from the wetter areas. From the dam the water is distributed to the garden, groves, and the paddocks. The enterprise also has a water usage allocation from the Boontjies River, which is sufficient for the essentials of the enterprise. There are 3 strong boreholes, which are not in use due to the fact that the earth dam supplies adequate water.
The property has a 3 bedroom main homestead - is in good repair. The house is complemented by a spacious and lush lawn surrounded by trees. All of the outbuildings are not in good repair and require some attention. There are various store rooms and storage areas, as well as a lean-to. A newly built shed serves as an olive oil production facility and is fully equipped with modern equipment to sort, press, filter, and bottle high quality olive oil. Inside the shed are an office, kitchen, laboratory, and a bathroom. Adjacent to the shed is a concrete offload area. The capacity of the factory is about 10 ton olives per day, with a daily production output of 1300 litres of oil. The shed and equipment are in good repair.
As a typical commercial enterprise, this property is even endowed with a large and spectacular variety of natural attractions. The natural beauty of this uniquely tranquil environment makes it ideal for quality living close to all amenities. The mild climate, spectacular views, and the safe and secure location in a cul-de-sac with no trespassing, makes this property the ideal lifestyle farm. Wheat farms in this area are regularly replaced by lifestyle estates, or by the production of high quality olives.
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