Situated on the south western side of Melmoth town. Located and accessed from the KwaMagwaza road leading off the main R68 from Melmoth towards Eshowe. Approx. 14 km (by road) from the town of Melmoth.
Located within the "Moist Coast Hinterland" bio-resource group and
typically receives approximately 1250 mm of rain per year along the main
ridge, dropping down to approximately 700 mm/year in the lower lying
grassland areas of the south eastern part of the farm. The farm does not
experience frost and the winters are mild.
The primary crops are sugarcane and timber.
The sugarcane is located on the arable land where gradients allow cultivation.
These soils are typically deep red humics. The timber, comprising mainly wattle
with some eucalyptus and pine is grown for pulpwood. Wattle bark is also
produced by the wattle stands. The timber is typically located on the steeper
slopes and poorer soils on the farm.
Details of the land use are provided in the
| Land Use
| Area (ha)
| Eucalyptus pulpwood
| Pine pulpwood
| Wattle pulpwood
| Subtotal productive land
| Farm yard
| Roads, loading zones and firebreaks
| Grassland, forests and riparian areas
| Subtotal non-productive land
| Total Extent of Kortbegrip Farm
Avocados are being successfully grown on a
number of farms in the district and much of the land under sugarcane could be
converted to avocardos. Test plantings of macadamia nuts are also showing
The farm has its own Eskom connection and the
main buildings have electricity installed.
The farm has the following:
- Directors house: 3
bedrooms, swimming pool, guest cottage, staff quarters and garaging for 3
- Managers house: 3 bedrooms,
guest cottage and granny flat, staff quarters and garaging for 2 vehicles
- Workshop and a number of
store rooms including a large tractor shed
- Staff quarters comprising
rondavels, and separate female and male compounds both with kitchens and
- Potable water is obtained
from 2 boreholes while a small dam (0.45 ha) provides water for fire protection,
spraying and the gardens.