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  KORTBEGRIP FARM - FOR SALE

   
    OWNER: Paradise Falls Timber (Pty) Ltd
    Extent (HA): 1,090.5149

LOCATION:
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.

CLIMATE:
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. 

LAND USE:
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 table below.

 Land Use
 Area (ha)
 Sugarcane  156.62
 Eucalyptus pulpwood
 124.36
 Pine pulpwood
 18.33
 Wattle pulpwood
 271.17
 Subtotal productive land
 570.48
 Farm yard
 4.03
 Roads, loading zones and firebreaks
 62.04
 Dam  0.45
 Grassland, forests and riparian areas
 453.51
 Subtotal non-productive land
 520.03
 Total Extent of Kortbegrip Farm
 1090.51


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 promise.

IMPROVEMENTS:
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 vehicles
  • 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 ablutions.
  • Potable water is obtained from 2 boreholes while a small dam (0.45 ha) provides water for fire protection, spraying and the gardens.
 
CONTACT:
Mike Howard (Property Manager)
Cell: 082 920 1297
Email: mdhoward@iafrica.com

 

Kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

Kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

Kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

Kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

Kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

kortbegrip Farm - For Sale

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