4300 HA PRIME PLANTATION FARM

For Sale - Fixed

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4300 HA PRIME PLANTATION FARM KNOWN AS "DE KAAP" 

BARBERTON AREA


ALL FARM PORTIONS CURRENTLY UTILIZED AS ONE UNIT  


THE PROPERTIES WILL BE SOLD JOINTLY AND/OR SEPARATELY 


PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS:


REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM SOMERSET 555 JT MPUMALANGA 

Extent: 2 027.6739 ha


Water rights on Farm Somerset: 

Certificate nr: 24063834

Water Resource: Suidkaap Rivier

Total hectare under plantation:  1 567 ha

Total stream flow p/y m³: 1078097.00


VARIOUS SPECIES SOMERSET FARM
GGRAURO 692.8 hectares
GGRA 464.7 hectares
GDUN 243.7 hectares
GGRACAM 37.00 hectares
GSAL 9.2 hectares
PELL 5.1 hectares
TOTAL ON SOMERSET 1 452.5 hectares



AGE CLASS DISTRIBUTION SOMERSET FARM
TUP (temporary unplanted area 358.00 hectares
2-3 283.8 hectares
3-4 227.6 hectares
4-5 239.3 hectares
5-6 110.3 hectares
6-7 182.7 hectares
7-8 45.1 hectares
10 plus 5.7 hectares
TOTAL 1 452.5 hectares


REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM PIONEER 556 JT MPUMALANGA 

Extent: 937.7983 ha


Water rights on Farm Pioneer:

Certificate nr: 24062274

Water resource: Barberton

Total hectare under plantation: 752 ha

Total stream flow p/y m³: 517377.00



VARIOUS SPECIES FARM PIONEER
GGRAURO 451.9 hectares
GGRA 178.7 hectares
GDUN 73.9 hectares
GGRACAM 4.1 hectares
GSAL


TOTAL ON PIONEER 708.9 hectares


AGE CLASS DISTRIBUTION FARM PIONEER
TUP (temporary unplanted area) 100.8 hectares
2 - 3  110.3 hectares
3 - 4 240.9 hectares
4 - 5 82.1 hectares
5 - 6 129.5 hectares
6 - 7 17.2 hectares
7 - 8 23.7 hectares
10 Plus 4.1 hectares



REMAINING EXTENT OF THE FARM THE RETREAT 557 JT MPUMALANGA 

Extent: 1 336.5383 ha


Water rights on farm The Retreat:

Certificate nr: 24063807

Water resource: Suidkaap River

Total hectare under plantation: 1 042 ha

Total stream flow p/y m³: 716897.00


VARIOUS SPECIES FARM THE RETREAT
GGRAURO 542.2 hectares
GGRA 366.6 hectares
GDUN 51.3 hectares
GGRACAM
GSAL
PELL
TOTAL ON THE RETREAT 960.1 hectares


AGE CLASS DISTRIBUTION FARM THE RETREAT
TUP (Temporary unplanted area) 202.5 hectares
2 - 3 338.4 hectares
3 - 4 93.0 hectares
4 - 5 180.3 hectares
5 - 6 28.2 hectares
6 - 7 16.6 hectares
7 - 8 101.1 hectares
10 plus
TOTAL 960.1 hectares


PORTION 1 OF THE FARM THE RETREAT 557 REGISTRATION DIVISION JT MPUMALANGA

EXTENT: 4.9736 ha

Improvements on the Ptn 1 The Retreat 557:

Farmhouse ±252m²,  various workers houses, various ablution facilities, offices (2), carports (2), storerooms (2), various lean-to and old nursery.


 

Total plantation land: 3 121 ha.

Natural grazing: ±300 ha 

Homestead / wasteland ± 885 ha with other improvements


All stream flow reduction water rights registered for 3 361 ha in total

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SUMMARY OF THE PROPERTY:

The farm De Kaap lies towards the base of the east-facing escarpment above the Barberton valley, and is partly obscured in the south by the high-lying mountains between Nelshoogte and Piggs Peak in Swaziland. The subject properties fall within the JT administrative district, Umjindi Local Municipality in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, in Mpumalanga Province. Barberton is the main town and is situated approximately 21km east from the properties. Agricultural activities in the area are mainly focused on plantation land and livestock farming. In the greater vicinity nut and fruit production is taking place.

The topography is mainly flat and sloping slightly. The Snymansbult- and Kaapsehoop roads give access to the properties. The access meander through the properties of SAPPI and vice versa.

The current plantable area is set at 3 121 ha’s and is made up of 3 116 ha of eucalyptus trees with species ranging between GDUN, GGRA, GGRACAM and GGRAURO, with a small portion of 5 ha planted as pine. Most of the farm has been replanted with only 183ha coppiced from previous rotations. The property is mostly not fenced.

Several streams as well as three boreholes, from where water is pumped by means of electric sub-mersible pumps into water tanks and a reservoir and then gravitates down for household use as well as for firefighting. There are also 3 Hydrants for firefighting. The property includes various forms of accommodation, office & workshop facilities for staff working onsite and a small holding nursery for seedlings, which is fenced.

The altitude ranges from 760m to 980m and the mean annual rainfall is 844mm.

There used to be Telkom lines, but the cell phone reception is good. Eskom supplies electricity and the power lines run through the property. All major amenities are available in a 50km radius i.e. ambulance, fire brigade, police station, rates offices etc.


VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT.



Conditions of sale:  

5% Deposit plus 10% Commission : Bidders to register & supply proof of identity

and residence. 


Contact details: 

Pierre: 082 556 6810 or 013 752 6924  or pierre@vansauctions.co.za


Property Address:

Barberton, South Africa

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