Property for sale in George Western Cape South AfricaThis beautiful farm is situated on the high plateau on and above the eastern bank of the Gamtoos River, in the Eastern Cape. It is 49 km from the centre of the city of Port Elizabeth, and 24 km from the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay. The property is accessible either by a tar road off the Thornhill/Hankey off ramp (2 km from the N2), or by a 1,5 km gravel road off the R102. Description: The property is 686 ha in extent, and consists of 4 title deeds. This pristine Cape valley bushveld and acacia savannah has a grazing capacity of 1-3.5 ha per LSU, which is amongst the highest in the province. This magnificent property enjoys stunning panoramic views. There are 180 degree sea views from Blue Horizon Bay through to Cape St Francis to the south, and an unparalelled view of the Baviaanskloof and Tsitsikamma mountains to the north. The top plateau is a series of 3 flat thorn savannah areas, separated by spectacular, well-wooded gorges with deep red soil. A small finger of the property extends down the escarpment to the Gamtoos River, with the middle of the river being the boundary. This gives the property the added advantage of having direct access to the river. There is 4.8 ha of irrigable land adjacent to the Gamtoos River with water rights from the irrigation scheme. Vegetation: This farm has an incredible variety of vegetation. The flat plateaus are dominated by the perennial Pannicums, Themedia triandra and Cynodon dactylon. While the latter grass species can be of marginal value in harder areas, by virtue of the fertile soils and high rainfall enjoyed here, it is superb grazing grass throughout the year. The southern slopes of the gorges and valleys are dense, pristine valley bushveld. All the associated tree species are present, including the normally coastal candlewoods, as well as large milkwoods and wild olive trees. The northern slopes are less dense with good under canopy grass cover as well as a surprisingly well established and healthy stand of spekboom. A smaller section of the western slopes has a large diversity of fynbos, including pincushions (Leucospermum) and other protea varieties. There are also cycad longifolia. Water: The farm falls in a transition summer/winter rainfall area with an annual average of 700mm. A water servitude for the main PE treated waterline is registered beneath the property to a large subterranean reservoir from where it is gravitated to PE. In addition to the treated water quota, and the canal irrigation quota, there are 3 boreholes delivering a staggering 1.8 million litres of water per hour. Game: The quality and variety of the browse is excellent. The farm already has large populations of smaller buck, but could happily sustain considerable numbers of the larger browsers like eland, kudu, giraffe, red hartebeest and possibly 3 or 4 black rhino. Game species currently on the property include: Mountain reedbuck- 50 Blesbuck- 45 Zebra- 17 Waterbuck- 50 Nyala- 40 Impala- 300 Also bushbuck, blue duiker, common duiker, caracal and a couple of leopard. The farm has also supported 78 wildebeest in the past. Improvements: 590 ha of the total property is fully enclosed with a new very high-spec game fence. There is a large modern house with 4 bedrooms, an implement/lucerne shed as well as an old dairy and associated buildings. Development potential: The current owner is in a partnership agreement with the view to developing a 780 unit golf estate. The town planiing and EIA etc has been done and is in hand. Another option would be an upmarket wildlife eco-estate with lodge, conference and wedding venue. These could be built to optimize the spectacular views. The access to the river could be used for sundowner cruises and photo shoots. The eco-estate could include clusters of upmarket residential homes. This magnificent property with its ideal location, incredible panoramic views, rich bio-diversity and river access therefore offers exciting opportunities to any serious developer.For more information please contact us using the email link.
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