Scenic mixed-use farms - Kokstad, KZN. Karg’s Post Road, Kokstad, KZN
± 245 ha Farm (Five Portions) | ± 13ha Peach Orchard | ± 30ha Arable Land | Grazing Veld | Numerous Improvements with Income Generating Opportunity| Function Venue | Sold Individually and as a Combined Lot
This unique mixed-use operation provides an exciting opportunity for potential purchasers looking to expand their reach within the agricultural, tourism, and events space.The five portions are currently operated as a collective unit.
An extent of 64.9 hectares comprised of 44.9 hectares of mountain grazing and 20 hectares of irrigation.
There is a 5-bedroom house, (The main farmstead consists of a 5 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 log fire places, 1 snooker room, a study, a large kitchen with a laundry area and a walk in pantry. The house has a veranda which boasts magnificent views of the the surrounds.
There is a large workshop (approximately 600 sq meter) with 2 lockup containers and 3 lockable store rooms. 3 phase electricity.), a large workshop, a separate events venue, and a 3-bedroom cottage. The events venue has hosted weddings and functions. It is approximately 600 sq meters and includes a built in bar, 2 change rooms with shower facilities, a large kitchen that includes eye level oven, hob, gas cooking facilities, and a washing up area. Furthermore there is a 3 en-suite bedrooms upstairs and additional storerooms.
Water for irrigation purposes is pumped from the Umzintlava River. The river forms both the Southern and Western boundaries. There is a borehole near the main house which provides water for all the houses.
The 20 hectares under dragline irrigation is currently planted to kikuyu.
North facing mountain grazing is predominantly rooigras with an estimated carrying capacity of 3 hectares per Large Stock Unit and 0.7 Hectares per Small Stock Unit.
There is an additional 10 Ha of arable and irragable land with river frontage. This portion boasts two semi-detached cottages each with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and open plan living area as well as a further 11 hectares of mountain grazing with far reaching views over the Karg’s Post area.
An extent of 157 hectares comprised of 2 subdivisions.
Here, the Umzintlava River forms the Northern boundary and the portions are North facing with several peach orchards.
Furthermore, there is a pack shed with a sorting machine, a small workshop, a 3 bedroom house and staff house, there are 4 additional staff houses as well as 8 stables and a tack room. Water is provided from the reservoir which is fed by natural springs on the mountain. The 13 hectare peach orchard comprises approximately 7000 trees.
The first peaches were planted in 1974 and the newest were planted in 2009. Varieties include Transvalia, Van Dyk, Oom Sarel, Impora, Monate, Keimoes, Ligthelm, Kakamas, Summer Sun. Some of the peaches can be gravity irrigated from the above mentioned reservoir. The reservoir can also be filled from the river using a diesel pump. As per the seller, an application to clarify the water rights from the river has been submitted.
The seller has stated that all boundary fences are in good order.
The farms are situated in close proximity to the town of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal. Kokstad is well renowned for both it’s agricultural and tourism industries. The farm’s are not only aesthetically pleasing, enjoying the beautiful scenic views synonymous with the area, but they are also productive in terms of agricultural output. An additional attraction is the opportunity presented by the events venue and numerous houses and cottages.