Incredible landscapes – mountains, springs, its own little waterfall, spectacular starlit evenings, vast open spaces, gorgeous stone-built farmhouse and cottages. The above - and so much more - translate to this 5 062ha farm offering the best of the best in an area like no other.
The Tankwa Karoo - a different world, different place ...
A place where one can slip back in time to an ancient world where peace, seclusion, breath-taking sunsets and the brightest stars in Africa are riches the time-honoured inhabitants value above all else.
A place where the horizons, infinite spaces and skies are uncluttered, unrestrained and unbounded. Where the lightness of being is profound - definitive. Where free spirits gather annually and the bold and battle-weary oft-times go solo to nourish the soul.
A world where seemingly barren moonscapes of shale can morph into a sea of flowers. Where birders go searching for rare endemic species, geologist study the unique layering of the Tankwa mountains, botanists find unusual indigenous plants, satellite spotters and stargazers never stop gazing, and a world where fresh air is ... fresh air.
In short, an incomparable off-the-beaten-track destination!
- Farm Size: 5 062 hectares (zoned Agriculture 1 - approximately 760ha mountainous).
- IMPROVEMENTS: Farmhouse and two guest cottages constructed of local stone, two splash pools for the farmhouse and guests, three bedroom labourers’ cottage, landing strip, hangar, camping site with ablution facilities and playground for the children, double garage, various storerooms, small workshop, lean-to for farm vehicles and equipment and a large pen with shelter for farm animals.
- WATER: Two boreholes – one delivering 14 000 litres of fresh water per hour. The ‘old’ borehole completely refurbished with both supplying water to the Reservoir and tanks for irrigation, the animals and splash pools, plus a 10 000 litre tank for drinking water. Foiur natural springs - one feeds several small dams which supply the indigenous game and birds with drinking water throughout the year. Delightful little waterfall in the Kloof – where Black Eagles nest, Klipspringers roam and Rock Art can be seen.
- POWER: 220V power to all improvements (including campsite) supplied by 10 solar panels and two wind turbines with back-up generator.
- LANDING STRIP AND HANGAR: With two cross runways of 1 000 meters each, windsock and 400m² hangar for four aircraft.
- OTHER: Fully fenced (approximately 43km – 1.8m high in good condition), irrigated tunnel for fresh veggies and herbs, large variety of birds including some rare species, indigenous wildlife, farm animals, invigorating hiking into the mountains - also to a cave with Rock Art. ‘Miles and miles’ available for mountain biking, off-road bikes, jogging, easy walks etc.
- INCLUDED IN SALE: Farm equipment, farm vehicles, tools, and barring a few sentimental items in the farmhouse, all accommodation will be sold fully furnished and equipped (full asset list available on request).
- FEATURES OF IMPROVEMENTS ETC:
- FARMHOUSE: 190m² (including large loft used as additional bedroom), lounge/dining room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms (main en-suite), splash pool, large front- and small back verandas. Hot water supplied by ‘donkey’ heating system, terracotta tiles throughout.
- GUEST COTTAGES: 108m² (each) excluding large veranda, each comprising lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms (hot water provided by solar geysers with ‘donkey’ as back-up), terracotta tiles throughout.
- LABOURERS’ HOUSE: Lounge, small TV lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom (solar geyser).
- COMMUNICATION: VOIP phone, and BREEDENET internet service (very reliable).
- INDIGENOUS WILD- AND BIRDLIFE: A variety of small buck species, wild cats, honey badger, jackal, bat-eared fox and baboon. An incredible variety of birds, including rare species (list available on request).
- TREES: Mission Olives, Date Palms, Acacia and other hardy cultivars.
- VEGETATION: The Tankwa falls within the Succulent Karoo Biome (incredible display of flowers after good rains), with some grasses and sparse dwarf shrub.
- RAINFALL: On average 180mm per annum, but subject to periods of drought.
- DISTANCES: Approximately 150km from Ceres (last stop for fuel), including 80km dirt road, 270km from Cape Town (3.5/4 hours’ drive). The farm is about 5km to one of the side entrances of the Tankwa Karoo National Park, and 30km to Stonehenge (Africa Burn site).
- ABSOLUTELY NO CRIME OR SECURITY ISSUES AND NO LAND RESTITUTION CLAIMS.