Farm/Lodge for sale
The property,covering 4 051 ha, is located approximately 200 km to the north-east of Windhoek and 160 km from the International Airport. The property has been operated as a guest and cattle farm, but lately cattle farming is the main source of income. Irrigation, rain fed crop production, game farming and charcoal production are done on neighbouring farms, therefore, these activities should equally be possible at this farm. Rainfall is on average 400 to 500 mm per annum and because of the flat topography and sandy-loam soil, about no runoff takes place. The borders are fenced with a 2,4m high electrified game proof fence. The property is subdivided into 28 internal camps of which some is also electrified and game proof. Water is sourced from 9 installed boreholes supplying water at a depth ranging between 60m – 100m to 5 reservoirs and 8 PVC tanks. Water is of good quality and in abundance, however, it is not known what the capacities of the boreholes are. At some areas water is overflowing the boreholes and running out onto the surface. Neighbouring farms do irrigation and it is assumed that there should be enough water to do irrigation on a limited scale as well. Electricity is sourced from the national grid. Several structures have been erected including a residence and lodge with 11 rooms, sheds, store rooms, workshop, swimming pool and labour houses. A landing strip for small aircraft compliments the property’s infrastructures. The vegetation can be described as open Kalahari savanna bushveld. The dominant tree species is Acacia erioloba (Camelthorn trees) which produce large quantities of pods that are high in feeding value. Other tree species include Acacia reficience (Baster kameel) and Boscia albitrunca (Witgat or Shepherds tree) which is very edible and a good source of nutrients to game and all farming animals. The bush strata is dominated by Targonantus camphoratus (Vaalbos or Camphor bush) which is also very much edible and contributes to a large extent to the animal’s diet. Black thorn (Acacia melifera) is not in abundance, which is an important aspect, since this species can be detrimental to grass production if it is present in large numbers. The grass component of the veld is in an excellent condition and consists of a variety of species of which Stipagrostis uniplumis (Blinkaargrass) is the dominant species. Cenchrus cilliaris (Blue buffalo grass) is also present in good numbers and is also cultivated because of its high yields and high nutritional value. Large areas of the farm have been cleared of bush and that contributes to a high carrying capacity of the veld. It is estimated that with good veld management and the expansion of the cultivated areas of blue buffalo grass, a carrying capacity of 1 livestock unit per 5 ha and even better can be obtained at this property. Since the owner is a cattle farmer, only small numbers of game are presently on the property.