BN807 ± 1155 Ha Trout-Hatchery Farm near Lydenburg

For Sale ZAR 34,900,000.00 491 hits

Property Description

FENCING AND CAMPS:

Fenced in together with the Mount Anderson conservancy.

WATER AND SUPPLY:  WATER CATCHMENT RESERVE

Manager’s house, lodge and hatchery – supplied by fountain which is done by gravitation

Fountain water, Perennial River cuts through the farm for 4 kilometres.

15 Meter cement dam wall

3 Small dams, 1 large dam, a ± 8 Ha dam which is 11 meters deep

All water registrations are up to date

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY:

3 Phase Eskom power

ACCOMMODATION:

MAIN BUILDING:

Main lodge with lounge, dining room, gourmet kitchen, library, bar, wine cellar and veranda overlooking the dams and swimming pool. Spectacular views.

Nine rooms with on suite – can sleep 20 people

The old Stone Barn - The old dry-stone barn, a remnant of the original farm house provides an entertainment area with facilities such as a full size billiard table, satellite television and bar. The room may also be used as a conference venue with chairs, table, flip chart, projector and other audio-visual equipment provided.

HATCHERY:

The trout hatchery is a commercial trout producing facility situated on the river in the heart of the Mount Anderson Catchment Reserve. The hatchery has been operating for more than 50 years and supplying some of South Africas best angling trout to fishing venues. Our mission is to supply blemish free, happy angling trout to venues which can in turn offer some of the best fishing opportunities to anglers.VEGETATION: (TREES AND VELD):Mount Anderson has an enormous variety of species of plants, wildflowers and trees - too plentiful to mention. Here you will find anything from two species of Protea – the Common Sugarbush and the Transvaal Silverleaf, Wild Orchids, Red Fushia, Cape Holly, St John’s Wort, Aloes, Gladioli, Pineapple Flowers, Hard Fern, and a variety of indigenous trees including Oudehout, several Rhus species, Paresley Trees, Buddleja, the Common Sugarbush and the Trasvaal Silverleaf – to mention a mere few.

GAME AND BIRDLIFE:

The farm is part of the Mount Anderson Catchment Nature Reserve and is of tremendous interest to botanists and ornithologist’s due to the wealth of indigenous plants and trees. All foreign invasive trees and plants are being removed. Some 130 varieties of birds have been identified and recently both African Finfoot and Fulvous ducks have visited. Fish Eagle, Black Eagle and Cape Vultures are often sighted.

Indigenous game include Aardwolf, African Wildcat, Antbear (Aardvark), Baboon, Black Backed Jackal, Blesbok, Bushbaby, Bushpig, Caracal(Rooikat), Civet, Eland, genet, Grey Duiker, Klipspringer, Kudu, Leopard, Mountain Reebok, Mongoose Slender, Mongoose Water,Oribi, Otter, Porcupine, Reebok, Serval, Vervet Monkey, Zebra and the rare Brown Hyena.

TOPOGRAPHY:

Within the Drakensberg mountain range with valleys, gorges, plains and tremendous topography

VAT / TRANSFER FEES EXCLUDED
Price is subject to change without notice.
According to the owner there is no land claim registered.

OVERVIEW:

The  Reserve is just less than 1200 hectares (2965 acres) in area in the Mpumalanga Escarpment bordering the Long Tom Pass which became famous in the Boer War. A temperate weather pattern is enjoyed with temperatures ranging from 32 degrees C (89.6F) to minus 3 degrees C (26.6F) at night in the winter months. Rain can be expected in moderate falls from end September through to mid – April. The Lodge is at an altitude of 1569 meters (5147 feet) and some parts of the farm exceed 1900 meters (6233 feet).

The Valley is well known in fly-fishing circles. The river was first stocked in 1905 by the Lydenburg postmaster with Rainbow trout fingerlings hatched in Stellenbosch with Ova imported from England. The catchment tributaries feeding the Spekboom River include the Majubane, Whiskyspruit, Kliprots and Steenkamps streams. All which combine and contribute to excellent trout waters. Our commercial hatchery is established on the Spekboom and produces about 25 tons for the table market and for live trout distribution to angling estates countrywide.

 

There are sites on the farm dating back to the Iron Age and evidence in the form of ruins that people from East and Central Africa worked gold and copper deposits on the farm. At the turn of the century gold was mined on viable claims. In 1933 the valley was populated by some 3000 miners. The old diggings and some artefacts can still be seen

Quick summary

  • Location Lydenburg
  • Price ZAR 34,900,000.00
  • Property Type: Tourism Farms
  • Status: For Sale
  • Land Area: 1155 HA

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