RAINFALL: +- 270 mm / annum TOPOGRAPHY: Karoo plains and low ridge with river running between the two at +- 600m above sea level. VEGETATION: Three kilometres of riverine acacia with good sweet grasses and soft grazing and reeds. Dwarf Karoo shrubs and sweet eragrostis grass on open plains. WATER SUPPLY: The Melk River has 3 springs and 1 weir. There are 3 windmills on the farm and a mobile solar pump is used on a number of boreholes as is needed for some of the stock waters. There is also strong water east of the tar road with deep soil where a minimum of 10ha could be irrigated. The five submersible pumps provide water as follows: • 2 x submersible pumps for the house and 2 ha of lands • 1 x 7.5 kw produces 29 000 litres per hour • 1 x 9.3 kw pump produces 30 000 litres per hour • 1 x 15 kw pump produces 40 000 litres per hour IRRIGATION: 32 hectares of which 30 ha is planted with lucerne and 2 ha with barley. 22 ha under centre pivots (15 ha permanent & 3.5 ha x 2 mobile) and 10 ha under draglines. A further 3.5 ha is being developed for winter crops.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Modern open-plan 4 bedroom house with two bathrooms, swimming pool & adjoining self-contained bachelor flat. Ten camps, three staff houses, garage for 4 vehicles, large shed, shearing shed and other outbuildings and kraals for livestock handling STOCK: In January 2018 they were running 500 merino ewes and 300 angora ewes. POWER SUPPLY: Eskom
Graaff-Reinet, described by missionary David Livingstone as “the prettiest town in all Africa” is situated in the politically stable eastern Karoo , affording a healthy climate without malaria or tropical diseases.
Well known for its friendly village atmosphere, it has excellent doctors, schools and amenities, making it the ideal place for young families as well as retirement.
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