ON AUCTION LIFESTYLE PROPERTY ± 156 HA DARGLE MIDLANDS
03 DEC 2019 AT 11:00 CAT COMPLETED
The original Maritz Daal Farmhouse was built in 1846 and today it comprises a beautifully laid out farm, homestead and sheds.The Farm is located in the fertile Dargle Valley and backs onto the 2nd largest mist belt temperate forest left in KZN. The property has an exclusive jeep track trail through the forest that offers an exceptional glimpse into the resident Birds, Animals and Trees.
The Dargle stream meanders for 2,5kms through the length of the farm and there are a further two streams on the property. An artesian well borehole provides ample good water for irrigation, the homestead and farmyard, via a storage facility situated at an elevation of approx. 40m above the homestead.
The Farm itself is 155,567 Hectares, and is efficiently made up of Timber and Pastures. It is well fenced and is divided into 24 camps that all have access to water via troughs or the streams. Most of the camps are kikuyu pastures, plus there is a 5,3 ha established eragrostis hayfield and a second 5,7 ha block is being re-established to Eragrostis hay. The good rainfall of the area ensures good grazing.
The farm holds a permit to irrigate 13,43 Ha and has water rights to 36,000 cubic metres. There is a permit for 68 ha of Timber, which is mostly E Smithii, with some E Grandis/Nitins and Dunnii. Pinus Patula and Elliottii make up the balance on the higher slopes. The timber is in good rotation and has an extensive road network for access. Over the last few years, growth has yielded very good tonnage. A long haul depot is also established on site.