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R 35 500 000 (2 119 402 EUR*)

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± 154 ha

Once in a lifetime

This is a unique opportunity to purchase an unbelievably versatile property with Umlaas River tributary frontage and lifetime access rights through Dream Resort's Tala Game Reserve.

The farm comprises three separate title deeds but is on offer as a single entity, offering a total of 130 hectares, with substantial irrigiation rights.

The property has three access points - the aforementioned Tala; via Hammarsdale and Mophela and via the soon-to-be-tarred Killarney Valley Road. Just 50 km from Durban and very close to the booming Cato Ridge development sector, this is an ideal property for the establishment of an eco-resort or residential lifestyle development, offering superb birding, fertile soil and ample water for recreational actvities. It could also be subdivided and sold as multiple smaller agricultural holdings.

There is already a private secured access-controlled gate at the bridge entrance and with the approx 3000 hectare private game reserve as the immediate neighbour with a shared fence, the owner of this magnificent property will have unfettered access to and through Tala, with its wonderful wildlife and birds.

Currently there are six dwellings with utilties, one of which requires completion.

Current farming activities include a thriving sheep and cattle operation, four hectares of lucerne pastures, 14 hectares of sabia and rhodes grass mix, as well as chicory and Smuts Finger. There are five functional tunnels in operation currently producing cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and lettuce, as well as numerous veggies and cash crops under shadecloth as well as in the open lands. There are a few hectares of orchards, comprising moringa and a variety of citrus (oranges, grapefruits, lemons and lime), five established pecan nut trees as well as 1 hectare of potatoes. Currently the farm is also producing cucumbers, carrots, beetroot, onions and spinach which go to the Durban market.

There is a strong functional borehole with pumps and tanks as well as filters, three submersible pumps and a small commercial bakery producing approx 3000 loaves per day.

There is a ritual slaughter area set up for sheep and cattle and 2 of 40ft reefer functional freezers, with butchery and meat processing areas. Lambing pens and cattle have been constructed, as well as multiple warehouse and sheds.

It is exceptionally rare to find such a large piece of land this close to Durban and situated in the so-called 'New Midrand'.

Included in the price are tractors, farming implements, irrigiation equipment as well as block making machines.

This is a property with almost limitless potential. At this price, the buyer who unlocks that potential will reap the rewards of his investment for many years to come.

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