Tenders to rent the farm Close on – 20 October 2022 at 12hoo and must be handed in at the BKB building, Cecilia Street, Paarl.
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Driefontein has arguably the best resources in Sutherland, including almost 50 hectares of land under irrigation and top-class sheep handling facilities. To rent this farm is a rare find and does not come around often. The sophisticated irrigation system is coupled with two dams that have a capacity of 493165 cubic meters. Situated in a higher than average rainfall area, full dams are almost guaranteed by the end of the winter rainy season.
Irrigation is powered by a solar system that generates 55KW/h but automatically switches to Eskom during cloudy days and night-time. Recent soil analyses are available.
The grazing capacity of the natural veld is higher than the average of Sutherland because of the area’s high annual rainfall (the average rainfall of the past 13 years is more than 415 mm per annum). The synergy between natural veld and pastures under irrigation provides unparalleled sheep farming potential.
The farm is divided into ten camps with drinking water supplied by two windmills and three solar pumps. Two cottages are included that can house two families that work on the farm.
A lambing unit with 420 lambing cubicles (1.5m X 1.5m), each with a water supply, will form part of the rental agreement. Also included is a sheep handling facility that can handle huge flocks of sheep with an electronic scale that can draft and sort five different weight categories.
The neighboring farm Klipfontein is also for sale by the owner.