Now you can also own a farm in Africa! Not too small, but not too big either, this exceptional 21.4ha smallholding is just 2km from the main road between *Mokopane (Potgietersrus) and Polokwane (Pietersburg) and only 4km out of town.
Developments on this beautiful Bushveld farm include an old farm house, a recently build house, a granny flat, a workers house, a factory, a lockable shed, two cement dams, a gravel dam, a quad bike obstacle course, three water tanks and three bore holes. The farm is fully fenced with 6ft wire fencing, 8ft around the house.
The main house has four bedrooms and is painted off-white outside with a green roof and a wide welcoming farmhouse-verandah at the front. Three of the bedrooms have built-in cupboards, one has a shower, roof fan and toilet, another room has a shower and roof fan and a third one has a bath, shower and toilet. The fourth room is on the verandah. The large kitchen is newly renovated. The lounge and the study both have roof fans. The single garage adjacent to the house also has three small rooms. The water system in the house is fitted with a pressure pump. The house has a satelite dish with LNB and all the rooms are fitted with TV cables linked to the lounge. All the windows are fitted with burglar bars and al the doors into the house with security gates. The house is fully fenced with the entrance just up the road.
The second house, of face brick, was build only 5 years ago. It has three bedrooms, all with built-cupboards. The main bedroom has a bath, shower and toilet. The open-plan kitchen has a hob and eyelevel ovens and the TV-lounge has a roof fan. It also has a scullery which is fitted with a roof fan. The house has a lovely verandah with sliding doors and security gates. The house also has an entrance hall and a study, both with roof fans, and a bathroom with a bath and toilet. The water system is fitted with a pressure pump. This house also has a satelite dish with LNB and all the rooms are also fitted with TV cables that links up with the lounge. All the windows are fitted with burglar bars and all the doors with security gates. This house has a swimming pool and is fully fenced with an automotive gate.
The granny flat consists of a kitchen, living area, shower and toilet and has an undercover parking.
The workers’ house has two large rooms with electricity and a water point.
The factory building is 18 x 9 m with 3 phase electricity attached to it. It is enclosed and has two doors.
The size of the lockable shed is 1 x 6 x 2.5m.
The two cement dams are respectively 9m and 3 m in diameter.
The three boreholes are fully equipped, two with electric pumps and the third with a diesel engine. The first pumps 25 000 litre/h, the second 15 000 liters/h and the third one 8 000 liters per hour.
The water tanks capacity is respectively 15 000 liter (zink), 10 000 liter (plastic) and 5 000 liter (plastic).
* More about Mokopane:
Not even three hours drive from Johannesburg with the N1 northwards into Limpopo province’s Bushveld, lies the vibrant town of Mokopane.
Mokopane (previously but still commonley called Potgietersrus) is nestled between the Waterberg and the Strydpoort mountans and adjacent to the Nyls- and Mogalakwena Rivers. The town was established by the Voortrekkers in the 1800’s and named Potgietersrus after the Voortrekker leader Piet Potgieter. The name was changed to Mokopane in 2003.
The Mokopane district is not only one of South Africa’s richest agricultural areas, but also one of the country’s most important mining as well as tourism hubs.
On the mining front the Mokopane area boasts much sought after minerals like gold, platinum, diamonds and granite. The first gold discovered in South Africa was on the farm Eersteling between Polokwane and Mokopane, but closer to Mokopane, five years before the gold rush which started in February 1873 when Alec Wheelbarrow Patterson discovered gold at Pilgrims Rest.
Mining at Eersteling started in 1874 and continued until 1899 when the second Anglo-Boer War broke out. Ninety years later mining was resumed, but production was halted in early 1997 due to the prevailing low gold prices. Eersteling however has a historical measured and indicated resource of 600,000 tonnes containing 150,000 ounces of gold and a further inferred resource of 2.0 million tonnes containing 380,000 ounces.
The mining of platinum in the Mokopane area started on the farm Vaalkop in 1926 already, but ceased four years later. The current mine opened in 1991 and by 2010 yielded 237 000 ounces of platinum, Anglo Platinum plans to increase to 400 000 ounces per year. Analysts estimate that the mine has reserves of about 52.4 million ounces.
Diamonds are mined towards Zebediela at Southern Era’s Klipspringer and Marsfontein mines which started mining operations in 2001 after De Beers apparently misjudged the area earlier. It is believed that an entire system of kimberlite is to be found in the surrounding hills. The Northern Miner, North American mining’s journal of record, refers to the 1 200 km² area as “one of the largest contiguous mineral packages in South Africa.” (www.diamonds.net)
The area is also one of South Africa’s richest agricultural areas producing wheat, cotton, tobacco, beef, maize, peanuts and citrus fruits. The Zebediela Citrus Estate, 55 km to the south east, is one of the biggest citrus farms in the southern hemisphere. Game farming has also become a very important earner of foreign currency in recent years.
The surroundings also boasts the fascinating Makapans Valley with the Makapans Caves. The sediments, fossils, bones and artefacts found in the caves preserve a unique record of hominid habitation and evolution dating back 3,3 million years. The valley, which has stood at the frontier of palaeontological and archaeological research for much of the 20th century, has been declared a National Heritage Site.
There are several nature reserves in the vicinity. Among them, the Potgietersrus Nature Reserve supports indigenous and exotic game, and is maintained by the National Zoological Gardens as a game breeding centre. Guided tours and game drives are available in the reserve that hosts black rhinoceros as well as a large variety of other game species.
Guided tours and game drives are available in the reserve that hosts black rhinoceros as well as a large variety of other game species.
Mokopane also offers a wonderful selection of outdoor activities ranging from golging, hikng, camping and 4x4 trails, to birding, angling and game viewing.
The Percy Fyfe Nature Reserve situated approximately midway between Polokwane and Mokopane is a breeding station for protected species like roan, tsessebe and Addo buffalo. Camping and hiking is permitted in the reserve. The Doorndraaidam Nature Reserve provides opportunity for angling, water-sports, hiking, camping, bird-watching and off-roading. Hiking, 4x4 trails and camping can also be enjoyed at Thabaphaswa, ‘the black and white mountain’, where the Mashashane Dancers frequently perform. The Skeurkrans Trails are equally popular.
A stunning bushveld environment and multicultural community and history give Mokopane a unique character. The town and immediate surroundings boast fascinating ancient caves, the ‘Big Five’, San rock art, curios, typically bushveld food and drink such as biltong (dried meat) and mampoer (a traditional - and potent - African alcoholic beverage distilled from fruit).
Mokopane is without doubt a town of growth and endless opportunities for investors.
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