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303 ha



Macadamia nut farm

The farm consists of three portions, in total three hundred and three hectares which are offered as a single sale. Location: The farm is situated approximately 12 km west of the town of Barberton and easy accessible by road. Climate: The property varies in topography from flat to slightly sloping towards the river. Summers are hot and humid with average temperatures of 10˚C minimum and 30˚C maximum. Winter temperatures vary between 8˚C minimum and 23˚C maximum. Hail and frost do occur occasionally. The average rainfall for the area is approximately 850 mm per annum. Soils: The soils are a mixture of Hutton and Sandy loam with areas of rock outcrops. Soil colours are red to yellow brown. Land use: Some areas have been planted to macadamia nuts before, but are currently fallow due to frost. The macadamia orchards cover fifty-three hectares with tree ages ranging between two and nine years old. Varieties consist of 816, A4, A16, 788 and Beaumont. More than hundred hectares have been de-bushed, some planted to nuts previously. Approximately fifty-two hectares are covered by natural bush. Building improvements, roads and waterways make up the balance of approximately ninety hectares. Water source and allocation: A pump installation on the Queens River delivers water to the orchards which are irrigated with a drip system. The combined water allocation is 323 400 m³ per annum. A borehole provides water for domestic use. Building improvements include: • A house in need of repair, 250 m² in extent; • A cottage, 88m² in extent; • A macadamia packhouse, 522 m² in extent. Electricity supply: There is a 100 Kva Eskom supply point on the property. No movable equipment is included in the sale and the selling entity is not registered for VAT.

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