Property details

Erf size:
712 ha
Concrete Reservoir, Dam,
Land usage:
Energy Supplies:


cattle / electricity

Additional buildings

  • 1 x Cottage (1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom)
  • 1 x Milking Parlour
  • 1 x Ram Shed

Carels Rust

Carels Rust named after Carl Pohl who was a wagon builder in the mid 1800's. Situated between Grahamstown and Alicedale in the Highlands area. The property consists of one title, total extent is 712.1252 hectares and is divided into 2 sections by a public road running up to the Highlands Road. The property is game fenced externally, divided into camps internally (6 camps on the east and 9 on the west) and has 10 hectares under drip irrigation and a further 7 ha dry land on the west and 8ha dry on the east. The property as plenty of accommodation, a main house 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, study with a bathroom as well as a 1 bedroom en-suite self-contained cottage. The main dwelling dates back to the 1800's, a second house has 2 bedrooms with an upstairs loft that could give you a 3rd. The buildings are surrounded by old trees in a magnificent and established garden with an additional Rondavel (en-suite). There are numerous out buildings, garaging, workshop and cold room as well as staff accommodation. The homesteads are set below an indigenous forest which is situated on the Highlands Mountain. The property has commanding views over the valleys as well as Pumba Game Reserve to the East. Water is provided from a spring, there are three boreholes (6500, 3000 & 1000 Lt/hr) and the property having numerous earth dams (1 large and 7 smaller dams on the east & 10 smaller dams on the west) providing water for both indigenous game as well as introduced game such as Bontebok and Impala. A borehole and a spring pump water to 2 concrete reservoirs (110 000lt) which in turn gravity feed to 2 steel reservoirs at the lands (150 000lt). Boreholes supply a further 60 000lt (6 tanks) for the eastern section.

Love this property? Add it to your wishlist
Share this property
298 Albany District, Makhanda (Grahamstown)

Tips for buyers