Park Village Auctions has been mandated with the auction of a fully stocked commercial game farm in Mpumalanga. Trading under the name Diepdraai Ondernemings, the farm occupies portion 31 of Hartbeesfontein 522 IR, which is situated 15km north of Greylingstad and 45km south-west of Evander.
Measuring 582ha, Diepdraai features a number of improvements, including a store room, sheds, a leanto, pig sty, cattle crush, three equipped boreholes, and labourer accommodation consisting of three brick buildings.
According to Jaco du Toit of PVA, who has been tasked with overseeing the auction, eragrostis has been planted across an area of the farm measuring approximately 130ha. The remaining portion is characterised by natural grazing. He adds that while game fencing has been used across the majority of the farm, a portion features cattle fencing.
In addition to the land and amenities, Diepdraai offers a large assortment of blesbok, gemsbok, black wildebeest, red wildebeest, ostrich and springbok. A Mercedes Unimog, used for game-viewing purposes, will be sold as a separate lot.
Notes Du Toit: “If you’ve ever harboured notions of becoming a commercial game farmer, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Diepdraai is geared to go and has the potential to turn a nice little profit over time.
“The variety of game also works in its favour, in that the successful bidder won’t be restricted to just one line of farming, thereby offsetting the risk of failure with one specific target market. Of course, should the successful bidder choose not to continue in the commercial game farming vein, commercial crop farming could be considered as an alternative.”