.Just off the famous R62 at the foothills of the Rooiberg Mountains, you’ll find Van Wyksdorp in the heart of Kannaland, a small rural village in the Klein Karoo of the Western Cape in South Africa. The nearest towns are Ladismith 45km (33km gravel), Calitzdorp 55km (52km gravel mountain pass), and Riversdale 67km (45km gravel).
Van Wyksdorp has recently been host to a very successful Jobs for Carbon project, where the indigenous Spekboom portulacaria afra has been replanted on 800ha to aid restoration of the degraded veld. Situated within the Cape Floristic Kingdom (an internationally recognized Biodiversity hotspot), Van Wyksdorp is ecologically rich in Succulent Klein Karoo biodiversity.
These farms are situated on the Groot and Derde ( aka Sand ) Rivers (which run through the farms) and equidistant from 4 Nature Reserves including Towerkop, Groot Swartberg, Ruiterbos and Anysberg. It was established in 1904 on the farm Buffelsfontein and these two farms were part of the original farm.
Infrastructure : 1 Semi-completed 5 bedroom house that needs TLC | 2 stores | Staff quarters (1 bed, 1 bath cottage) | Concrete dam | Ground dam | Game-proof fencing installed and in good condition | 2 Boreholes | Windmills | No electricity available (solar power is ideal energy source in this region) | Small olive grove planted | Ample 50mm Irrigation-piping installed but needs to be reconnected.
Game: Gemsbok, Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Duiker, Ostrich and Springbuck.
No land claims | Option to buy the neighboring farms totaling 3524ha.