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31Ha Farm For Sale in Mount Verde, CL34536

JULY AUCTION | Farm | Auction


11 July Auction - Prestigious Blueberry and Avocado Farm in Mount Verde, Hilton - KZN

11 July Auction - Prestigious Blueberry and Avocado Farm in Mount Verde, Hilton - KZN

Interested in a Blueberry and Avocado farm? This is your gateway to agricultural success in the heart of KwaZulu Natal.

Ideally located within the renowned and prestigious Mount Verde Estate, a mere 5km from Hilton, lies the largest commercial berry farm and pack house in KwaZulu Natal. Beyond being a highly sophisticated and well-developed farm, which has been primed for growth, this acquisition represents a rare opportunity for an astute investor looking to sow seeds of prosperity in a thriving agricultural setting.

Families seeking a harmonious blend of work and leisure will find the Midlands to have a treasure trove of offerings. Hilton is a well sought after destination, especially for families aspiring for security and the provision of high quality education. From prestigious educational institutions like Michaelhouse, Hilton College, and St Anne's Diocesan College to quality private healthcare facilities, shops and the vibrant pulse of community life, everything is within easy reach. This acquisition represents the opportunity to embrace a lifestyle that harmonizes the best of the KZN Midlands with an agribusiness venture which is ready for the next owner to harvest its fruits. Picture a tranquil haven that seamlessly merges the charms of rural life with the conveniences of urban living.

Crops: When roaming this expansive farm, you willl encounter a tapestry of nature's bounty. The farm boasts 23 hectares devoted to blueberries, meticulously nurtured under 17 hectares of Crystal Blue Shade netting - a lush expanse comprising a remarkable 81,000 bushes. The shade netting has been designed and erected to protect the crops against birds, animals, hail and other untoward weather. An intricate mix of closed and open cultivars ensures a bountiful yield season after season, promising a harvest of unparalleled quality. Further enhancing the farm's allure is an additional 6-hectare orchard cradling 1,900 Lamb Hass Avocado trees, each receiving attentive care through drip irrigation.

Location: Being located within the prestigious Mount Verde estate is special however, the farms enviable location is not just about aesthetics; it provides a strategic gateway to a vast array of consumers. Situated near major transport arteries like the national roadway, the N3, your fresh and frozen produce can seamlessly traverse local and international markets. Furthermore, the farm is situated along an Eskom priority line, ensuring that operations are not adversely impacted by power outages.

In terms of your harvest reaching its target consumer, the farm includes a Global Gap Accredited pack house which has allowed the business to access global markets. Existing export relationships exist from the EU to UAE and Singapore and Malaysia and therefore your premium blueberries and avocados will have the opportunity to delight discerning palates across borders. The foundations for future growth has been established, with the current BerryGrow business having successfully exported close to 200 tons of blueberries over the last three harvest seasons. Importantly, you as an investor must realise that this has been within the infancy stages of the farm and there is still so much more potential to be unlocked.

Ample Water Supply: With abundant water from a reliable borehole, supplemented by annual rainfall exceeding 1,100mm and a substantial 250,000-liter SBS Storage Tank, your crops are well-equipped to thrive and flourish.

The zoning of the property does also allow for the development of two residential homesteads.

Another key attribute of this sale is that all the infrastructure and movable assets associated to the farm will be included - full asset register will be provided. If this was not enough, to top it off, the farm manager with experience, in excess of 15 years of blueberry farming, will also be available for employment.

The existing owners have ploughed an extensive amount of capital into the establishment of this farm. The opportunity is now ideally positioned for you to seize this moment to acquire a meticulously crafted farm, with all of the necessary assets and infrastructure, for its next evolution with you as the new owner. If you value excellence in every facet of your business venture, do not miss out - arrange a viewing with us and witness first-hand the promise of a bright future in farming at Mount Verde.

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