location in South Africa province Eastern Cape, Uitenhage, Elandsrivier
R1 600 000
Ad ID 469455
True wilderness in Africa is becoming an increasingly rare commodity and here we have a wilderness area within a 100km distance of Port Elizabeth. The property offers absolute solitude, unparalleled privacy and all of this at an affordable price. The farm sits on the south western side of the foothills of Cockscomb Peak which forms part of the Groot Winterhoek mountain range i.e. west of Uitenhage. The property is easily accessed via the Elandsrivier gravel road and then also the Grootrivier Pass gravel road which requires a vehicle with good ground clearance (bakkie etc).This property falls in an area which is perhaps one of the last few stretches of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness outside of the Baviaanskloof. Despite its relative close proximity to the urban centres of Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth, it remains secluded due to the towering Groot Winterhoek Mountains and surrounding foothills. This farm shares a common boundary with the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve. The surrounding topography is as dramatic as it comes, with a series of deep drainage lines with streams and cliff faces interspersed with elevated ridges and flat well grassed plateaus. This farm has lots of surface water for the game animals to drink from as is evident in the high number of Mountain Reedbuck that are regularly seen on the farm and it is a commonly known fact that Mt Reedbuck thrive on an abundance of water.This farm is ecologically diverse consisting mainly of the grassy fynbos biome associated with the sour, elevated soils on the ridges, and then small pockets of subtropical thicket biome in the lower lying valleys, and lastly the grassland biome occurs on the foothills and valley floors. Wildlife species include: Kudu (transient), Bushbuck, Mt. Reedbuck, Klipspringer, Grysbok, Bush Pig, Cape Mountain Leopard as well as other smaller mammals. Bird species of special interest include Cape rock-jumper, Orange-breasted Sunbird, as well as Black and Martial Eagle and various other birds of prey.