This 65 ha farm is situated on the R34 Highway between Empangeni and Eshowe / Melmoth. The farm is situated 15km out of Empangeni and 35km from Richards Bay Harbour entrance in the same street / road.
Valley farm is directly off the tar highway (R34) and thus there is no gravel roads to travel. This area is unofficially earmarked for a luxury housing development as well as for a truck stop and warehousing units. The Property Valley farm is 65 ha in size.
It has about 40 ha with irrigation, as well as irrigation rights.
The property is fenced with cattle fencing, and consists of two access gates to the tar road that can be beneficial in that large trucks can enter in one and exit at the other and thus no complicated turning. On the farm there is a large gravel mine / pit where good quality gravel can be taken out to surface farm roads as well as to sell. The farm has one river running through the farm, and has an engineered designed bridge crossing the river. The irrigated fields are fertile and are excellent for sugarcane, most veggies, citrus, fruit and nut trees.
The area is frost free and with the warm topical climate almost anything can be planted eg. Mellon''s, tomatoes, chilies, peppers, sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, garlic, ect. The area is known as lower Nkwalini and is known for the oranges, naartjies, nuts, lemons, ect.
On this farm there is three dams, one being one of the biggest dams in the area. This dam is around 6 ha (60 000 square meter). This dam is stocked with bass, tilapia and barbell. The local farmers and fishermen have a yearly fishing contest in this dam, and records of these three species have been caught here. There are four islands on the dam, and on the drive on island there is a rustic camp site. Surrounded by large tamboti trees, weeping boer bean and maroela trees the dam is the perfect place for a lodge, housing development or simply to build your own dream home with a view to die for. The dam is fed by underground fountains as well as being filled by the Ncemana river and also have filling rights from the Umhlatuze river, though this have never been necessary.
The farm also has a sump where water gets pumped to and then gravity irrigating the fields. There is two small dams as well as many puddles upstream in the river that flows for about 1.5 km through the farm.
There is a strong borehole on the farm, there is an old concrete piggery of 100 sty's of 3m x 3m.There is two weaner communes of 40 x 10 m. This piggery needs some revamp, but can carry about a thousand pigs or can be converted into accommodation, as floors are concrete and block brick walls are about 1.2 m high.
There's also an old farmhouse, consisting of 4 bedrooms. There is a lock up shed for feed and equipment and three rooms for workers. The farm has three chicken houses that can carry 2500 chickens each with all fittings that is presently in production.
The property is free from any land claims and Eskom have a servitude on the property so the owner enjoy Eskom''s protection. Minerals as per photos have been found on the farm, but was never tested or identified. The property consists of a three phase Eskom power, though we are not using it.
This property is excellent for development as well as farming. The vegetation is good for goats, sheep, cattle, horses and game as there is both grazing and browsing plants. The chickens and pigs can be put into production immediately as everything is in place. The dam has great bird life, and photographic societies regularly spend time here to capture bird life.
The neighbours are good and mostly cane sugar farmers, we have not had any theft or crime on the property in the last five years or longer. There is no location, kraal or any rural settlements nearby. There is no kraal on the farm or people living here.
Through the worst droughts the farm was one of the only farms that never had water shortages, as it is self-sustainable with water.