South Africa, Free State, Zastron, ZAR 8.75m
by David Wentzel
(Zastron, Free State, South Africa)
Overlooking the Maluti Mountains
Boomplaats Organic Farm is the only farm in South Africa with legitimate organic certification for beef, pork, mutton and veggie production. Situated in Zastron (90 mins from Bloemfontein, 60 mins from Aliwal North), in the Free State, and overlooking the Maluti mountains, our animals are entirely free-range and our cattle and sheep are 100% grass-fed.
410 Ha: size of the farm, 200 Ha of which is game-fenced and includes some fallow deer, rooibok and ostrich.
30+: The number of grazing camps with individual water troughs for high density rotational grazing. Cattle are moved to fresh camps daily.
10 Ha: The area of lucerne lands available for winter grazing.
Dam: A large ground dam for vegetable irrigation is a Boomplaats feature.
250 sq m: The size of our resident greenhouse with drip-irrigation installed and ready to go.
[Indigenous: All our cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens are indigenous, which makes them hardy and well-adapted to the climate.
Animal theft: What’s that? We don’t have any such thing at Boomplaats.
Off-grid: All water and electricity on Boomplaats is generated or pumped using a self-regulating no-maintnance solar system.
R350 000: Annual net income after overheads. This could be increased to R1m pa by renting/buying additional veld for increased production of organic beef.
Overheads: These are low with minimal labour requirements.
Guests can be accommodated in the 2 chalets and 2 rondavels (fully furnished) that can also generate additional income by renting out.
Modern house: Built in 2013 the farm’s main house has 3 furnished bedrooms.
Internet: Our connection is via satellite along with DSTV.
Scenic: As the new owner of Boomplaats certified organic farm, you will enjoy the most beautiful view of the Maluti mountains every day.
Art: Protected and valuable Bushman paintings are situated on the property.
Retail: We have established product outlets in Gauteng with pricing ability.
Online footprint: Boomplaats has established a huge online marketing footprint via Facebook and the web. We’re on pg 1 of Google for organic meat in SA.
Post sale assistance: We will be available as consultants to the new owner/s of Boomplaats for at least 1 year post purchase to ensure smooth handover and management.
IS BOOMPLAATS FOR YOU?
The Boomplaats agri-business model would be of serious interest to:
Investors who would like to get their foot in the door and be part of this huge long term global trend.
A couple wanting to retire in peace and tranquility on a self-sustaining farm. No further rent, water and electricity bills, rates or taxes. Enjoy farm fresh organic produce and continue to earn an income from established organic markets in Gauteng.
A young couple excited about growing the Boomplaats agri-business in a rapidly expanding organic market.
Government institutions, NGOs or agricultural bodies who would like to use and build on the Boomplaats model as a blueprint for sustainable farming.
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