This 17Ha Smallholding is a commercial cut flower farm fifty kilometres from Cape Town on the outskirts of the agricultural town of Malmesbury. It has been in operation for twenty-one years.
The farm grows Gerberas, also known as Barberton Daisies, in greenhouses and tunnels. Field products are Geraldton Wax which is an Australian fynbos, in addition to other plants commonly used as fillers in bouquets and arrangements.
The business model consists of a retail outlet on the farm, and the supply of flowers to wholesalers for bouquet-making for supermarkets, floral designers and florists, as well as a seasonal export demand. In addition to dispatching to these businesses throughout the Western Cape, Lowensvlei also sends to Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State.
Exports are done via agents mainly to Europe and United Arab Emirates.
The retail outlet supplies funeral homes, walk-in trade, brides, and florists. It is one of the farm’s biggest income earners.
NB: Price INCLUDES moveables & equipment. Full list available to qualified prospective purchaser.
AS THE FARM USES THE FERTIGATION METHOD, ALL PLANTS HAVE IRRIGATION PIPES AND DRIPPERS FEEDING THEM.
Plantings (all using fertigation)
Geraldton wax (6 varieties) 7 ha
Shade house cloth (leatherleaf, ruscus)
Fallow land: 2 ha
Greenhouses 1 :
Greenhouses 2 : 10 000 gerbera plants
150 organic guava trees
Fallow land : 6.3 ha
Land with fixed assets 1 ha
Land with water used by staff for their vegetable gardens 1 ha
Borehole 1 = 10, 000 litres per hour at 30m depth
Borehole 2 = 5, 000 litres per hour at 30m depth
Concrete reservoir - 150, 000 litres, Double walled, Under roof with sensors
GREENHOUSE 1 – Size 1,280m2
Structure – agricultural plastic roof, virus netting sides on steel frame, internal inner roof (optional) shade cloth
Floor surface covered with black matting
GREENOUSE 2 – Size 1,700m2
Structure: Steel, agricultural plastic roof, side pads, fan cooling system and mist chamber.
Aluminium inner roof
This whole area is climate controlled by an auto computer system allowing ideal growing conditions throughout the year.
Planted to 10000 gerberas plants
Planted in imported coco peat, in 20 litre plastic pots,
supported on elevated individual 3m gerbera stands
Floor surface covered with black matting
TUNNELS x 4:
Four multispan tunnels - Size : Three of 360m2 each;
One of 420m2
Agricultural plastic (with virus repellent properties) on steel frame
floor surface covered with black matting
retractable shade cloth under roof for extra protection each
PROPAGATION Tunnel x 1
144m2, Agricultural plastic and shade netting on steel frame
Under fertigation. Plants can be mounted on 12 drainage tables
HOLDING Tunnel x 1
144m2, Shade netting on steel frame
SHADE House x 1
1,200 m2, Under fertigation
6 x 3m each
No 1 : storage
No 2: storage
No 3: Fertigation control room with emergency generator (plus tanks external to room)
No 4: Fertigation mixing tanks
No 5: Electrical control room for reservoir and house pumps
Lovely large farmhouse with lush established gardens.
Spacious, well built, light and airy with tiled floor throughout
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms;
1 office (formerly a bedroom)
3 reception rooms;
large open plan kitchen and dining room;
swimming pool and balau deck under cover;
garaging for 4 vehicles;
beautiful garden, orchard, vegetable garden;
pond with waterfalls and stocked with tilapia (supported by 2 pumps and cleansing systems)
area fenced in and accommodation for free range chickens or horses
1 bedroom 1 bathroom
kitchen, lounge, verandah
Laundry (adjoins cottage)
- for washing post-spray clothing
- under cover for 6 vehicles
PACKING SHED FACILITIES
– Size 385m2,
Block and steel,
Pack area with blackboards 100 m2
Cold room 1 = 40m2
Cold room 2 = 12m2 (with outside and inside access)
Retail shop 40m2
Main office tiled with security 24 m2
Work office 21m2
Mezzanine level for storage 30m2
Large parking area for shop customers and couriers
Multifunctional centre – Size 266m2
Large training centre with blackboard, kitchen, toilet and shower, locker area;
- fertilizer room;
- chemical room;
- store room;
- garaging for 4 vehicles (doubles up as processing area)
44 m2, with pit and hoist;
6 x 4m
- 2 toilets;
- Shower with hot water provided by gas;
- Wash basin;
- Solar lighting.
PRICE INCLUDES MOVEABLES AND EQUIPMENT - summarised here but not limited to:
* Farm equipment, implements, tractors, generator;
* Office furniture, hardware and software;
* Water pumps, tanks and irrigation systems;
* Appliances, packing equipment. perifials;
* Trailers, trollies, crates etc;
* Toyota diesel bakkie;
* All climate control & fertigation, equipment
+ More - full list available to qualified prospective buyers.
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Disclaimer: all information contained herein true and correct at the time of release to market and subject to change without notice.