UPMARKET LIFESTYLE RESERVE WITH 4 OF THE BIG 5, GAME RESERVE.

Property Detail

Type , , , Status Location Sub Location Price R3,6 Million

Property Description

Rustic thatched roofed lodge in an upmarket lifestyle wildlife game reserve for sale. No inner fences but for lodge enclosures-traverse the whole 5000ha

 The Reserve is a 5000 ha game reserve near Brits, only 90 minutes from Pretoria and 2 hours from Johannesburg

  • Established in the 1980’s
  • Less than two hours’ drive from Johannesburg
  • Set on 5000 hectares of malaria-free bushveld
  • 5000 Traversing rights
  • Limited to a total of 32 share block residential sites, of which 15 sites remain undeveloped. Full share block residential title to one hectare includes ownership of approximately 100 hectares of the total reserve area of 5000 hectares
  • Home to three (elephant, rhino and buffalo) of the “big five” with the occasional presence from time to time of visiting leopard, the fourth member of the “big five”
  • A total of over 50 species including giraffe, zebra, hippo, brown hyena, crocodile, jackal and numerous species of antelope
  • Recognised as a “birders’ paradise” with approximately 250 different bird species
  • The reserve is located on 8 kilometres of river frontage on the perennial Hex River, forming part of the Crocodile basin, flowing into the Vaalkop Dam, adjacent to a Private Nature Reserve
  • The inner road network on the reserve comprises approximately 200 kilometres and it is well maintained.
  • All game on the reserve is owned in equal shares by the shareholders (site owners) who are represented by a democratically elected board of directors
  • The reserve is part of the greater Vaalkopdam Nature Reserve.
  • The reserve is overseen and managed by a manager and his team and a security cum anti-poaching team.

The Reserve purchased a small herd of sable (14) that still needs to be delivered. All fences have just been upgraded to meet the requirements of introducing dangerous cats. The approval process to introduce cheetah is in process.

The reserve is made up of a number of farms owned by reserve members (approx. 3800 ha) and a further approx. 1200 ha owned by the North West Parks Board. The whole block game reserve has been newly game fenced to enhance the value of the property. Only one stand may be developed for every 100ha owned (North West property not developed), ensuring that the reserve offers an exclusive opportunity to experience unspoilt bushveld and its wildlife.

The reserve is managed by two legal entities, looking after the management of the reserve, staff and infrastructure and, one owns the game.

The one entity acquired all the game from the developers in 2015/16 via loans and these have been repaid in full. Buffalo was acquired at a later date and this loan has only been partly repaid.

The reserve has one commercial lodge and 16 privately owned lodges. Each lodge can be syndicated, but currently limited to 6 members per lodge.

What do you acquire as part of this investment on offer?

  • Lodge with 4 on suite bedrooms (air conditioned)
  • 5th bathroom in main building
  • Games room
  • Swimming cum plunge pool
  • Parking for 3 cars (one enclosed garage and two carports)
  • 1 ha site game proofed fenced in
  • 25% interest in the reserve 7 Share Block, owning 480ha of the reserve property
  • Traversing rights on 5000 ha property
  • Entrance permitted to Vaalkop lake adjoining and possibility for a sundowner boat with entrance from the reserve
  • 3,125% shareholding in game as per list underneath.

PRICED AT R 3, 6 MILLION, ALL ABOVE INCLUDED, PLUS TRANSFER COSTS.

Levies:

  • Current levies are R9 250.00 per month.
  • Levies have been unchanged for 3 years, but will increase in 2025 – Amount still to be determined
  • Levies set to decrease over time as most of the debt has been repaid and current levy payers (23) set to increase with the planned development of approx. 6 sites.
  • The current running costs of this lodge is ± R20 000.00 per month, including the levy, insurance
  • No full time staff is currently at the lodge.

Contact Agent

+27 83 296 8286
+27 82 495 5688
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