50% or 100% Share for sale in an EXCLUSIVE BIG 5 GAME RANCH. The Selling price is in USD$.
An exquisite privately-owned Big Game Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s Great Karoo, is opening an exclusive opportunity to own and/or invest in a Prestigious Big 5 Game Reserve with ULTRA luxury Lodge - the NEW FACE OF THE GREAT KAROO - and area which is a vast semi-desert region of more than 400,000 square kilometers stretching over the provinces of the Eastern, Northern and Western Cape in South Africa.
This Private Big 5 Game Reserve is more than just a Big 5 reserve… it’s more than a dream safari destination and it’s more than an African escape… it’s an authentically South African wildlife and lifestyle experience, matched with sincere commitment and passionate conservation of the environment.
This opportunity to invest in or own this Big 5 Privately Owned Game Reserve of 16906 hectares by means of Purchasing either 50% or 100% of the Reserve opens the way to own exclusivity beyond your wildest dreams as this Big 5 Game Reserve is known for it’s exquisite scenery and the hundreds of animals and wildlife that call this reserve …HOME
As if floating in an otherworldly atmosphere, this Lodge rests on top one of the highest mountains on the reserve. This Lodge offers only 7 suites, each beautifully decorated in the same refined elegance as the rest of the lodge. Every suite has a private terrace where you can spend a lazy afternoon with a glass of champagne in hand, watching wild game from the comfort of your balcony. The one Luxury Suite has two bedrooms with an exclusive terrace, a tended garden and a private pool. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the reception areas perfectly frame the magnificent surrounds. Comprising seven beautifully appointed suites and two separate apartments, it makes an ideal sole-use villa for extended families or groups of friends. Each suite is spacious, light-filled and furnished with all the modern amenities one would expect. Two of the suites also have their own private pools overlooking resplendent views that replenish the soul.
The décor and interiors feature earthy tones of brown and beige, which give the sense of a connection to the surrounding nature, as do the textures of wood, wool and similar natural fibers. Blazing fireplaces in each reception room keep guests cozy from the sometimes-nippy temperatures of the great outdoors, while the infinity pool is a sublime place to cool off when the mercury rises. Step out onto the sweeping decks and indulge in the magical silence of the night air and a glorious display of stars above.
A Traditional Cape Dutch style Ultra Luxury Lodge. The lodge has 11 spacious rooms that have a feeling of yesteryear, yet are completely modern in their offering. With a convivial home-away-from-home feel, the lodge has many spaces to congregate and relax – from the large and inviting swimming pool to the intimate bar and the little library. Ilanga features the rich history of the area and the Anglo Boer War throughout which also makes this a historian’s dream.
With its thatched roofs and wooden accents throughout, the lodge is warm and homely. Each suite has a shower and bathtub, as well as luxe toiletries and a hairdryer. A private bar fridge, as well as coffee- and tea-making facilities, and a large flat screen TV complete the package. WiFi is available throughout the lodge at no additional cost. Cellular phone signal may be limited at times. The Lodge has a downstairs section and upstairs section. All downstairs rooms open out onto a patio overlooking the Manor House lawns. All the upstairs rooms are loft-style with thatch roofs with no patio.
The rooms are arranged as follows:
Downstairs: 2 x Standard Room, 2 x One Bedroom Suite
Upstairs: 1 x Standard Room, 1 x One Bedroom Suite, 1 x Two Bedroom Suite
Additional to this Lodge:
Restaurant and Bar Area;
Massage Room as well as a Gentlemen's Club;
Gift Shop as well as a Library;
Outdoor & Indoor Barbecue Area;
The Pool area and a Swimming Pool;
A Gym and covered Parking for quest vehicles.
Centrally located in the middle of the Game Reserve lies the restored Farmhouse. Completely off-the-grid and solar-powered, this four-bedroomed traditional Karoo homestead offers a sublime wilderness getaway for family and friends. This Farmhouse's guests enjoy their own private pool and boma, as well as an outside braai area, to while away long, peaceful hours and lazy days in the Great Karoo. Each of the four en-suite bedrooms is beautifully appointed. Beds can be reconfigured depending on the amount of guests and split of adults and children. Luxurious amenities are provided, as are hairdryers for each room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, stove and microwave, as well as all cutlery, crockery and utensils. The lounge features a large flat screen TV and WiFi is available throughout the house at no additional cost. Cellular phone signal may be limited at times.
This Lodge's apartments offer accommodation for two people each, with twin or king beds and en-suite bathrooms in their 8 bedrooms. Some units accommodates two people, with twin or king beds, with a shared bathroom while other chalets offer double rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and a cozy kitchenette equipped with basic appliances and crockery. Indulge in hot summer afternoons soaking in the private swimming pool, or enjoy ice-cold beverages around the braai as the sun dips behind the untamed landscape. Share in the magic of the Karoo nights around a boma fire beneath otherworldly skies littered with stars.
Brick and Stone Hides - Two modest brick and stone structures, with sunken floors, host the adventurous with mattresses and minimal accessories. From the sunken floors guests are able to watch passing game and flitting birdlife. Posing no threat to mammalian or feathered friends, the brick hides are a photographer’s dream (Guests are invited to bring along their sleeping bag and personal necessities for a no-fuss stay in the eye of the African wilderness) .
Elevated Timber Hides - There are three elevated timber hides with thatch roofing beckon the most intrepid of explorers to a rugged home in the sky and accessible only by ladder,. The elevated hides ensure an exciting night for the brave, just a few feet above the earth. These elevated hides offer basic shelter with a double mattress. (Guests are invited to bring along their sleeping bag and personal necessities for a no-fuss stay in the eye of the African wilderness)
Wild Camping Tent Grounds - This typical Karoo’s off-the-grid tented camping sites offer bare-naked dirt for those who long for a Bear Grylls experience of their own. Cook over open flames and sleep beneath the Milky Way, sharing an untouched bushland with travel companions and wild game. Literally on the doorstep of adventure, our camping sites call on the fearless to pitch their tent for a down-to-earth encounter with the rugged Karoo - a 100% natural escape into primal Africa.
There are 9 houses utilized as staff and game rangers accommodation.
There are some store rooms and storage areas.
The Karoo is an area of great biodiversity. The Swartberg Mountain Range splits the expanse between the Little Karoo in the south-west and the Great Karoo in the north-east. This Big 5 Game Reserve is located in the latter. This semi-desert region is renowned for its harsh yet beautiful conditions – arid land alive with the most persistent of vegetation, vast cloudless skies, expansive vistas as far as the eye can see, and exceptional bird- and wildlife.
While this Big 5 Game Reserve is home to the Big Five, it’s the rarer creatures that will attract more discerning guests. Birdlife is prolific, with 407 different species known in the area, including the endangered and seldom seen black eagle. There are also 10 endemic bird species that occur in the Karoo and nowhere else in the world, like the Karoo Korhaan, Sclater’s Lark, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and Karoo Eremomela, who are guaranteed to entice keen twitchers to reach for the binoculars.
There are also over 45 exotic and unusual species roaming the land, including the Golden, Arabian Scimitar and painted Oryx. Those who wish to explore the grasslands by night may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of elusive animals like the Aardvark, Lynx, Porcupine, Black-back Jackal and Bat-eared Fox. Magic Hills is also home to the largest Black Rhino bull in the world; as one of the most critically endangered species in the world, a sighting of this guy is priceless. And then, there’s the flora. Contributing to the cleaner-than-clean air is the incredible Spekboom. One of many medicinal plants on the land, Spekboom is a succulent that literally acts as a sponge for carbon dioxide, able to absorb four to ten tons of CO² from the atmosphere per hectare – ten times more effective than the Amazon rainforest. A good enough reason to breathe deeply and sleep soundly.
Any wilderness is vital to mankind and so this is one of the greatest gifts Africa can offer you and the history of the Great Karoo is infinite. It’s hard to believe that this desert-like expanse of nature was once an inland sea. The area was also previously home to many different civilizations – from the bushmen and the nomadic Khoi people and even Jan Smuts (the house where Jan Smuts sought refuge during the Second Anglo-Boer War can be found on the property). At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.
The Selling Price is based on several factors pertaining recent farms sales of similar Ultra Luxury Game Reserve in South Africa. The exclusivity is unmatched. There are two investment options:
USD$20 million for 50%
USD$38 million for 100% ownership.
(These prices excludes VAT of 15% should it be payable)
Property Information & Features
- Property Type
- Game Farm
- Listing Type
- For Sale
- Addo, Eastern Cape
- R 580,000,000 · Get Pre-Qualified
- Floor Size
- 15000 m²
- Erf Size
- 169060000 m²
- Covered Parking Bays
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