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17 872ha Eastern Cape

17872ha Nature Reserve for sale Eastern Cape

EXCLUSIVE NATURE RESERVE

This is an exquisite privately owned Nature Reserve and lodge situated in the well-known Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

This is more than beauty… it’s more than a dream wilderness destination… it’s more than an African escape… it’s an authentically, undisturbed massive part of the Eastern Cape in South African and it is a wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment and passionate conservation of the environment.

This privately owned Nature Reserve and lodge is known for it’s exquisite scenery and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call this Reserve ..HOME

In the heart of this exquisite reserve is a luxurious safari lodge that epitomizes a different African style with comfort and opulence. It’s legendary hospitality ensure that each and every day has an experience marked by true African unequalled exclusivity.
 

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PROPERTY DETAIL
Farm Portions:      38 Portions which portion are all full title deeds

Address:              In the Eastern Cape Region, of East London
                           South Africa

Land Size:            17 872.5973ha

Local Authority:    Greater KOMGA Local Municipality

Title Deeds:          This property’s title deeds are mainly registered in the Seller’s Trust and as well is the Seller’s CC                              which entities are all VAT registered.

Deeds Registry:     King Williams Town


IMPROVEMENTS
Description:  This 17 872 hectare property is a combination farm;
                   10 000 hectare of un-spoilt nature and herds of game like Buffalo, Rhino, Giraffe etc.
                   7 872ha is cattle stud breeding.

Accommodation:
The lodge is situated the heart of this Nature Reserve. It is a HOME away from home. There awaits a warm welcome and the accommodation is homely and extremely comfortable.

The lodge has four inside double en suit rooms and there are four outside chalet double en suit rooms. Rooms have television and heaters or fireplaces for the winter months. There is a huge swimming pool with outside lapa and BBQ area. Laundry is done daily and the staff will do their best to accommodate your needs.

The cuisine is homemade and typically South African. Special dietary requirements can be catered for too. There is a well-stocked bar and a great selection of South African wines. The lodge is WIFI compatible.

Other Developments:
There are several store rooms,  out building, Slaughtering room with facilities as well as a cold room. There are several houses and labour accommodation for staff.

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Water:
This property utilizes bore holes for drinking water at the Lodge and the other developments. Due to the terrain there are many natural drinking holes, streams, 40km of perennial river frontage, earth dams and many more. The Seller has developed and made many earth dams over a period of 30 years over the whole farm.

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Fences:
The 10 000 hectare boundary fence is 2.4m high, 21 stands. All game fencing is accordingly to the requirements of nature conservation.

Game:
The following game do occur naturally on the open property but due to the nature of the property, the typography,  game counting would be impossible. No game numbers are available as no official count can be done. On date of visitation, we saw herds and herds of game on the open plains. We can but only imagine how many game could be in the forest areas.
CAPE BUSHBUCK  
NYALA  
KUDU
GREY DUIKER
BLUE DUIKER
BLESBUCK 
WHITE BLESBUCK
BLUE WILDEBEEST 
WATER BUCK
ELAND
MOUNTAIN REEDBUCK 
COMMON REEDBUCK
WARTHOG 
BUSHPIG 
BUSGPIG
IMPALA
ZEBRA
RED HARTEBEEST  
GRYSBUCK 
OSTRICH 
VERVIT MONKEY 
BABOON  
VARMINTING
BUFFALO
RHINO
The scenery within this 10 000ha fenced area is breathtaking, with spectacular views of the monumental cliffs that cut down to the meandering river, carved over many centuries ago.

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Flora:
There is a great variety grasses and trees. Herewith is a short list of just a few of the many trees:

Acacia

Karoo

Sweet Thorn

Acacia

Caffra

Common Hook-Thorn

Apodytes

Dimidiata

White Pear

Aloe

Marlothii

Flat Flowered Aloe

Buddleja

Saligna

False Olive

Calodendrum

Capense

Cape Chestnut

Cassinopsis

Ilicifolia

Lemon Thorn

Celtis

Africana

White Stinkwood

Cussonia

Spicata

Common Cabbage Tree

Diospyros

Whyteana

Bladder Nut

Dovyalis

Caffra

Kei Apple

Ehretia

Rigida

Puzzel Bush

Ficus

Burkei

Common Wild Fig

Grewia

Occidentalis

Cross Berry

Halleria

Lucida

Tree Fuchsia

Harpephyllum

Caffrum

Wild Plum

Ilex

Mitis

Cape Holly

Kiggelaria

Africana

Wild Peach

Mystroxylon

Aethiopicum

Kooboo Berry

Olea

Europaea

Wild Olive

Podocarpus

Falcatus

Outiniqua Yellowwood

Rhus

Chirindensis

Red Current

Rhus

Lancea

Karee

Ziziphus

Mucronata

Buffalo thorn

These trees are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye, as can be seen from pictures. A wide variety of indigenous trees cover this beautiful vast area forming a breath-taking tranquil landscape and being an important part of animal, bird and insect nutrition.

Dominant Grass Species:

 

Fingerhuthia Africana

Thimble Grass

Setaria Sphacelata

Creeping Bristle grass

Staria Verticillata

Bur Bristle Grass

Andropogon Appendiculatus

Vlei Bluestem

Chloris Gayana

Rhodes Grass

Chloris Virgata

Feathered Chloris

Cynodon Dactylon

Couch Grass

Digitaria Sanguinalis

Crab Finger Grass

Aristida Diffusa

Iron Grass

Themeda Triandra

Rooi Grass

Cynodon Nlemfuensis.

Rhodesian Star Grass

Cymbopogan Plurinodis

Narrow Leaved Turpentine Grass

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THE WHOLE PICTURE:
The Seller bought a total of 38 portions of land over a period of 30 years. Only 10 000 hectares is game fenced. The balance is not fenced completely because the Seller has cattle stud. The Seller invested millions upon millions to clear mountains and hills to establish a balance in terms of grazing fro cattle,  as well as wildlife grazers. The mountains and gorges as well as other un-spoilt areas provides sufficient grazing for browsers. 

Any potential investor has an opportunity to game fence the remaining 7 872 hectares and establish a rare 17872ha Nature Reserve. This Reserve will be one of the biggest in the Eastern Cape and the uniqueness cannot be put into words. The development potential is enormous and this reserve is suitable to re-introduce the Big 5. If you see the the property and the lay-out, it all just makes sense!!!!  

Selling Price:
The Selling Price is based on several factors pertaining recent farms sales in the area, exclusivity and taking in consideration the costs of current developments of such a high standard.

The Selling Price is US$ 88.0mill (excludes VAT and transfer fees)

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