1100ha Game Farm and Lodge within Mabalingwe Big 5 Game Reserve
updated on Jan 14, 2024
R 43 950 000

WEB REF: 608722

Property Summary
  • Selling Price R 43 950 000
  • Property Type Game Farm or Lodge
  • Erf Size 1100.0000 ha
  • Floor Size 4000 m2
  • Rates & Taxes R 2042.67


  • Beds 14
  • Baths 14
  • En-Suite 14
  • Garages 2
  • Pool Yes
Description

LOCATION: The farm is a one hour and forty minutes’ drive North of Pretoria in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, 25 kilometres from Bela Bela within the centre of Mabalingwe Big 5 Game Reserve. This property is also very close to Zebula and Elements Golf Reserve. The farm is situated on a road marked as a “scenic route” by the Limpopo Road Authority. AREA: The extent of the farm is 1100 hectares which forms part of the 9500 hectares open Mabalingwe Big 5 Game Reserve. All this is located within the Waterberg biosphere. Currently there are no fences between the Reserve and this farm which is home to all major plains game species including the Big 5. The Lions however are in a separate enclosure a short distance from this property. Guests can enjoy game drives on over large areas of the reserve or enjoy the elephants on the doorstep of your lodge. This 1100ha is a haven for wildlife with its endless unspoilt nature and views over the Springbokflats. Not only can you see the game in their natural habitat, you can experience them in the comfort of your own lodge!!...Elephants, Buffalo, Gnu, Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu…etc. DEVELOPMENTS: Main Lodge: This an Exclusive 4-star lodge with 8 chalets, an office, a laundry and staff quarters. Eacg Chalet is air-conditioned they are en-suite chalets. The rooms have private pergola covered patios and guests have a choice of either shower & bath, or shower only. Most rooms also feature a screened outdoor ‘bush shower’ for that exhilarating 'Out of Africa' experience! All superior rooms include inside and outside shower, special bathroom amenities, bath robes and slippers. This is a thatched roof Lodge with a central complex which is made up of an intimate lounge with a feature fireplace, a dining area, cocktail bar with a viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole, a cozy open-air bush boma, an all-day tea & coffee refreshment station and a DSTV loft lounge. There is also a gift and curio boutique, a swimming pool with a large sundeck, a SPA and an elevated ‘upper deck’ which offers stunning views across the plains. There is a small corporate conferences or special events hall for up to 16 people. Second Lodge: This Lodge are is also known as the Owner’s House and it is a tranquil African home is situated at the foothill of the mountain affording it spectacular views over the Springbok Flats. It features spacious open plan living areas, 2 bedrooms, lush gardens, large outdoor entertainment areas with a pool and stunning views – perfect for early morning coffee and evening sundowners. The outbuildings consist of an office, a 1-bedroom cottage with an open plan lounge-kitchenette, storeroom / staff accommodation, walk in cold room/butchery, car port and Helipad. The property is on approximately 1 ha of land and is secured with electric fencing. Additional features include: - Swimming pool with a thatch roofed lapa for the summer months; - Winter Boma with a central firepit and bar counter; and - Small orchard with mango, nartjie, lemon and orange trees The Second House Area: The second private dwelling is situated on top of a rocky outcrop and has spectacular views over the bush. It features a spacious open plan living area and kitchen which lead onto a semi-covered patio. One bedroom is attached to the main house and the others are separate, spacious ensuite rooms situated close to the house. Additional features include: - A raised outdoor lapa; - A heated outdoor swimming pool as well as a heated outdoor Jacuzzi; and - A 2-bedroom "hunters cottage" with a small lounge area, kitchen and outside braai area situated about 100-200m from the house. The Third Lodge Area: The farm house or guest house is situated lower down on the flats and enjoys a mountain view. It features a kitchen, lounge, bar area, dinning room, 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and a covered patio. Additional features include: - Outdoor lapa; - Swimming pool; - Volley ball court; There is a 2-bedroom guest flatlet / workshop adjoining the side of the house and ranger accommodation situated just behind the house. Other Developments: There are Workshops, Carports, Storerooms, Igloo type staff houses, Ablutions, Guard houses, a Butchery, Staff houses / Staff compounds and Carports. WATER: There are 3 boreholes and water is supplied by the one very strong borehole which is pumped into a cement reservoir and gravity feed to all developments. There are several earth (soil) dams, plenty of game drinking points as well as a Catch and Release fishing dam. ELECTRICITY AND WI FI: The Property has Eskom. Some of the developments has inverter to keep the power on when the electricity is out. A special mast with repeaters has been erected on the property to provide high speed internet to all buildings and surrounding areas (high-speed 5 Mbps WIFI). GAME: All game on the whole Mabalingwe Big 5 Game Reserve that roams freely belong to management consortium and it is their responsibility to look after the well-being and controlling the numbers. Free roaming game include: Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Sable, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland, Kudu, Impala, Nyala, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Red Harte Beest, Blesbuck, Warthog, Bush pig, Mountain reedbuck, Duiker, Klipspringer, Steenbok, Aardvark, Pangolin, Aardwolf, Leopard, Porcupine, Scrub hare, Mongoose, Jackal and Rock rabbit (dassie) etc.. Lions are kept in a large enclosure area. GAME FENCE: Mabalingwe is fully game fenced. There are a few areas that has game camps which is separately game fenced. This property has a fenced area round the main lodge as wel las the Second Lodge area. All game fencing is in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Nature Conservation. TOPOGRAPHY: This beautiful Game Farm consists of rolling topography including a 25% Mountain Area on its Northern boundary. The rest is sloping down to the Southern boundary and this is mostly flat areas. There are some Rocky outcrops creating elevated koppies with the most beautiful sceneries. There are good pastures which ensures a well-balanced bushveld farm. Mixed veld that varies from sandveld sour grazing to a red sand loam with limited sweet veld grazing. This is arguably one of the best farms in the Limpopo province of South Africa. IMPRESSION: Quality and sophistication define all improvements on this farm. This is A UNIQUE INVESTMENT property and similar does not come unto the market. Owning something like this is very, very rare. Because it is situated less than 2 hours from the heart of Gauteng and only two and a half hours from Johannesburg International Airport, you will appreciate time even more. This is an investment where unsurpassed peace and tranquillity is found. NOTES: The property lends itself to productive business use for corporate meetings, team building and family stays. To this end a number of tax breaks are available. The property is operated as a VAT registered lodge / vendor and can be sold as a running concern at a zero-tax rate to another registered VAT vendor. It is also good to know that this magnificent property is an exceptional lifestyle opportunity. There is no restitution- or land claims on this game farm which location and setting is within the greater Mabalingwe Big 5 Nature Reserve where 4 of the Big 5 traverse freely over all the properties in the reserve. This property has lots of infrastructure with enormous development potential and offers good value for money and the entity owning this Property has a R7.5m assessed loss available. SELLING PRICE: The Selling Price is based on several factors including recent farm sales in the area as well as a conservative valuation of improvements – Certain furniture, appliances, equipment and vehicles are included. Price: R 43.95 million (excluding VAT (if applicable) and game (to be appraised and negotiated separately)

Additional Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Auto Gates
  • Balcony
  • Borehole
  • Braai Area
  • Breakfast Nook
  • Built in Bar
  • BuiltInBraai
  • Electric Fence
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lapa
  • Laundry
  • Mountain View
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Staff Accommodation
  • Study
  • TVRoom
Property Address

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo

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