Sales history and information on Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve

PUBLISHED 28 AUG 2019   

Sales history and information on Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve

Ndlovumzi is a 1000ha Nature Reserve located 35km outside the town of Hoedspruit, its Northern boundary being the Olifants River. There are 43 properties in total and each full title stand is 21ha in size. Due to the size of the reserve and the low density footprint of ownership it means one truly can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Lowveld bush.  

During the past 36 months, 8 sales have been concluded out of a total of 43 properties on the reserve. Of these sales, 6 included residential infrastructure totaling R11,735,000. The remaining two were vacant stands marketed, and currently under offer. The average property price sold including residential infrastructure was R1,918,333, and average vacant stand sales price R 1,025,000.  While this may sound low, the sales were the proverbial low hanging fruit and buyers looking for exceptional value were able to purchase for good prices.

There are currently 5 properties on the market, 3 being residential and the other 2 commercial properties. This equates to 11.62% out of a total of 43 properties on Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve.  The advertised sales price ranges from R 2,250,000 to R 4,297,000.  Prospective buyers seeking value for money, and the peace and tranquility of the Lowveld bush, should include Ndlovumzi on their list of properties to view. 

Flora and Fauna, the reserve has a healthy population of Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker and other small antelope species.  Numerous bird species abound for the avid birder and nocturnal species include, Civet Cat, Genet, Porcupine, Aardvark and the allusive Caracal.

The reserve is categorized as a savanna biome; along the Olifants River boundary there are very large Sycamore Fig, Jackal Berry and Tamboti trees.  These provide a haven for bird life while casting welcome shade during the warm summer months.  The central and southern part of the reserve is hilly and has numerous acacia trees, Marula and iconic Leadwood.

Another factor that has made Ndlovumzi attractive to many people is that owners can have a fenced 3 ha camp, gardens, pets are allowed and there are few architectural restrictions. This autonomy offers an alternative to people who find the wildlife estate rules restrictive. The home owners committee has recently updated the reserve rules and a capped number of commercial lodges have been allowed. This has had the added effect of increasing property prices, and bring in new feet and eyes to see this reserve, increasing demand and interest. The dirt road to the reserve has been upgraded and several owners choose to rather live at Ndlovumzi and travel to Hoedspruit daily.  

For further information or valuations on Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve or Liverpool area, please contact Jason Jones on 083 267 4794 or

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