3-bedroom House for Sale in Grietjie Private Nature Reserve
This is one of the best locations on the Olifants river from an aesthetic point of view. This well-built, 4-bedroom house is situated on the northern bank of the Olifants river on an 8.5 Ha stand. The lounge has sliding doors that open unto a large covered patio with spectacular views over the Olifants river and a watering hole. There is a pool located on a lower deck that also overlooks the magnificent river. From the deck you step down onto the lawn area under the trees, where the braai is located. Or you can take a leap into the wild-side by enjoying the open boma and viewing deck, that is positioned right on the edge of the river.
The main bedroom and guest-room are both en-suite, while there is a shared bathroom and toilet for the other two bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms open out unto the patio and have breath-taking river views. There is a large fireplace in the lounge for those chilly winter evenings. The kitchen is joined with the dining room. This house has been built to optimally utilize the beautiful outdoor spaces and spectacular views. There is also a double thatched carport, store room and adjoining servants’ quarters.
Grietjie is a 2,800 ha game reserve located within the Balule Region of the greater Kruger National park. Balule is a member of the APNR (Associated Private Nature Reserves), which is made up of Balule, Klaserie, Timbavati and Umbabat and which is linked to the Kruger National Park. There are no fences dividing the individual reserves and thus game roam freely between Kruger and Balule, and several other private game reserves. Wild animals that are collared for research purposes, serve as testimony that this movement of wildlife does actually take place!
Grietjie is located on the Northern banks of the Olifants River. The other three neighbouring reserves on the northern bank of the Olifant river include: Olifants North, Parsons and Doreen.
Grietjie is made up of two full title portions (from 11 ha to 21 ha portions in size).
This Reserve has the potential to accommodate all the different species of game to be found in the Kruger Park. There are regular sightings of “Big 5” animals, as well as a wide variety of plains game to be spotted on a daily basis. Game species include: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Hippo, Hyena, Impala, Waterbuck, Warthog, Duiker, Steenbuck and many more…
Water is provided via individual owners’ boreholes and electricity by Eskom. Owners can acquire a 1 ha fenced off area around their houses and pets are allowed.
Commercialization is strictly controlled by only permitting 12 commercial licences to lodges/facilities in this area. There is good security and the reserve is well-managed.
Grietjie is located off the R40 heading towards Phalaborwa and approximately 80 km from the town of Hoedspruit and 20 km from Phalaborwa.