The spectacular property is set on the banks of the mighty Olifants River in the heart of Big 5 territory in the greater Kruger Park. The property consists of buildings that have all been architecturally designed and have been built to the highest standards. The quality of the finishes is unique and reflects a “5-star lodge” feel. No expense has been spared in creating a spectacular ultra-luxury home on the banks of this iconic river.
The main house is a sprawling pinnacle of 655m2 with elevated river frontage. It consists of 3 bedrooms en-suite, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, and an expansive deck overlooking the river. The entrance, dining room and living area exude class and luxury. There an upstairs built-in bar and sports lounge, library, swimming pool, double garage, store room and wine cellar.
The spacious master bedroom opens onto the wrap around deck and has magnificent river views. There is a large walk-in dressing room and built in dressing table. The en-suite bathroom consists of a shower, stand alone bath, double basin and outdoor shower.
All wooden cupboards, window frames and doors are made from solid teak and all lights fittings are custom made.
The property is fully fenced with a triple elephant proof electric fencing. Added features are a generator system, solar heating for the swimming pool, an irrigation and water purification system and a remote security camera monitoring system, tool room and 2 carports.
The guest house is set back from the main house with spectacular views of the flood plains below. The upstairs level consists of a lounge with open plan kitchen that opens onto a covered patio. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, guest bathroom, and an outside shower.
The downstairs wing consists of 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room with open-plan kitchen and an outside patio. The guest house is 230m2 in size. There is a single carport and the property is also fully fenced with an elephant proof electric fence.
The staff house is 80m2 in size and also set back from the main house. It comprises 1 bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, open-plan living room and kitchen and an outside patio.
This property comes fully furnished and equipped. It is held in a company and the possibility exists to buy over the shares in the company.
You can’t get closer to untamed, un-spoilt, wild Africa than when you are sitting on the sundowner deck, right on the banks of the Olifants river. This is what dreams are made of!
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.
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 118 full title portions ranging from 8 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.