Olifants River Front Property
This stunning property is located overlooking the Olifants river, in a 2500 ha nature reserve in Hoedspruit. Its recently been renovated and has modern finishings with an authentic feel bush home. The main building consists of a kitchen, main bedroom with ensuite bathroom, lounge, dining area, study and a thatched patio that overlooks the river and views of the bushveld beyond. The river contains hippo and crocodile and game comes down to drink at the river along with leopard that is sighted. The building is cladded on old stone pebbles form the Olifants River, has a thatch roof and it’s got a warm charm. There is a fire place for winter evenings and a swimming pool just off the patio for warm days. Alongside the pool is a firepit and braai area with easy access to the living room.
There are 4 other private ensuite chalets dispersed on the property, each with their own character, privacy and views. These are accessed from walkways from the main building area.
The property is located on Lissataba Private Nature Reserve 30 min from Hoedspruit and borders the banks of the Olifants river. It is an established and well-run reserve. There are only 54 stands, of which 47 have houses, located on 2,500 ha. Lissataba has converted from share block to full title. Buyers purchase a full title stand with their home and yet still retain shared ownership of the remainder of the reserve. This change allows buyers to mortgage bond a property purchase, where in the past they were unable to do so. The stands rarely touch each other and offer more privacy than conventional wildlife estates found in Hoedspruit.
The reserve has a variety of plains game and an excellent network of roads, dams, picnic sites and bird hides. There are scenic views onto the mountains, Olifants river frontage and various rocky outcrops. Because it is not stocked with “Big 5” game, although Leopard do occur, and is ideal for exploring on foot and by bicycle. In addition to the good network of roads, there are walking and cycling trails.
Monthly levies are R3,960 which covers the reserve running costs such as fencing, roads, water and power to each house, game management, security and staff.
There is a central clubhouse where the management staff live, which has a large central swimming pool, tv-lounge and small shop for basic supplies for owners. The owners game vehicles are also housed at the clubhouse and are serviced before owners come down, to ensure they run smoothly for the holiday. There is petrol and diesel on site and game vehicles never leave the property. Game vehicles are not a requirement, but are more fun and give a better bush experience.
Lissataba is truly a stunning reserve and one would look long and hard to find comparable beauty and value. Contact Rob to view and find out more. We have a several houses and stands for sale and would love to show you around.