Game lodge within the Hoedspruit area bordering Thornybush

Ref # 2160187
Property Details
8 Beds
8 Baths
3 Garages

Going concern. Live the lifestyle, buy a game lodge within the Hoedspruit area bordering Thornybush and close to Kruger Park. This lodge consists of a main owner’s house, central lodge area and 5 luxury treetop chalets. The main owner’s house is used as the central lodge area with kitchen for catering, two dining areas and reception area, with a plunge pool. The main house is large and offers various accommodation options for an owner. Within this building are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The owner or manager’s area consists of the private lounge, which exits out onto a patio and garden, an open plan kitchen, large bathroom, and bedroom, connected to the study with private patio. The back of the house has a garden and private area ideal for the owner should they want privacy from the lodge and guests.

Leading from the main lodge area are walkways to the central lodge boma and outdoor bar. Leading from the boma are separate walkways to all the different units. The chalets are raised tented luxury tree top chalets that are nestled into larger river trees and located on a drainage line. Three of the chalets are private and consist of private patio, bedroom with fridge and bathroom. The tree top chalets all have a hot tub/bath and indoor as well as outdoor showers. There is a family chalet consisting of a central self-catering kitchen, and two bedrooms located to either side of the kitchen. A large patio area and its own private boma and braai area, overlooking the dam, completes the family chalet.

Dinners are hosted in a scenic boma with outdoor bar, situated within the drainage line, creating evenings to remember. A water hole near the boma is also known to attract game in for a drink.

Sold as a going concern this lodge has bounced back after Covid and has potential to be shifted into a new gear. There are future bookings and well-trained staff. Movable Items and furniture included, as well as a Futon bakkie. There is an attractive dam on the property and game is abundant on the reserve.

Below are the summarised details:

Main house:

Owner’s master bedroom en-suite

Private lounge and kitchen area

Separate study

Three patios, offering a private lodge owner’s space

A second and third bedroom, each with its own bathroom

Large kitchen and dining area

Very large living area

Swimming pool

Three garages

Outside stores and staff accommodation

Guest Accommodation:

5 Guest cottages, all very spacious with en-suite bathrooms

Canvas sides and thatch roofs with wooden deck flooring

3 are separate chalet units

2 Bedrooms/chalets located with a central shared self-catering kitchen for families

All have baths and showers, as well as outside showers

Connected via wooden walkways to the main lodge and boma area

This commercial lodge is popular and loved by travellers because of its luxury tree top tents located privately amongst large trees and surrounded by game. At night one hears the sound of lion and hyena, along with owls and nightjar.

The property is located in the Guernsey Nature Reserve and surrounded by Thornybush Game Reserve. The reserve falls under the Protected Areas Act and as such is a protected area. The Guernsey Nature Reserve is a plains game reserve with iconic game species such as giraffe, zebra, buffalo, impala, kudu, reedbuck, and warthog to name a few. Lions and hyena can be heard from Thornybush adding to the bush feel.

The lodge is held in (Pty) Ltd company - a sale of company shares means no transfer duty and the financials are in place. A Buyer NDA is required for detailed information.

Zoning is in place for the following:

  • Dwelling units for permanent staff
  • Accommodation and related facilities for visitors
  • Offices Subserviate to main use
  • Restaurant
  • Business /trade-trade related conservation/tourism Convenience and visitors
  • Building to not exceed 30% of property
  • Buildings Maximum two storeys
  • Site development plan before commencement before any building

Other Info:

The lodge offers free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a garden, a shared lounge and a terrace.

A buffet, Full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast is available every morning at the property. At the lodge you will find a restaurant serving African cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options can also be requested.

Orpen Gate into the Kruger National Park is 40 km from the lodge, while Timbavati Private Nature & Game Reserve is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Ngala Airfield, 35 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.


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