Commercial and/or Residential – Big 5 Reserve – Two Lodges with 25,000 Hectare traversing Makalali, Limpopo
Purchase two lodges in a “Big 5” game reserve, close to Hoedspruit which is ideal for an exclusive owner and his family or choose to go commercial on an exclusive basis. The commercial rights are for a maximum of 18 Commercial beds with 2 vehicle traverses on over 25,000 ha within Makalali Game Reserve, Hoedspruit. There is no land claim and it’s a registered game reserve.
The main homestead lodge is a spacious building of 950 sq meters and consists of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 Lounges a fully equipped kitchen, pantry and scullery. This lodge is perfect for entertaining guests with a dedicated bar and entertainment area, built in braai, a pool and outdoor toilet. There are views from the shaded and established garden out towards the Drakensberg mountain and onto the Makutswi river. An additional undercover patio wraps around the lounge and kitchen and has a view of the luscious garden that attracts lots of birdlife. The traversing on the reserve is the largest you can get in this area, with amazing bushveld vegetation. Being able to own your own piece “Big 5” is a treasure on its own and the Commercial option is a cherry on top.
The second private lodge is a 320 sq meter modern bush lodge with large open spaces, lots of light, curved walls, natural colours and a simple clean design. There are three spacious bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, open plan kitchen, with gas stove, scullery and pantry. The lounge is spacious with glass stackable doors and a central fireplace. An upstairs sitting area make a cosy lounge or study, and has a deck with magnificent views to the rolling hills and river. The house has a large wooden deck with a deep pool with views out over the reserve.
In addition to the lodges, there are 6 garages and stores, and a 3-bedroom staff house. There is easy access via a landing strip on the reserve, or a landing strip in Hoedspruit and there are daily flights to Eastgate airport. One can also easily drive to the property, which is located less than 5 hours form Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The seller is selling a 50% shareholding in a company that owns a farm portion of 641 hectares. The sale will be a sale of shareholding and includes both lodges, all movable items such as furniture, vehicles and one can take over the going concern with staff. The other 50% shareholder has his own private lodge and is not commercial, using the property only for a few weeks per annum. The company is a member of the Makalali private nature reserve. This is a Big 5 nature reserve ad a prime game viewing location in the Lowveld bushveld.
The company owners and guests have the rights to traverse over the entire 25,000 Hectares of the reserve for game viewing purposes. The company has the right to operate two game-viewing vehicles. The 50% share of the company that is for sale, has the exclusive rights to occupy 2 of the 3 lodges for private or commercial use. In the case of commercial use, rights to commercialize 18 beds. The sale will be subject to Securities Transfer Tax of 0.025% and not Vat or transfer duty.
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