Safari Lodge For Sale in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.Safari Lodge For Sale in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve Euroresales Property ID- 9825554 Property Information: This property is a commercial lodge of 900 hectares centrally located within the malaria free and renowned Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5 and over 50 different mammals and 300 species of birds. Full traversing rights over the 38,000ha reserve. Located a 2.5 hour drive directly north on excellent roads from Jhb Int airport. The lodge is exclusively set in its own valley with consequentially uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape and no light pollution. The Reserve management company, working for the owners, look after all elements of running of the reserve. The family owners have recently closed the lodge for an eco-upgrade programme, as it has the potential to become one of the top lodges in Africa (previously 5 star rated) and have detailed architect plans. However, the lodge is in working condition and can be reopened without an upgrade. They are considering offers, prior to starting the programme, as they have a log jam of other top end property developments to manage. The sale is for 2 freehold sites, which permits the lodge complex to allow for 20 guests and 28 staff to be accommodated. The existing 8 double chalets can be supplemented by another 2 double chalets to be built. The lodge offers 2 swimming pools, a spa complex, large conference room, office, commercial kitchens, main lodge with deck, chalets, manager house, staff quarters, outbuildings, boma and 3 game viewer vehicles. Located in the main game viewing area, the lodge is set by a stream, next to a beautiful ridge and water hole. Magnificent game viewing from the veranda and pool area. Each thatched chalet is detached with their own terrace and uninterrupted views. The Reserve has a mix of exclusive commercial, private, corporate and syndicate owned lodges. It leads the way in its conservation programmes and security. Visitor numbers has been rising, as the reputation of the Reserve becomes better known (particularly attracted by the large and increasing number of rhino). There are two airstrips in the Reserve, one a ten minute drive from the lodge, as well as the opportunity to install a helicopter pad at the lodge. Features/Facilities: 900 Hectares 2 Freehold Sites 2 Swimming Pools Spa Complex Large Conference Room Office Commercial Kitchens Main Lodge with Deck Chalets Managers House Staff Quarters Outbuildings Furnished Mountain Views About the Area: Welgevonden Game Reserve, is in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo. It lies at the southern edge of the rugged Waterberg Massif and forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve which was officially declared by UNESCO in 2001 and currently covers an area in excess of 654,033 hectare. The Reserve has two locations that can be visited to view San Bushmen rock paintings. The San were indigenous to the region 2,000 years ago. The nearest town is Vaalwater, a small town 15 minute drive from the main gate. The Reserve’s main gate is halfway on the main road stretching from Nylstroom/Modimolle to Ellisras/Lephalale. The Reserve is 250 kilometres distance from Jhb Int airport. The reserve comprises stunning mountainous terrain that is dissected by deep valleys and kloofs while flat plateaus characterise most hilltops. Altitude varies from 1080 m in the north to ±1800 m in the southern section of the reserve. The variety of habitat leads to a wide biodiversity, including numerous mammals (such as Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Wildebeest) and is home to numerous rare and unusual species. The extensive rock formation was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and butte landform. Vaalwater is a popular jumping-off point for travels to the Waterberg Massif and Botswana and is itself becoming a minor destination for tourism. There are a variety of craft, art, and gift shops, as well as cafes and restaurants. The area is also home to some of the most magnificent game farms and eco-tourism in the country. Many of the game farms host the Big Five, and nature-lovers will find the mountains, bush and wildlife worth the visit. Contact Euroresales Ltd for more information.
182,986 sqft Vaalwater