A look at the R225 million ‘Big Five’ private game reserve up for sale in South Africa

 ·24 Nov 2023

A 20,100-hectare game reserve in the Eastern Cape is on the market for $12,000,000 (R225 million).

The malaria-free, privately-owned game reserve is separated from the Greater Addo Elephant National Park by 14km.

The property is home to 54 species of large mammals, 272 confirmed species of birds, 58 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians.

The “ultra-luxurious” Sky Villa atop one of the highest mountains on the reserve can accommodate 57 guests and features. It features 360-degree views of the rugged mountains and plains.

The Ilanga Manor House, built in the Cape Dutch style, also features 11 rooms.

There is Elsa’s Farmhouse, which features traditional Karoo architecture, whilst there are self-catering units at Kakhulu Karoo, and the Isanti Karoo chalets have seven custom-designed units.

There are also eight swimming pools, a gym and a boutique spa for facial and massage treatments.

It also has commercial facilities, such as a conference centre, country estate, game lodge, guest lodge and spa.

In terms of security, there are CCTV cameras and an electric fence.

Despite being in the “wild,” the reserve also features cellular coverage and electricity.

The reserve is accessible with a 2-hour drive from Port Elizabeth airport, or by direct private air charter to the 1,3km gravel and aggregate landing strip on the property.

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