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Own a slice of nature’s playground in Gondwana Game Reserve

Jul 14, 2017 | Featured, Property Investment, Sponsored Investments

Those in search of the ideal holiday home need not look any further, as you will find an attractive investment opportunity in Gondwana Game Reserve, a Big Five and environmentally conscious property resort on the famous Garden Route – where stylish bush homes are on offer directly from the developer.

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, is a beautiful piece of land that will stir your senses. Set on 27, 000 hectares or 11 000 hectares of exquisite terrain, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world to have free roaming Big Five Game (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra and Black Harrier. Green rolling hills are abundantly covered in world-famous Fynbos vegetation, unique to this part of the world, drawing indigenous birdlife whilst providing a tapestry of year-round colour.

The reserve is ideally and accessibly located in the world-famous Garden Route, just a 3.5-hour drive from Cape Town and 45 minutes from the George Airport. There are nearby charming coastal towns, pristine beaches and top golf courses to explore. The Mediterranean climate affords prime year-round game viewing and is recorded as the second most moderate climate in the World next to Hawaii.

The first of its kind in the Western Cape, Gondwana offers the chance to own a bush home in a private game reserve with 5 star amenities and the ultimate luxury, space to enjoy your natural surroundings. Gondwana offers the unique opportunity to invest in an easily accessible bush home in an authentic free roaming Big 5 game reserve complete with an exclusive “safari club” lifestyle. The award winning, privately-owned game reserve features a beautiful owner’s lodge “club house” with an infinity pool as well as a boutique 5-star safari lodge with a bush spa and gourmet restaurant. Residents can enjoy exciting safari and nature experiences such as game drives, mountain biking and bespoke hotel-style services such as housekeeping, Junior Ranger children’s activities, private field guides and transfers.

The award winning, privately-owned game reserve features a beautiful owner’s lodge “club house” with an infinity pool as well as a boutique 5-star safari lodge with a bush spa and gourmet restaurant.

The Private Residences

Gondwana is one of the lowest density developments in the world with only a 0.007% development footprint or one home for every 275 acres. Home Owners have a free hold title of their 2.5-acre property with exclusive traversing rights and full access to the reserve. With only 15 of the 96 home sites remaining for sale, investors have the choice of either buying 1 hectare home sites (from R1,000,000) or can take advantage of Gondwana’s private residence packages (from R4,250,000 for a 3-bedroom home).

Each property is surrounded by ample undeveloped land, allowing for spectacular views of wildlife, nature and the Outeniqua mountains from their decks, evoking feelings of being in the middle of the African bush. For those who really like their solitude, 200 hectare parcels of land are available to establish your home within the reserve from R3,000,000.

“The Mediterranean climate affords prime year-round game viewing and is recorded as the second most moderate climate in the World next to Hawaii.”

Architecturally, the bush homes are a striking take on African bush style, with thatched roofs and Cape Country elements. With safari-type living in mind, the homes feature double volume, open-plan interiors catering for spacious indoor and outdoor living. With three/four en-suite bedrooms, the properties would suit an extended family. Folding windowed doors open onto large wrap-around decks that are perfect for family barbeques and game viewing. Nearby Lehele Lodge, a stylish club house, is the perfect place for gourmet meals in the dining room, rugby games at the bar, or to meet for sundowners after an afternoon game drive.

Credits: Photos and Text: Supplied

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