LUXURY GAME FARM FOR SALE IN WATERBERG South Africa
Luxury game lodge for sale in the Elandsberg Nature Reserve –
an exclusive private game reserve on the Waterberg Plateau, South Africa
This 524 ha game farm is situated in Elandsberg Nature Reserve between Mabula and Rooiberg, 180 km north of Pretoria, South Africa. On the grounds is a spacious luxury game lodge with a built area of more than 700m2 which sleeps 12 people. The lodge boasts panoramic views stretching 80 km over the Waterberg mountain range.
Traverse rights across 12,000 hectares
Elandsberg Nature Reserve (12,000 ha) was created in 2006 when seven landowners agreed (whilst each retaining full title to their land) to remove fences, share traverse rights, and to manage the reserve as one ecological unit. Elandsberg has all the naturally occurring plains game of the Limpopo Province including sable, roan, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena and leopard.
To ensure that the Reserve retains its privacy and exclusiveness, Elandsberg landowners have agreed that land may not be subdivided below 500 ha, and that only one lodge of not more than 12 guest beds may be erected per 500 ha. Syndicated ownership within the Reserve is not encouraged and required prior disclosure and approval.
The nature reserve features 250 km of jeep tracks available for game viewing and there are 75km of mountain biking / hiking trails. Leisure quad- and off road motor biking is not allowed.
Elandsberg Nature Reserve (Pty) Ltd owns the game on the Reserve conservatively valued in excess of R16million. Each existing landowner currently own shares in Elandsberg representing his/her share of the game. The game farming operation is managed by the Elandsberg Reserve manager on a day to day basis under the regular and close supervision of the Elandsberg board. The purchase (price and quantum) of Elandsberg shares by new Elandsberg landowners are subject to negotiation. More information is available on request.
Elandsberg landowners receive a small free hunting quota each year for non-commercial use.The Elandsberg Reserve manager is responsible for game management, perimeter fence maintenance, fire control and security. He also oversees a limited amount of hunting by professional hunters in winter which assists in defraying Reserve management costs.
The cost barrier for single new entrants to the rare species game farming industry has become prohibitive due to (a) the rapidly escalating cost of rare game, and (b) the large number of animals required to achieving a return on the overheads of the operation including employing a skilled game manager. The Elandsberg cooperative farming project has enabled existing and prospective landowners to become part of this lucrative industry at much lower cost due to the pooling of capital and resources via Elandsberg. Elandsberg is projecting to commence paying dividends on its B shares in 2016 as its rare species’ herds get to full production.
Estate management services
Welgedacht Maintenance Services (Pty) Ltd provides a full range of management services including maintenance of 120 km of jeep track, 70 km of marked cycling/walking tracks, provision of water to each lodge, and lodge and vehicle maintenance and cleaning services to eight adjacent farms on Elandsberg.