This luxury lodge with more than 700m2 covered living space sits in 520 ha of private land on the Elandsberg Nature Reserve, 180 km north of Pretoria between Mabula and Rooiberg in South Africa. The game farm is easily accessible and boasts views stretching 80 km over the Waterberg mountain range. The South African game estate features a magnificent rim flow pool, modern fittings including air conditioning and there is a generator power back up.
The 12,000 hectares Elandsberg Nature Reserve was created in 2006 when seven landowners mutually agreed 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 antelope, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena and leopard.
All Elandsberg landowners are signatories to an agreement which regulates the ownership and management of the Reserve’s game, and set out rules of conduct to preserve the privacy and future enjoyment of his/her land by each landowner of his own land. In exchange, each landowner benefits from being able to traverse 12 000 ha and to participate in an economically viable and scalable game farming operation. In addition, land owners have access to 250 km of jeep track available for game viewing on Elandsberg and there are 75km of mountain biking/ hiking trails. Leisure quad- and off road motor biking is not allowed.
To ensure that the private game reserve retains its privacy and exclusiveness, 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.
The game on the Reserve, conservatively valued in excess of R16m, is owned by the Elandsberg Nature Reserve (Pty) Ltd. Each existing landowner currently own shares in the game reserve representing his/her share of the game. The game farming operation is managed by the Elandsberg Reserve manager on a day to day basis. The purchase (price and quantum) of Elandsberg shares by new Elandsberg landowners are subject to negotiation. More information is available on request.
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 Elandsberg landowners receive a small free hunting quota each year for non-commercial use.
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.