Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa for sale


Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa

Modimolle/Nylstroom, Limpopo, South Africa

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP OFFERED NEGOTIABLE
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Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: 0844131071
Agent Office Number: 0617166951
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za
Type: Game Resort
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 11
Showers: 14
Parking: 20
TGCSA Rating: 5 Star


Accommodation // Main Lodge:

3 luxury en-suite rooms await you in sharing the splendor of a more grandiose era. Embrace a true African experience in comfort & style. Zwahili accommodates a maximum of 20 guests, thereby ensuring a personal and tranquil experience further enhanced by excellent cuisine.

Cheetah Room – A queen size suite, furnished in true African style, balcony with a breathtaking view of the bush. As a nightcap enjoy evening viewing of the game from your  balcony overlooking the waterhole.

Rhino Room – A standard queen size suite, with en-suite shower and a private balcony.

Elephant Room – A spacious king size suite with private balcony and “His & Hers” en-suite bathrooms, one containing a bath and another with shower.

All rooms have electric blankets and heaters to ward off the winter cold.

The joys of a bygone era await you. Exquisite synthesis of nature’s wild pulse with the sophisticated sublimity of colonial comfort, elegance & style. Within walking distance of the main lodge are the luxurious tented suites.

Lantern lit paths lead to Kifu (desire), Matumba (magic potion), Safiri (journey) & Utambo (space), finding easy residence within Acacia-thorn and Combretum Bushveld.

The interior appointments draw inspiration from the colonial ethos, combined with the modern comforts of electrical blankets and heaters in Winter, spacious en-suite bathroom, with Victorian bath, and only the wildlife as witness of the invigorating outside shower for two.

Joined by the glazed patina of the African sky, these king size units redefine the concept of solitude. Here, after an exhilarating day in the African bush you can journey into dreams’ domain, as the jackal yelp and the kudu bark through your window of stars.

Accommodation // Executive Suite:

Executive suites: Rafiki and Madiba newly built in November 2014 offering 5-star comfort.

Each king size suite has an open plan lounge area with a flat screen TV, bouquet satellite service & mini bar leading to a private deck with a plunge pool and uninterrupted views.

The rooms are cozy in winter with electric blankets and heaters.  The luxurious en-suite bathroom with ball and claw bath, his and hers basins, separate toilet & spacious indoor and outdoor shower.

Royal African – the presidential suite is the epitome of regal opulence and grandeur. Immerse yourself in the gentle sounds of nature with a breathtaking view of the African Bushveld. Personal service and absolute privacy. The suite contains a lounge with bouquet satellite television, spacious bedroom, with King-size bed and electric blanket and heater in winter, en-suite bathroom with shower, ball & claw bath, his & hers basins, separate WC & bidet and outside shower for two.  Private viewing deck with plunge pool. While sipping an ice cold Chardonnay, experiencing the most spectacular sunsets, you’ll find unsurpassed peace and tranquillity while in the distance nocturnal life comes alive.
Culinary Safari:
As the Southern Cross and Orion’s belt garland the dome of the night sky, the distant smell of campfire from the open-air boma welcomes the guests back from their early evening game drive in the winter months. The faint call of tribal drums announces an array of culinary delights to appease even the most discerning palates. Explore masterful cuisine inspired by African Flavors yet guided by the Western culinary tradition. Should you have any special dietary requirements such as vegan, pescatarian, etc. our Head Chef will gladly design a menu to suit your specific needs. Our tap water is pure, sweet in taste and completely potable. Private dinners & bushveld picnics are arranged on request. Should you require a very early departure a complimentary breakfast pack will be arranged.
Facilities:
  • African Spa
  • Birdwatching
  • Boma for starlit dinners
  • Conference venue max – capacity 20 delegates – boardroom style
  • DSTV in lounge
  • Fully licensed restaurant & bar
  • Game drives
  • Gift Gallery
  • Guided walks
  • Helipad
  • Historical site
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge & restaurant with fireplace
  • Swimming pool
PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS GENERAL INFORMATION PACK 

Location:
Off the N1 onto the R33, 2nd Boekenhout Rd, Modimolle / Nylstroom,
Limpopo Province, South Africa
24 47’ 28,6” S / 28 43’ 58,3” E

Distances: 

OR Tambo / Zwahili 200km
Johannesburg / Zwahili 200km
Pretoria / Zwahili 150km
Polokwane / Zwahili 150km
Sun City / Zwahili 260km
Kruger National Park / Zwahili 525km
Main Arterial Route N1 North

Climate: 

Hot in summer mild in winter
Summer months: October to April - ± 15°C to 34°C
Winter months: May to September - ± 8°C to 28°C
Rainfall Mean annual precipitation (MAP) is 552mm with 80% of rainfall
occurring between November and March. Mean annual S-pan
evaporation (MAE) is approximately 1800 mm for the area.

Current Status: 

A well-established five star Game Lodge. Zwahili is now one of the largest privately owned malaria free reserves in the region.
Accolades:
Voted by Automobile Association Travel Guide of South Africa as one of South Africa’s top 4 game lodges for the 3 years & overall winner in 2006. 5* Grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. TripAdvisor certificate of excellence 2014 - 2016.

Building style: 

Contemporary African design subtly infused with Colonial flavours, completed with luxurious finishes. The combination of indigenous stone, wood and glass invites nature onto your doorstep.

Estate Water:

The water quality is classified as class 1 – Good quality water suitable for bottling. Dams & watering holes indicated on mapping of property.

Indigenous vegetation:

The vegetation can be classified as mixed Bushveld. The broad leaf woodlands and combretum bushveld of predominantly mixed grass types (sweet and sour veldt as it is commonly called) extend throughout the region and are interspersed with densely vegetated ridged, kopjes and plateaus.

Wildlife and birdlife Over 300 species of African birdlife with rare sightings such as lizard buzzard and brown snake eagle. Game viewing by an experienced ranger in an open Safari Landrover offering sightings of lion, giraffe, leopard, civet cat, zebra, blue wildebeest, eland, impala, kudu, red hartebeest, blesbuck, waterbuck, ostrich, bush pig, warthog and numerous smaller antelope

Regional Geology Based on the 1:250 000-scale geological sheet, the site is underlain by fine-grained red to cream sandstone of the Clarens Formation of the Karoo Sequence except for Witkop which consists of medium to coarse grained sandstone, pebble-sandstone, siltstone, shale and conglomerate of the Swaershoek formation of the Waterberg group.

Local attractions:

  • Zwahili is situated in close proximity to the Nylsvly Nature Reserve. This is a 4 000-hectare wetland and home to the largest variety of water birds in the Southern Hemisphere. 104 of the 365 bird species recorded are water birds and 87 species are breeding. Nylsvley’s list includes 37 red-data listed species – including the critically endangered Bittern.
  • This is a Provincial Reserve run by the Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board. 
    Thaba Kwena Crocodile farm 15km’s north of Bela Bela – the largest commercial crocodile farm in the Southern Hemisphere.

Closest Hospital:

Modimolle / Nylstroom ±35 km
St Vincent – Bela Bela/Warmbaths ± 55 km

Closest Shopping Centre:

Modimolle (Nylstroom) 36km
Bela Bela (Warmbaths) 45km

Closest Town:

Modimolle (Nylstroom) 36km

Nearest Airports & Distances:

Modimolle Airstrip: 30km
Wonderboom Airport: 180 km
Lanseria Airport: 180km
OR Tambo / Johannesburg International Airport: 200 km

Size of the Reserve: 

1 550 ha (3830 acres).

Portion 1: 686 ha.

Portion2: 864ha.

One Hectare = 2.47 acres
One Hectare = 10,000 sq. meters or 107,600 sq. feet
One Acre = 4,050 square meters or 43,560 sq. feet
The land is privately owned and held in two separate Pty Ltd companies.

PORTION 1:

BUILDINGS:

Thatched main lodge, consisting of administrative office, gift gallery, conference facilities with toilet, reception area and 3 lodge rooms 446 m2.

4 x Thatched luxury safari suites 56m2 each.

2 x Thatched executive suites 100 & 87m2 respectively.

1 x Thatched presidential Suite 122m2 Executive and Presidential suites both with its own private swimming pool All accommodation facilities are en-suite, some with outside showers, private decks and mini bars.

Thatched upmarket restaurant area with lounge, bar, and guest bathrooms 250m2.

Fully equipped kitchen 57m2  Boma 127m2.

Thatched spa treatment room 46m2.

Laundry 33m2.

Rehab center 20m2.

4 Lion camps, 1 for cubs, 1 x juvenile, 2 x adult of which 3 are electrified 10782m2.

Workshop/change room 32m2.

Thatched Staff quarters in close proximity to the existing hotel sleeping 9 people 245m2.

Undercover parking at staff quarters 180m2.

Maintenance staff are housed approximately 1.5km from the main lodge, sleeping another 14 employees 156m2.

Store, steel construction 260m2.

Power:

Power is supplied via an underground cable from the Mooifontein Eskom point in a step up step
down system currently supplying 50 Amp per phase, there are three phases. All units utilize gasgeysers for hot water generation. 

Internal roads:

There are approximately 16km of well-maintained roads servicing game drives and access.

Fencing:

Perimeter is fenced with 24 strands on average 2.2m in height

Full Title Corporate lodge within Zwahili Game Reserve.

NEW DEVELOPMENT:

An eco-estate with 22 full title stands have been proclaimed within walking distance of the main hotel. This is to facilitate the building of 6 Corporate lodges, each sleeping only 8 persons with entertainment area, kitchen, pool and bar. All regulatory requirements, National, Provincial and Municipal have been complied with (EIA’s, ROD’s).

Phase 1:

Chelele Corporate Lodge is currently under construction and is at surface bed level. Municipal plans have been approved. All six lodges are in separate companies (SPV’s) with
only 52 shares in each so as to facilitate fractional ownership.

PORTION 2

BUILDINGS:

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area & outside store room 95m2.

Large braai/boma area 173m2.

Undercover parking 30m2.

Butchers facility with cold-room 20m2. 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS PHASE 2-4: 

A further 58 stands have been approved for a phased development and will be proclaimed as required. Tribunal approval was obtained.

PORTION 1 & 2:

Access Road: 

Access is obtained via the N1, then for 27 km on the R33, then for 2km on the D942 (gravel) and then another 2km to the main entrance.

Summary of Game:

Currently game traverse both properties. If portion 2 is sold separately from pportion 1 allocation of game will be negotiated. Lion, giraffe, civet cat, caracal, brown hyena, zebra, eland, blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, red hartebeest, ostrich, kudu, waterbuck, blesbuck, bush pig, warthog, and numerous smaller antelope Over 300 species of African birdlife with rare sightings such as lizard buzzard and brown snake eagle.

OPTIONS TO PURCHASE:

Total purchase of the game reserve, new development and existing hotel/ lodge as a running concern `at ZAR 99’000’000.-

Purchase of a share or number of shares in the running concern, maximum of 49% at ZAR 825’000. - Per share.

Purchase of portion 2 of game reserve with house, cold room & butchery ZAR 21’600’000. -





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Key features
  • Thatched main lodge, consisting of administrative office, gift gallery, conference facilities with toilet, reception area and 3 lodge rooms 446 m2.
  • 4 x Thatched luxury safari suites 56m2 each.
  • 2 x Thatched executive suites 100 & 87m2 respectively.
  • 1 x Thatched presidential Suite 122m2 Executive and Presidential suites both with its own private swimming pool. All accommodation facilities are en-suite, some with outside showers, private decks and mini bars.
  • Thatched upmarket restaurant area with lounge, bar, and guest bathrooms 250m2.
  • Boma 127m2.
  • Thatched spa treatment room 46m2.
  • Rehab Centre 20m2.
  • 4 Lion camps, 1 for cubs, 1 x juvenile, 2 x adult of which 3 are electrified 10782m2.
  • Disease and Malaria free.
  • Two hours from Africa’s economic and financial capital Johannesburg.
  • One hour fifty minutes from Africa’s leading International Airport by road and 40 minutes by helicopter.
  • Same time zone as Europe – ideal as short and medium stay venue.
  • Moderate all year round climate making venue activities and facilities accessible and usable all year round.
  • Untouched pristine African Bush is a rare commodity. The ever increasing interest in eco tourism to these areas creates an increasing demand for qualified personnel with professional knowledge, as well as a deep affinity and understanding of Nature and its conservation.
  • Various historical and archeological sites in the area including Anglo Boer confrontations.
  • Zwahili Game Reserve will not just offer you the holiday of a lifetime forever, but also the chance to make a significant contribution to the preservation and conservation of this pristine area. A unique lifestyle and an investment opportunity. 
  • Portion 1:  22 proclaimed stands. 
  • Portion 2:   58 proclaimed stands. 

    Stands are approximately 1000m2 each

 

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Cliff Jacobs

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
Cape Town 
SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 061 716 6951
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Email: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za  
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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