Kachikau, Chobe, Botswana
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: 0844131071
Agent Office Number: 0617166951
Agent Email Address: email@example.com
Type: Game Lodge
We are proud to offer to the market a golden opportunity to own a beautiful and unique piece of pristine African bushveld with a sought-after 50-year renewable lease-in place. The lodge and bushcamp overlook the Barangwa Pan, a wilderness area on the border of the Chobe National Park in a private concession area with attractive scenery and aged Baobab & other indigenous trees. The Savuti Marsh area, Chobe National Park and River Front and Linyati are easy game drives away!
Wildlife abound due to the regular availability of water in the pan, which is fed from boreholes powered by solar pumps. Regular visitors are herds of elephant and buffalo plus many other species of antelope, not to mention the abundant birdlife.
The 22,450m² (20 ha) property is held under an agreement of lease No CLB/0050/13 for business plots with the Chobe Land Board in favour of the owner for a period of 50 years from the effective commencement date of 21 November 2012. The property has also been registered as Title Deed No FL TL 65/2016 in the Deeds office of Botswana. All trading and other licences are in place.
The Lessee has the right to renew the lease for a further period of 50 years subject to rentals being paid up to date and conditions of the lease being complied with. The annual rental levy is extremely affordable at just under BWP6000, compared to similar lodges, many of which must pay more than BWP250,000 per annum.
The Lodge is completely “off-the-grid” being fully powered by solar power supplied by a double bank of solar panels and using an inverter system, with an impressive back-up of deep-cell batteries in case of cloudy days. Water is supplied to the lodge by borehole water for all its needs. Grey water and sewerage is drained into conservancy tanks and piped into a “bio-box” treatment system.
Another huge advantage is that because the Lodge is not situated within a National Park, night drives are permissible which allows visitors to see nocturnal animals and birds!
The sale of the Lodge comes complete with all furniture and equipment as well as a game-drive vehicle and a general purpose 4X4 for staff transport as well as management use.
Construction of the Lodge was completed in 2017.
(Marketed in association with Geoff Stroebel, Principal of Realnet Premier, Cape Town).
SITE & SERVICES
SUPPLIES AND GROCERIES
GAME DRIVES & OTHER ACTIVITIES
ACCOMMODATION RATES, INCOME AND EXPENSES
MARKETING OF THE LODGE AS A DESTINATION
As the Lodge has only recently been completed, very little marketing has taken place, and this would be an area that the new owner would concentrate on in order to improve the visibility and exposure of the Lodge via the many opportunities available. Revenue will then be substantially increased.
Apart from the management couple, the current staff compliment consists of 6 general assistants including one driver and one maintenance person who live on the property and four other staff who reside in Kachikau and who commute daily to the lodge.
REASON FOR SALE
Having completed the lodge as a project, the owner wishes to now focus his attention on conservation as well as the Elephant Migratory Project in Botswana which will involve the planning and construction of solar-powered water points scattered throughout Northern Botswana.
SUBJECT MATTER & PURCHASE PRICE