This renowned Game Lodge is located in the Southern part of the Waterberg mountains, approximately one and a half hour's drive north of Pretoria in the Limpopo province: for sale

This renowned Game Lodge is located in the Southern part of the Waterberg mountains, approximately one and a half hour's drive north of Pretoria in the Limpopo province

Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa


30 000 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
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Type: Game Lodge
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 12
Parking: 19
Yield: Not Disclosed

The landscape is made up of a combination of hills, ravines and grasslands with mixed vegetation and the buildings have been developed on a South-facing hill with views over the Reserve with abundant bird and Wildlife. The road to the farm is marked as a “scenic route” by Limpopo Roads Authority and includes a gravel section of 15 kilometres to the farm's gate. The property falls in a malaria-free area.

Ideal for:

  • conferences.
  • strategic planning sessions.
  • client entertainment.
  • family getaways in nature.

The Land:

The Land comprises 698 Hectares of pristine Waterberg farm land. The lodge is built on a sub-divided 45 Hectare plot. Approximately 2 kilometres from the lodge, an eco-estate has been approved with 28 eco-stands (of approximately 1 Ha each) currently unserviced and unspoilt landscape.

Full title deeds registered in respect of each stand.


  • 10 Luxury suites / chalets (air conditioned) with en-suite bathrooms and private timber decks – all with views.
  • Self-catering “camp” consisting of 2 split-level chalets sleeping up to 8 persons, open kitchen, plus 2 open showers and private lapa (All with views).
  • 5 Lounges.
  • Pool room.
  • Wine cellar.
  • Bar / entertainment and dining area seating up to 30 guests.
  • Industrially equipped kitchen, two ovens, gas grillers, scullery, pantry & walk-in fridge.
  • Open boma area.
  • Conference room seating up to 32 delegates fully equipped with air conditioning, big screen plasma TV and multi-media equipment.
  • Guest business area with computer and internet facilities.
  • Reception / Office / Store rooms.
  • 4 Guest toilets / powder rooms.
  • Staff quarters for up 20 full-time staff members including lounges and 8 bathrooms.
  • Service buildings including thatched carports, laundries & store rooms.10 parking bays covered with timber shading.
  • Roads network.
  • Large dam / watering hole in view of the lodge.
  • Swimming pool, rock terraces and gardens.
  • Three-phase electricity.
  • 2 Boreholes and 20 000 litre tanks.
  • Spa and Wellness centre (gym, sauna, 2 therapy rooms, spa bath /jacuzzi and cloakrooms).

The main lodge:

The Lodge was designed by Afroplan architects and developed between 2000 and 2006. The buildings offer generous room measurements, ultra high cape reed ceilings and finishes in natural and timeless materials such as stone (collected from the farm), timber frames, solid terra cotta tiles, earthy tone plasterwork and Zimbabwean teak decking. The property was graded as a 5 star establishment by SATGC in 2007 and was operated commercially until 2011. Since then, it has been operated as an exclusive conference venue only.

Moveable Assets:

  • Custom-built and imported furniture.
  • Soft furnishings including high quality mattresses, Percale linen, curtains, blinds, rugs and eastern carpets.
  • Wall decorations and ornaments including 22 original wildlife & landscape oil paintings.
  • Appliances and kitchen utensils.
  • Sound equipment of high standard.
  • Conference equipment including light projector, overhead projector, screens, white boards DVD player and large plasma TV.Pool table, imported table tennis table.
  • 3 Desktop computers, server, 3G connection and WiFi connection in main lodge and conference centre.
  • Photocopier and laser printer.
  • Fire hydrants and mobile fire fighting unit (SABS approved lightning conductors installed).
  • Professional gym equipment and weights.
  • Spa and beauty appliances.
  • 60Kva Back-up power generator.

Recreational Facilities:

  • Spa and Gym facilities.
  • DSTV (Conference room and main lounge).
  • Pool table.
  • Rock pool and lounger deck.
  • Table tennis.
  • Bush walks.
  • Game drives (Also extendable to “Big 5” reserve nearby or a visit to the Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wild dog rehabilitation reserve).
  • Golf at Elements Golf Reserve, and Zebula Country Estate.
  • The property offers its own helipad.

Contact agent
Key features

The lodge is situated on a full-title 45 Hectare plot surrounded by pristine bushveld private game farmland with abundant free roaming game. Access is provided by a servitude road measuring 3.5km from the main (gravel) road which has been marked as a provincial scenic road.

The 45Ha plot is unfenced and falls within a 700Ha farm fully fenced. The lodge could either be bought on the 45Ha plot OR on the farm as a whole.

Traversing rights on 1200 Ha, subject to terms and conditions, available to the new owner.

Buildings comprise:

Architect designed luxury main lodge with separate air-conditioned chalets, all under high volume thatch roof, conference / play room, gym / sauna and spa bath (1200 sqm). The lodge and chalets offer accommodation for up to 20 people in 10 suites – 8 of which also have outdoor showers.

The main lodge houses a kitchen with a walk-in fridge and gas grillers, bar, 3 lounges, billiard room, wine cellar and large dining room opening up on a covered Zimbabwean teak deck offering uninterrupted, unspoilt views. There are 4 fireplaces in the main lodge / conference / play room.

Finishes include plaster, natural rocks, timber frames, solid terracotta floor tiles and solid Zimbabwean teak outdoor decking.

Further up the hill, a self-catering “camp” offers a private kitchen, boma and outdoor showers. This camp can sleep up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms. (145 sqm)

Staff housing, storerooms and utility buildings (approximately 300 sqm)

The property includes:

  • Strong, equipped borehole.
  • Eskom 3-phase electricity with 60Kva back-up generator.
  • Pool and leisure decks.
  • Established, terraced gardens.
  • Boma with a view.
  • Concrete and brick paved roads.
  • SABS approved lighting conductors.
  • One large dam below the main lodge and chalets offering views of game and birdlife.
  • Game camp for breeding (can be removed if not required)

Moveable assets included in the sale:

  • High quality furniture in solid timber.
  • Kitchen appliances.
  • Bar appliances.
  • Conference furniture.
  • Gym equipment.
  • Original artwork.
  • Rugs.
  • Deck chairs.
  • Pool loungers.
  • Curtains and blinds.
  • Linen.
  • Kitchen utensils, crockery and glassware.
  • Ice machine.
  • Fire extinguishers.


  • Market value: R 21m (Lodge on 45Ha plot) / R 36m (Lodge on entire 700Ha game farm including 28 full-title stands.
  • Sold as going concern: NO transfer duties or VAT payable (if sold to a VAT registered vendor).
  • Game is NOT included in the price. Buyers and Sellers can agree on unit values and then do an independent arial count to determine full value.
Shak Edited 1
Shak sequinse 1 (27)
Shak apped 2
Shak new lounge 2
Shak bar
Shak bedroom Giraffe night
Shak bedroom 2
Shak conference room
Shak 847
Shak dining area
Shak dining with a view
Shak 07-2
Shak 183
Shak 195
Shak 199
Shak 251
Shak 260
Shak 265
Shak 597
Shak 050
Shak 060
Shak 047
Shak 062
Shak 073

Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Skype: cliff.jacobs


C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin


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