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5 bush and country getaway homes under R4.5m

12 Aug 2016

Whether you’re planning a quick break or a lengthy getaway over the December holidays, time in the countryside does wonders to relax the body and mind.

Fortunately, South Africa has a wide variety of bushveld locations where families can unwind, sightsee, hike, camp, quad bike and more. So if you’re scheduling a vacation in the bushveld and looking for accommodation, here are five properties to choose from…

Escape to the Parys Golf & Country Estate where you can live out your bushveld dream for R4 million. Click here to view.

1. Modern bushveld escape home in Parys

Escape to the Parys Golf & Country Estate in Parys where you can live out your bushveld dream for R4 million.

This upmarket home is surrounded by shrubs, trees and long grass that gives the landscape that ‘bushveld’ feel.

The architectural structure combines glass, stone cladding, exposed brick, wood and other natural elements and finishes to create a modern, country-style home with three en suite bedrooms.

It offers enough open-plan living space for a kitchen, dining and living room area, spacious bedrooms, and a powder room for guests.

The house has been fitted with a stove fireplace, modern countertops and appliances in the kitchen, and a 'his and hers' basin in the master bathroom.

It also has special features like underfloor heating, generator, water filtration system and garaging for four cars.

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Enjoy a slower pace of life in the lap of luxury and sophistication for R3.7 million in Marloth Park, MpumalangaClick here to view.

2. Luxurious Marloth Park getaway home

Enjoy a slower pace of life for R3.7 million in Marloth Park, Mpumalanga.

This impressive home exudes luxury and sophistication, and has a number of romantic and decorative features. Worth noting is the scroll detail on the banister, the flooring and the light fixtures that are scattered around the home.

This property has a gourmet kitchen which has been fitted with country-style cabinets, countertops and modern appliances. It also has three bedrooms, which all lead out onto the balcony, where the new homeowners can take in the fresh country air.

Also on offer, is an open-plan living arrangement with a fireplace, built-in bar, an outdoor entertainment deck with a boma, swimming pool, built-in braai and double garage. 

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Get out of the city and visit Dullstroom in Mpumalanga where this home has come onto the market for R1.465 million. Click here to view.

3. Rustic Dullstroom Cottage 

Get out of the city and visit Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, where this home has come onto the market for R1.465 million.

This north-facing cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lovely garden that provides some privacy and is ideal for vegetable gardening. The comfortable bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting and built-in wardrobes.

Stone-clad on the outside, the interior offers a sitting room with fireplace, a cosy kitchen and dining room, which share a similar light-coloured palette.

This property has a rustic feel that resembles that of the 'old Transvaal'. It also has modern security services at hand as it is situated in a secure estate.

This house has parking for one car and is near the Dullstroom Nature Reserve.

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This laidback double storey home in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, is on the market for R1.8 million. Click here to view.

4. Laidback double storey in Phalaborwa

If you’d like to swap your industrious city life for a laidback bush getaway, why not take some time out and explore beautiful Phalaborwa in Limpopo.

Selling for R1.8 million, this thatched home has a spacious garden with a water feature, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage.

This property is a double storey house which features a mix of finishes like exposed brick, natural flooring and wood details.

The house has open-plan living areas which combine a fully fitted kitchen with a dining and living room. 

Mostly this holiday home is decorated in reddish-brown hues but it also features light shades and neutral-coloured walls to create a beautiful space.

It has a swimming pool, braai room, lapa, private cottage and an undercover carport.

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Situated in sought-after Raptors View, this contemporary property is priced at R2.95 million and offers stunning mountain and bushveld vistas. Click here to view.

5. Contemporary vacation home in Hoedspruit

Breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a stress-free holiday in Hoedspruit, Limpopo.

Situated in sought-after Raptors View, this three bedroom, three bathroom home is priced at R2.95 million and offers stunning mountain vistas.

Built for relaxation, the outdoor area offers a conversation pit with space for a boma, swimming pool, thatched undercover entertainment area and stunning views over the bushveld.

The main homestead is thatched as well, and it has high ceilings, three spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms, open-plan living and a modern, all-white kitchen with fitted appliances.

Special features include three outdoor showers, air-conditioning, a fenced off children’s play pen and secure parking for three vehicles.

Click here to view. – Katlego Sekano

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