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5 South African bush retreats for sale

28 Nov 2014

Are you looking for a tranquil getaway offering wildlife, open space and the call of nature? Here are five bush retreats you can choose from…

Forty kilometres west of Vryburg in the North West province is a game farm with a thatched homestead, on the market for R57.778 million - click here to view.

1. R57.778 million Vryburg game farm

Forty kilometres west of Vryburg in the North West province is a game farm with a thatched homestead. The two storey home is surrounded by green shrubs and camel-coloured fields that stretch for over 4 120.19 hectares.

Holding up the property and giving the interiors that ‘out in the wild’ feeling are several lustrous beams, exposed face brick walls, log cabin furniture, which is included in the sale, and polished stone tiles.

The game lodge, which is on the market for R57. 778 million, features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens, a study and staff accommodation.

The offer also includes a built-in braai, a borehole, bedding, cutlery and electrical equipment.

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This Welgevonden Game Reserve in Bosveld, Limpopo, is on the market for R180 million - click here to view.

2. R180 million game reserve in Bosveld

This Welgevonden Game Reserve in Bosveld, Limpopo, is on the market for R180 million. The game reserve is characterised by different landscapes from creeks to ravines, rocky hills, grasslands, water streams and seasonal rivers.

Over 8 000 hectares of land are punctuated by creeks, ravines, rocky hills, grasslands, water streams and seasonal rivers.

Set around the well-kept bushveld garden are four lavish chalets, each featuring a private patio and views overlooking the swimming pool.

The properties’ thatched rooftops are supported by unvarnished tree struts and complemented by the choice of colour for the exterior walls – all of which blend in with the natural background.

Additional features include an electrified game fence, vehicles, implements, 13 boreholes and 14 natural drinking holes for the animals.

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A secluded and secure game farm in Ellisras, Limpopo, is priced at R33.3 million - click here to view.

3. R33.3 million Ellisras game farm

A secluded and secure game farm in Ellisras, Limpopo, has come onto the market for R33.3 million. It features manicured lawns, strips of gravel paving, elevated undercover retreat and entertainment areas, and a background of lush bushveld.

All the game that feature on the property are included in the sale of the farm, which includes impala, kudu, oryx, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest and golden gnu just to name a few.

Accommodation consists of four en suite chalets and a four bedroom property with a bathroom and kitchen for staff.

Air conditioning, a walk-in fridge,large butchery, salt room and a boma make up some of the additional features on offer.

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A two-lodge farm in Mkuze, KwaZulu-Natal, is currently on the market for R41 million - click here to view.

4. R41million Mkuze game farm

A farm with two lodges which each accommodate 48 guests in Mkuze, KwaZulu-Natal, is currently on the market for R41 million.

The private game reserve, which is nestled at the bottom of the Umbombo Mountains, offers stone-walled huts, two kitchens, open outdoor entertainment and dining areas, a swimming pool and 1 030 hectares of land.

The scenery features landscaped gardens and stretches of wild grass, trees and shrubs.

The farm is situated near a big 5 game reserve, a renowned heritage site and Sodwana Bay.

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A hunting game farm, 40 minutes from the Kruger National Park, priced at R17.5 million has come onto the market - click here to view.

5. R17.5 million Hoedspruit hunting farm

A hunting game farm, 40 minutes from the Kruger National Park, priced at R17.5 million has come onto the market.

This Hoedspruit lodge comprises 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and tranquil bushveld views.

The farm also has a lapa, an outdoor boma, a swimming pool and pool house, five stables, staff accommodation and a tool shed.

The chalets are characterised by earthy colours which blend in with the natural surroundings.

The lush fields offer sweet grass, and game includes giraffe, eland, waterbuck, kudu, wildebeest and zebras among other animals.

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