From the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg to the white-sandy beaches of Cape Town – South Africa is home to some magical destinations.
While soaking up the sun on a beach in the Western Cape is always a great way to spend your vacation, the bush provides another idyllic setting. It doesn’t get better than spending a few days in the bush, watching the rhino wander to the watering hole and hearing lions roar in the background.
Now picture living there for the rest of your life. Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty has taken it upon themselves to make our dreams come true, well, as long as we’re able to fork out R500 million.
The international real estate company has just listed what is considered South Africa’s most expensive property right now – an opulent Big 5 Game Reserve situated in the Karoo region in the Eastern Cape.
It may not be a stone’s throw away from the soothing waters of the Western Cape, but a Capetonian can dream, right?
According to Insider, the owners have gone above and beyond to make this reserve incredible, ensuring that nearly 10 years of blood, sweat and tears went into restoring the land.
If your bank is willing to provide you with the loan, you’ll be receiving nearly 40 000 acres of land and four gorgeous lodges: Sky Villa, the ILanga Manor House, Elsa’s Farmhouse, and the iSanti Tented Camp.
This sprawling reserve is also home to the Big Five, including lions, leopards, the African elephants, buffalo and the black rhinoceros. Even more incredible is the fact that the reserve is home to the world’s largest living black rhino.
Each of the properties on this reserve is breathtaking. The Sky Lodge offers seven comfortable suites decked in luxurious decor that blends perfectly with the natural landscape outside. ILanga Manor House offers a pool for those scorching days in the Karoo with the manor itself offering Cape Dutch architecture for those who enjoy their wildlife with a bit of history.
A jacuzzi, three fireplaces, and five garages are just a few other amenities located on the reserve.
If this isn’t a bargain then we don’t know what is!
Pictures: Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty