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Escape city life and make Grootfontein your weekend/holiday or permanent getaway - the perfect setting for guests looking for a digital detox, which prompts you to enjoy hiking, photography, meditating, birding, kayaking, mountain biking, 4x4 trails or just bathe in the solitude of nature.

Grootfontein offers 20 sites on a 535ha pristine Bushveld farm only 3 hours from Johannesburg (of which the first completed unit has already been sold). Do not delay, call today to become part of this eco community.

On this listing you will be able to view the following hand picked sites - approximately 5000m2 per site (be sure to have a look at the video of each site):

Mooi Kloof - site 18

Rooi Krans - site 19

Zebra Lookout - site 20

For a mere R2 100 000 starting price per share block, your investment will include – R1 050 000 for 5% shares in the farm and a budget of R1 050 000 for your unfurnished eco-lodge of between 250 - 350m2. Lodge prices might differ depending on the size of the house and extra building requirements as per the proposed plans.

Choose between one of two designs and 19 specially handpicked locations:

1. Thatched traditional safari lodge with indigenous trees structural beams, stone feature walls, spacious living spaces with smooth cool cement finishing.

2. Contemporary eco home with glass walls, cement walkways and open living spaces.

Both designs offer high ceilings, space, stunning views and for your entertainment, infinity pools with an outside braai area surrounded by amazing bushveld scenery.

Consortiums/syndicates up to four individuals allowed.

Grootfontein is an off the grid and carbon-sensitive eco-establishment which means your hot showers will be powered by paraffin heating, fridges are powered by gas and solar and lights are solar-powered. Cell phone signals are mostly non-existent (ain't that great!), but there is a Wi-fi Hotspot on request which will accommodate business travellers who need to stay in touch with the office and their clients.

Here you will find tranquillity and a pristine, untouched Bushveld landscape that is home to 130+ species of birds, 120+ species of trees and an impressive range of animals such as kudu, zebra, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, nyala, bushbuck, warthog, various small carnivores, reptiles and leopard.

HISTORY

This is a 4th generation family farm since 1939, owned by the Grobler family. Piet and Pattie Grobler bought the farm Hanover in 1939 and lived off the land during the extended school holidays. At the time that Jan Grobler Senior and Marita took over in the 1970's, they added citrus and cattle farming and moved the base to the adjacent Grootfontein farm. Jan and Perri Grobler changed to eco-tourism in the early 2000's and are your hands-on hosts. Josh and Sam Grobler are getting involved in lodge and farm management and hope to continue sharing their slice of heaven with shareholders

IN THE AREA

One hour's drive from the famous Sun City, Pilansberg and Marakele National Parks where you can see the Big 5. Thabazimbi has a scenic golf course and the Marakele Animal Sanctuary is well worth a visit.

AMENITIES

Thabazimbi has a wide selection of supermarkets, garages, restaurants and medical facilities.

HIKING

Hiking trails cater for both the casual and enthusiastic hiker. The 5.5km circular Kudu route that hugs the mountain provides a good workout.

For the more energetic, the mountainous 7 - 14 km Black Eagle route offers panoramic views towards Botswana and the Waterberg. Expect sightings of kudu, mountain reedbuck, zebra, klipspringer, resident black eagles, and much more.

KAYAKING

Experience Brown river rafting on the picturesque Crocodile River. Enjoy a vigorous work-out or drift down the sluggish current and be surprised by the wide variety of bird-, fish- and wild life en route.

BIRDING

This is a birder’s paradise with130+ species of feathered friends. Enjoy the varied bushveld biomes of riverine forest (fish eagle, night heron, pied king fisher), savanna (quinea fowl, grey loerie, Piet-my-vrou) and mountain (black eagle, arrow marked babbler, Cape Vulture).

4 x 4 ROUTES & SELF-DRIVE GAME DRIVES

4x4: Kudu Route (Grade 3 and unlikely to damage your vehicle). Two or more vehicles only. Expect a round-trip of 3 hours and why not picnic at the top! Experience the abundant wildlife, birds and endless views of cliffs, valleys and prime Bushveld. With a braai-area at the top this is also an ideal spot for sundowners.

Self-Drive (SUV only). Take the family or friends and travel the many interconnecting farm roads. Expect sightings of plains game, abundant birdlife and unspoilt scenic plains, mountains and viewpoints. Do not use the roads marked "Private".

Property Features

  • Property Type Vacant Land Residential
  • Building Size
  • Stand Size 535ha

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