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R 1 990 000 (99 749 EUR*)

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± 400m2

Property Features
Entrance Hall
Family/TV Room
Scenic View
Walk In Closet

Thatched Mountain Lodge

BARGAIN, BARGAIN, BARGAIN! Never to be repeated (deceased estate).

Situated in a Private Reserve amongst the awe-inspiring Piketberg Mountains, in one of the most beautiful ‘hidden’ valleys in the Western Cape, await this absolutely gorgeous thatched abode with all the extras one could ask for in a holiday/permanent home.

This 1 000 hectare reserve is one of the few remaining relatively pristine areas of Fynbos left on the West Coast. Largely Mountain Fynbos, rich in diversity, it is home to a number of rare and endangered plant species including a section of Renosterveld. Extensive list of species identified in the Reserve available on request.

Indigenous game returned in their numbers after a devastating fire ravaged the landscape in 2003. Species spotted in the reserve are Aardwolf, Dassies (Rock Hyrax), Cape Fox, Bat-eared Fox, Ant Eater, Genet, African Wild Cat, Caracal, Klipspringer, Common Grey Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Grey Rhebuck, Cape Hare, Baboon, Grey Mongoose, Water Mongoose, Porcupine, Striped Polecat, Cape Clawless Otter and a variety of bird species (bird list available on request).

Part of the Greater Cederberg Diversity Corridor and Cape Fold Mountains, the lucky few may even spot the solitary and elusive Cape Leopard’s spoor ... And yes, the magnificent Black Eagle nests on the rocky cliffs, outcrops and caves of the surrounding mountains. Absolute bliss for the nature lover.

Rich in history of days gone by with the original wagon road still in use today, and a place where Rhino, Elephant and various species of buck used to thrive, this valley is yet to be singled out as the leading getaway destination it clearly is – only 163km from Cape Town. (See some history of the Reserve under the heading ''Editorials').


  • Lodge: 400m²
  • Exclusive Use Area: 5.4 hectares (Sectional Title Scheme)
  • LODGE – sold fully furnished and equipped (fine quality) with gorgeous views from almost every window - including bathroom windows, comprising open-plan lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen and pub leading to partially covered ballroom-sized deck; four bedrooms – main bedroom en-suite in separate wing with fireplace and air-conditioning – large dormitory-style bedroom en-suite with bunk beds for the children and friends, and two guest bedrooms and bathrooms; pool ‘loft-room’; separate table tennis room; linen room/laundry with loft which can be used for extra beds; ground-level workshop/store-room (also with a view).
  • OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AREAS: Thatched lapa, swimming pool amongst the rocks and separate braai area with outdoor wood oven, wooden table and benches.
  • OTHER: Double thatched carport with direct access and double shaded carport.
  • THE RESERVE - offers outdoor living, hiking, mountain biking (no noise generated by quad bikes etc), game spotting, bird watching, identifying the various species of Fynbos and Renosterveld, star gazing without any of the light pollution found in cities, while soaking up the peace and tranquillity of country living - at its best!
  • Monthly Levies: R750 which includes maintenance of roads and water infrastructure in the Reserve, water usage, fire protection levy, management and auditor's fees.
  • Rates: Approximately R314 per month (no municipal services).
  • For the country and nature lover, a step-in-and-enjoy opportunity, at a price seldom seen – a chance to own a truly special mountain retreat.

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