A Big 5 Safari lodge situated within the Greater Kruger Park area is selling a 50% share in their company. The company’s fixed assets consist of 12,8 ha land in a Big 5 territory, 5 thatched river chalets, 2 luxury safari tents, 1 main lodge building with kitchen, 2 cold rooms, restaurant with bar and liquor licence, a manager’s house as well as staff accommodation. Further, 2 open game viewers, one of them with commercial operating license for the Kruger National Park as well as one closed safari vehicle for day trips in the area. Additional to the 2 800 ha reserve size, traverse rights into Maseke Game Reserve have been negotiated and are renewed on an annual basis. A strong borehole provides water for the lodge and there are additional water tanks and a cement dam for irrigation of the lodge gardens.
The 14 bed lodge is unfenced and set along the riverine forest with wildlife frequenting the lodge grounds. Elephants have been seen drinking water from the lodge pool. Birdlife is another main attraction to the guests who come from all walks of life with 25 tour operators holding regular bookings at the lodge and visitors from 61 different countries have been recorded over the years in the lodge’s guest book.
The lodge has been in operation since 2010 and runs at 35% occupancy with an annual NET profit of R 500 000. A full inventory and financials are available to qualified buyers.
Safari packages consist of 2-5 night deals with full day trips into the Kruger National Park, as well as day trips to the panorama route and to the third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon.
Competition within the reserve is limited to a small number of properties with commercial authorization permit which is attached to the title deed of this property and makes provision for a total of 20 commercial beds. An outright buy of 100 % shares is a possibility as the current management couple who lives on site has short term plans to retire from the industry.