BIG 5 - MAGICAL LIVING IN THE BUSH
The reserve encompasses some 2 800ha including 6km of impressive river frontage on the perennial Olifants River. With the removal of the Kruger National Park boundary fence and subsequent influx of wildlife into the area, Grietjie has become one of the few Big 5 reserves that offer full title 10ha to 25ha properties.
Balule Nature Reserve, and therefore Grietjie by incorporation, is within the Greater Kruger National Park and the UNESCO proclaimed Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve. This biosphere reserve is the largest of its kind in the world.
Grietjie is managed by an annually elected committee of association members who are fervently committed to the conservation of our environment, whilst the day-to-day running of the reserve is undertaken by our estate manager and a team of field rangers. Financial support is largely reliant on owners’ levies. These levies are set by majority vote at the AGM.
The reserve encompasses some stunning landscapes with bergs and rocky outcrops to plains and riverine bush. The varied habitat supports a healthy diversity of wildlife and an impressive birding list of over 280 species sighted, including the rare Pels Fishing Owl. Big 5 species are encountered frequently on the reserve, but it is a special honour to be privy to the secret lives of the lesser known species.
Grietjie offers a unique and memorable lifestyle, and many residents choose to live here permanently. Phalaborwa’s shops and medical facilities are half an hour away by car, the properties are large enough for privacy and each offers a special view.
Agricultural land, no permission for a lodge.
You enter the house into a spacious open plan living room, with dining room, lounge, office and kitchen. The kitchen is well designed with lots of work space, with stunning views and a large pantry.
Spacious 2 bedroom house each with their own bathroom each opening onto the deck with sliding doors. Air conditioner and in the lounge too.
The lounge opens out onto the large patio.
The outside entertainment area has amazing mountain views and views onto the water hole. There is a large sparkling pool, braai area with pizza oven and fire pit.
Outside there is a spacious guest cottage with its own deck and bathroom with air conditioner.
Large loft upstairs for extra bedroom space or a TV lounge. Lots of light.
There is a lock up garage, double carport plus servants room.
There is a strong borehole with submersible pump.
There is a generator for electricity outages.
An amazing home built by one of the best builders in the area. The builder has a good understanding of building in the bush to make the best of the breezes and views in the bush. This is a well-designed home making good use of all the spaces. This home has lots of light, high ceilings and lots of windows. All the window frames and doors are aluminum.
The house is low maintenance. The perfect bush holiday retreat!
Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit
Hoedspruit – loosely translated from Afrikaans as “Hat Creek” – is a wildlife and eco-tourist haven, situated in the Mopani district at the heart of the central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province. More specifically Hoedspruit is a quaint town located in an “eco-hotspot” at the foot of the “Klein Drakensberg” along the old Selati railway route between Phalaborwa and...
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