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ZAR 14.85 million

TKN1963 - TKN1963 - Luxury game farm and guest ranch in KZN

 

Price:  ZAR 14.85 million - currency converter >>>
Size:  Over 1000ha
Ref Number:  TKN1963
Location:  Vryheid :: Kwazulu Natal

Location:
This private game farm is situated in the White Umfolozi Valley overlooking the White Umfolozi River and is close to the impressive Nhlazatshe Mountain. Situated between Vryheid & Melmoth on the R34 in KwaZulu Natal, it stretches over 1000 hectare and it is only 5 hour's drive from OR Tambo International Airport and 4 hour's From Durban International Airport.

Description:
This ranch is a going concern and can be run as self catering or bed & breakfast. It offers clients international and local - the adventure of a lifetime hunting the majestic and magnificent trophies of South Africa Zululand. The hunting season runs from 1 February to 30 November. Game is in abundance and we offer exceptional trophies for rifle and bow hunters. Safaris are conducted in the warm fashion South Africans are famous for.
This ranch also caters for non-hunters, families and friends are welcome to enjoy many other excellent facilities while the hunter is favoring his passion.

Accomodation:
The main house has electric fencing, intercom and surveillance cameras. The entire property is enclosed with electric fencing and bonox.

Newly renovated Main Lodge has a thatched roof and is 600sqm. There are 4 en suite bedrooms with air-conditioning & furniture.
 
3 additional en suite cottages (new main lodge), furnished.
Main Lapa Thatched, Swimming pool, Beautiful gardens, Store rooms

The Game Farm consists of 4 self catering lodges and comes complete with luxury en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens.
Each lodge has a Lapa and private outdoor braai facility.
LODGE 1 - sleeps 4 (1x dbl bed, 2 x single beds) (Full bathroom with shower & bath and shower outside)
LODGE 2 - sleeps 6 (1x dbl bed, 4x single beds) (Full bathroom with shower & bath and outside shower)
LODGE 3 - sleeps 2 (2x single beds) (Full bathroom with bath and outside shower)
LODGE 4 - sleeps 2 (2x single beds) (Full bathroom with bath and outside shower)

There is a Bush camp with conference facilities, kitchens and a rock pool, overlooking White Umfolozi River.
We have the necessary butchery facilities for your meat and enough cold storage. This butchery is kept clean and sterile at all times. Tractor and implements included.

Activities:
BASS FISHING - Idyllic setting for those who love the African bush and simply want to immerse themselves in its splendor.
HIKING TRAILS/GAME WALK - Managed so that the sites pristine character is not altered in any way; it is an area where the sights and sounds of nature dominate
BIRD WATCHING - We have an abundant array of bird life, have a look at our dedicated Bird Watching Page for more details
GAME VIEWING - Experience beauty and diversity in an open top 4x4
QUAD BIKING - We offer various trails and experiences to choose from.  From game viewing trails to sunset trails and sundowner trails.  All with the emphasis of Eco friendliness and enjoying nature in a fun but responsible manner.

Thanks to the beautiful surroundings in this area as well as 7 Dams and a surplus of natural water, all our animals live wild and in their natural environment, with a very high quality of vegetation and natural surroundings for game to grow strong and healthy.

There are 17 game species; approximate value R4million, which includes white rhino and abundant Bird life
Game Includes:
Blue Wildebeest
Bushpig
Duiker
Eland
Impala
Kudu
Mountain Rheedbuck
Common Rheedbuck
Nyala
Blesbok
Giraffe
Springbuck
Red Hartebeest
Zebra
Warthog
Steenbuck
White Rhino

This is an important area for birds, especially raptors. Secretary bird, Brown Snake-Eagle, Tawny, African Hawk, African Crowned, Verreaux's, Wahlberg's, African Fish and Martial Eagles all breed in the vicinity and are regularly recorded. African White-backed Vultures are often seen "surfing" thermals, and are sometimes joined by Lappet-faced and Cape Vultures. Smaller raptors include the endemic Jackal Buzzard, African Goshawk and Common Kestrel.
Coqui, Crested, Shelley's, Natal and Swainson's Francolins are also present.

Grassland species recorded include Southern Bald Ibis, Southern Ground Hornbill, Blue Crane, Small Buttonquail, Black-bellied Korhaan, Spotted Thick-knee, Yellow-throated Longclaw and Wing-snapping Cisticola.

The thornveld and bushveld birds contain some colourful species such as Gorgeous, Orange-breasted and Grey-headed Bush-Shrikes, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Violet-backed Starling, Green-winged Pytilia, White-fronted Bee-eater, African Firefinch and Yellow-breasted Apalis. Other noteworthy species include Arrow-marked Babbler, Grey Go-away-bird and Pale Flycatcher.

Forest birds recorded at Zulu Rock include Purple-crested Turaco, Grey Tit-Flycatcher, Green Pigeon, Pygmy Kingfisher, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Red-capped and White-throated Robin-Chats, Trumpeter and Crowned Hornbills and the elusive Narina Trogon.

Birds typical of rocky areas include Striped Pipit, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Buff-streaked Chat, Mocking Cliff-Chat, Bokmakierie and Malachite Sunbird.

Vegetation:
This Ranch contains a unique blend of bushveld, thornveld, grassveld and forest. The reserve straddles a mountain, the thornveld and grassveld occurring on the northern slopes and the forest patches on the boulder-strewn southern slopes. Bush clumps occur in between these two habitats.

Climate:
South Africa has been favored by nature with one of the most temperate climates on the African continent, and can be visited comfortably any time.
During the main hunting season from April to October, the days are generally warm to hot and evenings cool to cold. Rain gear in not really necessary and laundry is done on a daily basis - therefore avoid overloading your baggage.
SUMMER
Over much of South Africa, summer (late November to March) is characterized by hot, sunny weather - often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly, leaving a warm, earthy, uniquely African smell in the air.
AUTUMN
Autumn (fall) in South Africa (April to May) offers in some ways the best weather. Very little rain falls over the whole country, and it is warm but not too hot, getting colder as the season progresses.
WINTER
Winter in South Africa (June to September) is cooler and drier, sunny, crisp days and cold nights. So it's a good idea to bring warm clothes. The hot, humid KwaZulu-Natal coast offer fantastic winter weather with sunny, warmish days and virtually no wind or rain.
Ideal for hiking and outdoor pursuits. Because vegetation is less dense, and thirsty animals congregate around water sources, winter is also the best time for wildlife-watching.
The high mountains of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal usually get snow in winter.
SPRING
Spring (September to November). This time of the year promises great birding - the grass is still short and the weather mild.


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