Hoedspruit Explorer Issue 28 January 2021

Issue #28

Photo By: Samuel Cox – African impact

Featured Lodge NTOMA HOUSE

6 S ituated in a perfect position within the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, tucked away in a green woodland of Marula, Knob Thorn and Leadwood trees, lies Ntoma House. Named after the majestic Jackalberry trees that dot the landscape, the lodge offers sweeping views from every vantage point. With only 3 luxury rooms catering for 6 guests, Ntoma House offers a romantic and intimate experience and is the perfect hideaway for a private family or secluded lockdown destination. 2 Bedrooms with king size/twin beds and another with a double bed are available. Facilities and amenities include bathrobes, slippers, umbrellas (for that rainy day), shower, reading lamps, private sitting area, and air- conditioning. The lodge is designed with modern day comforts, yet conscious, using materials that allow guests to continuously experience the natural beauty of their surroundings. The cosy lounge is equipped with a TV and offers Showmax and Netflix, while a small library caters for those who choose towhile away the hourswith a good book. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge. A beautiful dining roommakes provision for those days when outdoor dining might not be an option and is perfect for intimate dinners or family meals around the table. The modern, well-equipped kitchen has all the utensils you might need as well as an oven, stove, microwave and fridge. The open plan living areas all lead to expansive, wooden viewing decks offering additional dining and lounge areas towatch the gamewander lazily through the bush around the lodge. A private pool, boma and BBQ facilities are set within the beautiful indigenous, landscaped garden and is perfect to cool down during the heat of the day and enjoy memorable dinners under theMilkyWay in theAfrican sky. The upstairs deck is ideal for sundowners while viewing the sunset and spectacular view over the horizon and Drakensberg Mountains. Daily housekeeping as well as parking is included and transport, tours and shuttle services can be arranged with Assured and Tailored. Catering can also be arranged upon request. The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a conserved area with a reserve that is home to a fabulous array of plants and animals. Impalas and kudus graze peacefully, while stocky warthogs keep their noses close to the ground in search of roots and tubers to eat. The estate is 680ha in size, with each lodge set on a half hectare stand. Game moves freely between the houses / lodges, so you can either let thewildlife come to you, or go on a game drive, in the comfort of your own private vehicle, on one of the estates game drive routes within the beautiful wilderness area of the estate. On the game drive routes, you will find two elevated bird hides and a few little dams where guests canwatch animals or simply enjoy sundowners. Explore the attractions and activities on offer in the beautiful areas surrounding Hoedspruit, SouthAfrica's safari capital.

Assured and Tailored Transfers Tours Accommodation | Reg. number 2006/134374/23 533 Wag-'n-Bietjie Street Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate | PO Box 1581 Hoedspruit 1380 Limpopo Province South Africa Tel Reservations: +27 (0)72 243 4843 | Tel Office: +27 (0)71 362 6307 | E-mail: reservations@assuredtours.co.za Website: www.assuredtours.co.za | Facebook: Assured and Tailored Transfers Tours Accommodation Contact Us

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By Lee Gutteridge and Dr. Kersey Lawrence CONSIDERING TREES IN ECOLOGY (PART 2)

The paired, hooked thorns of the knobthorn tree

The large leaflets of the knobthorn

A squirrel in its hole in the trunk of a knobthorn

A tagged vulture suns itself in a dead knobthorn (we learned that this female white-backed vulture was tagged at Olifants Game Reserve in 2018)

The knobs on the bark of a young tree

A ring barked knobthorn

The fruit of a mistletoe, with the beak-mark of an acacia pied barbet clearly visible

A commonly seen gall on the young branches of the tree

A cracked bracket, often found on knobthorn trees

A seedpod of a knobthorn

The seeds of a knobthorn

End of part two…

A large-leafed rock fig growing on the trunk of a knobthorn tree

Shop 20 & 21 Kamogelo Tourism Centre Main Road (R527), Hoedspruit


Mike Dodds 082 906 7004 | WEB REF: 1382919

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1381315

R 3 800 000

Elegant bushveld living - Hoedspruit

Lodge opportunity Parsons Game Reserve R 10 625 000 Looking for something with a wow factor and magnificent views?This lodge is located in Balule, Greater Kruger and boasts the Big 5. The design of the lodge emulates a classic African safari lodge with a landscaped garden. This thatched lodge has stone pathways from the main entertainment area leading to each of the apex styled chalets. The main entertainment area has a spectacular pool and braai/boma area and open plan kitchenwith serving counter which looks onto the boma area.

This magnificent bush home truly does capture the essence of what living in the African bush is all about. This property is 21 hectare in size and offers privacy and prime bushveld on a 1000 ha reserve with game. The property features six thatch roof buildings. There is a spacious kitchen, formal living and dining room, and an extraordinary entertainment area, consisting of comfortable lounge area with built in bar. All of this opens out to the outside decking and swimming pool area.

Delaine Muller 072 117 1133 | WEB REF: 735702

Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1383882

Stand in Blyde Botanical Gardens R 770 000 This tranquil stand is situated in the beautiful Blyde river Botanical Reserve. By building your dream home here you can enjoy views of the Blyde River and listen to the peaceful sound of runningwater and you will have themajesticDrakensbergmountain as backdrop. Just imagine... No pets are allowed in the reserve in order to protect the local fauna and flora.Walkingand cycling is allowed in the reservewhichhas several game species and awide variety of bird species.

Raptors View Wildlife Estate R 3 800 000 This beautiful home is pristine in its presentation. Only 4 years old and well looked after and maintained; it is in excellent condition. The open plan living area comprises lounge, dining area, study nook, kitchen and scullery. The main and second bedrooms are en-suite, the third bathroom is cleverly designed to act as a guest bathroom or en-suite bathroom for the third bedroom. The home is located in a private bushveld locationwithin this secure estate.

Rob Severin 083 469 3820 | WEB REF: 1083172

Yvette Thompson 083 655 7176 | WEB REF: 1323421

Go to: www.century21wildlife.co.za E&OE Each Century 21 office is independently owned & operated Olifants River property in Lissataba This stunning property is located overlooking the Olifants river, in a 2500 hectare nature reserve in Hoedspruit. The main building consists of a kitchen, main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, lounge, dining area, study and a thatched patio that overlooks the river and views of the bushveld beyond. There are 4 other private en-suite chalets dispersed on the property, each with their own character, privacy and views. These are accessed fromwalkways fromthemain building area. R 5 500 000

B&B in Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate R 6 900 000 This magnificent home with B&B rights is nestled in the quiet exclusive block of the estate. The main house offers 5 en-suite bedrooms. The separate guest cottage is ideal for self-catering guests and offers an en- suite bedroom, kitchenette and large lounge that looks out onto the swimming pool. The lodge comes fully equipped with furniture, appliances, linen and equipment. It overlooks an extensivewilderness area making this the ideal position for a boutiqueB&B.

A WORLDWIDE LEADER IN REAL ESTATE Call us on: +27 15 793 1534


H oog teen die hange van die bosagtige Drakensberg lê Mariepskopskool. Geen besoeker wat die geleentheid het om 'n oomblik hier te verwyl, word nie onmiddelik stom geslaan deur die oorweldigende betowering van kranse,bosse en vlaktes nie. Mariepskop, een van die bekendste bakens in die noordelike Drakensbergreeks, hef sy kransmasse duisende voet bokant die blou-groen see van bosse. Maar laat ons begin by die begin. In 1936 het Oom Broer en tannie Langie Mare in hierdie wêreld beland met malaria en leeus as gevreesde bedreiging. In 1937 het nuwe intrekkers naby Bedford (Kampersrus) hulself kom vestig en die naaste skool was 160km hiervandaan oor die berg in Lydenburg. In 1938 het Mev. Mare dus aangebied om leerders te skool en het die eerste dogter haar les ontvang. Soos dit met alle skole gaan het die getalle gegroei en 1940bestaandie skool uit 5 leerders. Daar was nogal interessante buitemuurse aktiwiteite om die skooldae af te wissel. So kon die 7 leerders in 1942 een oggende aanskou hoe Oom Broer 2 leeus so 200m van die skool af in die stof laat byt! Dis juis op die plek waar die koshuis pryk vandag. Gedurende hierdie jaar het oom Broer begin bou aan 'n skool, weg van die huis, maar oorlog beperkings het voorraadproblememeegebring. In 1943 het 12 leerders onder die leiding van tant Langie 'n konsert aangebied en is die boufondsmet £27 aangevul. 1945 het as 'n groot dag aangebreek want Bedford privaatskooldae was verby, tant Langie was die eerste bekleër van 'n amptelike onderwyspos en met 30 kinders op die rol word die eerste skoolhoof ook ingespan in Januarie 1946. OomBroer het 3 klasse bygebou en elkeweeksdag het 50 leerders saamdieMare's aan tafel gesit en eet. Met die jare het n hele paar skoolhoofde en geleidelike ontwikkelinge plaasgevind. Die bestaan van 'n volwaardige skool is 'n voldonge feit. Die onderwys departemant het 30morg grondby gekoop en ook aangebou. Na selfs 'n groot ramp toe die koshuis een nag tot op die grond afgebrand het, is 'n nuwe koshuis en skool in 1952 metmeermoderne geboue voltooi en ingewei. En soos die slimmense sê…die res is geskiedenis.


Dis steeds 'n klein skool met klein klasse wat elke kind optimaal ontwikkel. Klein klasse gee individuele aandag en vakke soos Robotica, Sepedi en Rekenaarvaardigehede laat kinders dink buite die boks. Visuele vakke vind baat by uitstappies en hulpbronne juis soos die Hoedspruit Explorer wat die kaart van Hoedspruit uitbeeld met die perfekte prente vir skool gebruik. Mariepskop Laerskool gebruik 'n positiewe motiveringsstelsel by die skool en elke kind word raakgesien. Op die sportveld kan Mariepskop kers vas hou by alle groot skole en wanneer daar deelgeneemword, worddaar gejuig dat die kranse antwoordgee. Op kultuur gebiede kom die hele kontrei by mekaar om die revue te kyk of kinders te ondersteun met die Eisteddfod, want natuurlik is dit die kinders met die gladde bekkies wat deelneem. Addisioneel is ballet, Kumon, Hip-hop enWitjassies baie gewild. Mariepskop het karakter bou tradisieswaaropdie ouers en selfsOomBroer en Tannie Langie op kan trots wees. OomBroer enTannie Langie op kan trots wees.

I t is at nightfall when the lights come on that you notice, from a distance, that there is a sizeable village tucked into the lap of towering Mariepskop. By day you have to go up close to see the houses hidden among the trees. The name-board says Kampersrus, and travellers on the road running next to the base of the Blyde River Canyon section of the Drakensberg can easily mistake this as referring only to the garage and the fewbuildings along the roadside. The houses are set well off the road in woods that rapidly change with the elevation from low bush-willow, leadwoods, acacias and the like to enormous forest types with an assortment of ferns covering the ground under them and with patches of lichen on their trunks. The street ends in a loop round the Mariepskop Primary School. Behind it soars the red cliffs of Mariepskop, towering 1 944 metres above sea level, and across its green sports fields in front stretches the Lowveld's Hoedspruit-Timbavati region towards Kruger National Park and the Lebombo Mountains appearing through the haze in the distance. “God's spoiling us,” acknowledged Renier de Meyer, a previous principal at the school. The hamlet was founded in the 1940s on a farm named Bedford whose owner, Broer Maré, gave it its name, meaning “campers' rest” because he thought it an ideal stay-over for travellers crossing themountain range into the Lowveld. The spectacular Blyde River Canyon is around the corner, Kruger Park's Orpen Gate is a half-hour's drive away and the Kapama Reservewith its cheetah breeding centre is down the road. Next door is the famedMoholoholoWildlife Rehabilitation Centre, the name of which is said to mean the “big, big battle”. It refers to a clash that took place in the vicinity in 1864 when the Swazis were

convincingly beaten by a Bapedi tribe led by Chief Maripi Mashile after whomtheMariepskop buttress was named. A day's circuit route takes you across the Blyde River past numerous curio and fruit stalls, through the StrydomTunnel and to a cluster of curio stalls just beyond where Michael Khumako will, for a fee, point out the tiny shapes of the rare Taita falcons breeding high up the cliff above the road. From there the route takes you down the scenic Abel Erasmus pass and on to the escarpment's Panorama Route with its spectacular viewing sites such as God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Pinnacle and the Three Rondavels. You then swing back via the charming town of Graskop and down pretty Konwyn Pass. Highest up themountain slope of the Kampersrus lodges is Amafu, meaning clouds. With its back to the cliffs, and with sweeping views over the Lowveld, it is a distinctly upmarket lodge set among the rocks under low, Lowveldcombretumtrees. Further down is Little Bush Lodge, owned by Stephan Kemp, a grandson of the hamlet's founder, Broer Maré. He has constructed a charming rock-and-thatch lodge among the trees, with bridges crossing a pond where bridal couples like to pose for pictures against a backdrop of bush and the toweringmountain. Kampersrus offers freehold properties, and a large variety of large plots, with amazing views of the lowveld. There is also Escarpia Security Estate which borders the Moholoholo Nature Reserve. Escarpia is made up of 63 stands of 250 sqm each, with a communal pool for the use of the owners. This little town is only 25 kilometers from Hoedspruit, 45 minutes from Orpen Gate in the Kruger National Park, and just a few kilometers from the gateway into the renowned world heritage site –Blyde River Canyon *Previouslymentioned in the article

For more information about the area in the article or properties there, please contact Delaine

Delaine Muller 072 117 1133 delaine.muller@century21wildlife.co.za



Shop 20 & 21 Kamogelo Tourism Centre Main Road (R527), Hoedspruit


Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1276566 Mike Dodds 082 906 7004 | WEB REF: 1411341

Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1327619

Modern 4-bedroom home in Leadwood R 8 500 000 This beautiful, modern property is the ideal, large family home set in a beautiful location with big trees and stunning bushveld surrounds. The property is off the grid with a solar system for power and gas for appliances. The living area is open plan and comprises lounge, dining area and stunning, modern kitchen. The area is light and bright with sliding doors leading to the patio and pool. Two of the property’s four en-suite bedrooms are situated separate fromthemain house.

Commercial opportunity R 43 000 000 This unique property is in a stunning private game reservewith 27000 ha of traverse and the Big 5. You can become one of the first to build your own 20 bed commercial lodge. What makes good commercial business sense is that you’re in Big 5 area with access to traverse for that safari experience guests are looking for. This farm has up to 4.5km of river frontage, the river runs most of the year. Utilise the existing home stead as back office and then one can build the lodge.

Delaine Muller 072 117 1133 | WEB REF: 816258

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1307945

Moditlo Nature Reserve R 340 000 Priced to sell, this 1 ha stand that is located within ModitloWildlife Estate, home to Africa’s iconic Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Wild Dog, Spotted Hyena and Cheetah. This stand is within close proximity of the main entrance gate, and the Mbezi river lies to the East. Owners have access to traverse the estate, while the animals enjoy roaming freely throughout the whole conservancy. Moditlo Wildlife Estate is situated 14 km from Hoedspruit and only 45minutes fromtheOrpen gate to Kruger Park.

Last stand left at this amazing price! R 179 000 Great investment! This stand is the last of 10 which were for sale in the small village called Kampersrus, nestled at the foot of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains and offering breathtaking views of the Lowveld 2 and surrounds. This full title stand is 800m in size and fully serviced. Kampersrus is situated 25 kilometres from Hoedspruit and has a wonderful dual mediumschool. Come build your dreamhome and raise a family in this peaceful town.

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1080914 Yvette Th mp on 083 655 7176 | WEB REF: 1302656

Rob Severin 083 469 3820 | WEB REF: 1405927

Stand in Canyon Game Reserve This unique 1-hectare stand is located at the foothills of the mountain on flat, easy to build terrain. The stand has excellent mountain views. Double storey buildings are allowed but not necessary. A great benefit is that there is no building time-frame specified. There is a variety of iconic bush trees on the stand, such as Weeping Boerbean, Knobthorn, Corkwood, and Red BushWillow. The reserve has a wide variety of plains game such asGiraffe, Zebra,Wildebeest, Impala, Nyala, Kudu, to name only a few. R 385 000 Go to: www.century21wildlife.co.za E&OE Each Century 21 office is independently owned & operated

Olifants river and big 5 property R 5 150 000 This stunning 8.5 hectare site is located on the banks of the Olifants River within Greater Kruger. The property has 371 m of river frontage and has only one neighbouring property to the right-hand side. The area to the left of the property is communal parkland and shall not be built upon. There are no buildings or infrastructure across the river. The price is inclusive of 15% VAT and therefor no transfer duty is applicable.

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www.hoedspruitreptilecentre.com E-mail: reptile@yebo.co.za Tel: +27 (0) 15 795-5203 Cell: +27 64 516 7439

COLD BLOODED? South Africa is known for its snakes, especially its venomous ones, however one of the nation's most impressive snakes is its only python species, the Southern African python (Python natalensis). The Southern African python is by far the largest snake in Southern Africa. This gigantic snake can reach just over five meters in length, can weigh up to 65kg and can live to more than 30 years old. The Southern African python is a protected species in South Africa however, it is rare to find specimens over 4meters these days.

Dark colour of female python - Graham Alexander

Snakes are often thought of as callous and uncaring however the Southern African python is a prime example of the exact opposite. Female Southern African pythons are dedicated and attentive in their care for their babies rivalling that of any mammal or bird. Who knew cold blooded animals were capable of this? There is much more yet to be discovered about the secret lives of reptiles.

Python burrow entrance - Graham Alexander

The Southern African python is predominantly nocturnal and feeds on a variety of small to medium sized mammals, birds and occasionally reptiles. Mature adults can swallow large prey which regularly includes duiker and other juvenile antelope species. Snakes play a vital role in ecosystems as pest controller's in our natural environments. This species is an effective predator that has heat-sensitive pits that detect the heat signature of other animals allowing these snakes to hunt and capture their prey in complete darkness. Southern African pythons can only reproduce once they are two to three meters in length, generally at least three to five years old. Males will travel in search of a receptive female and may then remain with the female for several months. A female southern African python can lay 30-100 leathery shelled eggs every second to third year. Pregnant females will carefully choose a nesting site, usually a unused termite mound or aardvark burrow, and coil around their eggs incubating them. Almost daily, the female will leave the safety of the nest site to bask in the sun, raising her body temperature to its critical maximum limit. She then coils back around her precious eggs, keeping themwarm. A femalewill remain in the nesting site in this waywithout feeding for a period of more than six months. In doing so, a female can lose up to 40% of her body mass whilst incubating her eggs showing tremendous dedication to her clutch. Whilst maternal care through incubation is not unheard of in pythons, Southern African python mothers have been shown to continue to watch over their babies even after they have hatched. After basking, she carefully coils around the newly hatched snakes, with care not to squash any of her precious babies. Indeed, Southern African python females have been shown to provide their offspring with warmth and protection until they dispersed some two weeks post hatching, something previously unheard of in egg-laying snake species. When a female African python breeds, she also changes colour to almost black in a process known as facultativemelanism. This process has never been reported in other snake species and is believed to be an adaptation allowing females to warm up faster and more efficiently during basking. It may therefore allow females to bask for shorter periods of time and consequently protect their clutch for longer periods of time.

Camera trap photos of hatching pythons - Graham Alexander

Baby Pythons - Graham Alexander

Hoedspruit Reptile Centre

Plan a Succulent Garden | Part 2 by Admin Fieldworks

Focal point A focal point is one of the key elements of good garden design that does not need to be in keeping with the style and feel of the rest of the garden. ALWAYS consider putting a focal point in the garden. Plant this first, and then continue planting around it. Repeat plantings Repetition creates rhythm in the garden and ties it t o g e t h e r b e a u t i f u l l y . Repetition can be in the

form of plant species, shape or form, colour or in the containers that you use. Repetition creates visual simplicity, and this will enhance the harmony in your garden. Groupings Group plants together for a stronger effect. Make a statement with a couple of the same species of succulents. This is particularly impactful if you use plants with different leaf and stemcolours. Contrast Succulents come in an array of shapes, textures and colours. Contrasting these against each other can accentuate their features, providing variety and interest, but always keeping the harmony of the design inmind. Height and Scale Be aware of the eventual size of plants newly planted in your garden relative to the size of your garden and other planting. Tall, bold succulents are wonderful focal points, but keep their scale in proportion to the size of your garden. When planting, leave space around younger large plants to accommodate their eventual size. Using Rock and other accessories Apart from creating interest in the succulent garden, accessories such as rock, pebbles and driftwood, create habitat for wildlife. Accessories such as pots and sculpture can even be used to create a focal point or enhance a plant that is the focal point. Keep accessories in context with the rest of the design. Ultimately, whatever garden stylewe choose to adopt in our gardens, we should endeavour to act sustainably, conserving energy and water in every way possible. By preserving natural habitats and incorporating all or at least some elements of sustainability in our gardens we can maintain the bio-diversity that urbanisation so often displaces and often exterminates.


we are a wildlife rehab centre, but importantly, we are also a sanctuary.

We hope that with the new year it brings lots of new visitors (as well as old) to our rehab centre! Whether this be by volunteering or by simply joining us for one of our guided tours around the centre! Moholoholo Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre is open Mondays to Saturdays with two guided tours per day. The first is at 9.30amand the second at 3pm. When you arrive at the centre you are encouraged to take a walk around our museum… it is unlike any in the world! Here you will see many individuals that sadly did not make it, whether it be due to car accidents, fence and powerline collisions, poisonings, snaring and trapping etc. All of the wildlife in our museum are cases that we have personally treated and cared for here at Moholoholo. After themuseumyou arewelcome to browse around our curio shop in search of the perfect piece of memorabilia to take home as a reminder of your visit to Moholoholo or grab a cool drink at the tuck shop before your tour starts. At the beginning of your tour, your experienced guide will talk to you all about the inception of Moholoholo, what work we have achieved and what our philosophies are. They will also explain to you that all the animals you will see on the tour are our residents, they will not be released! Due to their injuries or upbringing they are not suitable for release but instead act as ambassadors for their species so that visitors like yourself can learn about Africa's wildlife and the problems it is facing! After this important introduction, you will begin the tour. Depending on your guide, it will determine where you begin but you will be taken around the centre to see our birds of prey including the largest eagle in Africa, the Martial eagle, some smaller raptors and the incredible vultures. Youwill also get to see the predators that call Moholoholo home including

A visit to Moholoholo is a real experience; one which many do not forget. Many walk away from the tour wanting to help spread the word of what problems we need to tackle to help wildlife or even more amazingly, begin a career withwildlife. ANY and ALLWILDLIFE THATWILL BE RELEASED IS KEPTOFF TOUR. These individuals are kept far fromhuman activity to ensure that they do not become accustomed to humans, in other words so that they stay naturally wary of people. It is also to ensure that their stress levels are at a minimum. Unless it is a patient that requires intensive treatment or is a baby that needs around the clock care, human interactionwith the releasablewildlife is kept to aminimum. This includes feeding, cleaning when needed and the necessary health and enclosuremaintenance checks.

lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena, cheetah, honey badger, serval and caracal. And yes… you will get to see the famous honey badger, Stoffel!

As previously mentioned, the animals and birds that you will see are not suitable for release. Some of these reasons are

obvious to the naked eye, for example, many of the birds here have only one wing or wings that have healed in the wrong position from being found too late. Others are not so obvious. For example, the predators. Most of these have been hand raised. When an orphaned, t iny and helpless predator is brought to us by the public, our only option is to raise it ourselves. That involves bottle feeding, toileting and providing the love and interaction they would receive from their mother or family unit. Yes, the alternative argument is

We hope to inspire young people to find a passion in conservation! For information about our daily tours please call 015 7955236 For more detai ls about our volunteer programme please emai l students@moholoholo.co.za Please visit our Instagram page @moholoholo_rehab_centre and our Facebook page @Moholoholo Rehab Centre to see our clinic admissions, their journeys, releases and general life atMoholoholo!

to euthanise the animal… BUT this is an entirely personal opinion and one whichwe cannot always validate. But what we can do is provide these beautiful animals with a lifelong home where they will receive healthy, nutritious food. We pride ourselves on ensuring our animals stay at a healthy weight and have always had immense praise, from vets especially, about the condition of our animals, clean water and enrichment. All the while these animals are comfortable with the presence of humans and therefore are not stressed whenwe clean their enclosures or when tourists come by to learn about them.

Any wildlife emergencies please phone 082 348 7188 or 082 390 3292

Shop 20 & 21 Kamogelo Tourism Centre Main Road (R527), Hoedspruit


Mike Dodds 082 906 7004 | WEB REF: 1323036

Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1409737

Undivided share in Klaserie Nature Reserve R 11 500 000 This 342 ha private camp has everything you need to get you settled in Big 5 territory. The main building has a lounge, dining room, 2 kitchens, large open patio / veranda with an outdoor splash pool and functional solar panels to provide electricity. Behind this is two air-conditioned guest suites, interlinked with a carport for 3 vehicles. There are also 4 luxury air-conditioned tents on a structured timber deck with full bath and shower. Each tent has its own private splash pool. Sold furnished.

Raptors View Wildlife Estate R 3 800 000 This incredibly spacious 5-bedroom home is set in the second phase of the estate with great game viewing opportunities. The home looks out toward the mountain and bushveld. Ideal for a large family with the potential to work from home too. Outside is a covered patio, boma and pool, an ideal area for spending time outdoors. There is also an area for storage and a double carport. The property is 428m² under roof, putting it at a fantastic price of R 8878 per squaremetre.

Delaine Muller 072 117 1133 | WEB REF: 1324161

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1267034

R 3 000 000

Commercial tented camp, Hoedspruit

Stand in Escarpia, Kampersrus R 250 000 This serene stand with magnificent views and bushveld is situated in Escarpia. Each stand has a surface area of approximately 2 500 square metres, and isn’t allowed to be fenced. This makes it possible for wildlife to move freely between the stands and the natural central park, which is co-owned by all stand-holders. Escarpia village is an extension of Kampersrus, which is situated at the foot of the northern Drakensberg mountain range. Escarpia is unfortunately not pet friendly.

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1080914 Yvette Th mpson 083 655 7176 | WEB REF: 1328913 Rare opportunity to own a commercial, luxury safari tented camp within a Private Nature Reserve. Currently two luxury tents are in operation and are already generating a good income. Both luxury tents are fully furnished and have been erected on stilted wooden decking overlooking the magnificent Olifants River. Included in the sale is an inviting farm- style home, comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate dining roomand a kitchenwhich is suitable as an owner’s ormanager’s house.

Rob Severin 083 469 3820 | WEB REF: 1400589

4-bedroom house in Greater Kruger This neat farmhouse style bush home with excellent views is situated in Grietjie, a 2800 ha game reserve within Balule, Greater Kruger region where Big 5 roam free. This home is 287sqmwith 4 bedrooms, of which 3 have en-suite bathrooms with a separate guest bathroom. There is a large open plan lounge and dining roomarea. The architectural style brings out the character of natural products and farmhouse feel, but with a modern look. Property is held in a VAT registered company& subject to 15%VAT. R 4 200 000 Go to: www.century21wildlife.co.za E&OE Each Century 21 office is independently owned & operated

Furnished 3-bed home in wildlife estate R 3 600 000 This home is nestled between large bushveld trees in a quiet section of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. The house offers comfortable accom- modation with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a guest cloak. The master bedroom has a dressing room and a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom. The second bathroom services the second and third bedrooms. The study area has a work counter and built-in cupboard. This home comes furnished andmakes for an ideal holiday home!

A WORLDWIDE LEADER IN REAL ESTATE Call us on: +27 15 793 1534

Jason 083 267 4794

Jason Jones 083 267 4794 | WEB REF: 1292575

Yvette Thompson 083 655 7176 | WEB REF: 1408001

Full title, 21 ha in Liverpool, Hoedspruit R 1 300 000 The property currently has a farmhouse cottage comprising of two bedrooms, open plan kitchen, living room, bathroomand a covered stoep. Electric-fencing surrounds the residence and it is gated. There is a lot of potential to increase the current residential footprint; build your idyllic bush home or perhaps even consider a commercial setup. The property has wonderful lowveld bush, a sand river drainage line, views of the DrakensbergMountain range and incredible indigenous trees.

Grietjie Private Nature Reserve - Big 5 R 6 250 000 This full title home, built on 26 ha, has been lovingly renovated and offers 4 en-suite bedrooms, all opening onto the wrap-around veranda. There is a large undercover, open-air lounge with fire-place, a guest cloak and separate kitchen and dining room that leads out to an open patio from where you can enjoy the spectacular sunset views. There is also a boma and water hole. The property’s one boundary is formed by the seasonal Swartspruit, ensuring a lot of animal movement through the property.

Delaine Muller 072 117 1133 | WEB REF: 1382339

Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1403693

Tranquil property in Kampersrus R 4 350 000 This property is set high up on the slopes of the Mariepskop Mountains and is 1.78 hectares in size. The property is surrounded by massive trees ensuring abundant bird life, with a large garden that is easy to maintain. The residential building is built on 2 levels. The top level is themain house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The lower level consists of 4 bedrooms with a bathroom for each room, a lounge and a small kitchen. The lower level has its own private entrance.

Stunning location in Raptors View R 3 750 000 The 3-bedroom property is ideally situated with stunning views of the mountain, less than 4 years old and in excellent condition. The entrance leads into the light and airy, open plan living area, comprising, lounge, dining area, kitchen and separate scullery/ laundry. The patio is a large covered space with a pool and boma area. The view is stunning and the location is private. The house is west facing which provides for stunning sunsets.

Rob Severin 083 469 3820 | WEB REF: 1083172

Michelle Severin 083 469 3821 | WEB REF: 1276566 Mike Dodds 082 906 7004 | WEB REF: 807 34

Great value in Lissataba Nature Reserve A 3-bedroom bush home set on 1 ha within a 2500 ha reserve, offering excellent quality bushveld living. The house overlooks wilderness. The main building comprises main bedroom, lounge, open-plan kitchen and scullery. A second bedroom is tucked away in the bush and oh so private, with en-suite toilet, shower and private deck. The third bedroom is a spacious upstairs flatlet with bathroom and kitchenette plus a balcony with views towards thewilderness area. R 2 450 000

Perfect position 27km from Orpen Gate R 7 895 000 Commercial opportunity like never before. This property is a rare find. The potential here is enormous and crying out for a creative buyer with available cash to finish an existing 2000 m² 11-bedroom structure (80% complete) and turn it into a “bush boutique lodge”. In addition, the property houses a rustic fully functional 20 bed bush camp plus a site for a Tented Camp. The Cherry on the Top - 1km of seasonal river frontage. Property is open to a 380-hectare conservancy.

Editor: Lizette Pienaar ǀ Cell: 082 082 2081 ǀ Tel: 015 793 153 8 ǀ lizette@century21wildlife.co.za

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