Hi there. My name is Joan Arnestad…
Let me tell you a bit About Kruger2Canyon Properties. I started K2C Properties in Hoedspruit towards the end of 2004. Hoedspruit is situated near the Kruger National Park in Limpopo, South Africa.
The name ‘Kruger2Canyon’ comes from the UNESCO recognised Kruger2Canyon Biosphere Reserve” – an area stretching from the Kruger Park in the east to the Blyde River Canyon in the south and also north towards the Letaba River .
My office is now situated at my home in Raptors View Wildlife Estate. Although my home is modern inside, I wanted to create the feeling of it being a real ‘bush home’- one that felt like an olden day hunting party had just passed by. An old ox wagon wheel. Oxen yokes. Old garden tools. Milk cans and a really old rusty bicycle. And note the old iron kettle on the grid in the boma. Jock of the Bushveld would have happily stayed here.
My main focus has been on Raptors View where I have lived permanently for nearly 15 years. However, I also cover all the Wildlife Estates, smaller Conservancies, Big 5 areas and also Game Farms. I have the odd residential home in town as well as a number of Townhouse units.
As a service to past clients who now have their own fully furnished homes – sometimes unoccupied – I am willing to put potential rental clients directly in touch with them.
You may be interested in my own personal story?
I am previously from Johannesburg, a single mom to two great sons. I left the corporate world to follow my own dream. “You are never too old to have a happy childhood” so I packed up and accepted a job at one of the prime lodges in the Sabi Sands. I also wanted (believe it or not!) to wear a khaki uniform, have epulettes and work a bush radio. My corporate experience was at an Executive Personal Assistant level in a huge international company. My ‘bush experience’ included finance and admin at two of the best known, 5 star lodges. The Admin position for the whole of the Sabi Sands was invaluable and so was the position as P.A. to the first director of the Southern African Wildlife College. The decision to leave Johannesburg changed my life.
I have recently resigned from the Hoedspruit Chamber of Commerce but continue to work quietly under the radar, for the betterment of the town as a whole.