Big 5 Olifants River Property open to Kruger Park.

A rare opportunity to acquire a Big 5 Olifants River Property open to Kruger Park.

Situated in Parsons Game Reserve, Balule, this 21ha Big 5 Olifants River Property open to Kruger Park. is tucked between beautiful large trees with lawn stretching down to the river.



The owner of this rustic but solidly built home has lived here for more than 20 years. She and her family have enjoyed the privacy. They have experienced the thrill of the Big 5 walking past. Enjoyed the security. But now it is time to move on and let others enjoy this piece of paradise.

The exterior of the home is completely built with rocks from the river and surrounding hillside. Set far back from the river, it nevertheless enjoys amazing Olifants River views. It is also situated well above the flood line. Lions favour the grassy areas shaded by the big trees.

How do I describe the house? To be dead honest, it is not one that would appeal to everyone – but then not many houses do! The house appears to be dark but that is because of the low roof and walls that are painted in darker colours. A fun house with its various nooks and crannies. Tuck a bed in that room. Your favourite chair in the next. Repaint the inside and immediately, the house is lighter.

The small inside sitting room is used when the weather outside is not at its best. The emphasis is on outdoor living.

The studio that is separate but adjoins the house, has a charm of its own. Ideal as a craft room, art studio, or sewing room. Recently renovated to include an en suite bathroom.

There are two separate cottages as well. One f them is new, self-catering and built near the river. It enjoys its own splash pool and is ideal for friends and family visits.

Small jacuzzi style pool and braai area close to the house.

Loads of under cover parking and neatly laid out garden. Some recent structural additions.

The reliable borehole feeds in to a reservoir which could double as a swimming pool. If the elephants get there first, hang back and enjoy the sighting.

Eskom power to the property.

Staff quarters are neat, tidy and solid – set away from the house. Additional large storeroom.

Parsons Balule is in the process of applying for Private Nature Reserve status. The area will then officially be known as “The Greater Kruger National Park” – which comes with a status of its own. To be granted this status, certain criteria have to be met. Veld monitoring, anti poaching patrols, game counts, and fire breaks have to be maintained in terms of the KNP policy.

There is a new dedicated Warden in place. Himself an owner of about 15 years, no one could be more dedicated.

The nearest town is Hoedspruit and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Doctors, dentists, restaurants, major supermarkets, banks. Hoedspruit is the faster growing town in South Africa currently. The other towns in close proximity are Phalaborwa and Tzaneen.

I hope I have given you some idea of the magical feel of the property. This is NOT an easy one to describe. Plan a viewing and let me show you this Big 5 Olifants River Property open to Kruger Park.




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