Lydenburg - Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: email@example.com
Type: Guest Farm & Eco Estate Project
Yield: Not Disclosed
MOTIVATION: LIFESTYLE INVESTOR OR OWNER/MANAGER/DEVELOPER
This Lodge is a profitable business which enjoys an excellent reputation and a high profile in the hospitality industry along with a good occupancy rate, thanks to extensive marketing for the past 20 years. There is steady midweek conference and accommodation business thanks to the proximity of Eastern Platinum mines and the Lodge is a popular weekend destination for Gauteng visitors. Added to this is the business generated by Travel Agents who book international guests en-route from OR Tambo to game parks in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
The Lodge business could be further maximised by growing the business – a bigger conference centre and wedding venue, additional houses and the opening of the restaurant to the general public would all generate greater revenue. Notwithstanding these improvements the Lodge is in pristine condition and not a cent needs be spent by a new owner operator. The current owners can offer a take-over period if required and trained staff are in place to continue daily operations.
The cherry on the top is the development opportunity: 24 additional stands to be developed and sold to free-hold title buyers. Estate levies would generate an additional source of income and on completion the estate would be a sound investment for the future. The rights are in place, electricity and water have been secured and the development could commence immediately. So either retain and expand the lodge OR convert the existing 7 improved stands into houses for a quick sale and develop the additional stands.
It is envisaged that besides second home buyers in the leisure market, there is a ready-made market in Lydenburg. Crumbling infrastructure and a bankrupt municipality makes purchase in a nearby secure estate off the municipal grid an attractive proposition for home owners. This Eco-Estate offers secure and affordable country life close to Lydenburg in idyllic surroundings!
Bring your loved one or your family to a country venue where every detail has been anticipated.
Cobbles studios are ideal for couples seeking romance in self-catering king-bedded studios. Fling open the wooden shutters onto you deck and barbeque on gas units by the light of a hanging lantern or stroll across the lawns to the romantic candle-lit elegance of Stone Manor where a chef presents an exquisite 3-course meal.
Stone Cottage is ideal for a family of four – master bedroom en-suite, second bathroom and sleeper facilities for up to 3 children in the lounge. Open-plan luxury living with well-equipped kitchen, high rafted ceiling and fireplace. Stunning views and 2 private barbeque patios.
Trout House is available for bigger groups with 3 bedrooms en-suite sleeping 7. This charming stone double-story house offers luxury open-plan living with fireplace and a great kitchen area. The fabulous setting in absolute privacy overlooking the dams make this the ultimate family get away and includes a thatch boma next to the house with barbeque.
Browse in Dullstroom during the day, soaking up the quaint village atmosphere with its many restaurants and pubs, from craft beer to whiskey tasting. Or explore the Panorama route, winding through mountain passes with dramatic, stunning views.
Return to elegant dining, or self-cater or opt for a gourmet braai basket to be delivered - all the side dishes, including desserts are prepared for you!
Breakfast is available at Stone Manor: on summer days sit on the deck built out over the pond where water lilies float, an idyllic setting for romance, or on chilly mornings the roaring log fire will beckon you!
You really won’t want to go home, so why not take advantage of our special offer
INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Dullstroom / Lydenburg area, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Includes a well-established 24 bed Trout Lodge (4 Star)
Business opportunities are extremely realistic and ROI should be realized quickly once the undeveloped stands are serviced and sold.
Zoning: Eco-Estate (no longer an agricultural property and has NO land claims)
LODGE: A well-established trout lodge (since 2002) sleeping 24 people in total, with various accommodation options. The lodge enjoys an excellent reputation and is highly rated by Trip Advisor, Booking.com etc. and offers excellent accommodation, meals and service. Consistent marketing has ensured good occupancy rates. Primarily a weekend destination, there is regular midweek occupancy owing to the proximity of local mines and this has recently seen a huge increase due to mining expansion in the area. International visitors and travel agents find the lodge an ideal stop-over en-route to the game parks and regular conferencing is a valued source of income.
Income from the lodge covers the costs of both the lodge business and upkeep.
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