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Eco Lodge In The Drakensberg For Sale

Drakensberg, KwaZulu - Natal
Asking Price:
R30,000,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
R3M - R8M
Cash Flow:
R3M - R8M

Spectacular 17 room eco-lodge between Estcourt and Mooi River towards Giants Castle. Situated on 230 ha of land with stunning views of the Drakensberg. The lodge itself is 1000sq meters and includes a dining room, lounge bar, covered deck, kitchen storage, laundry. There are 3 en-suite staff accommodation units and a staff kitchen and 2 manager accommodation units each with its own kitchen/dining room. There is also a 600 sq meter farmhouse used by owners and a garden cottage with 2 self-catering units. Extensive workshop and shed area. Total buildings exceed 7000 sq meters. 3 self-catering cottages under construction.

The lodge is extensively furnished with handcrafted wooden furniture custom built for the lodge that is artistic and quirky in style.

There are numerous paddocks, dams, an own airfield.

The lodge has been operating since 1999 and has continually shown growth.

What makes this lodge special is that we offer accommodation in a luxury cave with glass doors that open onto a wooden deck. We are very into sustainable eco-tourism with a high percentage of international clients. Including STO agreements that are already in place with various operators.

The business has all relevant licences and required certifications. Also, a handbook on all operational procedures and financial history is available. This is an ideal business for someone looking for a country lifestyle that can support itself.

If interested, please contact the seller through the form on this page.

Property information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

600 sq meter farmhouse built from cut stone. Also, the farmhouse has 2 additional self-catering cottages in the garden which can be used for the lodge or your own guests. 3 en-suite staff units and 2 management accommodation flats


Magnificent views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Looks out onto White Mountains and Gainst Castle

Premises Details:

230 ha block of land with in excess of 7000 sq meters of buildings

Size in square feet:
7000 sq meters

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Currently the lodge 17 units. There is easy expansion potential to make another 4 units in buildings that currently exist and are at the moment being used as storage space. The current utility infrastructure can be used too. Opportunities to build another 5 caves and more if 100% privacy from each other is ignored. 3 additional self-catering cottages are under construction

Competition / Market:

Limited competition. Nearest accommodation option as a guest house is 16 km from us but services a different market to that of us. The nearest lodge that markets to the same clients being internationals that look for sustainability and eco options is 90km from us and we do partner with each other well. Generally, we compete on the location Drakensberg and Natal Midlands.

Reasons for selling:

We have been operating the lodge for the past 20 years and would now like to travel and experience the many corners of the earth that we have till now only dreamed about before we get too old to be able to manage it.

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Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

there is already a comprehensive manual of all operational procedures. Staff are excellent and can manage alone. If new owner needs additional support this can be arranged as needed

Owner financing:
Owner financing is available. Please contact the seller for more information.
Furniture / Fixtures value:
R2,000,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
R50,000 - included in the asking price
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