Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit

Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve at a glance

Ndlovumzi is a 1000ha wildlife reserve and is located 35km outside the town of Hoedspruit. Its Northern boundary being the Olifants River, there are a total of 43 free hold properties within the Reserve, and each stand is 21ha in size. Residents truly do own a unique and sizable piece of the African bush. A number of properties have river frontage views while others have magnificent views over the Drakensberg Mountains; alternately there are bushveld properties that have an authentic bush appeal.

The reserve has an electrified boundary fence and there is a gatehouse with guards on duty 24 hours a day. Entry permits for all owners/residents are renewed on an annual basis. Visitors and guests are required to sign in when entering and exiting the reserve. This is not only a security measure; it also streamlines the entry/exit for all concerned. Water supply is borehole and Eskom supplies three-phase electricity.

Flora and Fauna, the reserve boasts a healthy population of Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker and other small antelope species. Numerous bird species abound for the avid birder or ornithologist; there is also a resident pair of Wahlberg’s and African Hawk Eagles, both of which breed annually on the reserve when conditions are right. Lets not forget the nocturnal species, namely Civet Cat, Genet, Porcupine and the allusive Caracal to mention a few.

The reserve is categorized as a savanna biome; along the Olifants River boundary there are very large Sycamore Fig, Jackal Berry, Marula and Tamboti trees. These provide a haven for bird life while casting welcome shade during the warm summer months. The central and southern part of the reserve is hilly and has numerous acacia trees interspersed with thickets, grassland and very old Leadwood trees.

There is an elevated communal viewing point located on the southern boundary. The panoramic view takes in a fair portion of the reserve toward the Olifants River and surrounds. A great sunset spot to meet up with fellow residents, enjoy with family and friends or just take time out for you. One also has access to a central bush boma braai facility, a great venue to setup for an evening meal. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the African night under an incredible canopy of stars

A committee of five plus a chairman manages the overall affairs of the reserve; they are elected annually at an AGM. The reserve also employs a full time Reserve Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the reserve, security, ant poaching, infrastructure maintenance, annual game census and all aspects of game and veld management. A monthly written report is compiled and sent out to all owners for review. This not only covers the day-to-day detail but also includes information on any other projects that may have been completed or require an update.

There is a single point of entry onto the reserve, which is located on the southern boundary. All roads on the reserve are gravel, leading off the main ring road there are a number of secondary roads. These secondary routes are used for game viewing as well as entry to residential camps. The reserve also boasts a couple of 4X4 routes for the adventurous at heart.

When looking for that special piece of Africa that has above average stand sizes, you need look no further. Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve with its river frontage, rocky outcrops and savanna biome is sure to meet any potential buyers requirements


Size: 1000ha

Stands: 43

Stand Size: 21ha

Ownership type: Full Title

Rules Applicable: Ndlovumzi Constitution

Reserve Manager: Yes

Management Committee: Yes

AGM: Yes

Water: Borehole

Electricity: Eskom

Pet policy: Canines only

Levies: Residential R 24,500.00 per annum / Commercial per number of approved beds

Game: Plains game, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Nyala, Warthog, Jackal, Red Hartebeest, Eland, Hippo, and other small antelope species

Birds: Over 300 species can be logged depending on the season

Biome: Savanna, which is typical to the Lowveld region. Mainly bushveld with large Tamboti, Sycamore Fig, Leadwood, Knob Thorn and Jackal Berry trees

Development layout: 22ha full ownership stands with a camp size of 3ha allowed

Stand views: Olifants River, Drakensberg Mountains, Bushveld and trees

Roads: Gravel roads, 30km/h speed limit, main circular ring road as well as secondary roads with traversing rights and entry roads to residential camps

Rivers and water: Northern boundary borders the Olifants River, one main waterhole and smaller residential waterholes

Distance to town: 35km to Hoedspruit

Entrance: 35km from Hoedspruit along the R527 toward Ohrigstad

Best Features: Size of the stands for privacy, access to Olifants River, autonomy in your own camp and of course the fauna and flora

Proximity: Only 35km to the town of Hoedspruit, an hour drive to the world renowned Kruger National Park and very close to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Activities: 4x4 route, mountain biking, walking, birding, game viewing and enjoying what mother nature has to offer

Communal facilities: Viewing deck and central bush braai area

Shop: No, however fire wood and ice are sold at the gate house

House design: Utilization of 3ha within the 21ha stand for a homestead

Security: Electrified boundary fence and gatehouse manned 24 hours a day

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