BR001 – ± 1580 Ha – A Jewel in the heart of the Okavango – Botswana
1580 hectares (in the process or increasing land with approximately 15000 ha and also in the process of obtaining traversing rights on neighbouring concession (Okavango Delta area).
This jewel borders the Southern Buffalo fence at the Okavango Delta in Botswana – in a North Western direction of Maun – the international tourist hot spot….yet this property is located a 30 min drive off the main track deep in the heart of the bush where nature is your only companion.
Ownership: This is a Botswana Leasehold Property from which 43 years remains (50 year lease term with the first option to renew for the next 50 years) The Lease cost is P1100.00 (One Thousand One Hundred Botswana Pula) per year.
There are 4 water-well points for water in the Thaoge River. These Water rights were obtained through the Dept. of Water Affairs. All the water-wells are functioning and is equipped. A total of 7500 meters of 75mm high pressure piping for water delivery to two lodges both with own waterhole – it delivers 3,6 cubes per hour all day every day through winter.
Developments: The Lodge:
The one Lodge is complete. It is built under a massive Leadwood tree and this old giant provides the shade on the veranda, as well as housing for Buffalo weavers, Red headed weavers and Blue waxbills. The large elevated deck overlooks a permanent waterhole that is a regular drinking spot for birds, elephants and other wildlife. The two spacious bedrooms each have an en-suite bathroom that is open to the bush. Central is the large lounge/dining area with a well-equipped kitchen. The lodge sleeps four persons and guests have the exclusive use of the lodge. The lodge is eco-friendly and the wooden structure with canvas walls and thatched roof blends in with nature. Hot water and electricity are provided by solar energy there is a fully functional solar power plant (no generator) The second Lodge is still in a constriction phase.
This Lodge is rated a Three Star by the BTO (Botswana Tourism Organization) and all permits etc required for commercial tourism are in place through the Department of Environmental Affairs and Botswana Tourism. Equipment: The following equipment is included in the sale – – Fiat 80kw tractor – Disc – Rotary Slasher – Galion Grader – CAT front loader/back actor – in the process of being repaired. – Toyota Land Cruiser V6. 165000km like new with six-meter trailer – Numerous water pumps and generators etc – Full set of tools, welding machine etc
Ecology, Fauna & Flora:
Between the bushes, or sometimes even right at your doorstep, groups of animals can be found grazing peacefully in the surrounding area. This area was historically part of the Okavango Delta itself (old water channels still visible). There are plenty of grass and trees like Camel Thorn, Leadwood, Rain Tree, Candle Pod Acacia, Sandveld Acacia, and a few Baobabs etc. Here are some of the animals you will be able to find at this property All game are free roaming as there are no fences. The owners have seen twenty-seven mammal species. Elephant is very common (in winter up to seventy at a time at lodge water hole) Leopard, Wild dog, Jackal black backed Lion (not often seen but often heard and spoor everywhere – two kills at the lodge last year). Ratel and Hyena spotted Aardvark, and Kudu Steenbok and Impala Zebra and Gemsbok (only seen one) Etc Better game viewing during winter when this Lodge is the only water for a long way Bird life is abundant
Botswana is one of few African countries that has been largely successful in combating poaching and conserving its wildlife. Due to this, it proudly boasts the largest concentration of elephant on the planet. And here the problem arises: Huge herds of elephant in protected areas that are becoming rapidly too small to support them. The answer? Increasing the size of these areas by creating new tracts of land that will be safe habitat for the country’s wildlife. This 1580ha property is, above all, a project that aims for the enlargement of wildlife habitat in areas where this makes biological sense. Located in the Southern buffer zone of the Okavango Delta, areas that have long been used for grazing cattle are converted to wildlife habitat by creating the permanent availability of water. You are invited you to share in this wilderness area with the current owners and to enjoy its beauty and to partake in its protection, for those that follow. While your investment, like all investment, will carry the burden of costing money, it is, in essence, your gift to the generations of the future, both man and beast, because without the beasts we are destined to a life of spiritual poverty.
The price structure is as follows – 50% Share in the Company – US$ 1.5mill (excl. VAT should it be payable) 100% Share in the Company – US$ 2.2mill (excl. VAT should it be payable) NOTE: The current owners would prefer to sell only 50% and stay on as partners. However, if an investor wants the whole lodge, then the Sellers will sell 100% of the shares. Please note that the Selling Price as above is for the 1580ha with Lodge and equipment and NOT the 15 000 hectares which is currently being negotiated on. Should the investor also want to purchase the 15 000 hectares in the near future, then they will have to negotiate that with the current Sellers.