BR03 – INLAND GAME RANCH – BOTSWANA
Size: 6565ha. The property is ±6km wide and ±10km long.
Location: Situated in Botswana near Francistown. You will drive some distance on tar road and then on well-maintained gravel roads.
Nearest Town: Francistown with:
New International Airport
Private Clinic and Government Referral hospital
Ownership: This is a FREEHOLD ownership and a unique opportunity to purchase a well-run African Game Ranch.
Developments: The game ranch is characterized by its colonial style lodge with traditional thatched cottages. There is also a manager’s house, staff accommodation, and workshop and service areas.
Lodge area consists of:
Main house (600m² lodge) situated on hill with 270° vista and has a Master bedroom with en-suite bath & shower. A Guest bedroom with shower, toilet etc. There is a large kitchen, sitting room & dining area, fire place, a cloak room, library alcove and an entrance “hall”.
Mezzanine floor TV area and store room, a laundry, an office area, a store room, yard, a swimming pool and 2 guest chalets with en-suite bathrooms.
There is a workshop, solar panels, generator room and staff housing, cold room.
Managers’ House: This house has a total floor area is 100m² which comprised of one bedroom with en suite bathroom & toilet. Good size walk-in cupboard/store room, a sitting/dining with kitchenette open plan, pantry/store room. Veranda and car port for 2 vehicles.. this house is suitable for couple but would need to be added to for family.
Service area consists of:
workshop and generator room – all ruin on a solar system and battery room.
Other infrastructure: cottage on river, with some farm labour housing and camping facility.
Water: The property has a ±7km of river frontage. Seasonal dams and artificial water holes sustain aquatic species and migrant birds as well as provide perennial water for the animals. There are
10 dams and several small erosion control structures.
2 working boreholes, supply the lodge, staff housing and water holes.
10 concrete water holes: 6 supplied by river well points and 4 by boreholes.
2 well points in the River which was recently refurbished.
15km of piping for waterholes and dwellings.
Fencing: The property’s perimeter is fully game fenced (36km) with 2.4m Bonnox and high tensile steel game fencing. The fencing also has treated timber posts with steel standards and treated droppers.
Roads: The game ranch has ±35km of all-weather roads and over 170km of game viewing / hunting tracks.
Game: There are many species resident in the area, including Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra and Hartebeest which have been introduced by the owners. The following game occur on the property and all game numbers are estimate game numbers.
Impala: 1800 – 2,000
Kudu: 350 – 400
Warthog: 300 – 350
Wildebeest: 180 – 240
Zebra: 70 – 90
Hartebeest: 50 – 70
Bushbuck: 30 – 50
Duiker:20 – 30
Steenbok: 150 -200
Klipspringer: 20 – 30
Bushpig: 30 – 50
Leopard: up to 6 at one time
Spotted Hyena: 10 – 15
Brown Hyena: 6+
Honey Badger, Civet, Serval, Lynx and others
Birds: Undisturbed woodlands support both common and rare species, with a good balance of raptors, game birds and others.
Several nesting pairs of endangered Lappet Faced Vultures, White Backed Vultures, African Hawk Eagles, Tawny Eagles and other raptors. African Fish Eagles, Bat Hawks, Eagle Owls, Ground Hornbills, Black Storks, Kori Bustards, Ostrich, One European Stork, ringed in Poland, found on the ranch. Game birds comprise of Crested, Natal & Swanson’s Spur fowl, Guinea Fowl and Double Banded Sandgrouse etc.
Typographic: This is a game ranch which consists of 7km of river frontage as well as another river bed that is running roughly north-west to south-east through the property and the property has several banded ironstone kopjes (rocky hills) near the one boundary. The property is mostly and gently undulating with mostly shallow gravelly soils. Areas of red soils, black expanding clays and granitic soils as well as the frequent ecotones covers this property. At the river’s, floodplain area is a variety of different landforms. The game ranch has an interesting but diverse mixture of woodlands, thickets and towering riverine species. The dominant type of trees are the Colophospermum (Mopane) woodland as well as mixed Acacia veld in floodplain and river environs.
Potential: the economic potential of this game ranch is huge due to the Easy access for international tourists – the farm is 50 Kms from the Francistown international airport with direct flights from Johannesburg 3 times a week. It is also an ideal venue for both Rifle and Bow Hunting as well as wing shot safaris. the lodge lends itself to conversion and additions to accommodate suitable numbers of guests.
Ecotourism including game viewing, birding, and guided bush walks, educational programs for all ages, horseback game viewing. There are also possibilities of joining with contiguous properties to create larger conservancy
About Botswana: Botswana is the most politically stable and economically viable country in Africa. Sparsely populated (±2 million in total) and there official language is English and there national language is Setswana. Botswana has hot summer temperatures with rainfall and cooler winters and Botswana is a world renowned tourist destination mostly due to the Okavango Delta.
Selling Price: The Selling price is levied in Botswana’s currency which is PULA and is as follows –
Land With infrastructure price :BOTSWANA PULA P32, 900 000-00
(Excluding Botswana Taxes payable)
(Included is the selling price is the Tractors, machinery, boreholes & pumps, staff accommodation, Manager’s cottage, Slaughtering facility, cold room, bush camp, game viewing hides, piping, waterholes, fencing, roads, dams, etc. Game Value ±P 2,500,000.00. Lodge – 600m² with generator, solar system, workshop, staff accommodation, outbuildings and small cottage on the banks of the river. It also includes some furniture and décor item)