Resort Development Overview
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The resort development has twelve subdivided stands (Resort Zone-II) for homes for sale under full-title. These twelve stands are widely distributed across the property, ensuring privacy and wide open spaces around each stand.
Three of these stands have historic homes on them intended for restoration. These are the “Grasdakhuis”, “Koos Ellis se Huis” and the “Boonste Huis”.
Another twelve holiday homes will be distributed over 3 Resort Zone I clusters. One of these twelve holiday homes is also an historic cottage – “Piet Spogter se Huis”.
This historic cottage is located on one of the three cluster stands. The remaining eleven cluster holiday homes will be spread over the other two cluster stands with five and six units respectively. Both these cluster stands are suited to the building of boutique hotels or tourist lodges.
The remainder of the property is rezoned to nature reserve (Open Space-III) and is registered as a contract nature reserve, placing it under control of the national Protected Areas Act, Act 57 of 2003, bringing unprecedented support for its conservation objectives.
Central resort facilities to be built will include a swimming pool, office, reception and a meeting venue.
The historic school building was restored to serve as a museum. It will focus on the cultural-historic aspects of the property (Elandskloof) and the Witteberg area.
The 15 investors will also, through the Homeowners Association, be the joint owners of the central resort facilities, the staff accommodation, the museum, and the water supply system.
All homeowners will be members of the Home Owners Association, which will manage the nature reserve on their behalf.
Infrastructure and preparatory work already completed include the following 10 items:
(1) A four-bedroom manager’s residence.
(2) Three staff apartments, a garage for four vehicles and a workshop.
(3) The water supply system for the entire resort, including drinking holes for animals and birds. There are four boreholes equipped with solar pumps, 80-kilolitre water storage tanks and a 6-km pipeline running through the central valley. The water has been analysed by the SABS and meets the specifications for household use and human consumption.
(4) New sewerage systems (septic tanks and soak-away systems) have been installed at all historic- and other existing buildings.
(5) A shed with undercover storage for equipment and materials needed for the operation of the resort.
(6) Renewable electricity systems for the staff accommodation units.
(7) The public road that crossed the property was de-proclaimed and closed. This allows access control with enhanced security.
(8) All internal fences were removed to allow free movement of indigenous animals.
(9) About 300 alien trees, shrubs, and other plants were cleared from the property.
(10) Many kilometres of 4×4 mountain trails provide access to all areas of the property.
(Page last updated 2018-11-29)