At the foot of the Blyde River Canyon near Swadini lies the Blyde River Botanical Gardens Reserve. In 1928 an irrigation canal was dug parallel to the Blyde River which runs along the western border of the 10 ha large estate, and most of the vegetation within the reserve is therefore riverine forest. Most of the indigenous trees of the area are found on the reserve and it remains a constant wonder for tree and plant lovers.
In 1998 a portion of the farm Driehoek was subdivided into 57 agricultural lots of 1 to 1.7 hectare. Fresh water and electricity points have been laid on to each property. In the centre of the development 5 hectares were set aside and a beautiful lodge was erected with 8 modern suites, outside and inside conference halls, manager's house and pool in a natural garden. All of these sites have been sold and small lodges and larger homes have been erected for holiday, retirement or investment purposes. The estate is ideally situated for excursions into the nearby Kruger National Park or to the picturesque Panorama Route.
The stands have been sold with full title, and buyers become members of a Section 21 Company. Members pay a monthly levy of currently R 1 100 per month which goes towards the operation of the security gate, patrolling the electrified fence and keep the natural gardens, roads and the canal in good order. Members are not allowed to fence their stands as many species of game such as zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, reedbuck, impala, warthog, bushpig, hippos, duiker and many others must have free access to the canal and river.
The stand has a fantastic position further up within the estate and does offer spectacular mountain views.