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Outstanding Beauty in the North of Southern Africa

Outstanding Beauty in the North of Southern Africa

South Africa overall is popularly known for the great natural attributes like the bushveld, sun,wildlife and diverse cultures it has to offer. Nowhere else has this been showcased better than in the northern point of the country.  North of the famous province Gauteng, you will find an industrial rich land, covered in mines -stimulating our economy with its platinum wealth, adding forestry, tourism and f arming to the main economic activities.

The Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces together form an area of astounding natural beauty. Its world famous mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls captivate visitors to the area.Outdoor enthusiasts love to indulge in the activities on offer like abseiling,fishing, white water rafting and hiking. Although most only visit this area when a break is due from a busy city lifestyle, many call it home.

Real estate in Limpopo and Mpumalanga have proven to be as popular with locals as it is with foreigners.This broad area offers property choices from smallholdings to peaceful family homes, there are also various residential properties, golf estates and secure complexes on offer. Not to forget the spectacular game parks and natural attractions that are just as influential to house hunters exploring the real estate market.

“Musina in Limpopo and White River in Mpumalanga also feature among SA's top rental towns, this being a remarkable example of rapid industrial expansion in an area with low rental supply. If you are looking to buy an investment property, these areas will offer you a great return on investment” states Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel& Völkers Southern Africa.

Whether it's to get in touch with your roots, expanding your horizons by adding to the mining industry or just for the love of nature, Limpopo and Mpumalanga is sure to cater for all.


Engel & Völkers Hoedspruit

Tel: +27(0)15 793 0793

Unit 2, Khayagelo Business Suites,   Hoedspruit Main Road,Hoedspruit

Area Overview:

Hoedspruit is one of the country's premier Eco-tourist destinations for visitors to the local game lodges and private reserves as well as to the Kruger National Park. At the foot of the Blyde River Canyon, the world's third largest canyon, the Drakensberg Mountain range rises suddenly and dramatically out of the bushveld plains. In terms of property the so called Low veld has plenty to offer. Hoedspruit lies in close proximity to both game lodges and agricultural farmland. Visitors to this area are bush lovers and return 3-4 times per year to this unique biosphere andgame viewing paradise.  Hoedspruit iseasily reached via a scenic drive over the Highveld Meander. A major highlight of the 4 ½ hour trip from Johannesburg, is coming out of the Strijdom Tunnel and viewing the Olifants River and agricultural farmland around it.

Average Property Value:

Full title properties within the residential wildlife estates are placed on average around the R2million margin (3 bedroomed) whilst share block properties within the Big 5areas are on average between R 6-8 million (full share). Large private farmland(over 100 ha) within the popular wildlife reserves such as Klaserie, Timbavatior Thornybush start from R30 million and upwards..

Typical Property Type:

Whilst a fair amount of properties are typical bush lodges with thatch being the main roof type,construction companies have woken to a new trend of chroma deck roofing, giving homes a classy farm-style appearance. Luxury holiday homes also feature well withultra-modern designs of steel and glass in the more exclusive estates such as Wild Rivers, Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate or Olifants North Game Reserve.

Area Trends and Activity:

The top selling areas within Hoedspruit are the 2 residential wildlife estates, Raptor's View Wildlife Estate and Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Both featuring plains game and offering a great lifestyle in the bush.


Engel & Völkers Dullstroom

Tel: +27(0)72 206 5157

The Gables, 64 NalediDrive, Dullstroom

Area Overview:​

Set in the Highlands of Mpumalanga, Dullstroom is a mere 2 hour drive from the hub of Gauteng. Due to the fact that the village is set at an altitude of 2100m above sea level the crisp alpine air and beautiful surroundings attract many sports enthusiasts.The area is acclaimed as a prime fly fishing destinations and boasts many trout dams nestled in the hills and dales of the landscape. The town is essentially a weekend getaway destination and has a host of quality accommodation venues and applauded restaurants.

Average Property Value:

Average village homes are currently selling around the R1,2 million to R1,5 million mark, whilst the interest in estates such as Highland Gate Golf Estate, Walkersons PrivateEstate and Dullstroom Country Estate, to name a few, has picked up considerably with full title stands selling from R500 000.

Typical Property Type:

​The area offers village homes, secure village estates, country estates and farms. There is also much interest in fractional ownership whereby a number of investors buy a property in order to share the pleasure as well as the responsibility of a second home.

Area Trends and Activity:

Much emphasis is put onthe second home market with many investors purchasing quality homes to rent out to the holiday market and thus realizing a return n on their investment.

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