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Eco Lodge In The Drakensberg Region, Drakensburg For Sale

Drakensberg, KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa
Asking Price:
R29,000,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
R3M - R8M
Cash Flow:
R100K - R500K

This Eco Lodge overlooks Giants Castle and the Central Drakensberg. This lodge is based on an ethos of sustainable and responsible tourism and has been operating on this basis for 22 years. The business has also recovered from the tourism crisis resulting from the COVID pandemic. We are looking to sell as we are moving into the next stag of our lives and are searching for someone who can take this passion of ours to new heights.

The key points of difference are:
- We offer accommodation in a luxury cave.
- Private dining experience
- Star gazing hammock camp where a local villager tells African stories of the night skies
- Slack Packing trail
- Unique and artistic furniture and fittings
- Farm to fork dining concept with that caters for most specific dietary needs
- Airstrip

Services offered:
- Tourist accommodation including dinner and breakfast
- Wedding Venue
- Pet friendly accommodation
- Slack Packing Trail

19 accommodation units, 3 staff units, 1 manager unit, 1 farmhouse, 2 garden cottages and various out buildings and 229 ha of land.

This business is a walk in turn key operation. Staff are responsible and cooperative. There are easy options to expand and diversify should you wish to grow this business further. Handover process can be negotiated too.

For more information, please contact us by using the form below.

Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

600 sqm cut stone farmhouse.

Location:

Spectacular views overlooking the Drakensberg mountains.

Premises Details:

229 ha of land.4100sqm of buildings

Planning Consent:

Agricultural property so minimal planning consent required

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

easy options to add 3 rooms without new buildings or adding services. Incomplete renovation and if completed would add 3 self catering units. Then there is the obvious option to add another 4 caves. There is also the option to add 10 glamping style pods. All of this expansion would not necessitate the need to expand on the existing lodge facilities.

Competition / Market:

Minimal competition. None with the USPs we offer. There is a luxury game reserve 4 km away and a number of self catering units in the area up to 15km away. The nearest eco lodge is 90km from Antbear Eco Lodge.

Reasons for selling:

Owners looking to retire. Both have a passion to travel and would like to do this before they are simply too old to do so.

Trading hours:

24/7

Employees:
10
Years established:
22

Other Information

Support & training:

Handover to be designed to fit the the needs of the buyer. Staff are already competent with skills to run almost every aspect of the business. There is certainly some marketing knowledge that needs to be transferred and local introductions. We can negotiate a timeframe of running it together if required.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
R2,000,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
R50,000 - included in the asking price
Website:
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Home based:
This business can be run from home.

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