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Fly Fishing Estate And Nature Reserve For Sale

Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Asking Price:
R1.5M - R3M Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
R1.5M - R3M
Cash Flow:
R1.5M - R3M

The Perfect Getaway for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Surrounded my mountains, indigenous forests and rivers, Valley of the Rainbow Fly Fishing Estate and Wilderness Retreat is the perfect location to experience peace and tranquillity away from city life. Near the towns of Dullstroom, Belfast and Lydenburg, the estate is well situated on the primary tourists routes from Johannesburg and Pretoria to the eastern escarpment of Mpumalanga, South Africa.
A mere two hour drive from Gauteng, with a variety of birds, indigenous tree and wild life species, Valley of the Rainbow offers its guests a spectacular diversity of fauna and flora.
Options are to continue with present hospitality business or a leisure development
An Environment Impact Study was done and development rights for a Sectional Title/Share Block development was granted
The properties are suitable to do a luxury development targeting the international market
Can provide landscape and architect designs for hotel with rooms, spa, restaurant, lake and mountain units
Architect designs for all units are in steel, concrete panels, glass and stone.
If interested can discuss business and financial models for a development
Architect designs of units
Welcome to contact me if you have any questions or to arrange a meeting to discuss
If interested, please contact the seller through the form on this page.

Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

The Manor House on the property Witpoort accommodates 10 guests at any one time (5 rooms each with en-suite bathroom).
The Country House on the property Konterdanskloof, with a view on lakes and mountains accommodates 10 guests (5 rooms each with en-suite bathroom).
The five Tented Chalets on the property Witpoort, operating as Valley of the Rainbow Tent Chalets are situated in a forest overlooking one of the dams in the valley.
The three Luxury Log Cabins on the property Konterdanskloof, operating as Valley of the Rainbow Luxury Cabins are situated in a forest overlooking a stream.
The recently renovated historic Water Mill on the property Witpoort, operating as Valley of the Rainbow Luxury The Mill and Mill Room (2 rooms) overlooking one of the dams on the property
There are numerous historic and cultural sites on the property including a historic water mill (recently renovated) and archaeological ruins of the extinct Bokoni Tribe.

The following improvements are located on the respective farm portions:
Portion 5 of the farm Witpoort 216 JS
Portion with Tented Camp and Dam ideal for small tourism resort.
This portion has resort rights.
Development includes a large dam with inflow from river and 5 tented chalets.
Four chalets with four single beds for families and one honeymoon chalet with double bed. Each tent has a bathroom. Each chalet is set on a wooden deck in an indigenous forest with views overlooking the dam. The tented chalets are furnished for self-catering and were replaced with new tents in 2018.
The grass and wetland areas on the property can be used for birding using walkways to get access to the wetland areas.
Portion 4 of the farm Witpoort 216 JS
Portion with Manor House, Historic Water Mill Luxury Rooms and Mill Museum, Managers Cottage and three Dams ideal for Fly Fishing syndication. This portion has resort rights.
The Manor House comprises five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, reception, lounge with bar (with fireplace), dining room (with fireplace), conference room and fully equipped kitchen presently operating as a DBB business. There are 2 x Luxury Rooms (with full bathroom - shower and bathtub - and 2 king size beds), 2 x Classic Room (bathroom has bathtub) and 1 x Standard Room (bathroom has shower). Solid teak and rosewood furniture including seven rosewood wardrobes in rooms manufactures by Hans van der Merwe and Son. Original paintings and Persian carpets in house. View from deck of Manor House on river and dams.
There are three dams surrounded by indigenous forests and designed for trout fishing.The dams are surrounded by lawns and are stocked with trout.The grass and wetland areas between river and dams can be used for birding using walkways to get access to the wetland areas.
The Historic Water Mill has been renovated to two luxury rooms with original milling machinery.
One bedroom manager’s cottage. There is covered parking for 6 vehicles.
Portion 48 of the farm Witpoort 216 JS
Portion suitable for free roaming game, short and long nature and game walks and accommodation in remote mountain location with view on mountains and valleys. This portion has resort rights. There is potential to dam the Tierkloof stream with stones to provide water for fly fishing. Space in the valley for additional developments.
There are 5 Staff rooms. Archaeological ruins of the extinct Bokoni Tribe are found on this portion.
Portion 5 of the farm Konterdanskloof 223 JS
Portion with Country House, 3 Luxury Log Cabins and Dam ideal for syndication and/or Small Resort. The Country House with wraparound veranda with views overlooking valley, dam and mountains has 5 bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, (1 bedroom is a separate en-suite cottage), fully equipped kitchen with pantry and a large open plan living, dining and lounge area. There are three newly built Luxury Log Cabins (for couples) located in a valley in a forest overlooking a river. Each cabin hosts a kitchenette, en-suite bathroom and a fire place with modern fixtures and finishes installed. Sewerage from the cabins are treated by a multiple tank bio-cleaning system. There are two dams on the property fed by the Konterdanskloof river ideal for fly fishing.There is available space in the forest to build additional two family Luxury Log Cabins.


The subject property portions are situated on the escarpment of Mpumalanga within 2 hours drive from Johannesburg, between the towns of Dullstroom and Stoffberg. The region has long been recognised as an area of exceptional beauty with the immediate surroundings characterised by trout fishing destinations and country lodges. The topography comprises valleys and mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and grass lands.

Travelling from Gauteng on the N4, take the Belfast off-ramp and travel through the town of Belfast. Travel ±29.5km north out of Belfast on the R33. Turn right at the Witpoort board onto an unpaved road. Travel for ±8.4km then turn right. Travel for ±2.4km then turn right. The property is then reached after ±1km.

GPS co-ordinates for the site are as follows: S 25°24'30.15"; E 29°55'57.19"


The farm is mountainous with perennial streams at both the northern and southern boundaries. The land is covered by various shrubs, trees and grasses. The buildings and structures are concentrated in the north of the property which hosts 6 trout dams.

The seller continually eradicate alien plants such as black wattle on the property which.

The purchaser acknowledges that he has acquainted himself with the extent and the nature of the property he is buying and that he accepts the property as such, including the vegetation on the property.


The property is supplied by 3 phase Eskom power – three connection points.

Premises Details:

Title Deed Information
Title Deed Number: T26428/1995
Registered Owner: G J Van Zyl Trust
Title Deed Description: Portions 4, 5 & 48 of the Farm Witpoort 216 JS and Portion 5 of the Farm Konterdanskloof 223 JS
Registered Land Sizes Ptn 4 Witpoort - 12.6010 Hectares
Ptn 5 Witpoort - 12.5339 Hectares
Ptn 48 Witpoort - 455.4866 Hectares
Ptn 5 Konterdanskloof - 341.4921 Hectares
Total - 822.1136 Hectares
Municipality: Highland Local Municipality
Land Rights: Witpoort farm portions only - Business Rights (with conditions) was granted by the Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (Mpumalanga Province) – approval letter and conditions are available upon request. Water Rights: - issued by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in June 2002.

Size in square feet:
Approx 1500 sq meter under roof
Planning Consent:

Witpoort property zoned as a Resort

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The Witpoort properties are rezoned as a resort and there are space in valleys to build additional tent camps (glamping concept)

Competition / Market:

There are no competing establishments in the area. The nearest town is Dullstroom with a number of self catering units

Reasons for selling:

Owners retired and living in Cape Town

Trading hours:

06h30 till 21h30 365 days a year

7 workers and 3 management staff
Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

Support is available

Furniture / Fixtures value:
R800,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
R200,000 - included in the asking price
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