300+ Room Hotel and Game Resort Development Opportunity in South Africa

Location: Waterberg Mountains, near Vaalwater, a UNESCO world heritage site, Limpopo, 90 minutes drive North-East of Johannesberg, South Africa

Name: TBA

Guide Price: 

No. of Keys: 300+


The Opportunity: Our client, a South-African resident and a veteran in the tourism sector of that country, has an option to acquire five farms, to make a game resort of 50,000 hectares (123,000 acres), and has an Expression of Interest (dated 2019) from a major global hotel chain to manage and assist in the development of the resort under one their top (five-star) brands.

The plan is for rooms size of 165 sqm and the resort to have all the facilities one would expect from a five-star project…pool, restaurants, bars, fitness etc. The plans also allow to upgrade the current gravel airstrip for private airplane arrivals.

In addition there are plans for a 10,000 sqm Auditorium for entertainment and large events

The area already has an abundance of “The Big Five” animals.

The business plan indicates an income of US$1,750 pppd full board to include game drives, on 70% occupancy to achieve an annual income of $250m

The investment required is

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Time Frame: 36 months

Tenure: Freehold

Flag and Management: Brand has expressed interest, but nothing committed.

Current Owner: Individual with extensive tourism background

Agent: THPT

Financials: Business Plan available – xx% yield

Guide Investment Figure: US$

Price per Key: 

Date Posted: May 2020

THPT Comment: A great opportunity to secure this great opportunity to break into the safari resort business in SA.

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