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Verlorenkloof Estate

Timeshare Mpumalanga

The Estate

Verlorenkloof Estate, is a unique shareblock development set, on 1600 hectares in a beautiful valley on the eastern escarpment of Mpumalanga, near Dullstroom and Lydenburg.  The estate lends itself to nature lovers, with 6 trout dams, 6 kms of the Crocodile River, cycling trails and 42km trails for hiking, birding, archaeology and botany walks. The estate features a beautiful lodge, which has a reception area, conference facilities and Food space, a pre-order meal facility, deli and all-day coffee shop.

Verlorenkloof has been in operation since 2000 and has a dedicated management team who has been involved from the start. The estate is RCI affiliated and has won many associated awards.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in 23 self-catering crofts. The crofts have been carefully positioned to ensure privacy and make the best of the amazing views. There are three, four and five-bedroom configurations, and some crofts offer plunge pools. All very well equipped and serviced twice a day.

To arrange viewings, please contact our office. Mid-week rentals can also be arranged at a discounted price, should you wish to stay over.

For the full details are additional photos click here 

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, haidee@zestpropertygroup.co.za

 

Things To Do In Dullstroom

Dullstroom is anything but Dull. There is something for everyone to do! Here are a few options.. Have fun 😊

Things for families, groups and littlies:

Arts and Crafts
Creative fun for the whole family! Includes anything from making mosaics to painting @ iCreate 082 451 0509

A range of art classes and furniture restoration workshops @ Anything But Dull 083 309 8140

Horse riding @ Walkersons 082 442 9766
Dave Curtis will take anyone from baby to biltong, and tailor rides accordingly.  Contact him to book your rides.

Dunkeld Estate:

Spend the day at one of the most scenic country estates in the country. There are two restaurants and an array of activities including an indoor swimming pool, fishing, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, tours of the “state of the art” trout hatchery. For the adrenaline junkies – abseiling, a zipline, and a trapeze jump. Do note that most activities and tours must be booked well in advance, are only available on certain days, and each is charged separately. Reception: Tel: 078 2931403  Email: info@dunkeldestate.co.za

Bird of Prey Centre – Kruisfontein Turnoff 082 899 4108

A “must see” when visiting Dullstroom.  Children love the bird of prey shows and there is a children’s fishing pond, a small “zoo” of rescued and rehabilitated small wildlife, and of course all the birds in their aviaries.

Verloren Valei Nature Reserve – Birds & Wildlife

This protected nature reserve is roughly 13km outside Dullstroom. It is one of few places in the country to where three of the world’s endangered cranes breed. You will also see a variety of other bird species.
Venture out on your own. There is a small entrance fee or arrange a guided tour. Guided tour by appointment only call, 072 423 7205

The Dullstroom Heritage Museum 072 651 0092

Get to know the history of our very interesting little town.

Dullstroom On The Dam

The perfect venue for a family picnic, a spot of fishing and for the adventurous a hike up the Suikerboschkop Mountain. Friendly dogs welcome on a lead.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

We have two venues that offer Clay Pigeon shooting. @ Field & Stream, 9km down the Tonteldoos road, open Saturdays, all other days by bookings only, 083 443 4567 (Greg) / 078 950 6301 (Kevin)

@ Lake Heron, 8,5km down the Machadodorp road, open every day, bookings essential, 082 781 0242 (Frank) 072 411 7576

Whisky and Gin Tasting

Pop in to Auldstone House where the tasting experience is combined with very interesting facts about the various spirits. Contact Eve on 082 600 5388 check she wants us to use this number.

WTF

In the Cherry Grove centre will treat you to a wine and gin tasting experience. Phone 079 495 3502

Beer tasting @ Anvil Ale (Number … on our map) 073 168 6603

Craft beer brewed on site, free tastings, light meals, in a lovely garden setting. There is also freshly roasted coffee from Africa to Central America! Roast and ground to perfection on the premises.

Take a drive down to Tonteldoos

Tonteldoos is a charming little farmers village. Take the gravel road passed Dunkeld for 20kms. Local pub Highside Tavern 082 867 4347, The Cat & The Cow, restaurant 082 867 4347, The Barn restaurant 013 254 0702. Paintball, bookings essential 072 2462231

Things for adventurous & outdoor lovers:

Fishing

For tackle sales and hire:

Mavungana – Main Rd. 013 254-0270;

Village Angler – Next door to Poacher. 013 254-0045.

Vaid’s Blue Shop – Slachtersnek St. 013 254-0173.

Where to Fish

Dullstroom Town Dams 061 762 3209

Both Town Dams are open to members of the public – the lower dam is strictly a catch and release trophy dam, please note there is a daily fee payable. Access to the dams is through the Caravan park gate.

Mavungana Flyfishing 013 254-0270

Still water & river fishing. Guiding & instruction. Day fishing can be arranged at the following dams, Hacker’s Haven, Jurassic Pond and c&r trophy day waters, Bird of Prey Centre. River fishing on 2kms of the upper Crocodile River.
Day fishing outings are on offer, with the assistance of a Mavungana guide.

Elandskloof Trout Dams 013 254-0136

Fishing in 10 dams: Rod fee includes 2 trout. Camping, chalets, pool available. 9km towards Belfast, left to Machadodorp and travel for 5km.

Dunkeld Country Estate 078 293 1403

Fishing available in 13 Trout Dams.  Fishing permits available @ Dunkeld Reception.

Golf @ Highland Gate (087 808 6570)

Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate offers a magnificent 18-hole Ernie Els signature golf course, rated in the top 21 in South Africa. The course is open to public and has a clubhouse with restaurant and bar, lounge areas and a pro-shop. Booking is essential: Call 087 808 6570 or email: golfbookings@highlandgate.co.za

Mountain biking

Watson Wheels Bicycle Hire, Repairs and Maintenance 0837447061

Hire of bicycles, as well as repairs. The owner Callen Watson is an experienced mountain bike rider and technician in Dullstroom that can give guidance on trails. He also conducts cycling clinics on request.  

Routes you can do on your own

Here are the overviews of a few routes. For the full routes visit the Dullstroom Accommodation website, http://dullstroom.co.za/mountain-biking/ or pop into the Zest office for a printout.

Tonteldoos – De Berg Ring Road:
75 km in total, predominantly dirt road plus a portion of tar, quite a few hectic climbs – NOT FOR THE UNFIT. This route takes you past Tonteldoos, onto the R577, the Nederhorst road and the railway service road.

Kruisfontein Loop

Short: 43 km in total, predominantly on dirt road with 5km of tar included. This route can be done clockwise (hardcore) or anti-clockwise (wannabe). The route takes you on the R540 (short distance) and then onto the Kruisfontein Road and back to the R540.

Dullstroom to Tonteldoos & back:

A total of 46 km on dirt road with very little traffic. There are a few climbs.

Kruisfontein / Machadodorp Ring Road:
33km in total on predominantly dirt road with 11km of tar. This route takes you on the R540, Machadodorp gravel road, Valyspruit gravel, Kruisfontein tar road and back onto the R540.

Railway Track:
14km gravel road. This route is ideal of the beginners or not so fit. It follows the railway service road, up to the De Berg turnoff and back again.

De Berg Rd & back:
42 km of predominantly dirt road. This route takes you along the railway service road and then the De Berg gravel road, returning via the same route.

Elandskloof, Winnaarspoort & Kloppenheim:
76 km in total predominantly on dirt road with 12 km of tar. Breath taking and breath taking views! This route will take you on the R540, Machadodorp gravel road and a number of smaller gravel roads.

Parkrun & Walks

Weekly Parkrun @ Dullstroom on the dam

Dullstroom Parkrun is a free and is a 5km timed walk or run. It happens every Saturday, starting at 8am @ the Dullstroon Town dam. Please note you must register beforehand  www.parkrun.co.za.

Suikerboschkop Mountain

Hike up the mountain, accessed from Dullstroom on the dam and just follow the trail. Free of charge.

Health and Beauty

Dullstroom Altitude Training Centre Gym 061 299 0311

Dullstroom’s gym offers most disciplines, including free weights, aerobics, v-core and circuits.
Open: Mondays-Fridays:06h00 – 8h00 and 17h00 – 19h00. Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

Trevor Conn Hair Studio @ Cherry Grove Centre 074 700 9000

Trevor is a well known name in the industry and has worked with some of the biggest names in the beauty industry. Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Maset Hair Salon 079 488 9780

In The Source Centre

The Highland Rose Country House and Spa 083 700 9749

Discover a spa environment that will renew, rejuvenate and replenish your body, mind and spirit.

Walkersons Spa 013 253-7000

Located at Walkersons Hotel and is a timeless place of peace and tranquillity, embraced by nature and is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence – a feast for your soul and senses.

 

Spacious Home With An Ideal Location

Location

It’s not often that we find a lovely home with ideal location – this property is exactly it! Located on the south eastern side edge of the Dullstroom Village. This area is quiet and tucked away from the rest of the Village with great views over surrounding farmlands.

About the property

The home is spacious and has a modern rustic feel. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious open plan living area. Two of the three bedrooms have access out onto the veranda, the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee.

The attractive kitchen has fitted country style cupboards with built in Whirlpool four plate stove and oven, prep sink and separate scullery. The counter tops are solid timber and one counter serves as a breakfast bar. There is a free-standing gas stove that is also included in the sale.

The lounge has the traditional Dullstroom fireplace and double doors out onto a generous covered veranda with views towards the east.

The property is fully enclosed, has a brick driveway and low maintenance garden with established lawn.

All the furniture and appliances are available to purchase, as a separate negotiation.

For the full details are additional photos click here 

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, haidee@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

Highland Gate Golf & Trout

Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate Number 15 in SA

“When you hear golfers say they were torn between hitting their next shot or pausing to take a photo of the golf course or the surrounding scenery, you know it has to be a very special place. Highland Gate is definitely that kind of place – Ernie Els”

Ranking

Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate is going places, and at a rapid rate. The March 2018 edition of Golf Digest magazine features the annual Top 100 golf courses, SA’s oldest ranking, established in 1998. This year, the Ernie Els designed course at Highland Gate jumped a massive 6 spots up the rankings, to claim the 15th spot (no. 21 in 2017). It was also voted the ‘best conditioned golf course outside of Gauteng’, beaten to the first place by Gary Player Country Club at Sun City (which is no.3 on the overall
rankings).

This is a wonderful achievement, and the Estate and its facilities is another jewel in Dullstroom’s crown.
Year-on-year sales of vacant stands on the estate are slowly but surely increasing, which certainly has a lot to do with the fact that the course is so highly rated.

It is not just about golf!

But, Highland Gate is not just about golf – it also caters for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. It offers fly fishing, hiking, trail running,
mountain biking and a long walk down to the spectacular waterfall and
rockpools on the southern edge of the Estate, should certainly be on your to-do-list!
The modern clubhouse, built 3 years ago, features a restaurant, pub, lounge, function venue, pro shop, halfway house and cloakrooms. Green fees are very affordable
compared to other top ranked
courses.

Property on the Estate

Zest Property Group is mandated to market both developer and resale stands, and also have several completed residences on the market. For an Estate of this stature, vacant stands are still very affordable, starting from as little as R 250 000, click here for more info. A significant advantage to investors is the fact that they can appoint their own architect and construction
company. There is a high demand for overnight accommodation on the Estate, so renting out your house through Dullstroom accommodation booking agents, will secure you a good monthly income.

Written by: Del-Monté – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, dr@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

 

Stonefields Estate – A hidden gem in Dullstroom

About Stonefields

The Estate is on the north eastern boundary of Dullstroom, adjacent to farmland and is arguably the most exclusive Estate in Dullstroom. It has a wonderful country feel but within walking distance of Dullstrooms many shops and restaurants.
The Estate has its own small trout dam, secure perimeter palisade fencing and a motorized gate at the main entrance with daytime access control during the week. There are sixteen houses in total in this very well-manicured estate.

What’s Available?

Properties don’t often come onto the market in this estate, we only have one home available and a share in a house.

Details on the home:

This three bedroom, two bathroom home is located in Stonefields Residential Estate. It has fantastic views over the adjacent farmland while enjoying the security of the Estate. The home has an attractive country style kitchen with a central island and huge fireplace in the living area with quality finishes throughout. There is an established garden with private entertainment, deck area. Properties in this Estate rarely come into the market. For the full details click here.

Details on the share:

This share entitles you to enjoy one week every month in this fully furnished eight sleeper house. It is a comfortable, double storey four bedroom, three bathroom home. Open plan living area downstairs with doors that open onto the covered veranda and garden. The veranda overlooks the small trout dam and distant Suikerboschkop Mountain. This is a great and affordable way to get into the property market in Dullstroom. For the full details click here.

Contact Zest for more info 013 254 0219, info@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Critchley Common Estate – Dullstroom

Critchley Common House For Sale Dullstroom

Secure Living With A Country View

Located within our little village of Dullstroom, Critchley Common Estate is a well-known and established residential estate. It has 34 houses with a small “English village” feel – the architectural style includes pointed stonework, timber pane windows and red corrugated roofs.

We currently have a very well located four bedroom, two bathroom house on the market. It features an open plan living area with fireplace in the lounge and double doors out onto the open veranda that overlooks the Crocodile River and Suikerboschkop Mountain – this is the ideal place to relax. The garden is low maintenance and extends out onto the common area, making it appear much larger. For the full details on this property click here. 

The estate also has a beautiful pond, home to a collection of ducks. Access into Critchley Common is well controlled, and the current levies are reasonable at approximately R680 per month.

Generate An Income

This Estate is very popular with weekend / holiday rentals, read more about letting here.

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, haidee@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

Country Living

Highland Gate Dullstroom Stands For Sale

COUNTRY LIVING OPTIONS IN ESTATES NEAR DULLSTROOM

Country Estates

With Country Estates ranging in size between 500 and 1000 hectares, you can have the sense of space that comes with living on a farm without the headaches of the upkeep. The levies usually cover maintenance of the roads, dams, grounds, the stocking of the dams with trout, the security, the firebreaks and fire control in winter.
They generally offer extensive fishing waters, the opportunity of many hours of walking, cycling and bird watching.
Some estates offer the benefit of a hotel or club house, all this within easy reach of Dullstroom, for when you may want to venture in for a meal or shopping.

Walkersons Private Estate

Only 114 stands on 800 hectares, with a total of 40 completed houses;
Stands ranging in size from 1100sqm to 1ha and priced from R540,000;
Current levies are R3990 per month;
Located 10km from Dullstroom, tar road all the way;
4km of river frontage together with 14 dams;
5 star hotel, spa and tarred airstrip.

Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate

Highlight of the Estate is the 18 hole, championship Ernie Els signature golf course
455 stands on 700 hectares, with a total of 25 completed houses;
Stands ranging in size from 770sqm to 1900sqm and priced from R295,000;
Current levies are R1580 per month;
Located 14km from Dullstroom on tar roads;
Dams, both Kareekraal and Valyspruit rivers and various waterfalls;
Magnificent Clubhouse offering meals.

Dullstroom Country Estate

85 stands on 550 hectares, with a total of 15 completed houses;
Stands sizes are 1 hectare each and priced from R248,000;
Current levies are R2230 per month;
Located 18km (15km tar and the balance gravel) from Dullstroom;
9 trout dams;
Game fenced and fully stocked with Eland, Zebra amongst others.

Teal and Trout

40 stands on 1020 hectares, with a total of 15 completed houses;
Stands sizes are 1 hectare each and priced from R95,000;
Current levies are R3560 per month;
Located approx. 8kms off the N4, close to Machadodorp and 28km from Dullstroom;
18 dams and 6 weirs.

If you would like any additional info give us a call on 013 254 0219 or email info@zestpropertygroup.co.za

 

Oak Lane Estate – Dullstroom

Dullstroom Home In Oak Lane Estate

Great Lock Up & Go With Income Potential

Oak Lane Estate, one of a kind in Dullstroom!

Oak Lane Estate is certainly one of the most well-known and established residential developments in Dullstroom. It is the only waterfront residential estate in Dullstroom, with direct access to the Grootsuikerboschkop Nature Reserve and the two Dullstroom Town Dams. It is located on the north-eastern edge of town but is a short walk to the centre of the village, where all the restaurants, pubs and shops are situated. The estate has 24-hours security and controlled access.

Oaklane is also very popular in the weekend rental market. Visitors just love the location, and the fact that you can still walk to the village. Venues in Oaklane easily rent on average for approximately R 500 per person per night. The town has a comprehensive infrastructure in place to take care of the marketing and bookings of accommodation venues, payment of these invoices, key collection, as well as small businesses that offer housekeeping and gardening services – making the rental option very possible.

About the house…

This particular house was built in 2005. The current owners gave the interior of the house a complete make-over a year ago. The kitchen was completely replaced, as were the floor tiles. A closed combustion fireplace was also added, and both bathrooms were extensively renovated. Shutters were fitted to all the doors and windows, providing a high level of security. All the finishes are now of a very high standard.

The house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the main bedroom is en suite. The bedrooms have plush new carpets and built-in cupboards. The kitchen has granite tops and a Bosch oven that has never been used! A special feature of the house is the lovely sunroom to the front, with sliding folding doors on three sides that opens the room up to a small enclosed garden (small pets are welcome!). There is a double garage with motorised doors and a lockable storeroom.

In short, this is the ideal lock-up-and-go, with trout fishing and walks up the Suikerboschkop mountain right on the doorstep. To view all the detail and photos of this property click here.

This property is currently on the market with Zest at R 1 650 000-00 (Sole mandate).

Written by: Del-Monté – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, dr@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

Double Storey Home With Views Over Farmlands

BE INSPIRED – CHECK OUT THIS FIXER-UPPER HOME

Simple, yet so effective!

I always feel that a picture says so much more. Have a look at the before and after pictures below.

The lounge area

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The kitchen area

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The main bedroom

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En Suite Bathroom

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The second bedroom

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The landing 

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERT………….

Here are some tips from the owner of this property.

“Herewith my 5 cents worth on renovating a home:

For me a home is a living creature that needs love and attention like any other living being.  I always look at a home with respect and always try to see its full potential, instead of looking at the negative points about it.  Of course, when buying a home you need to be sure of the positives and negatives to ensure your investment is safe.

My advice when transforming a home to its former glory AND better is as follows:

  • Look over the current bad condition of the house.  I have never bought a perfect home, as my taste is different to the previous owners;
  • Find ways to put your own stamp on it or to bring your own character into the new home;
  • A coat of fresh paint is always the best way to start;
  • Invest in the small things that will make the biggest difference – good light fittings, good curtain rails;
  • I believe in custom made curtains – let’s face it all windows are different, and I have never understood how a standard shop bought curtain can be used on any window.  Window dressings are the most important aspect of a home for me;
  • You do not have to make use of the most expensive items to renew your home – I make use of existing bathroom fittings and kitchen cupboards to safe costs, unless it is really beyond repair;
  • Beds and bedding is also an important part of dressing a home – nothing worse than a mix match bed with saggy pillows.  Dress your beds to complement the décor of your home;
  • Gardens do not need to be filled with expensive plants. Rather keep it neat, spend money on watering what you have, a green and groomed lawn ends a home perfectly.

If you are not sure – get advice from a friend or an expert, more than one opinion is always worth it.”

After reading theses tips, I am feeling very inspired. If you are considering a fixer-upper, big or small, now is the time to get started.

If you are interested in finding your very own fixer-upper, give me a call on 073 1884 306

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, haidee@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

 

 

 

Dullstroom Your Weekend Destination

Why buy a holiday home at the BEACH you only visit once a year?

Buy a DULLSTROOM home and enjoy FREQUENT weekends away AND get an income on the weekends you’re not here.

Critchley Common Dullstroom

Statistics

1800 beds in a 30 kms radius including Millstream time share, Dunkeld holiday club timeshare, Walkersons Hotel and privately owned cottages and houses, which are rented out over weekends 85% occupancy over weekends. Additional weekday bookings over long weekends, half terms and school holidays.
The golf course has brought in additional weekday bookings. All these visitors create a great opportunities to own a property and generate an income, read this article for a few stats and info on the practical side.

Practical aspects

Infrastructurer in place for the booking process – Dullstroom Accommodation and Dullstroom Reservations are the two reservation offices. They have full time staff answering hundreds of inquiries every day. They send clients all the suitable options, get payments and send the venue owner the income, less commission at month end.
There are several small businesses in place that offer cleaning and gardening services and manage maintenance issues.

Income potential

Venues charge between R 200 and R 850 p.p.p.n depending on many factors:

  • The location, either in town or on a farm;
  • The quality of the furnishings and linen;
  • Setting and views;
  • Availability of fishing waters on site;
  • Distance from Dullstroom and accessibility i.e on a gravel road;
  • The “extras” that are offered – chocs, teas & coffees, “honesty bar” etc…….

Contact Zest for more info 013 254 0219, info@zestpropertygroup.co.za