Instead of going on a once-in-a-lifetime safari in South Africa, there is now a chance to try one out on your own property. the cost? 36 million dollars.
Classified as a “rare opportunity,” a private preserve in the Karoo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, which spans 41,260 acres, has hit the market with that amount.
The list states that the lands, known as Magic Hills, are home to the world’s most endangered species of wildlife. Also known as the iSanti Big-5 Sanctuary, animals on Earth include lions, tigers, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and African buffaloes.
Among the animals in the reserve is the largest living black rhino in the world.
“Magic Hills is unlike anything I’ve experienced before, which says a lot, as a travel writer. The silence, the views, the sheer amount of space—and the stars, oh my stars! There’s definitely a different energy at play,” said Lynette Botha, international travel editor at LookBook Studio. Here…something supernatural.” “Besides natural beauty, luxury lodges make falling in love with the place inevitable.”
Broad vistas, vistas, and plains make up the landscape and are located near Addo Elephant Park, whose listing notes may be included in the sale.
The Magic Hills Private Collection consists of three lodges, and one campground for a “deeply rejuvenating safari experience,” as the listing states.
In one lodge known as the Sky Villa, seven pavilions are set atop the highest mountains in the reserve. “It is not uncommon to wake up among the clouds,” the list adds.
A second inn, known as ILanga Manor House, features 10 Cape Dutch architecture suites.
The third inn, called “Elsa’s Farmhouse,” is a traditional four-bedroom house that has been restored and powered by solar energy.
KaKhulu Karoo camp offers seven suites.
In total, the conservancy’s condominium estate has 28 bedrooms and 28 full bathrooms.
Although spacious, the property is a private rental 30 minutes to the ocean and 90 minutes to Cape Town. Additionally, there are three national parks within a two-hour drive, including Desolation Valley.
Kim Cooper of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the list.