Spacious, rambling, 4 bedroom farmhouse built on a 12.8 hectare stand, on the banks of the Olifants River, with large reception/living areas and a country kitchen with separate scullery. A deep, covered veranda runs along the front of the home providing both shade and an entertainment space with built in braai area that overlooks the eco pool and with uninterrupted views of the bushveld, providing a relaxing space from which to view the many game species that traverse the flood plains. The property has approximately 320 meters of river frontage which is lined with enormous, indigenous trees, bringing exceptional birdlife, as well as sightings of both crocodiles and hippos. A two roomed study/office building is set a short distance from the house and this could be changed into a ‘granny flat’. The homestead is surrounded by an electric fence and some of the added benefits are, a large storeroom, parking for 4 vehicles and staff quarters. Power is from Eskom, and although there is a borehole, water from the river is pumped to settling tanks and then either pumped to the pool or garden and also into a tank where the reverse osmosis system provides for household drinking water. A pet friendly reserve,Grietjie has become one of the most sought after areas within the Lowveld. The reserve is approximately 3 000 ha in extent, has 6km of river frontage and forms part of the Balule Nature Reserve, and is a member of the Association of Private Nature Reserves. Balule Reserve encompasses some 40 000 ha and straddles the Olifants river for over 25kms. Grietjie Reserve and is home to an amazing variety of game, with most of the common species being encountered, and has the added bonus of being home to the big 5. The reserve also boasts an amazing birding list with over 260 species having been recorded, including rarities such as the Pel's Fishing Owl. The Balule Reserve is open to the Greater Kruger National Park, allowing for the natural migration of all animal species.