This eco-tourism cornerstone situated in The Crags, a suburb on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay, is a nature-lover's paradise. Founded in 2002 with the intention of becoming a wildlife rehabilitation centre, it became a tourism magnet thanks to the main drawcards, the big cats. Providing sanctuary for 2 adult lions, a male white lion and a female, a leopard and 4 cheetahs, as well as smaller wildcats like caracals, servals and others.
Over and above the animal sanctuary, the facility includes an expansive visitor centre, adjoining office space and animal hospital.
On the accommodation front, the property boasts lodging for up to 28 guests, spread among 1 homestead and 7 guest suites. The homestead includes 4 en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, lounges, deck, office and single garage. The guest suites are all en-suite with independent entrances. There is a communal braai and entertainment area, partially covered, as well as central fire pit and bar. This area extends over a deck overlooking a small dam around which 2 cheetahs roam behind suitable fencing.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of this property, which possibly trumps the phenomenal wildlife, is the approximately 20 hectares of virgin, indigenous forest on the south-western side of the erf. Descending gradually towards a riverbed which winds its way towards the coast and beaches around Arch Rock and Forest Hall, the opportunity for forest hiking, trail running and possibly mountain biking is immense. Or one could simply enjoy the solitude and exclusivity associated with owning some of South Africa's rarest topography.
With all the infrastructure and expertise on hand to continue as custodians of some of South Africa's rarest and most treasured fauna and flora, as well as expand and leverage upon the accommodation potential, this property is well positioned for a shrewd, large-scale eco-investor
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