Boschhoek is hidden away in the mountains of the Waterberg, an easy 1.5 hours from Menlyn in Pretoria and just north of the town of Modimolle/Nylstroom. It is close enough to invite city friends over for lunch.
A world on its own with almost 1500 hectares of mountains, vistas, plains, waterfalls and streams.
The estate is well established, with some 120 stands (85%) sold and 65 houses built. The estate has been functioning for eight years already. The best stands were kept for a last phase, and these are now available. Boschhoek was probably the very last full title bush estate approved before a change in legislation about a decade ago. The remaining stands are literally the last. With the supply thus capped and demand ongoing, values are bound to increase dramatically going forward. Several French, German and American owners bear testimony to Boschhoek’s market appeal.
With almost 90% of the estate being common property, owners don’t only buy their own full title 1-2 hectare stand, but they also get all of Boschhoek’s almost 1500 hectares included in the deal. The total building footprint on the estate is only around 0.25% (a quarter percent). The other 99.75% is unadulterated nature.
Game includes giraffe, sable, roan, tsessebe, kudu, impala, waterbuck, red hartebeest, eland, nyala, bushbuck, reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, klipspringer, warthog and a host of smaller species. Buffalo and rhino are purposefully absent, allowing residents to walk and cycle all over the estate. With 40km of mountain roads Boschhoek is a cyclist’s paradise.
Boschhoek allows a lot of freedom in terms of building. No particular style or building materials is prescribed, provided the buildings blend in. There are 10 years to start building. There is no minimum size, allowing you to start as small as you wish and expand over time.
Excellent connectivity allows one to live and work in the bush.
All stands are accessible to ordinary sedan vehicles. Every stand has its own water connection, with an engineer designed water reticulation network supplied by estate boreholes. Being off the grid, Boschhoek does not depend on any local authority for services.
Levies are R1140 per month, including 6000 litres of free water whereafter a sliding scale applies. Municipal rates are approximately R50 per month. Being free from Eskom, there are no electricity accounts and no load shedding, and every house has its own solar electricity.
All common property, infrastructure and game is managed and maintained by the Home Owners Association, with an Estate Manager and a dedicated team.
Security is excellent, being landlocked and surrounded by private land. There is also a 14 kilometre electrified game fence all around the estate and a dedicated security company.