RAPTOR'S VIEW WILDLIFE ESTATE 

An exclusive and authentic wildlife estate with a strong focus on the conservation of wildlife and the environment, offering the privilege of bushveld living at its finest.​

Raptor's View Wildlife Estate enjoys low density at a size of 1100ha, and with just over 300 one-hectare freehold stands. This beautiful plains game estate is lush with indigenous vegetation, beautiful bushveld,  and complemented by the picturesque Drakensberg mountain range.

 

The estate is stocked with a variety of big and small species such as giraffe, zebra, jackal, wildebeest, impala, and Kudu, only to name a few. Smaller animals thriving on the estate include tortoises, bushbabies, porcupines, genet, mongoose, as well as a wide variety of reptile and some amphibian species.   The variety of birdlife is excellent with over 200 species recorded over the past few years.  Trees on Raptor's include Marula, Knobthorn, Weeping Boer-bean, Tamboti, Combretum, and Appleleaf.   All stands are unfenced and crossed by game tracks. Natural woodlands provide residents with privacy and allowing animals to roam freely between properties.  There are safe well-marked walking trails in the wilderness area as well as dams, and an elevated bird hide. Residents can safely explore this magical estate on foot or by bicycle.

A well established Home Owners Association ensures that the estate is managed to the highest levels of quality to maintain a tranquil bushveld lifestyle and to protect and enhance the environment of the estate, including its fauna and flora, and the investment of its members, the property owners. 

Sound infrastructure on  this estate includes a reservoir with a generous supply of emergency water, sophisticated underground electrical reticulation, excellent estate and wildlife management, and 24-hour security with regular patrols,  and a security guardhouse.

 

RAPTOR'S VIEW WILDLIFE ESTATE RULES AND ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES

The houses on Raptor’s View Wildlife Estate are designed using an architectural style that blends in and is aesthetically pleasing within the surrounding Lowveld bush environment. In keeping with the natural environment, homes on the estate are built according to architectural specifications and themed with thatched roofs and natural exterior wall colours to blend into the bushveld surroundings.  These guidelines are aimed at reducing the environmental footprint on the estate and maintaining a natural surround for each homestead.   A list of Rules has been drawn up to maintain an authentic character based on a game lodge appearance.  The purpose of these rules is to set out how homeowners and their visitors Estate should conduct themselves both within the confines of residential Portions and the rest of the Estate to provide a high-quality lifestyle within a secure, natural, and well-managed wildlife Estate. 

Some of the architectural guidelines and rules include, and in no particular order:

  • Exterior walls must be painted and plastered in neutral colours to blend in with the bushveld surroundings.

  • To maintain optimal privacy, double storey's may not be erected.

  • Only thatch roofing is allowed.

  • Only indigenous plants on residential portions are allowed, and no exotic plants are allowed anywhere on the estate.

  • The pool size is limited to 16sqm for the benefit of the wildlife surroundings.

  • Only pedestrians and bicycles may traverse footpaths on the estate.

  • The speed limit on the estate is strictly 30km/hour and all wildlife has the right of way.

  • Wildlife on the Estate must not be chased, hunted, shot, trapped, fished, or molested and interfered with in any way whatsoever.​

  • Collection of any wood, stones, fauna, flora, or the remains for fauna on the estate is not permitted.

  • Any activity causing aggravation or nuisance to other persons and interfering with the tranquil nature of the estate is not allowed.

  • Domestic animals/pets, feral animals or domesticated wild animals, whether caged or note, are not permitted on the estate.​

  • ​Short term rentals are not allowed. Long term rentals are allowed from 30 days plus.

  • Commercial activity is not allowed.

  • Feeding of wildlife is strictly prohibited.

 

SCHOFIELD WILDLIFE PROPERTIES   

Office 16 - Maroela Park, 53 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

Mobile:  +27 (0) 073 688 5148   Email:  bernadette@schofieldproperties.co.za

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