RAPTOR'S VIEW WILDLIFE ESTATE PROPERTY

This is 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 in a secure environment. The estate enjoys low density at a size of 1100ha, and with just over 300 one-hectare freehold stands.  Each stand is 1ha big and generously spaced apart thus providing optimal privacy for each resident.

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, to name a few. Smaller animals thriving on the estate include tortoises, bushbabies, porcupines, genet, mongoose, as well as a wide variety of reptiles and some amphibian species.   Leopards and Hyenna are occasional visitors but purely for plains game hunting purposes, and not dangerous to residents.

 

The variety of birdlife is excellent with over 200 Lowveld species recorded over the past few years.  Trees on the estate include Marula, Knobthorn, Weeping Boer-bean, Tamboti, Combretum, and Appleleaf.   Also thriving on the estate are a big variety of Reptile and Amphibian species.  Nocturnal creatures include Bushbaby,  Genet,  Spotted Owls, Porcupine, Civet, Honey Badger, Square Tailed Nightjar, and more.   

All stands are unfenced and crossed by game tracks. Natural woodlands provide residents with privacy and allow animals to roam freely between properties.  There are safe well-marked and lengthy walking and cycling 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 and at the same time enjoy game viewing opportunities along the way. 

 

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 exclusive 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 resident access cards, strict gate security, 24-hour patrols,  security cameras, and a guardhouse.  Fiber optic cables for efficient internet and speed are installed.

estate is fenced with electric fencing.

Only long-term rentals of 30 consecutive days upward are allowed, and estate rules do not make provision for commercial activity at all.  Domestic pets are not allowed and feeding wild animals is prohibited.

 

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 bush character based on a game lodge appearance. 

Raptor's View Wildlife Estate appeals to a range of homeowners from young families, to pensioners.   Home Owners are international and include South Africans, Europeans, Americans, and more.

The nature-based and wildlife orientated Southern Cross School is located at the entrance of the estate, and a bicycle ride away for students living in the estate.

 

Raptor's View Wildlife Estate is a short drive or walks away from Hoedspruit Town and all convenient amenities.   The Hoedspruit Airport is only 20 minutes away and offers scheduled daily flights to and from Johannesburg and Cape Town.