Sporting property - for sale - ZIMBABWE

ZIMBABWE
Sporting property
Masvingo

Investment opportunity to acquire the largest tract of privately-owned land in Zimbabwe.

Situated in South East of Zimbabwe, this game reserve (57.323-hectares / 141.648-acres / 600 km2) represents the largest privately-owned property in Zimbabwe; it is the rebirth of the purest fauna and flora in Africa after dozens of years of unprofitable cattle ranching.

The property comprises seven different habitats, and is an untouched wilderness teeming with wildlife, birds and insects.

This reserve will make a prestigious addition to your personal property asset portfolio with incredible lifestyle and conservation benefits, as well as potential for future development and expansion.

ACCESSIBILITY
Private Airstrip:
Grass, open for approach 1,200 m. Usable wheels down 900 m. King Air 350 or PC12 land easily. Possibility to install a 1,500 m tarred runway.
Nearest airport:
- Buffalo Range Airport, Masvingo Province: Boeing 737-700, Gulfstream V or Global Express lands there. Runway 1,500 m long. The airport is located 135 Km / 84 Mi from the reserve.
- International Robert Gabriel Mugabe airport of Harare. 500 Km from the reserve.

LODGES
The property has two upmarket guest facilities.
Ingwe Lodge
Ingwe Lodge comprises 4 chalets, two luxury safari tents, three double rooms en-suite and a gym. A large “Lapa” entertainment area for up to 24 dinner guests with fully equipped kitchen, storage and cold storage. Staff quarters for 16 people, laundry, stables, generators and workshop. It is in close proximity to private airstrip.
Tented Camp
The tented comprises 4 luxury tents with four poster beds and bathrooms en-suite, an entertainment “Lapa”, generators, kitchen and staff quarters.

THE PROPERTY IN STATISTICS

  • Land size 57,323-hectares / 141,648-acres / 600 km2
  • Comprises 7 different habitats
  • Over 200,000 counted mammals
  • Approx. 400 different bird species
  • Completely intact world of insects
  • Completely intact world of reptiles
  • Completely intact world of small mammals
  • ~135 permanent workers feeding over 1,300 family members
  • 6 managers
  • 1 resident ecologist
  • Ecological advisers are the former CEO of Kruger National Park, scientists from the Wildlife College in Pretoria, South Africa 

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 41 km double and electrified fences in need of renewal once Government support and approval received
  • 500 km roads and tracks
  • 60 km of underground water pipelines
  • 6 active boreholes
  • Pumping system also drawing from over 40 km of major rivers on the property
  • Carpentry which produced all wood work needed such as doors, windows, furniture and fittings for the entire estate
  • Tailor who can produce all uniforms as well as covers and upholstery for vehicles, lodges and housing
  • Engineering workshop for the maintenance of vehicles, pumps and machinery of all kinds
  • Fruit and Vegetable gardens
  • Butchery
  • Guest house for visiting scientists and animal capture units
  • Management housing units, up market.

ECOLOGICAL SUCCESS
Rhinos - 90 highly endangered rhinos are protected within the reserve, at an annual cost of some $ 500,000 largely funded through overseas NGO’s.
Painted wild dog – The reserve holds the densest population in Africa of this highly endangered species.
Lions - from the humble beginnings of 11 translocated animals the reserve has built the population up to some 95 lions today.
Elaphants – This reserve orchestrated the largest Elephant translocation ever undertaken in Africa in 1995. its moved some 560 animals and have grown this herd to well over 2,500 today. The reserve has been home to 650 - 950 elephants over the past four years. Another noteworthy  operation is that the reserve donated 100 elephants to a National Park concession in the Lower Zambezi Valley.
Nyalas - these possible most beautiful of all antelopes in Africa were raised from a modest herd of 5 to over 120 today.
Leopards – The reserve developed a completely new and different procedures to monitor, oversee and protect this species. It assures us that we have about 95 leopards present at any given time.

TRANSLOCATIONS
This property has a proud sustainable hunting and conservation model that produces excess animals. These excess animals are used to re-populate poacher ravaged National Parks in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries 

  • 2013 and 2016 to Gonarezhou and Zambezi National Parks in Zimbabwe as well as Zinave National Park in Mozambique ~1,300 plains game animals.
  • 2018: The reserve presented 100 elephants to the RIFA concession in Zimbabwe National Parks
  • 2020: The reserve planned to move >2,500 plains game animals as well as elephants, lions and wild dogs to two National Parks as a present from us to the President of Zimbabwe.

The property hosts the SVC’s Special Species Protection Unit (SSPU) which is a paramilitary unit protecting the rhino population in particular and supporting wider anti-poaching in general. 

POLITICAL RISK
This property is immune from the normal risks associated with Zimbabwe. Ownership is held by a German holding company, which enjoys fullest protection under the German-Zimbabwean-Investment- Protection-Treaty. Many attempts of land-grab in the past were fought off by applying the treaty through the strong assistance of the relevant Ambassadors as well as the German Government. The new Government of Zimbabwe recognises this property’s protection treaty status fully.

The Agreement is called « Agreement between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Federal Republic of Germany Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investments » and is in force since 1995.

SPECIES LIST AND ESTIMATED POPULATION SIZES
Resident on the property (owned by the property unless stated otherwise):
Elephants 650 - 950
Lion 80 - 95
Leopards ~ 95
Hyena 30 - 50
Cheetah ~ 10 (recovering population)
Wild Dogs 40 - 60
Buffalo 1,000 - 1,200
Rhino 85 - 95 (owned by the Zimbabwean State, the reserve being the custodian)
Eland 450 - 850
Giraffe 500 - 650
Impala 6,000 - 8,500
Wildebeest 560 - 2,200
Zebra 600 - 1,300
Nyala 80 - 120
Kudu 200 - 600
Waterbuck 100 - 300
Sable 30 - 120
Warthog 170 - 800

BIRD SPECIES
The reserve hosts also about 400 different bird species across the year. This includes 36 raptors such as Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Buzzards.



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Category Sporting property
Reference 4096083
Ground surface 57323 ha

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