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Inside R340 Rural Route, Plett’s multimillion game reserve [photo]

3 March 2021 - 20:13

Only a few will have the fortune to mark their initials on this 199-year-old Plett jewel.

Written by Andile Sicetsha

Only dollar-billionaires and industry magnates have been lining up to weigh their bids on R340 Rural Route, a 1550-hectare oasis that rests on the picturesque Southern Cape.

R340 Rural Route: Step inside this Plettenberg oasis

r340 rural route
Photo: Sourced from Sothebys International Realties

Rid of the traditional features of modern mansions, this game reserve boasts its most valuable asset, the expansive stretches of land that host an abundance of wildlife.

The 1550ha property is known as the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, the largest in the Southern Cape. It sits on the leafy hills of the scenic Garden Route, just 12km away from mainland Plett.

During the day, R340 Rural Route hosts visitors who take on the day’s activities which include safari rides and Big Five spottings, among others.

Some of the property’s facilities include:

  • 10 boma-enclosed bedrooms
  • 10 bathrooms
  • a shed with reception area, curio shop, coffee shop, children’s play area, bar and restaurant
  • a library
  • living spaces with log fireplaces
  • many sitting areas
  • pool room
  • courtyard with plunge pool
  • kitchen and dining room

How much it costs to buy this mansion

r340 rural route
Photo: Sourced from Sothebys International Realties

The stony property has sustained its “Out-of-Africa” appeal for 199 years, with rolling lawns that run endlessly towards indigenous forests that enclose the Tsitsikamma mountains.

It’s no surprise or coincidence that this long-money earner is currently on the market for a fixed amount of R200 million. Perfectly situated in a holiday town, R230 Rural Route is a great investment for the few who, in the ages to come, will have the fortune to mark their initials on its title deed.

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