Luxury, luxury, luxury! Situated on the banks of the Crocodile river just 40 minutes from Johannesburg, this 140 hectare estate was completed in December 2006 with all the latest in furnishings and 5 star finishes. State of the art kitchen with Smeg and Miele appliances, underfloor heating, gas barbeque, large wood fireplace and two gas fireplaces. The formal dining room has a 14 Seater elegant dining table. The verandah overlooks the Crocodile River and an enclosed game fence on the reserve for game viewing right from home. There are four full time staff living on the property who will offer all cleaning, laundry, gardening and pool cleaning services. The house is equipped with a gymnasium and rim flow swimming pool. The four bedrooms are elegantly furninshed. Two are ensuite and the other four share a bathroom between them. The gym is equipped with its own bathroom and shower. All other bathrooms have showers and baths. The Master suite has a 50 m2 bathroom with a two person summer place jacuzzi and both indoor and outdoor showers. All bathrooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails. There is underfloor or undercarpet heating throughout the marble and soldi teak floors. The house is equipped with state of the art security systems and a solid steel and electric fence around the hectare of landscaped gardens directly around the house. You would be hard pressed to find a more luxurious home in the entire Johannesburg area.
The house is situated just on the edge of the cradle of humankind on the banks of the Crocodile River just minutes away from the Hartebeespoort Dam. We are conveniently situated about 40 minutes from Johannesburg, Pretoria and the Rustenburg Soccer Stadia. We have 140 hectares of fenced game and over 2 kilometers of river front walks. The 2km private road has been recently paved and tarred for easy access. We are situated minutes from the world class Pecanwood Golf Course, horse riding, the elephant sanctuary, Glen Afrique game reserve is just across the road and encompasses lion, elephant feeding, giraffe, rhino, cheetah and lots of other game. Also across the road is the newly installed Zip slide and canpopy tour at Amazingwe, the Sterkfontein caves are minutes away and of course there is canoeing on the river at your feet! World class shopping is 25 minutes away.
I am an American living in Africa for the last 13 years. I have personally designed and overseen the construction of our home. We are a family of five and would like to exchange our home which sleeps 12 during the World Cup Soccer for a similar property in Europe. We will be three families who would like to share the home. I lived in Tuscany for 10 years from 1985-1995 and would love to expose my children to a month in either Tuscany or France. I speak Italian and my friend who would be sharing the property with me is fluent in Spanish and French as well. A country home in France would also suit us. With the children, a swimming pool would be mandatory. We would be five adults and 7 children. We love to explore and shop and enjoy the special foods of Italy, France and Spain. Soccer fans we are not, but this would be a great opportunity for soccer fans to swap vacations and enjoy the world cup!!