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12 May 2023 hf

Own a piece of bush paradise

Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate

Invest in a luxury bushveld retreat on the banks of the Crocodile River where the views are spectacular and myriad wildlife come for a drink at dawn

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Invest in a luxury bushveld retreat on the banks of the Crocodile River where the views are spectacular and myriad wildlife come for a drink at dawn

Close to the southern border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and next to the meandering Crocodile River lies Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate. Named after one of the park’s biggest elephants who once roamed the area, the estate is a wildlife haven: home to a variety of birdlife, crocodiles and buck, and Africa’s crown jewels – the Big Five. Mornings at Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate are especially alive with the sounds of sunbirds and kingfishers.


Although it’s the wildlife that makes Africa a magic place, the area where the impressive Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate will be built is also unique in itself. As the Crocodile River meanders westwards closer to the Mozambique border, it forms a peninsula that juts right into the Kruger National Park. It’s here, on this peninsula that was once part of a farm, where the estate will be constructed.


Consisting of timeless, elegant and sophisticated lodges, cabins and recreational buildings, Shawu’s Hills echoes the design philosophy of its creators, Boss Architects, renowned for their unique take on maximising location, optimising views and natural light, and capturing the essence of space and place.

The estate’s sleek, contemporary aesthetic magnifies the bushveld’s untamed beauty with the structure itself complementing the natural surroundings. The environment’s raw textures and forms mirror the lodge’s and cabins’ timber ceilings and screeded floors. 

The bounded floor-to-ceiling glass panels open to large private verandas and an infinity pool reflects the riverine vistas beyond. Imagine looking out from your deck over your private rim-flow pool and drinking in the splendour of the African bush.

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The estate offers sophisticated state-of-the-art artificial intelligence security and top-tier amenities. The recreational area is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and includes a restaurant, art gallery, farmers’ market, a children’s play area and auditorium.

For Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate sustainability is of major importance. This sees them working closely with NuLeaf Planning & Environmental to assist them in implementing integrated ecological solutions to protect the environment and ensure compliance with legislation.


Shawu’s Hills Wildlife is close to Malelane and Komatipoort and a variety of activities are nearby including game drives in the Kruger Park and the surrounding private reserves. Sports lovers can catch the Pumas or TS Galaxy games at the Mbombela Stadium or enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club. 

The Sudwala Caves are a short drive away, as is the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Malelane offers many supermarkets and a hospital is also under construction. Komatipoort a gateway to Mozambique.


The developer of Shawu’s Hills Lifestyle Estate, Bluegrass Property Developers, is passionate about environmentally sensitive and sustainable development projects. They continue to build on their experience and success of previous developments on the Crocodile River: Marula Sunrise, a five-star lodge in Mjejane Game Reserve, and Simbini Lifestyle Estate.


Prospective buyers can choose between owning or part-owning a piece of paradise in the bush. Approved plans include 93 full-title stands, 20 fractional lodges, 75 to 100 timeshare units and one commercial lodge. Most enjoy river frontage and have access to the landscaped recreation area with its restaurants, art gallery and children’s playground.

Fractional ownership

With the property market in SA offering stable returns, investors are looking for unique opportunities to diversify their portfolio. Bluegrass strives to meet the demand, which has resulting in the listing of this luxury property for shared block ownership.

Shared ownership means prospective buyers can purchase a share in a share block in the property, which entitles them to the use of a unit of their choice at a time that suits their travel plans.

Essentially, it means owning their own holiday unit, but only for the time they want to use it and at a fraction of whole ownership costs. Fractional ownership investments offer shares starting from R1.3m for two weeks or the recommended R2.6m for four weeks.

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In partnership with Dream Hotels & Resorts, Shawu’s Hills offers investors looking to expand their portfolios a premium timeshare opportunity. Guests at this luxury estate enjoy superior treatment in a tranquil natural setting with incredible views.

Founded in 1988, Dream Hotels & Resorts’ mission is to deliver dynamic and exceptional hospitality solutions in Africa that connect local and global travellers to communities in a sustainable and relevant manner. The company is committed to making local holidays more accessible and inspiring in diverse destinations in SA.

Full-title stands

Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate consists of 93 full-title stands ranging from 2,500m² to 4,500m²  in size, providing residents with the perfect opportunity to curate their dream homes. Thirty-six full-title stands offer scenic views of the majestic Crocodile River while 57 full-title stands are surrounded by untouched nature, promising a remarkable wildlife experience.

The estate offers residents luxury living and breathtaking surroundings. This ownership opportunity is perfect for the discerning investor looking for an exclusive lifestyle that integrates sophistication with exceptional design. And for those who want to spend their later years in the bushveld, this is also a perfect retirement investment opportunity.

Each stand enjoys access to the landscaped recreation area with its restaurant, art gallery, coffee shop and other amenities. Shawu’s Hills provides a secure, family-friendly environment where residents can relax, unwind and experience the beauty of nature. Whether a place to call home or a weekend getaway, the estate provides excellent investment options for those seeking luxury and comfort in an untouched bushveld environment.

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Lindi Le Grange: lindi@bluegrass1028.co.za
call 074 444 0178
Instagram @Shawushillsestate
Facebook @shawus hills wildlife estate

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