An incomparable retreat, with private access to the Kruger National Park, is taking shape on the banks of the Crocodile River.
Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate, a new luxurious estate nestled in a private concession is set to launch soon in the heart of SA’s most famous wildlife destinations. Named after the surrounding hills where one of Kruger’s biggest tuskers, the friendly giant Shawu once roamed, the estate plans to attract top investors and homeowners looking for a slice of wildlife paradise.
Set on a promontory of the Crocodile River that juts directly into Kruger, every single stand has views across the water towards South Africa’s oldest and largest game reserve.
Timeless, elegant and sophisticated lodges, cabins and recreational buildings have been designed by Boss Architects to maximise the unique location, optimising views, natural light and the sense of space and place. The modern architectural aesthetic is perfectly suited to the bushveld setting, structurally complementing the environment, its textures and forms. Timber ceilings and screeded floors, bounded by floor-to-ceiling glass, open to large private verandas and the riverine vistas beyond.
But it is the peace and tranquillity of Shawu’s Hills that will lure bush lovers. At sunrise, white-bellied sunbirds join the dawn chorus as migrant kingfishers dart for prey.
As the day warms up, crocodiles bask and hippos wallow with an eye out for the Big Five, and myriad other species of wildlife, that come to drink. Imagine looking out from your deck, over your private rim-flow pool, and drinking in all that splendour.
Approved plans include 93 full-title stands, 25 fractional lodges, 75 – 100 timeshare units and one commercial lodge. Each enjoys river frontage, and each has access to the landscaped recreation area with its restaurants and sports offering.
The developer, Bluegrass Trading, is passionate about sensitive, sustainable development projects. Shawu’s Hills builds on their experience and the success of previous developments on the Crocodile River: Marula Sunrise, a 5-star lodge in Mjejane Game Reserve, and Simbini Lifestyle Estate on the outskirts of Malelane.