SOUTH African buyers have the opportunity to own luxury African safari-style villas at the unique new Safari Lodge development to be built on the northern side of Mauritius, near Grand Baie area, says Mauritius estate agent Theo Pietersen.
The development is set in an exceptional natural setting with stunning views of the northern islands and Port Louis Mountain range.
Located in an area called Mare Seche, Safari Lodge is a real estate scheme (RES)development and one of the only safari-type developments on the island.
It provides the opportunity to own a safari-styled home, beautifully furnished in Afro-chic style, yet on an island paradise. Grand Baie, a well-known tourist and shopping area is about five minutes away and the capital of the island, Port Louis, with its modern infrastructure and trendy waterfront shopping and leisure development, is about a 25-minute drive from the development.
The 2579ha development includes tropically landscaped gardens and a fitness centre and spa for residents. On offer is a selection of 18 spacious single and double storey villas, each with a private swimming pool, parking for two vehicles and stunning views. The homes are sold fully furnished and range in size from 350 to 450m² and come with a choice of three or four bedrooms. The plots are 900m² each. Prices start at R7.43-million.
“The Afro-chic design of the villas incorporates the use of stone and wood, contemporary finishes, balconies and terraces. Most of the homes will also have rooftop gardens,” says Pietersen.
Private gardens are landscaped and the area around the swimming pool is decked. Each unit has a freestanding pergola located next to the pool for outdoor entertainment.
The open-plan living areas include a lounge and dining room that open to terraces. There is a modern, fully fitted kitchen. The bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and open to terraces.
The main suite comes with a dressing room and beautiful en-suite bathroom with double vanity facilities and a free-standing bath. The homes are tastefully furnished in an Afro-chic theme including outdoor furniture.
The finishes include the latest in sanitary ware and stone and wood cladding on feature walls and areas.
Under the RES,foreign buyers are able to buy property on the island under full ownership with the freedom to resell with unrestricted repatriation of the proceeds.
Under this scheme, South Africans also qualify for permanent residency as long as they are the owners of the property, says Pietersen.