The Nr 1 Hotel real estate site in South Afrika


  • €1.500.000
South Africa
For Sale


South Africa
  • €1.500.000


Property ID: HFS19289
  • Lodge
  • Property Type
  • 11-15
  • Bedrooms
  • 11-15
  • Bathrooms
  • 1200000
  • Garden Route
  • City


”After more than a decade of nurturing and building this remarkable property from the ground up, we are continuously astounded by its allure and the incredible life it has provided us. We consider ourselves truly privileged and deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

Discover the extraordinary potential of this once-in-a-lifetime business and residential opportunity on the illustrious Garden Route. Prepare to immerse yourself in a unique and enviable lifestyle that only a select few can savour.

Nestled on a sprawling 120-hectare expanse, this well-established Luxury Country House offers breathtaking vistas of the ocean and mountains. Managed lovingly by the owners since its grand opening in December 2012, it proudly possesses hospitality and tourism activity rights.

Indulge in awe-inspiring views as you find yourself surrounded by tranquil bushveld teeming with graceful zebras, impalas, and other magnificent antelopes.

Located a mere 45 km from Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) and a short 24 km from Jeffrey’s Bay on the renowned Garden Route, this property stands at the pinnacle of South Africa’s most visited destinations, second only to the illustrious wine route.

Renowned for its impeccable service and exceptional management, J-Bay Zebra Lodge has earned its place among industry leaders. It has been bestowed with the highest distinction in South African hospitality—the prestigious National Lilizela Award, securing its position as one of the finest four-star Country Houses in the country.

2018 following a devastating fire, the J-Bay Zebra Lodge was meticulously rebuilt from the ground up, resulting in an even more exquisite infrastructure and upgraded amenities.

In addition to the main lodge, this property features a charming farmhouse, a workshop, and a shed, situated a mere six hundred meters away. These facilities are actually rented to a tenant, which could be transformed into a delightful coffee shop, adding versatility to the property. As such, the farmhouse, rebuilt in 2011 as a multi-purpose building, provides an ideal venue for team-building exercises, corporate events, or short-term accommodation.

Adjacent to the farmhouse lies a vineyard that has thrived since 2019, producing an enchanting Shiraz. While the grapes are lovingly cultivated on the Zebra Lodge grounds, they are artfully crafted and aged in French Oak Barrels in Stellenbosch under the expertise of one of South Africa’s most esteemed winemakers, Mr David Finlayson from Edgbaston Winery. This partnership between J-Bay Zebra Lodge and Mr Finlayson adds a touch of elegance to the property.

With 2000 square meters of registered grape-growing land, the vineyard presents an exciting opportunity for expansion or even the cultivation of olive trees. The property boasts four distinct biotopes, boasting over 70 tree varieties. One has been recorded as the largest Cape Ash tree in the Eastern Cape, known as the “Big Tree”, serving as a haven for many enchanting bird species.

The property offers an extensive network of 25 kilometres of single tracks for outdoor enthusiasts, perfect for mountain biking, hiking, and bird watching.

Envision further development opportunities within the tourism realm, such as an exhilarating zip line course and a thrilling waterless slide. Such additions would undoubtedly attract a greater number of visitors, capitalising on the popularity of nearby Jeffrey’s Bay, a mere 21 kilometres away, and Gqeberha, a mere 30-minute drive.

Strategically positioned on the renowned Garden Route, this property also benefits from its proximity to one of South Africa’s finest English private schools, a mere 15-minute drive away. Gqeberha provides access to three major private hospitals, multiple shopping malls, exceptional dining establishments, national parks, and a wide array of activities, rendering this property an ideal place to call home.

If you find yourself captivated by this dream property but are currently facing financial constraints, don’t let that hinder your aspirations. We encourage you to reach out to the owner, who may be open to considering an earn-out arrangement, providing partial owner financing to help turn your dreams into reality.

We invite you to fill out the contact form to receive more detailed information about this remarkable opportunity. You will promptly receive the comprehensive ”Property Briefing Document” to further illuminate the wonders and possibilities that await you at this extraordinary establishment.

Embrace this unique chance to embrace a lifestyle of unparalleled beauty and endless potential on the breathtaking Garden Route. Let your dreams take flight at the J-Bay Zebra Lodge.


  • State/county South Africa
  • Country Africa


  • Property ID: HFS19289
  • Price: €1.500.000
  • Property Size: 1200000 m²
  • Land Area: 120ha
  • Bedrooms: 11-15
  • Rooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 11-15
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Property Type: Lodge
  • Property Status: For Sale
  • Description Dutch: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY WITH HUGE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. This is “One-in-a-lifetime” business OR residential opportunity on the Garden Route! This Well-established Luxury Country House is set on a “120 ha” of land with a view over the ocean and the mountain has been managed by the owners since its opening in December 2012 and boasts hospitality and tourism activities rights. The property offers spectacular views and is surrounded by large, serene bushveld, with free-roaming zebras, impalas and other antelopes. The property is situated 45 km from Port Elizabeth and 24 km from Jeffrey’s Bay on The very popular Garden Route, the second most used routes by tourists in South Africa after the wine route. The high-quality service and management have permitted the J-Bay Zebra Lodge to become one of the leaders in the industry and have been rewarded with the highest distinction in South Africa, in hospitality, with the first place at the National Lilizela Award, for being the best four stars Country House in South Africa. Build-in 2012, rebuild In 2018! The J-Bay Zebra Lodge has been fully rebuilt from the ground en 2018 after a devastating fire. The reconstruction gave the opportunity to improve the already very good infrastructure and made some upgrades. The property also includes a cosy farmhouse, a workshop and shed situated a mere six hundred meters apart from the lodge, which can be hired to a tenant or used as a coffee shop. The farmhouse has been rebuilt in 2011 to be used as a multiple purpose building, a venue for team building, corporate evens or short-term accommodation. Next to the farmhouse, a vineyard has been planted and actually produce grapes which are transformed in a beautiful red blend since 2019. While the grapes are grown on the Zebra Lodge ground, the wine is made and age in French Oak Barrels in Stellenbosch by one of the best winemaker in South Africa, Mr David Finlayson, from Edgebaston Winery and this is part of a partnership between the J-Bay Zebra Lodge and Mr Finlayson. The vineyard is registered for grape growing with actually 2000 square meter in size. The unique position and exceptional soil give great potential for expansion for someone who would like to develop into farming. This property is also suitable for olive trees. The property also offers 25 kilometres of single tracks for mountain biking and hiking, bird watching which are open to the public. Those trails are part of the 3Rivers Trails, which is a large web of trails that cover the whole area offering in total over 200 kilometres marked routes. Further development within the tourism activity could be developed further to attract more visitors. A study for a zip line course and a waterless slide is ongoing. This would attract more visitors counting on the touristic town of Jeffrey’s Bay only 21 kilometres away and Port Elizabeth just 30 minutes drive. The property is extremely well situated, right on the Garden Route, with one of the best English private school in South Africa at only 15 minutes drive. Port Elizabeth also offers three major private hospitals, multiple shopping malls and many good restaurants, national parks, a load of activities are making this property a great place to live. PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM TO RECEIVE THE "PROPERTY BRIEFING DOCUMENT"
  • City: Garden Route


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