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Successful Family Owned Lodge In The Caprivi Strip For Sale

Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Freehold Price:
$600,000 (USD)
Lease Asking Price:
$600,000 (USD)
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We are selling a lovely lodge/campsite situated on the banks of a wetland lake off the Zambezi River in Northern Namibia. The lodge is situated 25km east of the border town of Katima Mulilo and the lake is connected to the Zambezi River for 4 months of the year during the flood season.
In the 4 years that the lodge has been welcoming guests, we have seen a steady rise in numbers (except for the covid-19 pandemic period) of guests as well as increasing numbers of repeat guests. This site is very safe and offers guests exceptional birding, fishing and cultural experiences.
The lodge sits on 11.5ha of land including 375m of lake frontage. Lake Nabizwe is +-6km long by +-500m wide and has water all year round. The level of the lake rises by as much as 4meters during the flood season, nearly lapping some of the rooms and giving guests phenomenal views across a tranquil body of water. During the winter months, a pod of up to 40 hippo’s make the lake their home and are often seen in the water opposite the lodge. The lodge structures have been constructed amongst a large number of huge indigenous trees with immaculate lawns and gardens.
The main lodge accommodation consists of 5 brick chalets and 5 luxury tents (canvas over gum-pole structures). All units are en-suite and very comfortable. 4 of the brick chalets have stocked self-catering facilities. A communal, fully stocked kitchenette services 3 of the luxury tents, making for an ideal area for groups to stop over.
An additional 4 safari tents built adjacent to the campsite and sharing the campsite ablutions offer camping guests the chance to “relax in relative comfort” by not having to erect their own camping gear.
The campsite is fully lawned with sites under large trees which offer shade during the hot summer days. A well designed and serviced ablution block (men/ladies) with ample hot water services the campsite.
The lodge has a restaurant (Lapa) which houses a bar, dining area, 2 x small lounges and a kitchen. The lodge can feed up to 30 people at any one time.
The lodge is connected to the main national power grid which is very dependable. Water to all rooms comes from an on-site borehole. Lake water is used to irrigate the gardens.
The lodge is accessed via a fully tarred road and is located 75km from the Namibia/Botswana boarder and Chobe National Park.

Property Information
Real Estate:

The lodge has in its name a 25 years Zambezi Communal Lands Board Lease (issued by the Namibia Ministry of Land Reform) which comes up for renewal in 2045. This is on top of the PTO from the local community, and area Tribal Authorities. This form of lease is the best that a foreign investor can hope to get in Namibia.

The Lodge is situated 25km by road east of the Caprivi Strip town of Katima Mulilo. The lake on which the lodge is located is the largest of the Zambezi floodplain lakes located east of Katima Mulilo and joins up to the Zambezi River during the flood season (annually from January to June). The road access to the lodge gate is a dual lane, full tar surface.
Premises Details: Fixed Assets
Under established old trees and with mature gardens, the lake dominates the front of the lodge.
5 x Brick under Corrugated Iron roof chalets – en-suite
5 x Luxury tents – en-suite
4 x campsite safari tents sharing the campsite ablutions
1 x Large self-catering luxury tent unit situated at the nearby angling club premises for use by dedicated fishermen as well as for the access to the boats on the Zambezi river during times when the river is not accessible from the lake.
1 x lawned campsite – can accommodate +/-30 people
1 x swimming pool
1 x lapa/restaurant/lounge area - surrounding a massive Jackalberry tree which provides shade during the hot season and which overlooks the lake for spectacular views and incredible sunsets.

1 x fully equipped kitchen

1 x reception/office/curio shop building

1 x ladies/gents public toilet

1 x managers/owners house (2 x en-suite bedrooms, a lounge/kitchen and verandah.

1 x assistant managers house comprising a single en-suite room with cooking facilities.

4 x accommodation units for those staff members employed from outside the local area.

The lodge has a laundry, workshop and store-rooms. All buildings are of brick-under-corrugated iron roof construction.

Premises Details: Movable Assets
2 x fishing/bird watching boats with 4-stroke outboard motors – moored on the Zambezi River
1 x large pontoon situated on the lake and used for sunset cruises. This boat can take up to 20 guests.
1 x small pontoon boat for general use on the lake.
4 x 2-seater Canadian canoes
1 x Mazda B50 pick-up (135000km)
1 x Nissan Serena 5 seater bus
1 x Land Rover Guide Vehicle (requires attention)

Business Operation
Expansion Potential:
There is room for expansion, especially with regards to the activities offered to guests. The lodge has only been operational for 3 years and is already receiving repeat guests.

Competition / Market:
There are another 2 lodges in close proximity but which are owned and run by a large corporate chain. Our lodge offers the “personal touch” to guests which is appreciated and is reflected in many of the comments found on social media.

Reasons for selling:
We are looking at constructing another lodge and will not have the time required to offer the personal interaction with guests that the lodge has become renowned for. A new, dedicated owner is required to continue the success of the lodge.

Trading hours:
24 hours per day, 7 days per week

16 people of which the majority have been recruited and trained from the local villages.

If interested, please contact us by filling the form given below.

Property Information

Real Estate:

Available as lease or with real property included

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Lease asking price:
$600,000 (USD)

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