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Villa Blaaskans, holiday house with pool in wildlife reserve near Kruger Park

Family de Korte

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german, dutch
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Villa Blaaskans, holiday house with pool in wildlife reserve near Kruger Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Northern South Africa Villa Rental Photos and Description

Holiday house for 6 people with private pool near Kruger Park in South Africa

Our holiday house in Sout Africa is called Blaaskans, which literally means a moment to rest/

relax. This is exactly the intention while visiting villa Blaaskans/South Africa.

The villa is provided with three large bedrooms. The master bedroom is the largest bedroom, in this room you can find a double bed and it has also been provided with a luxury bathroom. Bedroom two has a beautiful double four-poster bed and has been provided with sliding doors to the adjoining terrace. Bathroom three has been provided with two single beds. All bedrooms have a ventilator and an airconditioning system.

The villa offers a large living with sliding doors on both sides, for you to optimally enjoy the fantastic view. In the living you can find a spacious corner seat, comfy chairs and a fireplace. Adjoining to the living there is the open kitchen, including a gas burner with 5 rings, oven, microwave, electric kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, American fridge with cold water tap and an ice cube machine. In the room next to the kitchen (scullary) you can find the dishwasher, washing machine and drier. In short having all facilities.

Villa Blaaskans has two spacious bathrooms, of which one on the master bedroom. This bathroom includes a bath, rain shower and double washbasin. The other bathroom is located between bedroom two and three. Both bathrooms adjoin one of the two outdoor showers with a fabulous view on the Drakensbergen and the Bush.

Outside you can find several terraces, equipped with deck chairs and a lounge-set directly adjoining the private pool. At the front of the villa you can find a double carport.

Villa Blaaskans is located on an own nature reserve (Zandspruit) where several harmless animals walk around. It is possible to be eye to eye with a giraffe or a zebra during an evening stroll. Even around the villa you can encounter wild (harmless) animals, this way you can experience the animals from real close.

From the villa it’s approximately a 5 minute drive to the village of Hoedspruit. The village has everything you may need, there are 2 supermarkets, 3 restaurants, an Internet café and several clothing stores.

The village is surrounded by several nature reserves and therefore it is very safe. Villa Blaaskans lies at a 45 minute drive of the famous Kruger Park and the Blyde River Canyon.

A random selection of the different activities near (max. 45 minute drive) villa Blaaskans are:

- Evening safari and luxury dinner at Kapama Game Reserve

- Walking with lions in a Big 5 reserve at Tshukudu Game Reserve

- Take the car for a safari through the famous Kruger Park

- Feed and caress a hippo with Jessica the Hippo

- Horseback riding through nature at African Dream Horse Riding

- Riding an elephant at the Elephant Wishpers

- Flying in a balloon across the South African landscape

- Get explanations about wild animals and experience them from close by at the revalidation centre Moholoholo

- Splendid views and polished rock formations at the Blyde River Canyon

All the abovementioned activities can be booked with our contact so you can make your holiday to South Africa an unforgettable one. For pictures of the abovementioned activities you can refer to:

Total Care;

You are guided; the whole trip, from away ‘till home, so you can enjoy a carefree stay. The friendly service - both in the Netherlands as in South Africa - allows you to enjoy carefree the most relaxed period of your life. When you fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, you will be picked up there. You are brought to the car rental and then you will be guided to the villa. There you will be welcomed and you will receive information about the villa. Each Wednesday the house is cleaned and the linnen changed. This is also an opportunity for you to have your clothes washed and ironed. Furthermore one can take care of booking activities and giving tips. When you want to have the fridge filled upon arrival, this is possible; just inform us what you want and the day you arrive whatever you have ordered will be put cold.

Apart from all activities the villa is ideal to completely relax; villa Blaaskans is also very suitable for a honeymoon or trip through South Africa.

If you have any questions about the activities, facilities in the area or other questions, feel free to email these to... or check our website:

Also international guests (outside the Netherlands) are more than welcome! Staying in villa Blaaskans is no problem, we can answer your questions in English without any problem.

Warmest regards,

Familie de Korte

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Family de Korte (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Family de Korte

After the first visit of South Africa we fell in love with the country. We have then decided to have Villa Blaaskans built. Villa Blaaskans is family owned and is rented the largest part of the year. From the Netherlands the rent is arranged by Pim Douw and Anne de Korte.

Feel free to contact if you have questions.

Warmest regards,

Familie de Korte

Family de Korte purchased this villa in 2012

What makes this villa unique

A few unique examples of a stay in Villa Blaaskans are:

- Surrounded by harmless wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, impalas, Kudus etc. On safari around the house.

- Fantastic view from the pool on the Drakensbergen and bush

- Private pool

- Prices are inclusive, know upfront what you pay, no surprises afterwards

- Personal guidance on location through our friendly host

- Unique location between the Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon

- Lots of safari possibilities in the surrounding area

- Near the touristic village: Hoedspruit where all amenities can be found

- Lovely dining in the different restaurants in Hoedspruit

- Luxury and level of finishing of the house are splendid

- House has been completely decorated

- Weekly cleaning

- Free WIFI and laundry service

- Extensive information guide prior to the trip

- Very good reviews on Zoover, Homeaway

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
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Villa Blaaskans, holiday house with pool in wildlife reserve near Kruger Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sue and Pim,

thanks for take great care of us.

Our vacation was fantastic. Especially the house ist really lovely.

We stay in the Villa Krugerhoed not in Villa Blaaskans. Villa Krugerhoed is the neighbor house from Villa Blaaskans.

We enjoy:

- the 2 outside showers

- walking and driving by our own in Zandspruit

- the pool

- comfortable beds and lounge chairs

- our trips in the neighborhood

- the sunset

- the grill

- to have no direct neighbor

- our dinner in hat and creek in Hoedspruit.

Greetings from Germany, Sabine + family

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sabine and Family, Thank you for the very kind review! We hope once to see you again. Thanks a lot! Pim
duxbury, ma USA
5

Fantastic modern home with true African charm

  • 5 of 5

Villa Blaaskans was our home for a week and it was the most wonderful piece of paradise! The home is so tastefully decorated and with all the modern conveniences that our family of four needed. The pool was a perfect size for an afternoon cool off and surrounded by the African bush. You are completely alone and so not see a neighboring house at all. The estate is gated so we never worried about security either. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a peaceful, immaculate, modern home in the heart of South Africa! Hoedspruit is a great point for many of the reserves and activities with a small town with nice facilities and restaurants and close to Kruger and the Blyde river canyon. This house was perfect, we wish we had spent longer here and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Woow! What a great review, thank you so much Jon & Ashley! From our contact (Sue) and from yourself I have heard that you have enjoyed it! We hope you become our guests once more. Kind regards, Family de Korte
Stockholm, Sweden
5

Total privacy in luxury game park

  • 5 of 5

The jaws of our rather spoilt teenagers dropped when we finally arrived at Villa Blaaskans, Zandspruit, Hoedspruit. -It feels like being in a 007 movie, my 17-year old daughter said. The photos of the villa did not lie. But much of the text on Zandspruit did. We, a family of five, stayed there over Christmas and the New Year. High season, so we expected to have to share our adventure with others. During almost two weeks, we once saw and once heard other people enjoying the park. It turned out we had the whole place for ourselves. Arriving after dark, we saw nothing until breakfast when a beautyful wilderbeast greeted us welcome at the swimming pool. Thus encouraged we went into the bush with our van (possible but not always without difficulties in our VW two wheel drive) and found the giraffes and zebras only to name the obvious. Later we compared it with the Kruger Park and unanimously preferred our Zandspruit. The reason was freedom, being allowed to do what you want; driving, walking, posing in front of the game, night walks on your own, not to forget never being more than 15 minutes away from our Blaaskans home with its AC coolness and well stocked kitchen. This all made a nice change for visiting the local must do's for tourists, which all started with a substantial drive, no matter what direction we took being in the middle of the best. From the pool deck we watched Mariepskoop mountain. Driving up there took a few hours, but was nevertheless worthwile if just for the route. Walking and climbing about the top of it was a blessed experience of beauty we will never forget. Having said this, if you want to go on your own by car, order topographic maps 1:50.000 well in advance or buy them in Johannesburg. Our GPS could not match all the minor roads and there relocations, so either you are prepared for some trial and error, or you come with detailed maps which are not for sale (and I think not used) in Hoedspruit. Blyde River Canyon is another fantastic experience and if we should recommend just one entrance to it, that would be through the Forever Resort, since they have prepared rough walking paths through bush, jungle, cliffs and waterfalls we cannot recommend enough (well worth the entrance fee). A short drive away was Jessica, the hippo, another encounter we will never forget. Yes, I admit, we loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a good written review! You were very nice guests and hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Family de Korte
Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA
5

What an amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

After getting lost in Hoedspruit (practically impossible!), I called Sue, the concierge at the house, and she came to get me and directed me into the reserve. The reserve is beautiful, easy to drive, with a lot of plains game roaming freely. The house... what can I say? It is impeccably furnished, beautifully situated and serene. And only one minute from town, with it's great bars and restaurants. Sue attended to my every need, with bookings, groceries and recommendations. I felt completely at home, made some wonderful friends, and will definitely be returning. I would recommend this home for a single traveller, a family or couples sharing the house. Booking and transfers were easy and everything was handled very professionally. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

Kind regards, Erika

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erika, Thank you very much for this review and compliments! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest, and we hope to welcome you once more! Kind regards, Family de Korte
5

Fantastische eerste keer in Zuid Afrika.

  • 5 of 5

Onze eerste keer in Zuid Afrika, wat een prachtig land!! Volgend jaar wat ons betreft weer! Via Home Away in kontakt gekomen met "villa Blaaskans" en we hebben er geen moment spijt van gehad. Alle recensies zeggen niets teveel. Prachtige luxe uitvals basis. Wij zijn een gezin met 4 personen, maar er was zeker ruimte voor 2 p.p. extra. Omgeving, dorp, restaurants, supermarkt, kruger helemaal top. Familie de korte (Pim) Bedankt!!

Groetjes Fam. Merks

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beste familie Merks, Onwijs bedankt voor de recensie! Erg leuk om te lezen dat jullie het zo goed naar je zin gehad hebben. Volgend jaar zijn jullie weer van harte welkom, neem dan gerust contact met ons op. Met vriendelijke groet, Familie de Korte (Pim)
5

Fantastic house, beautiful nature and wildlife!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults and 2 kids) spent 12 days in this villa. This holiday accommodation was more than perfect for our family holiday to Kruger National Park and the Blyde river canyon. Facilities were very luxury, immaculate, and just 45 minutes from the Orpen Gate. Our villa was surrounded by bushveld where we find giraffe, zebra, impala and warthog. An Kudu was sometimes drinking out of the pool, AMAZING! Because the villa is surrounded by bushveld you have a lot of privacy and enjoy nature up-close. The view from the villa on the Drakensbergen was fantastic especially by sunset! The activities in the direct area, like walking safari, night safari, game drives where very nice for kids, The favorite of our kids where the Horse Riding and a visit to Jessica the Hippo! Also the wild animals on the estate and the Kruger National Park were loved. The village of Hoedspruit was great, and offers a lot of facilities, 2 supermarkets, 2 gasstations, an shopping centre and many lovely restaurants, our favorite was Sleepers and Hat & Creek! Hat & Creek was also nice for the kids because of the playground. Hoedspruit village was only 3 min drive from the estate, friendly people in the area, safe and secure. The Host (Sue) were lovely and helped us if we had any kind of questions! The Family de Korte respond very quick to our questions, and the information guide is a great document which we received after our booking. We highly recommend this villa for a very special holiday, you won't easily forget!

Kind regards,

Family Jefferson

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Family Jefferson, Very good to read that you had a lot of fun. I heared from our host (Sue) that you where great guests! Thank you for booking Villa Blaaskans and hope to see you one day. Regards, Family de Korte

Map

Nearest Airport
450 Kilometres
Johannesburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hoedspruit Centre
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Hoedspruit
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Hoedspruit
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hoedspruit Centre
Car: necessary

Our holiday house in South Africa is called Blaaskans, which in South African means a moment to rest/relax. That is what we try to achieve with a stay in villa Blaaskans, completely relax but still enjoy the beautiful nature and the ‘real' South Africa.

Villa Blaaskans was surrendered beginning of 2012 and is located at the edge of the village of Hoedspruit (Limpopo). The villa for 6 people is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa and is part of Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate. The holiday house is at 10,000 m2 own ground which provides peace and privacy during your holiday. On the Estate a lot of (harmless) wild animals can be foiund such giraffes, zebras, monkeys and gnus. Imagine, relaxing in your private pool while you enjoy the beautiful animals around you and the view from the terrace on the Drakensbergen.

Villa Blaaskans is surrounded by its own nature reserve where you can find a lot of (harmless) animals, even around the house it’s possible to spot wild animals! Withn the near surroundings of the villa there are a lot of nature reserves where the Big 5 can be found. In the different nature reserves it’s possible to reserve jeep safaris or safari walks. Even a safari is possible as the world-famous KrugerPark is only at a 45 minute drive!

Apart from all wild animals in the reserves the other nature present is also breathtaking, you can find in the near surroundings a comparison of the American Grand Canyon, the South African Blyde River Canyon! The route to it offers different look-outs where you can stop to enjoy the Canyon and the fantastic view.

Villa Blaaskans is located in the cosy village of Hoedspruit, part of the Limpopo province. The village of Hoedspruit has a lot to offer and is also sometimes called the ‘safari village' of South Africa.

You can find everything you need for a holiday in Hoedspruit. There are 2 large supermarkets, 2 petrol stations, several car rental companies and a number of quite cute restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local and international dishes quite cheap!

Kruger Park

Hoedspruit is the final location on the way to the Kruger Park. Therefore it’s only a 45 minute drive before you can imagine yourself between the elephants, lions, leopards and other wild animals. The information package offers you the opening hours, a map and you discover which way you can travel through the Kruger P ark.

The Kruger Park is not only an experience, around the holiday house there are several reserves that also organise safaris. How about a morning stroll with 2 lions? Or a meeting with the meanwhile world-famous Jessica The Hippo?

A random selection of the different activities near (max. 45 minute drive) villa Blaaskans are:

- Evening safari and luxury dinner at Kapama Game Reserve

- Walking with lions in a Big 5 reserve at Tshukudu Game Reserve

- Take the car for a safari through the famous Kruger Park

- Feed and caress a hippo with Jessica the Hippo

- Horseback riding through nature at African Dream Horse Riding

- Riding an elephant at the Elephant Wishpers

- Flying in a balloon across the South African landscape

- Get explanations about wild animals and experience them from close by at the revalidation centre Moholoholo

- Splendid views and polished rock formations at the Blyde River Canyon

While booking with Villa Blaaskans you will receive an info file where alle activities are explained. For pictures of the abovementioned activities you can refer to: For question about the activities or about the house you can always email your question to:

At zoover.nl Villa Blaaskans is rated with a 9.8!

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Rates & Availability

From €214 Per night

Northern South Africa Villa Rental Rates

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Hele jaar
Dec 1 2013 - Mar 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
€214
€1,499
€4,099
 

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Notes De huurprijs is op basis van een weekprijs met 6 personen. De huurprijs voor een week is €1500 euro ongeacht het aantal personen. Er wordt korting gegeven op de huurprijs indien het verblijf langer dan een week is. Mocht u vragen hebben over de huurprijzen, stuur dan gerust een mail naar: info@villablaaskans.co.za of kijk op onze website: www.villablaaskans.co.za.

De huurprijzen zijn altijd incl
ndien u wilt overgaan tot het reserveren van de villa of voor meer informatie kunt u altijd mailen met: info@villablaaskans.co.za. Wij helpen u graag met al uw vragen.
Voor de aanbetaling houden we 20% van de totale huursom aan, daarbij moet het totale huurbedrag 2 weken voor vertrek op de rekening staan. Bij een boeking sturen wij u een contract en informatiemap toe, in het contract staan de kost
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Amenities

Northern South Africa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
  • Villa Blaaskans has two spacious bathrooms, of which one on the master bedroom. This bathroom includes a bath, rain shower and double washbasin. The other bathroom is located between bedroom two and three. Both bathrooms adjoin one of the two outdoor showers with a fabulous view on the Drakensbergen and the Bush. For more information and pictures refer to:
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The arrangement consists of 3 large bedrooms of which 2 have an outside shower. The bedrooms all have airconditioning and offer the possibility to get on the porch through folding doors, offering a view on the drakensbergen and the bush. For more information and pictures refer to:
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Around there are several terraces provided with deck chairs and a lounge-set directly adjoining the private pool. At the front of the villa you can find a double carport. For more information and pictures refer to:

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