Alice Detox Lodge

  • R30,000,000
Rhenosterspruit Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
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Alice Detox Lodge

Rhenosterspruit Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
  • R30,000,000


  • Country Estate
  • Property Type
  • 11
  • Bedrooms
  • 11
  • Bathrooms


Updated on Jun 28, 2021 at 5:04 pm
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Property Type: Country Estate
  • Property Status: For Sale, New Listing


Globally Unique

Indeed, such is this singular property on the Jukskei River north-west of Sandton, Johannesburg located within 15 minutes drive from Johannesburg’s second airport, Lanseria International. It is located in a Nature Conservancy on 26,5 hectares of gentle indigenous slopes and riverine bushveld on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind. As such it is protected from any land restitution claims and further is not subject to re-zoning in the foreseeable future.

The original owner / builder sought to replicate certain features of the famous North Wales, UK model village Portmeirion, and began his program in the early ‘70s, employing disparate and contrasting architectural styles in the manner of the Welsh original.  The new owners acquired the property in 2001 in run-down condition and – in contrast – opted to synergise the architectural contradictions.

They employed a Portuguese project manager with a team of nine skilled Mozambican artisans to re-equip, re-style, extend, renovate and re-brand the overall look of the estate, a project that took more than 10 years. The result is an integrated architectural signature in pale limestone with highlights off ivory on mouldings and details. The result is a classical rendition of period Portuguese Mediterranean style.

In the early millennium the Detox Centre was opened with state-of-the-art facilities that include a kitchen and cold room in addition to the detox facilities: ozone pod / mineral bath / FAR infrared / flotation tank / sound room / massage room and doctor’s consulting room.

The Detox Centre operates for some 6 months of the year and clients spend 4 to 5 nights in luxurious accommodation on a minimal diet or water fast program, Veronique Fraise who operates this centre is acknowledged to be the leading detox practitioner in Southern Africa and ADL has a an enviable reputation. Google confirms this.

The Alice Estate is unique and its hillside location is absolutely choice, located on a 300 metre concave stretch of the Jukskei River. All buildings are above the 50 year flood line.  It has many levels, terraced lawns and landscaping of low maintenance that employs a great deal of indigenous plantings and flora such as succulents.

ADL has 3 swimming pools, a fishing dam, and a fishpond central to the drive-in / out driveway.

Water is drawn from the river via pump system and purified through sand filters, activated carbon and ultra violet treatment to be used in toilets and baths / showers. There is a reverse osmosis system in the kitchen for drinking water. Lawns have Rainbird sprinkler systems.  

The Mozambican staff – 3 from the original build team – are excellent and know the property intimately in terms of electrical, plumbing, irrigation and pumps. They are also skilled builders.

Alice Detox Lodge is a working detox centre but could equally be a spa, boutique hotel or any other businesses, – or a private estate for a fortunate family.

It is offered for sale with all major furniture, which was selected or custom-made for its interiors. Artworks and certain pieces will be price added as would agricultural machinery and any vehicle required.

Main House:

  • Spacious sitting room adjoining dining room for 14 persons. With extensive terraces.
  • Well-equipped modern kitchen with sub kitchen and storeroom – TV
  • Large study – with terrace. TV
  • Main suite with two modern bathrooms and two well equipped customised dressing rooms – with private terrace.  TV. Bathroom 1 with shower and tub, bathroom 2 with Jacuzzi spa bath and open shower
  • Smaller guest suite – bedroom / bathroom – with private terrace and separate entrance from parking court
  • Swimming pool and deck

Villa Poppy:

  • Main bedroom en suite with steam shower – TV – private terrace
  • 2nd bedroom with en suite shower / dressing area.  TV. Private terrace
  • Private swimming pool and deck

Villa Casa Nova:

  • Spacious sitting room
  • Kitchen dining – open plan in Mexican style
  • Snug / TV room
  • Two bedrooms with en suite modern bathrooms
  • Covered terrace and garden
  • Staircase entrance to second bedroom
  • Private swimming pool.

Villa River Lodge (Casa do Rio):

  • Large kitchen / dining area with dining terrace
  • Sitting room / TV room
  • Main bedroom and en suite bathroom with terrace access
  • 2nd bedroom with en suite bathroom.
  • Utility room
  • Office
  • Front cactus garden – rear lawns with river view
  • Exterior greenhouse
  • Wine cellar (air-conditioned)
  • Workshop

Villa Bradfield 1:

  • Large sitting room with private terrace
  • Kitchenette and bar dining
  • En suite bedroom with TV
  • Shared lawn area with (2)

Villa Bradfield 2:

  • En suite bedroom TV
  • Shared lawn area

Villa Meka:

  • Reached via bridge from main suite and from private terrace
  • Sitting room with private terrace with TV
  • En suite bedroom with dressing room
  • Kitchenette / bar servery

Detox / Spa Wing:

  • Doctor’s room
  • Massage room with bathroom adjoining
  • Mineral bath room
  • Ozone pod room
  • Far infra-red cabinet room
  • Generous galley kitchen with cold room
  • Flotation tank room
  • Above
  • Studio suite with dressing area and en suite bathroom
  • Laundry


  • Shrouded vegetable gardens
  • Well-equipped gym with toilet/shower

It is offered for sale with all major furniture, which was selected or custom-made for its interiors. Artworks and certain pieces will be price added as would agricultural machinery and any vehicle required.

Price: R30m


  • City Rhenosterspruit Nature Reserve
  • Province Gauteng
  • Country South Africa

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