Property details









Swimming Pool




Pet Friendly


Guest Rooms






Conference Facilities

Erf size:
23 ha


10 bedrooms (10 en suite) / 4 garages / country living / nature conservation property

Additional buildings

  • 6 x Cottage (8 Bedrooms , 8 Bathrooms)
  • 1 x Main House (2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms)
  • 1 x Office
  • 3 x Staff Accommodation
  • 1 x Wellness Centre

Globally Unique

Indeed, such is this singular property on the Jukskei River, located within 15 minutes drive from 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 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 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. 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. 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. The property also offers 3 swimming pools, a fishing dam, and a fishpond. 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.

Love this property? Add it to your wishlist
Share this property
20 Jukskeidrift Road, Rhenosterspruit Nature Reserve, Lanseria

Tips for buyers