Tropical Bushveld splendour

by Media Xpose

The beach-to-bush experience is yours for the taking when buying a new home at Ekô Savannah in Mauritius. 

Hospitality groups with a South African footprint often provide a beach-to-bush experience, which invariably means hours of travel by road or air to move between destinations. Why limit your travel journeys to local resorts when you can own a home that guarantees the best of both worlds. In Mauritius, it’s all practically on your doorstep when you invest in a luxury residence at Ekô Savannah Resort, Club & Conciergerie.

“The landscape is notable for its natural vegetation, reminiscent of the South African bushveld. This upmarket villa development is situated in a safe environment just a short drive to the ocean, surrounded by mountains that resemble those in the Cape,” says Jonathan Davies, sales manager at Pam Golding Properties (Mauritius).

Located in the west part of the island, at the foot of La Tourelle mountain, the upscale development assures residents’ access to a remarkable natural landscape of lush rainforests, superb sandy beaches and an azure lagoon. In addition, trail runners and hikers who reach the mountain summit are rewarded with spectacular views of the region.

Mauritius is a popular destination for adventure seekers, especially those who enjoy kitesurfing, surfing, and windsurfing. The island boasts three spots that are perfect for these activities, namely Tamarin Bay, Le Morne, and Rivière des Galets. South African and Russian tourists, in particular, will find these spots familiar and exciting. Le Morne, in particular, has hosted several international kite surfing and windsurfing competitions, which is a testament to its world-class conditions.

The area is an investment hotspot in Mauritius that attracts many visitors, travellers and e-nomads looking to spend periods on the island for leisure or business. Many of them fall in love with life on the island and stay. Investing is a wise decision since it can generate dividends of up to 4.5% into the rental pool managed by MJ Holidays.

Idyllic home base

Ekô Savannah presents a natural balance between luxury services and sustainability and a worry-free lifestyle blessed by proximity to the warm waters of Tamarin Bay and the Yemen Nature Reserve, the island’s largest private wilderness area at 3 400 hectares. Swimming and watersports continue all year round with Indian Ocean temperatures ranging from 26-29° C in summer to 23-25° C in winter. Meanwhile, there is plenty to keep outdoor lovers occupied from walking and hiking to running and biking. Golf is a drawcard too, with the Tamarina Golf Club nearby.

Uncomplicated yet elegant, this residential development offers intrepid explorers the ability to secure their own private villa in a resort development complete with club, concierge services, lounge, bar, restaurant and health centre while enjoying the benefits of an international destination and the flexibility of offshore property investment. It’s also an excellent rand hedge and provides a consistent return on investment for those who entrust their home to the holiday rental scheme managed by MJ Holidays when satisfying their wanderlust elsewhere.

The private homes surround a central resort facility that incorporates fine dining restaurant Bistronomic, Maidaan lounge and bar, a Work in Mauritius (WIM) business centre offering space for work and corporate entertainment, a fitness club, children’s corner, and a generous 120 square metre swimming pool. There’s also a Kid’s Club for tweens and teens and aconcierge desk staffed by a dynamic team that coordinates activities, excursions and events for residents.

Ekô Savannah comprises 47 private residences set on eight hectares, each with a manicured indigenous garden, sizeable swimming pool with salt filtration and an outdoor shower. There are six villa types (Hibiscus, Clusia, Vacoa, Allamander, Latanier and Acacia) featuring three, four or five bedrooms with bay windows, a fitted wine cellar, kitchen with high-end finishings, fittings and modern appliances, and a large terrace. Acacia villa floor plans incorporate an office area.

Key development features

This is another successful project by the MJ Développement Group, international luxury property developers with a reputation for exceptional attention to detail and delivery of superior-quality designer homes. Examples of their work include nearby Marguery Villas and Legend Hill, both on the west coast, and Mythic Suits & Villas in Grand Gaube in the north.

Developed with sustainability and social commitment in mind, the setup promotes environmental awareness, energy optimisation, waste control, air and water pollution reduction, and respect for the surrounding ecosystems. Recycled wastewater is used for irrigation, solar water heaters are standard, and the villa design optimises natural ventilation. An eco-responsible garden has also been established.

Privacy and exclusivity of the secure estate are enhanced by the spacious feel afforded by pedestrian walkways, green areas and wide roads.

Villas of different styles and sizes are priced from €880 000 (R17,205m)*. For further information, contact Jonathan Davies on +230 5499 3842 or email

*Rate conversion as at March 2023.

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