iFUND Eco-Village, Green Energy and Hospitality Investment Proposal

by Brendan Vermaak
(Northern Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

Farm stream main picture

Farm stream main picture

Farm stream main picture World's view stands Riverside stands Site overview



Our objective is to establish a nature oriented Eco Village estate incorporating residential family domains, wildlife tourism and commercial opportunities in the Northern Drakensberg region of South Africa. The proposal is for a new-type of settlement that incorporates a community of independent individuals, couples and families living on their own land and in harmony with one another and their natural environment. It is intended to create an environmentally sustainable, socially just and fulfilling human presence on the land that may later develop into an example to the rest of the country, and maybe even the World, of what constitutes a truly sustainable community.


The project will also feature a Five-Star hospitality accommodation venue inclusive of high-quality accommodation, a Health & Beauty Spa, a Conferencing facility, and a Wellness facility (inclusive of advanced Neurofeedback Centre, complementary therapies and natural birthing clinic). Our primary mission is to create a meditative, sanctuary-like environment in a pristine natural setting that will service as a preferred international destination of choice for guests wishing to realign themselves with natural rhythms, sounds, and vistas in a peaceful, luxurious, and comfortable environment.


Other future or tandem projects include similar development proposals in the Muldersdrift and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa, South America (Peru and/or Chile), Italy and Malaysia.


Our management team has a wide range of Corporate and Small Business experience across a wide range of industries pertaining to the Hospitality & Vacation Rental Industry, Farming, Financial & Credit Management, Management Accounting, Purchasing, HR Management, Business Policy and Financial Administration. Specific experience in the green or Biospheric design, programme development, facilitation and consulting is held by one of our partners who is also the recipient of various local and international awards in this industry. A range of consultants with specific expertise in hospitality, spa, wellness, & estate development have also been assembled for this venture.

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