A Tropical Escape on the South Coast
KwaZulu-Natal and its splendid Southern Coast is home to one of the best climates in the country, boasting vast stretches of pristine, white beaches and tropical vegetation mimicking a tropical island escape. Developers have evaluated the South Coast as a property investor’s haven and exclusive residential Estates have sprouted up all over the area. One of these distinguished Estates that beckon to be rivalled with is Ekubo Coastal Estate.
Located south of Leisure Bay on the South Coast, Ekubo Coastal Estate is an oasis of natural treasures. The Estate is located on 137 hectares of lush coastal forest, distinctive fauna and flora, grasslands, wetlands and meandering rivers, which all slope towards the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. At the core of this affluent Estate is environmental awareness and the delicate relationship between humans, nature and wildlife.
The Estate has dedicated 70% of its un-spoilt land to conservation in a sustainable movement, which maintains and rehabilitates the surrounding vegetation and coastal forest, as well as providing a viable habitat for the myriad of wildlife that call the Estate home. Apart from playful dolphins leaping in the surf and majestic whale sharks gliding by, Blue and Grey Duiker and Bush Buck roam the indigenous land, while Crowned Eagles circle above.
Ekubo’s environmental and sustainable strides include consulting with experts to enforce an environmental protocol for landscaping, building, wildlife and maintenance. Homes on the Estate have a Balinese theme, which holistically blend in with the natural environment. Although there are aesthetic guidelines set for consultants, they are encouraged to fuse a contemporary impression into the projects taking place at the Estate. Homes are generally large with an average size of 500 square metres. They are all expertly constructed and make use of the neighbouring milieu. Earthy shades and the use of natural materials such as timber, glass and stone set the mood. Large wooden decks and openings catch the sea breeze thereby naturally cooling and ventilating homes and reducing electricity consumption.
Ekubo Coastal Estate is made up of 222 individual residential freehold stands, 150 sectional title units, as well as approximately 70 residential units, which are planned for the future. The Estate offers viable investment opportunities for savvy property gurus. The Estate only utilises state-of-the-art security for peace of mind, including infrared cameras, a scanning device for visitors entering the Estate and a Biometric system for residents. Ekubo is in the process of connecting the Estate digitally with fibre optic cables for connectivity and a community portal for internal communication.
If one is looking to invest in a home and lifestyle that embodies nature while offering facilities, which allow you to enjoy nature at its best, Ekubo should be top of your list. The clubhouse at the Estate forms part of the old manor house, which has been refurbished to retain all of its historic character while offering modern amenities. The beautiful juxtaposition of the intricate architecture of the manor house paired with the dense, ancient trees makes for a striking setting.
The Manor House is enclosed in a large, quaint wraparound veranda – perfect for those balmy afternoons spent relaxing in nature, in awe of the never-ending waters of the ocean and memorable, fiery sunsets. The clubhouse is home to sporting facilities fit for even the most active of people, boasting tennis courts, squash courts, an extensive, high-tech gym and large swimming pool. A restaurant, bar area and conference facilities will complete the vision of the all-encompassing Clubhouse at Ekubo Coastal Estate. For outdoor aficionados wanting to embrace the splendour of Ekubo, there are various walking and hiking trails, which lead to the three river crossings on the Estate, as well as the fence line trail which follows the six kilometre Estate perimeter.
Located on the front boundary of the Estate is Ekubo’s beach. The un-spoilt white sands span 1km with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean offering a playground all on its own. There are various natural paths leading you down to the shoreline and the Leisure Bay and Port Edward beaches, as well as the Estuary are all a short walk along the beach from the Estate. For individuals looking for a viable property investment, which offers all of the beauty of a tropical escape – fine beaches, warm waters and tropical, lush vegetation all encased in a superior residential Estate with top facilities, Ekubo Coastal Estate should be your first port of call.