Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate8th Feb 2017
Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate was originally conceptualised as a golf estate, however the developer decided to adopt the idea of a wildlife estate instead, much to the delight of its residents today.
Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate is a secure estate situated on the outskirts of Bloemfontein, the City of Roses. This estate is renowned for its unique lifestyle close to nature. Amenities such as hiking and cycling trails, tennis courts, stables, outdoor gym, play areas with jungle gyms, dams for catch-and-release fishing, game drives, and an outdoor entertainment area ensure that residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.
Accommodation options include full title residential properties that vary in size from compact 250-square-metre houses to luxury homes that could exceed 1,000 square metres, sectional title units of various sizes and styles, Hillandale Lifestyle Village for people older than 50, and erven and newly developed townhouse complexes now offered for sale in the new phase.
Strict architectural guidelines ensure a high standard of design, while allowing for individual preferences. The properties on the estate are diverse and unique to the lifestyle and personal taste of each owner. Architectural guidelines are complemented by a set of minimum requirements for new gardens. The aim is to create a manicured residential area that complements the natural environment while taking into account the challenges posed by weather conditions.
Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate holds an exceptional security record. State-of-the-art security systems, guarded patrols and strict access control ensure an environment in which residents of all ages can safely enjoy the beautiful outdoors. A convenience centre with supermarket, hair salon, restaurants, pharmacy, pet shop and other specialty stores is situated adjacent to the Hillandale Gate of the estate.
The estate is managed by a board of directors and various committees comprising members elected by home owners at the annual general meeting. These members each share their particular field of expertise to the benefit of the estate and its residents. The estate employs committed personnel who are qualified in the fields of accounting, general management, security, infrastructure maintenance, etc., to ensure that all aspects of the estate are managed efficiently. Levies are calculated carefully, not only to provide for annual running costs, but also to ensure that sufficient funds are available to enhance facilities on the estate, as well as for future infrastructure maintenance.
Residents of Woodland Hills share their home with game such as giraffe, zebra, springbok, waterbuck, nyala and more. Most private gardens are only partially fenced, which allows wildlife to roam freely. Happening upon any of the species in one’s private garden is not a rare occurrence, yet one that remains a treat. The estate also boasts an abundance of bird life. Photo opportunities are boundless – the estate is the ideal setting for photo sessions of life’s special moments.
The community centre offers a function hall, fitted kitchen and ablution facilities, as well as a lapa complete with built-in braai and nearby jungle gym. As well as being used for the HOA’s annual general meeting, these facilities are regularly used by residents for small functions.
Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate, proudly the first estate of its kind in the Free State, is loved for its tranquillity, friendly residents and a lifestyle close to nature. A limited number of properties are offered for sale at any given time – proof that this estate offers a home for a lifetime.