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Kingswood Buzzard

The official Newsletter of the Kingswood Golf Estate HOA

November 2020 Edition #2

From the CEO

Welcome to the new-look Kingswood Buzzard

Wow, we have two months left till this bizarre year winds down. It has been challenging on many fronts, and will forever be known as the year COVID-19 changed the world. But we have been fortunate. Our home owners conducted themselves in an exemplary manner this year and, because of that, our estate was virtually untouched by the coronavirus

But, of course, the impact of the lockdown on business has been devastating, and very few of our home owners were untouched by its effects. So we encourage you to support local businesses, especially those owned by home owners. To this end, we will showcase our home owners’ businesses in each issue of the Kingswood Buzzard going forward.

Some fabulous news is that we have finally become the owners of the golf course (yaaaay!) after many frustrating months of delay. The transfer went through on 27 October, and the HOA team is looking forward to this new chapter in the history of our magnificent estate. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated trustees, and the input of all residents at our Town Hall meetings. Without you guys this would not have happened.

You have probably noticed some changes to our security personnel – not least of which is the smart new Kingswood branding on their uniforms. But some things have stayed the same. After a rigorous extended tender process involving five big security providers, we have entered into another three-year contract with Fidelity ADT.

Construction of the roads and infrastructure of Phase 4 is progressing well, and the planned completion date of 17 December is starting to look quite realistic. Homes are rapidly being snapped up so, if you are thinking of investing in another property on the estate, you should not delay. Chat to Pam Golding at the Gatehouse.

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Our last newsletter of the year will be in December, and it promises to be a real page-turner. We have recently partnered with Estate Living to produce our newsletter, so please let us know what you think of the new format and content. And let us know what you are looking forward to reading in future. This is, after all, your community, and your newsletter.

Thank you
Willem Jacobs

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Trustee

Hi Everyone.

I am Amanda Smit, and I am a co-opted trustee on the board of trustees for Kingswood HOA. Kingswood is an extremely fast-growing estate, even despite the very difficult year 2020 has been, with the majority of the year spent in a national lockdown.

We have more than 20 houses currently being built, and we have welcomed more than 10 new home owner families on our lovely estate this year. This brings us to a total of 459 houses.

As a board, we have realised that the demographic of Kingswood Golf Estate is rapidly changing, and our home owners have a vast spectrum of interests. So we have decided to partner with the very competent team at Estate Living to help us reach as many of you as possible, and to provide you with a newsletter that everyone can enjoy.

We have decided on this particular format as our lives are so digitally inclined these days, and – hopefully – this will make it easier for everyone. So, whether you are reading this with your morning coffee at home or at work, or whether you are catching up on some reading while getting to your steps goal for the day on the treadmill, or perhaps you are a new parent trying to stay awake through the midnight pyjama drill, we hope you enjoy this new format and the content that was created especially for you. Thank you to our dedicated and hard-working CEO Willem Jacobs, and the brilliant team from Estate Living, especially Louise Martin and Jaimé-Lee Gardner. I hope that this is the beginning of a long and prosperous journey together.

Please keep healthy and safe out there.

Cheers for now.
Amanda Smit

Kingswood Buzzard News

Community outreach

2 min read The residents of Kingswood Golf Estate in George are very aware of how fortunate they are to live on a safe, spacious, green estate with loads of facilities and activities – both on-site and close by. And, as this was made more evident as their movements and activities became constrained due to the coronavirus, it got them thinking about the challenges faced by less well-resourced people.

Security Team steps out in Style

2 min read One of the main reasons people move to residential estates is for the security (although, in our case, the great golf course is a close second). Security is of paramount importance and so, when it came time to renew the security contract, the estate management considered carefully tenders from a number of security companies.

Play golf like a girl

3 min read The Garden Route is one of the top golfi ng destinations in South Africa – and possibly the world – and Kingswood is one of the reasons. With its spectacularly scenic, Links-style championship course, perfect climate and fabulous homes, it’s the perfect place for golfers (and non-golfers) to live.

Kingswood for the birds

4 min read There are so many great reasons for living on Kingswood, and there is something for everyone, no matter your interests or energy levels. And birding is one of the less upfront and in-your-face options, but it’s one that more and more residents are coming to appreciate. It’s an activity that can be enjoyed at any level – and at virtually any time.

Should domestic cats stay indoors

4 min read Kingswood is a pet-friendly estate – but with some obvious rules. Dogs, for instance, must be within their yards at all times unless out on a walk with their humans, and there are strict rules about when they may be walked on the golf course – and, of course, what they may ‘leave behind’ on their walks. And cats must wear bells. But is that enough?

Kingswood Community grows as construction continues

3 min read Among the many things we had to worry about this year was the spectre of half-finished constructions just sitting there – some with roofs, some with half roofs, and some completely roofless and exposed to the elements.

Colour is also a spectrum

5 min read And it is subjective. Spring has come and gone and, as summer approaches, there’s a palpable sense of possibility and renewal. So it’s a great time to brighten up our lives and our homes to match the sense of optimism and – yes – even joy.

Lekker ‘n local – Aloe from Africa

3 min read You’ve almost certainly heard of Aloe vera, which is widely marketed as an ingredient in cosmetics. This plant, which has been in cultivation all over the world for hundreds of years, and is no longer found in the wild, does have some remarkable qualities, but our indigenous, wildly growing Aloe ferox has a greater concentration and range of therapeutic substances.

COVID-19 has not disappeared – Don’t drop your guard

3 min read We’re all tired of wearing masks, not hugging our friends, and washing our hands till they dry up and look (and feel) like sandpaper. But we just have to look at what’s happening in the northern hemisphere to realise that this is not the time to drop our guard.

Should you use MYERS-BRIGGS in your management team?

3 min read Despite widespread scepticism, more and more organisations are using personality tests like the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to create and manage their teams. Should you?

Understanding the Eastern Cape’s Day Zero

5 min read Port Elizabeth has hit Day Zero – that dreaded spectre that had Capetonians tossing and turning in their unwashed sheets a few years ago. In some parts of the city the taps have – literally – been turned off, and water is trucked in by tanker.

Staycation Garden Route

4 min read We’re allowed to travel internationally – weehah! But then, think about it – why would you want to? The Garden Route is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and you are already here!. So – if you need a break (and we all do) – take one in your own back yard. It’s time for a fabulous staycation. Perhaps stay home and do some day trips, or take time out to really appreciate the great opportunities just down the road.

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Aurum Zimbali Lakes

Zimbali Lakes presents a wholesome lifestyle in South Africa’s most prestigious estate. Sun, sand and surf; Aurum Zimbali Lakes is surrounded by exquisite natural wonders. As one of the first North Coast EDGE-certified green developments, our homes will pioneer renewable energy, water efficiency and reduce embodied energy in the building materials. While our luxury homes celebrate the connection to nature, they also offer convenient access to lifestyle facilities , retail outlets, workplaces and outdoor pursuits.

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Nexxagen

Nexxagen is a choice property development firm specialising in Property Development and related services. We specialise in due diligence appraisals, cashflow projections and development proposals for all kinds of real estate including mixed-use developments, residential developments and commercial developments. Nexxagen is available to meet existing and prospective client’s property development needs and has the necessary expertise to offer superior service.

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Technogym

As awareness and education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle continues to increase, in-house fitness facilities are becoming one of the most sought-after services by home buyers. Add both value and a key point of differentiation to your properties by offering an exclusive lifestyle that improves mental and physical well-being.

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Technogym

For more than 35 years, Technogym has been helping people live healthier and happier lives. The mission is to spread the Wellness Lifestyle across the world and fight against sedentary lifestyle. It’s a story of perseverance, faith in innovation, and archetypical Italian passion for detail.

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The Curtain Cabin

The Curtain Cabin SA, a local interior design company, prides itself on keeping up-to-date with what’s on trend and merging it with timeless design concepts of times gone by. It is with this blend in mind that the brand has evolved from taking on small projects to larger ones in the domestic, corporate and hospitality sectors.

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OUTsurance

Back in 1998, OUTsurance made a simple promise – you always get something out. Since then, they’ve haven’t broken it, paying over R5 billion in OUTbonuses. In fact, in 2021 alone, the average amount paid every day in OUTbonuses exceeded R1.5 million.

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Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate

Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate now a well-established 453-hectare estate in the heart of Grand Baie on the island’s north coast. Located opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius on the popular Mon Choisy and Trou-aux-Biches coastline, this enviable setting offers a host of facilities including a championship 18-hole golf course, club house restaurant, leisure and wellness centre, tennis courts, paddle courts and an equestrian centre.

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Sonos

Made by Music Lovers. For Music Lovers. Sonos began eighteen years ago in Santa Barbara, California with our four founders – John MacFarlane, Tom Cullen, Trung Mai, and Craig Shelburne – who conjured a daring vision based on technology that didn’t exist at the time.

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Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Club

Experience Luxury Living at Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Club – an oasis of tranquillity and grandeur, within the Eastern Cape Coastal Forest of South Africa. Olivewood offers various serene lifestyle choices, completely in harmony with nature.

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explorerBi REALTOR

The explorerBi REALTOR platform creates a collaborative environment for agents, bond originators, attorneys, and contractors to streamline work, automate mundane tasks and bring context into conversations with home buyers. Never miss a lead through multiple touchpoint integrations. Increase productivity and improve sales performance by managing their workload, tracking targets in real-time and empowering them with an integrated Email Marketing suite. Create favourable buyer experience through an interactive property map and keep investors, developers and managers updated with insights into business analytics.

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Altezza Gardens

Discover Altezza Gardens in Sodnac, an architectural icon featuring eleven floors occupied by a restaurant, offices, apartments and penthouses and all offering an elevated experience!

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RockCliff Living

At RockCliff you’ll find a place to live, work and play in a beautifully-designed, secure living space. Embrace everyday life, while feeling safe and relaxed. Make friends, reach your goals, explore the shopping boulevard, and become part of our vibrant community.

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Calore

Calore offers over 100 fireplace variations to choose from bringing you the largest fireplace selection in South Africa. We source from only the best European suppliers to ensure quality. Our fireplace range consists of a large range of options. Choose from multiple colours and various surrounds and finishes.

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Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry no more than 1,250 guests and feature the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.

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beko

beko is the international home appliance brand of Arçelik operating in more than 140 countries. It offers product lines that include major appliances, air conditioners and small appliances. beko is the leading freestanding home appliances brand in Europe in the white goods sector and no.1 large home appliances brand in the UK. The brand is Main Partner of FC Barcelona, naming partner of Fenerbahçe Men’s Basketball Team and Official Supplier of European League of Legends Championship (LEC).

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Huawei Solar

Huawei offers leading Smart PV solutions harnessing more than 30 years of expertise in digital information technology.

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Oceans Umhlanga Hotel Residences

This unparalleled development consists of 90 one- and two-bedroom elegantly designed hotel residential apartments and two bespoke penthouses.

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The Welnest

Situated midway between Port Louis and Grand Baie in the peaceful coastal region of the protected Balaclava Marine Park and facing the Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius beachside golf course and the Turtle Bay, The Welnest is a unique development which combines the serenity and tranquillity of the hideaway with its own comprehensive leisure heart, together with access to all the facilities of the adjoining Maritim’s 5-star beach resort and spa.

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OUTsurance

Back in 1998, OUTsurance made a simple promise – you always get something out. Since then, they’ve never broken it, paying over R5 billion in OUTbonuses. In fact, in 2020 alone, the average amount paid each and every day in OUTbonuses exceeded R1.4 million.

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Homestead Views Security Estate

After months of people being locked down, demand for properties in coastal towns like St Francis Bay is rising rapidly.

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Secure by Design

Securing residential estates in South Africa has become a big business. It is not clear which estate initiated the secure-living trend, but rumour has it that it was a small one from the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s likely it was Selbourne Golf Estate, developed by Denis Barker, in the early 1980s.

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Multichoice

With the recent launch of a new satellite Multichoice upgraded their capacity to cater for new technological advances to deliver the best offerings in terms of the content, quality, and choice of viewing.

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Sectional Title Solutions

STS, in partnership with Bright Light Solar VCC, specialises in providing cost effective fully funded solar energy solutions to gated residential estates, offering our clients the opportunity to access cheaper cleaner energy.

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Relocating to Mauritius – A comprehensive e guide to assist you with the journey

When I first came to work in Mauritius over 10 years ago, a large part of me fell in love with the wonderful island. Having run a law firm and a business consultancy firm in Mauritius for several years now, it was natural to assist clients with both their business and personal requirements when they came to Mauritius. TBI increasingly specialised in relocation services until it became an integral part of our business. There are so many topics to think about and every client is so different which makes it a dynamic and interesting service to offer.

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Porta da Frente Christie’s

Porta da Frente Christie’s is a real estate brokerage company that has been operating in the market for 25 years, focusing on the sale and rental markets. The company was selected by the prestigious Christie’s International Real Estate brand to represent Portugal in the Lisbon, Cascais, Oeiras, Vale do Tejo and Alentejo regions. Our main mission is to add value through excellent services provided to all our customers.

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Old Mutual

Old Mutual was established in Cape Town in 1845 as South Africa’s first mutual life insurance company, offering financial security in uncertain times.  

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GreenSun

Your renewable energy partner offering custom and flexible energy solutions, no matter the size, come in at the lowest cost of ownership and are available on flexible funding options. GreenSun is a trusted renewable energy EPC company with extensive technical cross border experience in working with remote locations across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

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Fifteen West

Fifteen West is the newest residential precinct launched within Heritage Villas Valriche. Ideally located near to both Heritage C Beach Club and Heritage Golf Club, it offers a unique collection of newly-built freehold villas of varying sizes in single and double-storey configurations.

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Domaine de Teredom

Magnificent luxury villas of Domaine de Teredom, a PDS in the heart of nature in Tamarin, Mauritius, yet close to all amenities in the village

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Bayview Estate @ Cap Marina

The townhouses are available in two-bedroom and three bedroom designs. The interior design is characterized by abundant use of light wood and fabrics. White colors provide a stylish and elegant contrast with the wooden textures. The three-bedroom duplex comes with a jacuzzi and an outdoor plunge pool.

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Sileview

Sileview apartments, duplexes and penthouses in a prestigious residence in Tamarin, west coast of Mauritius. Located on the heights of Tamarin, this project of 10 apartments combines space, comfort, refinement and tranquility.

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Park Lane Properties

In 2004, Philippe and Frederique de Beer became cognizant that the real estate market in Mauritius had a gap in servicing and providing personalized high level customer service. With this opportunity, they founded Park Lane Properties, operating from a single branch in Tamarin and member of the Estate Agents Association of Mauritius (EAA).

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Les Résidences de Mont Choisy

Premium services to enhance your lifestyle! Les Résidences de Mont Choisy is a collection of 20 boutique apartments. Luxurious decor coupled with a beach lifestyle inspires wellbeing in residents. Private and exclusive, this property development is in the north of Mauritius.

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Widenham Retirement Village

Widenham Retirement Village, the newest addition to the Hibiscus Retirement Village group, is set on 100 hectares of plush coastal forest in the quaint community of Widenham. Blessed with mild weather throughout the year and a pristine coastline, the area has so much to offer those looking to escape the rush of the city to retire in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

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CSOS

The CSOS was established in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, 2011 (Act No 9 of 2011) to regulate the conduct of parties within community schemes.

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12 Star Capital

European countries are at the top of the list for offshore investing and migration due to the lifestyle benefits and strong currency hedge. We have partnered with key experts to help facilitate your investment journey. Through extensive research, our team has identified key investment prospects across Europe that will allow you to capitalise on property while also securing residency abroad.

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Fontainebleau Villas

The exotic island of Mauritius, nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean, offers plenty of scenic beauties and hidden adventure experiences. Mauritius is considered by many to be a Paradise Island which has something to offer to everyone.

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Pam Golding International

Around the world, prime-located properties in world-class destinations are increasingly regarded not only as a resilient and reliable asset, but highly desirable as a lifestyle choice for partial or permanent use. Pam Golding International has adopted a highly selective approach to bring you this collection of hand-picked properties for sale, situated in leading cities and locations around the world.

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Cypriot Realty

CYPRIOT REALTY is a Plan B and relocation marketing company in operation since 2008 with offices in Sandton, Cape Town and Cyprus. We offer a true 360-degree personalised service; and we have an impressive track record of the number of families we have assisted over the last thirteen years.

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Kabeljauws Beach Estate

At Kabeljauws Beach estate, situated between the edge of Jeffreys Bay and the Kabeljous river mouth, you are living within luxury, without bounds and in harmony with the rise and fall of the ocean, right on your doorstep.

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Currencies Direct

At Currencies Direct we’ve been helping individuals and businesses streamline and simplify their international currency transfers since 1996. Our expert team are on hand to help your clients make their money go further, and over the years we’ve won a number of awards on the strength of our exceptional customer service. We have a number of banking partners and are a licensed Financial Services Provider (43493) in South Africa.

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Moka Smart City

The Moka region is transitioning into a more sustainable and liveable city through the progressive rolling out of a concept of ‘citysmarting’ over the past decade. Stemming from a well-thought-out Master Plan, this flexible improvement process is continually adapted in line with the critical mass attained and technological advances.

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StayMelville

With Cape Town’s population growing faster every year, and in light of the new world order after COVID-19, developers will have to embrace a new vision when it comes to the planning of residential estates.

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Cap Tamarin

Imagine a place where you can enjoy every single moment of life. A place where everything has been designed to live life to the fullest. A place that keeps you close to the essentials…and closer yet to adventure! There you will find people of different ages and cultures living in harmony.

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Novaterra

Novaterra is crafting the North of the Mauritius to create a place where people will Live, Work and Play within an exceptional and sustainable urban environment.

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Beau Plan

From offices to residential neighbourhoods, the city’s Creative Park to its Lifestyle Village, and Greencoast Elementary School to African Leadership College (ALC), Beau Plan has imagined the city of tomorrow, in which everything is possible. All in an atmosphere as enjoyable as it is practical, and in which you can easily reconcile your busy professional life and lively social calendar!

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Anahita Mauritius

Nestled between the widest lagoon of the island and the Bambou mountain chain, discover Anahita Mauritius: a world of experiences at the heart of a unique 213 hectares seafront residential estate on the East coast, facing the renowned Ile aux Cerfs.

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Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

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Aux Portes du Rempart

Aux Portes du Rempart is a unique residential program of 12 villas with private pools and a guest house dedicated to well-being, all immersed in absolute calm at the foot of the Montagne du Rempart, in the village of Cascavelle.

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Six Fountains Residential Estate

Full Title stands in Security Estate in Pretoria East in Six Fountains Residential Estate selling from R 715 000.

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