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Kingswood Buzzard

The official Newsletter of the Kingswood Golf Estate HOA

October 2021 Edition #6

From the CEO

Welcome to our third edition of the BUZZard for 2021.

Summer is finally here, evidenced by new growth and life on our beautiful estate. Flowers are in full bloom and the springbok and other wildlife on the estate are enjoying the new growth and succulence. We finally moved away from stringent Covid regulations and can almost breathe unobstructed free air. To those homeowners who lost friends and family to this virus, my deepest condolences.

The estate was not without adversity. As much as we appreciated the wonderful rain in August, at some places 100mm was recorded in less than five hours. This caused damage on the golf course and to a few homes due to the large volume of water in such a short space of time. As is the spirit of Kingswood, we rolled up our sleeves and immediately started repairing those areas that suffered damage. More on the golf course damage later in this issue.

The estate and golf course are looking stunning and during the next month we will be preparing the course for December and the customary influx of family and visitors to George and the Garden Route. Kingswood Golf Estate, and especially our golf course, is proving to be ever more popular with visiting tourists and golfers.

We are aware of some of the challenges this newfound popularity may cause and will be working closely with Kingswood Golf Operations to raise the bar, so to speak, to reflect the incredible value offering golfers experience. A very successful Pro-Am tournament was hosted on the 13th and 14th of October and our amazing estate was perfectly showcased to the likes of the Sunshine Tour and professional players.

Our security service provider, Fidelity Security Services, was the main sponsor of this tournament and plans are already being put in motion to have an even bigger event next year. More about this tournament later in this issue.

The month of October also saw homeowners vote in favour of buying the Gatehouse property at Gate 1 and the settlement of the long-standing dispute between the Homeowners Association and the developer. I am convinced that both decisions will prove to be in the best interest of the estate, and I congratulate each homeowner on taking this confident step forward. Read more about the Gatehouse acquisition later in this issue.

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The next few years will be very exciting, with the advent of the roads and infrastructure of Phase 4 being completed and new homes being built. Maybe the next phase of expansion will be a new clubhouse, hotel and other community facilities — it’s certainly something to look forward to.

I’m reminded of a quote by Francis of Assisi: “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. We have come such a long way in the last two years, even with a global pandemic affecting every aspect of our work and personal lives. I am confident that Kingswood will continue to be regarded as the best possible property investment in the Garden Route.

We also saw new trustees being elected and I am confident, after having met and interacted with them, that they will bring new energy and insights to the board. We are truly blessed as an estate to have such competent and willing individuals. Later in this issue you will be properly introduced to them.

I hope you enjoy this issue of the Kingswood BUZZard.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Kingswood greetings,
Willem Jacobs

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Meet the Trustees

6 min read Among the trustees elected by proxy during an annual general meeting (AGM) on October 11 emerged three new faces, while one old hand in the estate’s management history continues to carry forth the baton.

HOA in Action

3 min read The golf course at Kingswood, like the rest of George and surrounds, was inundated with heavy downpours lashing the district in the final month of winter. This necessitated remedial action on certain sections of the course.

Kingswood HOA: Acquisition of Kingswood Gatehouse now a done deal

4 min read The morning of October 11 was a momentous occasion in the history of Kingswood Golf Estate, as it marked the culmination of a negotiation process spanning more than a year. During that Monday’s AGM, overwhelming support was received by the Kingswood HOA (Homeowners’ Association) members to proceed with the acquisition of the Gatehouse building.

Kingswood Golf: Let the Sunshine in!

4 min read When the Kingswood Golf Operations (KGO) team heard just five weeks before that they would be hosting the Sunshine Senior Tour on October 13 and 14, they all pitched in for the estate’s very first professional event.

Gas Guidelines

3 min read Most of the gas used in South African homes is comprised of liquefied petroleum (a mixture of propane and butane). It is a simple chemical structure that allows for safe and clean burning.

Local ‘n lekker: Yuppie Gift Baskets – Christine Maree

3 min read When meeting Christine Maree at her Yuppie Gift Baskets (YGB) warehouse in George Industria, the immediate effect is of a real-life trompe l’oeil: does she appear smaller against the backdrop of her large business premises, or is it the other way ‘round?

Should Covid-19 vaccinations be compulsory?

3 min read For South Africa to meet its target of vaccinating 70% of its population by December, more than half of all adults need to have had their first shot by — well now — end October.


5 min read Microfarms probably won’t solve world hunger, but it wouldn’t be far from the truth to say that they may be the best candidate for that honour. And, while it’s unlikely that many people living in residential estates are starving, it’s almost certain that most can benefit from more fresh veggies – and from fresher veggies.

Kitchen Confidential with Matteo Battaini

3 min read Matteo Battaini comes from a long line of Italian epicureans and cut his teeth in the meat-curing businesses with his uncle, Dario Soresi, of famous cheese and meat manufacturers Mastro Dario.

Cybersecurity: Info age security cracks require newfangled awareness

3 min read Once considered futuristic, smart homes and offices are now a reality. We never seem to have enough new tech, with products added daily to improve efficiency and convenience.

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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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Crimson Education and Crimson Global Academy

Crimson Education is the world’s leading US/UK university admission consultancy. Crimson takes college admissions consulting to a new level of personalisation and success, increasing students’ chances of admission to the Ivy League, Oxford and Cambridge and other top universities by up to 700%.


Huawei Solar

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


Flight Centre

Flight Centre is the most recognised and trusted mass travel retailer in South Africa. With having built confidence and value with millions of customers over the last 27 years.



With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm and has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the African continent. We are able to leverage our resources to deliver legal solutions that suit your pricing preferences and timeframes.


Oceans Umhlanga Hotel Residences

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



Over 20 years ago we taste-tested 170 water samples before we settled on the perfect Aquazania recipe. “Recipe? But it’s just water!” some said. Nothing in life is “just water” is our resounding response.


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.



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.


Homestead Views Security Estate

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


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.



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.


Swan Insurance

We provide the full range of non-banking financial solutions, from general insurance, life assurance, pension & actuarial services, pension administration, investment advisory, to wealth management and securities trading for corporate clients and individual customers.


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.


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.


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.


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.  



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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Serta is the number one mattress manufacturer in the United States, and we are proud to offer a wide variety of innovative mattresses designed to help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep.


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.


Domaine de Teredom

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The Luxury apartments and penthouses of Lorlamer, a Ground + 2 scheme in Black River, on the West Coast of Mauritius


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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Temple Group

Composed of six companies and based in Mauritius, Temple Group’s team provides a full range of services in the legal, compliance, publications and financial services sectors.


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).


Les Résidences de Mont Choisy

Private and exclusive, this property development is in the north of Mauritius. It extends over more than 485 hectares. The luxury real estate is near the crystalline waters of Mont Choisy Beach. It’s also close to the only 18-hole golf course in the area. If you feel like the bustle of village life, Grand Baie is a few minutes away. It’s a hive of activity in this part of the island, a favourite among tourists.



Established in 1989, Wind-O-Wash began as a small but dynamic window cleaning company situated in Ottery, Cape Town. In the intervening years it has grown and improved its services, offering a comprehensive and specialised cleaning service for commercial, domestic and industrial properties throughout the greater Cape Town area including Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Melkbosstrand.


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.



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.



Lexpro Systems offer a variety of online software solutions to assist you with practice management and increasing productivity! We also offer desktop based software solutions.


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.


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.


Elkanah House

Established in 1997 and home to nearly 1,400 students from ages 3 to 18 across four campuses, Elkanah House is the leading school on the West Coast of Cape Town. Our school boasts four leafy and picturesque campuses, each with a unique architectural design overlooking Table Mountain, which is conducive to allowing children to learn optimally in a homely environment.


DTOS Group

Operating in the Mauritian financial services sector since 1993, DTOS Group has positioned itself as a leading regional Management Company. With 27 years of existence, the group has been closely associated with the development of the Mauritius International Financial Services Centre since its early days and keeps contributing to the development and the reputation of this industry.


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.


At The Gate

At The Gate allows easy control at access points for companies, corporate office parks, lifestyle estates, complexes, gated communities – or anywhere that requires positive visitor identification.



Teljoy was founded in June 1969 and launched with a campaign that gave people the opportunity to book a television for rent when TV eventually came to South Africa. After much deliberation and perseverance, TV was allowed in South Africa. Teljoy and its founder Theo Rutstein installed the very first TV set in South Africa in December 1974. Teljoy was the very first company in the country to supply TV sets commercially in South Africa.


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.


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.


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.


Go City

Go City exists to simplify day-to-day living in gated communities. By integrating all of your communities technology needs into one platform Go City is the only app your community will need. A proudly South African product.


Advanced Corporate Solutions

Advanced Corporate Solutions (ACS), established in 1995, is a global player in Corporate Intelligence and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) “Debugging”.



Initially set up in 2009 to monitor the Constantia community, Verifier quickly grew a significant national portfolio of commercial and residential clients. We have since expanded, having established monitoring centres in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. This configuration allows for the automation of fail-over and load balancing protocols – crucial for internet reliant remote monitoring and management.



ViewProtect design, manufacture and distribute transparent safety and security barriers for the global market. Our advanced Smart Bar technology products have the unique ability to combine the old, dependable physical security barrier system with new, sophisticated alarm monitoring systems to create the ultimate security product.


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.


ABC Banking Corporation

Strategically located in the heart of the island’s capital at Place d’Armes, Port- Louis, ABC Banking Corporation is known for its attractive broad palette of traditional and innovative products and services, and its excellent rapport with customers.



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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