When Simbithi Eco Estate was conceptualised 15 years ago, it was all about ‘home’, and today, the 430-hectare estate has a thriving community of residents, each of whom believe ‘home’ is not a location – ‘home’ is a feeling.
The lucky people who call Simbithi home are a pleasant blend of seasonal residents who spend their holidays here, permanent residents – young professional couples with small families, larger families, retirees in their golden years – and even some singles. Simbithi’s uniqueness lies in its innate ability to make each of its residents feel at home, in every season of their lives.
As an eco estate, Simbithi prides itself on the seamless accord between nature and development. The architectural style perfectly complements the wide, unspoiled pockets of nature, and residents enjoy strolling among the many birds and animals that live in the forests, dams, walking trails, and even on the golf course. It is not unusual to greet a bushbuck on your way out to work in the morning.
Simbithi’s location lends itself to effortless commuting. It’s a mere 40 minutes to the city centre, and just 20 minutes to King Shaka International Airport for business trips or even weekly commutes to Gauteng. Tucked away on the North Coast close to the burgeoning town of Ballito, Simbithi is close to several excellent schools and two major shopping malls.
But the magic of Simbithi is really in the intrinsic sense of peace you feel the moment you drive through any of the five residential access gates, as the cool green spaces soothe away the stresses of a hard day at the office. A spot of afternoon golf or sundowners at the Country Club’s Drop Zone Bar is a fantastic way to end a bustling day, while romantics may choose to spend the evening over dinner at the Fig Tree Restaurant, with its proud association with the elite Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Residents have their choice of five fully equipped community centres, too – afternoon sports at the Guinea Fowl, energetic play on the jungle gyms at the Kingfisher, a quiet evening picnic on the edge of the exquisite dam at the Fish Eagle, or a slice of gourmet wood-fired pizza and slushies at the Heron.
‘Welcome. You’re home.’
These are the words that encapsulate life on Simbithi. You are home. You are safe. You are welcomed. You are part of an inspiring ecosystem, and you are valued.