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Our Publications

Estate Living Magazine is distributed into 80 Estates across South Africa by print and online to thousands of subscribers monthly.

 

The Developer Journal focuses on the lifecycle of a mixed use developments, offering insight and new opportunities to property developers.

 

The Residential Estate Industry Journal, is the official annual reference guide to best practice, policy and procedure, relevant and significant to the residential estate community in South Africa.

Our Current Issue

June 2022

Partnership

< 1 min read As Estate Living has just eclipsed its 50th edition, we’ve decided to give the magazine a fresh look; it’s not a facelift, just a little botox! We hope that you enjoy the subtle changes. We trust that you will enjoy reading this edition as much as we did collaborating with the experts to put it together for you.

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Estate Living

April 2022

50 and Fabulous

< 1 min read This is the 50th edition of the printed Estate Living magazine. It is quite amazing to write that sentence. I can remember the very first edition like it was yesterday. We launched Estate Living in October 2012. Dirk Uys was the first community manager to support us, and we showcased Arabella Country Estate on our front cover. Around 10 Western Cape-based communities subscribed to the publication on behalf of their residents for the first edition. We thank you again and look forward to continuing to support the value of residential community living in the pages to come.

Estate Living

December 2021

#Developer

< 1 min read What a year 2021 has been! For Estate Living, the last 18 months have been a time of constant change – as we are sure is the case for nearly all of you. Instead of dwelling on the challenges, we wanted to rather use this opportunity to reflect on some of the successes we have experienced during the pandemic – because there have been many! Please stay safe on the roads, enjoy the travel adventures and have a wonderful festive season. Just like you, we’ll be toasting to good health and plenty more successes in 2022.

Estate Living

November 2021

#Community

< 1 min read There is no doubt that the world, South Africa, our businesses and home environments have changed over the last year and a half. But the one thing that remains a constant is the benefits of estate life. The positive effects of living in community-driven environments have been seen far and wide, and the support within these structures has been a solace for many.

Estate Living

REIJ Volume 7

< 1 min read ARC would like to thank Estate Living as well as all contributors to this journal, and trust that you will find it a useful resource and a wonderful coffee-table addition to all your reception areas.

Estate Living

April / May 2020

#RetirementLiving

< 1 min read Everything changes, everything stays the same. We have changed the way we do most things – the big things and the little things – and we’ve changed the way we think about life, the future, our friends and families. But we’re also trying to keep some perspective, some normality.

Estate Living

December 2019

Issue 3

< 1 min read In September this year, heads of state and government will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York to follow up and comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And that’s a big deal.

Estate Living

December 2019

#Liveyourbestlife

< 1 min read There is a theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, and that the rotation of the earth is speeding up. If that’s true, it means that time is going quicker, and it certainly seems as if it is. It seems like only yesterday that we were singing ‘Auld lang syne’, and now 2019 is pretty much all over bar the shouting. Here’s to a joyful festive season – a time of relaxation, friends, family and fun – and an awesomely fantastic, productive, effective and super-fun 2020.

Estate Living

REIJ Volume 6

< 1 min read It is with immense pleasure that we can bring you this, the 6th edition of the Residential Estate Industry Journal, which was launched at the 7th ARC Annual Conference held at San Lameer on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) enters its 11th year of existence, during which we have experienced much change, both negative and positive. Membership of ARC has grown to close to 400 residential communities, and we have developed wonderful partnerships with best-of-breed providers to the residential community industry, and for that we are extremely grateful.

Estate Living

September 2019

Invest

< 1 min read It’s spring. Birds are singing, leaves are budding and there’s new life everywhere. So, throw off those heavy winter woollies. It’s time to stretch your wings, explore new territory, and frolic a bit – rediscover the joy of living. Most importantly, let’s celebrate the longer days by making the most of every single one of them.

Estate Living

August 2019

Develop

< 1 min read We can make the world more sustainable, more liveable and more fun. The limit is our imagination.

Estate Living

July 2019

Connection

< 1 min read Everything we do has an effect: on ourselves, our families, our communities, and – possibly – the whole world. It’s all connected, from the tiniest element to the biggest.

Estate Living

June 2019

Design for Living

< 1 min read Great lifestyles don’t just happen – they have to be planned, designed. And that involves far more than deciding what colour curtains to hang, or where to put the couch.

Estate Living

May 2019

Invest SA

< 1 min read Investing in South Africa is more than putting some funds into a fixed deposit or squirrelling away a few K every month in an endowment. And it’s also more than buying property – although that is part of it.

Estate Living

April 2019

Retirement Living

< 1 min read There are two ways of looking at retirement. In the past, it was the dreaded interim between being useful and being dead, but now it’s the culmination – the pinnacle, the goal we all work towards. The lucky (or clever) ones retire at 40, the rest of us wish we could.

Estate Living

March 2019

The Slow Movement

< 1 min read It always seems to take time to get into the swing of a new year but, by the time March comes round, its pretty much full steam ahead, so we decided to jump off the hamster wheel, stop and smell the daisies, to take stock, and to assess whether all that rushing is really necessary.

Estate Living

February 2019

Smart Moves

< 1 min read With the focus of our February campaigns, both within these pages and online across our digital channels, being Smart Moves, we take a look at some great options for making smart moves.

Estate Living

January 2019

New Beginnings

< 1 min read It’s a brand-new year. Time to start afresh, time to do new things, think new thoughts and try new strategies. So we have a look at what new business disrupters are likely to challenge us in the new year.

Estate Living

December 2018

Alfresco Living

< 1 min read December is generally a time to stop and take stock of the year, and we are delighted to say that we can look back on some phenomenal successes achieved over the last 12 months. We kicked off 2018 by launching our website in February, and bringing in some talented tech pros to help us optimise our content and reach.

Estate Living

November 2018

The Classics

< 1 min read Some ideas have a very short shelf life. But then some things become classics – for the very simple reason that they combine great design, utility and timeless elegance or beauty – and they either never go away, or keep coming back. Classics need not be big and important – they just need to be perfect.

Estate Living

October 2018

Investment

< 1 min read While we know residential estates are fantastic places to live, they’re also great investments. And, as we discovered when we started looking, there is more than one way to package your property investment. Hotel rooms are a great way to add to your portfolio.

Estate Living

REIJ 5

REIJ Volume 5

< 1 min read We are proud of the 5th annual journal – launched at the annual conference at Serengeti Estates on 13 and 14 September 2018, and trust you will get value from this edition.

Estate Living

September 2018

Precinct Living

< 1 min read Cities and the residential communities within them are changing… Welcome to PRECINCT LIVING, the age-old concept of communities coming together for common interests, safety and investment.

Estate Living

Volume 2

Developer Journal Volume 2

< 1 min read It’s a big brave world out there, and there is so much that’s new and exciting. We’ve had a look at what’s in store once 5G hits the ground with its killer apps, and touched on a few ways you can use that super-speed internet to take your marketing and integrated digital and communication solutions to the next level.

Estate Living

August 2018

New Developments

< 1 min read The property market is changing – for the better in some places, and for the not-really-better in others – so some investors think this is the moment to play hard, play fast and play big, while others are reacting with caution.

Estate Living

July 2018

Retirement and Healthcare

< 1 min read In July, Estate Living has had to research, write about and think about issues that most of us would rather deal with … aftermorrow. Contemplating old age and death can be scary – especially if we focus on the negative – but it can also be liberating.

Estate Living

Volume 1

Developer Journal Volume 1

< 1 min read The Developer Journal is a bi monthly glossy Journal distributed to property developers, with a focus on property development in South Africa. The Journal is a guide to best practice and follows the development cycle, where industry specialists provide expertise for each part of the development process.

Estate Living

REIJ 4

REIJ Volume 4

< 1 min read It gives me great pleasure to launch the 4th annual Residential Estate Industry Journal. It is an even bigger pleasure to be doing so at our 5th annual conference, exposition and golf day, attended by a record 150 attendees.

Estate Living

REIJ 3

REIJ Volume 3

< 1 min read This, our third annual journal for the residential community industry, is again being launched with the National Conference and Exposition.

Estate Living

REIJ 2

REIJ Volume 2

< 1 min read Since establishing The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) in 2008, I have witnessed incredible changes in the sector. One of the most noticeable has been the expectations of owners living in a community association.

Estate Living

June 2018

Smart Environments

< 1 min read Smart Cities, Retirement residential options, Moka City in Mauritius, Pecanwood Estate and Pecanwood Country Club review showing growth for investor market, Sun City and how it stays relevant and still open for business, a review of available property investment opportunities in Kwa Zulu Natal, and finally the ‘code of conduct’ and why it is so important for estates and residents.

Estate Living

REIJ 1

REIJ Volume 1

< 1 min read We are extremely proud of the fact that we have now developed an innovative industry journal where you can read about the history of the industry, the many industry initiatives that we have successfully implemented, and the formation of both the Community Associations Institute of South Africa and the Residential Community Council.

Estate Living

May 2018

Country Living

< 1 min read Estate Living printed Magazine is distributed into 80 Estates across South Africa, monthly. This coffee-table styled glossy magazine offers in-depth reviews of some of the most beautiful property in the country, coupled with relevant and engaging content on all aspects of estate life. Supporting the printed publications is the Estate Living E’mag.

Estate Living

April 2018

Community

< 1 min read While other sectors are enjoying a little R&R, the property sector is busy exploding into April. Property shows are popping up everywhere, the biggest being the International Property Show in Dubai, which is an insanely large show and attracts investors from all over the world.

Estate Living

March 2018

Outdoors

< 1 min read What is important in your life? Health? Safety? Creating wonderful memories? At this moment in time, the one thing that is most important to the majority of our Cape Town readers is probably access to clean, free-flowing water in their taps.

Estate Living

February 2018

Hospitality

< 1 min read Like it not, 2018 is officially here. The children are (thankfully) now back at school, New Year’s resolutions have almost been broken, or are being adhered to rather loosely, and payday has finally come and then gone again.

Estate Living

January 2018

City Slickers

< 1 min read Happy New Year! This year promises to be one of inspiration and excitement. It is also one of growth, change and commercial value as we all begin to reap the rewards of all our hard work in previous years.

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Sagewood Broadacres

Introducing Sagewood: spacious, freestanding homes in the heart of Broadacres. These spectacular 3 & 4 bedroom homes were designed to give you more freedom, craftsmanship and contemporary features.

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BMW 8 Series

To maintain its position as a leader in progressive luxury, BMW goes beyond traditional thinking to create a new class of driving – where the journey itself is the destination.

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Pecanwood Estate Golf and Country Club

Pecanwood Estate Golf and Country Club ‘adds a new dimension to the concept of rest and relaxation’. It is only after taking in its splendid location first hand that you see why they so rightly claim this.

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Welgevonden Estate

Welgevonden Estate is a residential development with flair in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch where residents enjoy a countryside ambience amidst majestic Boland mountains, are in close proximity to the facilities and the magic that Stellenbosch and the Western Cape have to offer, and indulge in community living that resembles something of a gentle bygone era.

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Gowrie Village

Enjoy the magnificent KZN Midlands with all the benefits of estate living. Gowrie Village is set in the heart of the central Midlands hub of Nottingham Road, known for its friendly rural community and small-village lifestyle.

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Izinga Estate

Izinga Estate Management Association (IzEMA) is an “umbrella” Management Association with 6 Estates as members and is situated in Umhlanga and more specifically at the lower end of Izinga Ridge. It currently consists of approximately 800 homes and current developments will see this increase to approximately 3750 units.

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Westlake Country and Safari Estate

As the name suggests, Westlake Country and Safari Estate boasts wide open spaces with a rich, natural biodiversity allowing an 80-hectare conservancy of natural grasses which serves as grazing to its wildlife and over 400 bird species.

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Settlers Park Retirement Village

A friendly, vibrant and diverse community live life to the fullest at Settlers Park Retirement Village. The Village is nestled against a north-east slope in the seaside town of Port Alfred. Port Alfred is midway between East London and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and is described as being the jewel of the Sunshine Coast thanks to its distinctive beaches, river, marina, golf club and fine dining restaurants.

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Bateleur Estate

Bateleur is a 200 hectare Adult Lifestyle Estate that offers an exceptional and secure country living environment situated just 65km from the world-renowned Kruger National Park in the lovely Lowveld city of Nelspruit with its many shopping, medical and social facilities.

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White River Country Estate

Established in 1992, White River Country Estate offers an unparalleled secure lifestyle and recreational experience centered around a Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course, and enhanced by established homes, mature trees, walking trails, a meandering river and a wide variety of birds and small wildlife.

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Plantations Estate

Plantations is a magnificent Tuscan styled development set on 86ha of prime real estate.  Set in a natural conservancy, it still has proximity to the hub of the town and ease of access to schools and motorways, making it an ideally located secure estate.

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Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Lifestyle Estate is a premier multi-generational security estate on the slopes of Durbanville Hills with panoramic views of the vineyards and rolling hills to the north. The 127ha security and lifestyle estate enjoys a unique location, just 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town CBD and less than 5 minutes away from the Durbanville CBD.

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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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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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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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