Simbithi Eco Estate - An acre of paradise

Well-known for its amazing fauna and flora, Simbithi Eco Estate is considered by many to be the leading premiere residential estate on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Within proximity to every amenity one could wish for, the estate offers residents secure living, convenience and a unique lifestyle offering.

“Properties within secure housing estates continue to be highly sought after among homebuyer due to the numerous lifestyle benefits that these type of homes offer, not to mention the security element,” says Simon Peacock, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Dolphin Realtors. “Homebuyers are prepared to pay premium prices for homes within estates, and with the many advantages to living within an estate it is easy to see why.”

He adds that Simbithi provides entertainment and activities for all members of the family to enjoy, such as walking trails through the forests and the estate, tennis courts, a putt-putt course, various community centres with swimming pools, catch-and-release fishing, horse riding, a rugby sports field, and a renowned golf course. Last but not least, Simbithi Country Club is regarded as a benchmark facility and features the ever-popular Fig Tree Restaurant.

According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the popularity of secure lifestyle estates continues to push the prices of these properties up, making them excellent investments over the long term. “Demand is synonymous with property pricing, and homes within estates are consistently in high demand. Homes within estates rarely stay on the market for too long,” says Goslett.

A home within Simbithi that is currently being marketed by RE/MAX Dolphin Realtors is a five-bedroom, four bathroom home set in a quiet, private cul de sac overlooking a vista of forest and lakes. Sales Associate, Sue Abernethy, says that all the bedrooms suites and living areas of the 1140m2 home face onto the panoramic landscape of dense forest. She notes that despite the home’s immense size, Metropole Architects, the company commissioned to design this truly exclusive home, managed to create a home that has a feeling of simplicity and warmth, with finishes of natural materials. Using timber screens, decking, cladding, off-shutter concrete and stone cladding, the home is exciting and inviting, without losing its feeling of intimacy. 

“The home has several features that make it an architectural masterpiece,” says Abernethy. “Along the front entrance of the house is a shallow pond, which mirrors the home both day and night. There is also a 25m lap pool off the deck, with a glass panel looking into the theatre room downstairs. Other features include blinds and curtains that are operated by remote control, a sound system installed throughout the house, Jacuzzi and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out onto balconies overlooking the estate.”

According to Abernethy, the expansive master suite includes a walk-in dressing room and an open-plan bathroom. Wrap-around glass doors attract the sun from all angles, making this a warm, light haven. A large study area is situated off the main bedroom, with ample space to work from home in privacy and a pyjama lounge on the landing is perfect for cozy family evenings.

She adds that the large centre island in the kitchen is the perfect place for the whole family to chat and have their meals. A walk-in pantry room gives ample room for groceries and storage for a large family. Off the kitchen are a large scullery and laundry leading into the four garages. There is also a separate suite on the property for live-in staff.

“To complete the picture, there is a large dining room with glass sliding doors leading out onto the patio, along with a pub which makes entertaining a pleasure. There is also a separate lounge which is ideal for quieter times with friends,” says Abernethy.

In addition to the main house, there is guest home built with friends and family in mind. The two-bedroom, one bathroom guest house consists of a kitchen, lounge and small dining area, offering privacy and seclusion. All with the same quality finishes used in the main house were used to complete the guest house cohesively.

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