Over the next few editions, Wildside will be taking a look at some of the family, lifestyle and eco-estates around South Africa which are promoting the opportunity for its residents to live in harmony with nature and embrace the conservation ethos which is so vital to the preservation of our natural heritage for future generations.
In this edition, we have a look at the Palm Lakes Family Estate situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
PEACEFUL, NATURAL LIVING
Being positioned in an incredible location on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast allows Palm Lakes Family Estate to offer residents the ultimate combination of carefree living and modern day convenience. Its residents are free to enjoy the fresh coastal air and live a peaceful, safe, carefree existence in a secure environment. Situated near Tinley Manor, just North of Ballito; Palm Lakes is just a stone’s throw from a variety of exciting attractions associated with this growing seaside com-munity.
Palm Lakes combines community living where neighbours are friends and kids can run wild, with every conceivable modern facility and amenity to make day-to-day life a little more convenient. Span-ning over 700 Hectares, it’s one of the largest residential estates on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast – but offers so much more than you could imagine.
Palm Lakes isn’t just another housing estate though. A hallmark feature of Palm Lakes Family Estate is their careful consideration of the environment: a landscape of rolling green hills, tropical vegeta-tion, and tranquil lakes, the area is rich in indigenous bird and plant life which provides for peaceful, natural living; at one with nature.
The estate has been landscaped with environmental preservation in mind, and as a result, flora such as iFafa Lilies, Aloe Vera, Bromeliads and Variegated Hibiscus flourish. Residents are encouraged to plant a minimum of 70% of their gardens with indigenous plants which, especially in times of drought, as we have been experiencing for the last few years, are more resilient to pests and fungi that thrive in dry conditions. Indigenous plants are also very water-wise and hardy.