A Place to Call Home

The Ballito MagazineAugust 4, 2023

Photo by: Rainmaker Marketing


Tailor-made for the lifestyle you lead, whether you’re a socialite or looking to reitre in comfort, we’re showcasing some of the incredible developments on the North Coast. 


Unparalleled Beach Access

Seaton Estate is in a class of its own with unprecedented beach access and frontage to the pristine 1.1 km stretch of Christmas Bay beach on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast. Recognising the inimitable beauty, lifestyle and location benefits of Seaton Estate – great care has been taken by the developers, Collins Residential, to rehabilitate the grasslands and forests in the estate. While placing significant focus on the landscaping and environmental aspect that inspires the estate’s design, Collins Residential has also made significant headway with infrastructure and roads. The recent progress made on the magnificently designed Gatehouse has also turned heads as it cleverly balances people’s needs, design aesthetics and the exquisite natural topography of the area.


With over 1000 opportunities on this ocean-side estate, there are multiple home options to choose from, which seamlessly integrate rehabilitated grasslands with lush coastal forests, massive valleys of green areas, 26 km of running and cycling trails and even a world-class equestrian facility. Spoilt for choice with a myriad of lifestyle facilities and a superb multi-sports facility known as Seaton Country Club, residents will also have access to the spectacular residents-only Seaton Beach House situated near Christmas Bay. Furthermore, Seaton Estate residents will also have reciprocity and access to additional facilities in the neighbouring and more established Zululami Luxury Coastal Estate. 


Local North Coaster, Pat Lambie, has chosen Seaton Estate to call ‘home’, and his family are true ambassadors of inspired living. Through their experiences documented in “Life with the Lambies”, you’ll see first-hand the natural beauty and premium facilities that Seaton Estate offers residents and investors alike. “Nothing like this has been seen in the last three decades. Imagine being able to walk from your home to your own private beach every day. This unique ocean-side development was purposefully designed around the natural assets located here while factoring in the local outdoor lifestyle that people aspire to. I believe Seaton Estate is a dynamic catalyst for the new normal, set to unfold on KwaZulu-Natal’s prestigious North Coast,” shares Murray Collins of Collins Residential.

Look no further than www.seatonestate.co.za for your forever home. The first transfers to homeowners started in October 2022, with available stands starting from R1,9 million.


Farm to Fork Living 

Fairview Estates, the original farm name, is the pinnacle of artisan living, a return to traditional farm living but within a secure, eco-conscious development located just outside of Ballito, in KwaZulu-Natal. Smallholdings from 2-hectare, means Fairview farmers can live off the grid. They can use the off-grid water scheme and enjoy sustainable ‘farm to fork’ living by growing produce and raising egg-laying chickens within a secure, eco-conscious development just outside of Ballito. The 480-hectare Estate is surrounded by a best-in-class security fence, 24-hour manned gatehouse and access control. It provides a safe environment for farmers to experience the freedom of living with boundless open spaces. Farmers will also have the opportunity to join the Macadamia Co-op, enjoying a small-to-medium-scale commercial farming venture. This allows the inexperienced farmer to benefit from additional revenue while the Farm Manager takes care of the farming.



Fairview Estates’ centralised location provides direct access to modern amenities, including beaches, retail, healthcare, education and recreation, meaning you can live the farm life and have the convenience of being “in town”. Located 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, owners from other provinces can be on their farm within a couple of hours. The perfect place for families to live a legacy and raise their children barefoot amongst nature, riding on the trails, jumping in the dam or climbing trees. Retired couples will enjoy escaping the busyness of town and retreating to a quiet and tranquil smallholding where they can spend time gardening, growing food and getting the grandchildren involved. Surrounded by farmlands and with the Estate itself home to extensive nature trails, Fairview Estates offers shared facilities, including: Horse Trails, Holla Trails curated Running and hiking and Mountain bike trails, two dams for fishing, picnic sites on the dam and a sunset pod.


At Fairview, there is a careful balance between the delicate co-existence of the existing ecosystem enabling its farmers to live in harmony with nature. Well-established natural forests, streams and dams allow wildlife to thrive, and Fairview is home to an abundance of wildlife, including birdlife, small predators and a variety of antelope. Live your legacy. Live Fairview Estates. Visit www.fairviewkzn.co.za to start your journey.


Slice of Heaven on Earth

Zululami Estate has been successful since it first led the way by breaking ground in the now burgeoning Sheffield Beach area. Having won gold at the South African Landscape Institute (SALI) Awards for their remarkable landscaped entrance, the impressive nature-led design demonstrates Collins Residential’s commitment to sustainability by creating an authentic environment. The Wetland Clubhouse’s iconic design balances contemporary finishes with fittings and furniture that mimic nature, further amplifying the wild, green areas around it. A palm veld has been created, along with a citrus park and community harvest garden that encourages residents to utilise and explore the many open spaces.


Construction has commenced on the second clubhouse, the Fitness Pavilion. The facilities will make it perfect for family gatherings after enjoying time spent on the multi-purpose courts playing tennis, basketball and soccer, sharpening your skills in the cricket nets or even getting a workout in the outdoor gym. The final planned clubhouse – the Beach Pavilion – will have two beach access points, with all three clubhouses planned to be completed by the end of 2022. “It’s astonishing to think that we have reached this point in the development where Husk and The Reserve are part of our final sectional title offerings available on the Estate, together with a few land sites. We have endeavoured to always deliver infrastructure and facilities that exceed our homeowners’ expectations. We are honoured to play home to the gold standard of senior living, the Auria Group, who committed their first foray into KwaZulu-Natal within Zululami. With all its nature-inspired lifestyle offerings, this is truly a multi-generational estate with a full ecosystem of facilities and offerings for all ages,” says Murray Collins of Collins Residential.

The opportunity to purchase in the final phase of development at Husk with modern and luxurious two and three-bedroom apartments perched atop a hill with sea and forest views in Sheffield Beach will start from R2 699 000. The Reserve has released its first phase of 15 free-standing designer homes, and less than 30 land opportunities remain. Visit www.zululamiestate.co.za to find out more about how Zululami has certainly raised the bar regarding North Coast properties on offer!


Lush Landscapes

Elaleni Lifestyle Estate is not just another eco-centric residential estate that has sprung up on KwaZulu-Natal’s popular North Coast. Situated within Sheffield Beach, this somewhat established coastal Estate looks to connect residents to the diverse landscape offering within the Estate that ranges from vast coastal forests to lush vegetable gardens and edible streetscapes. Cleverly crafted and designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Lucas Uys, nature takes centre stage for those looking for homes that include freehold stands, bespoke luxury homes and modern apartment offerings.


With an ethos of sustainability and eco-conscious living, residents are offered the unique opportunity to harvest seasonal farm fresh produce with fruit and nut-bearing trees planted throughout the Estate for homeowners and residents to enjoy freely. Another vision for the Estate is to have self-harvesting beehives and reintroduce coffee trees previously prevented from growing in the area by the sugar cane industry. Along with homeowners’ encouraging subsistence agriculture practices, all biodegradable waste on the Estate will be converted into compost, and homes built on the Estate are at least 50% off the grid. Within Elaleni lies an abundance of biodiversity, unprecedented facilities and community activity. You can easily join neighbours for birdwatching, take in peace and quiet at one of the clubhouses, or meet friends at the residents’ only Beach Club. The Estate’s unique clubhouses are immersed in the lush greenery of the forest surrounding and set along the dams within the Estate. Choose from a wide variety of luxury homes that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living, like modern apartments that overlook unprecedented green spaces or perfectly positioned stands that allow you to create your bespoke family home. Buyers can choose from a beautiful lock-up and go home in the Elaleni Gardens or build their own home to their specifications. You can find more information about your future home in Elaleni Lifestyle Estate by visiting www.elaleni.co.za.


Elaleni Lifestyle Estate’s newest release, The Plantations, offers stands from R935 000 to build your own dream home, or you can purchase a contemporary home package from R3 919 000.


Retire in Luxury

Your retirement years should be filled with bliss and stress-free days. Enjoy all the free time you have in the development with only the best on offer for you! Located on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, Coral Cove by Auria Senior Living is a significant retirement development to be located in Zululami Luxury Coastal Estate, on the shores of Sheffield Beach. Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), such as Coral Cove, are purpose-built, secure retirement communities in which older adults can live an enjoyable, hassle-free life with access to a wide variety of hospitality services, amenities, care, and support. Coral Cove offers beautifully purpose-built freestanding garden villas, maisonettes, and apartments to suit whatever level of independent living or assisted living residents may require.


Currently, the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast has limited retirement facilities, few of which offer a continuum of care with amenities and services as extensive as Auria Senior Living offers. As a result, the area has strong interest from older adults. This leading retirement community will offer extensive lifestyle facilities, such as an outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool that is designed with older adults in mind, air-conditioned cinema, entertainment facilities including a bowling green, a gourmet restaurant, Auria’s signature coffee shop, fully-equipped wellness centre with specialised gym equipment, and a state-of-the-art care centre, catering for frail and dementia care. The care centre will be completed and fully operational when the first resident moves in and will offer the best in frail care. Residents are guaranteed the best of facilities and service in every aspect. Auria Senior Living owns and operates CCRCs throughout South Africa and has received numerous prestigious international awards, placing them amongst the best in the world. 

Coral Cove will be completed in October 2023; however, the show unit is now available for viewing. You can visit www.auria.co.za for more information. This is extraordinary living for the best years of your life!