Sales in full swing at Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate, a first of its kind for Port Elizabeth
The sale of residential plots in the new Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate, a first of its kind development in Port Elizabeth is now in full swing. According to Kay Beattie, Seeff’s agent for the development, there are still a number of plots with or without plan and build options up for grabs. Royalston offers an almost unparalleled secure lifestyle, says the agent. The residential development is set within a 1000ha wildlife reserve that is home to various game and pristine coastal vegetation including ancient Milkwood- and Yellowwood trees along with rolling grasslands and freshwater streams that feed the largest lake in Port Elizabeth. Only about 30% of the estate is dedicated to the residential development and the layout of the estate aims for as little environmental impact as possible. Here, says the agent, residents will enjoy a sought-after African bush lifestyle where herds of zebra, wildebeest and eland graze near your porch. Yet, you will have all of the big city benefits of Port Elizabeth right on your doorstep. The CBD and airport is a mere 22kms from the estate and the multi-billion Baywest Mall development a mere 10-minute drive away. On offer are freehold plots that range in size from 850sqm-1800sqm with an average size of 1300sqm. Prices start at R610 000 for a plot and upwards of R2.485 million for a full plot, plan and build option. House sizes range from 250sqm-350sqm with various layouts and finishes to choose from. The architectural style is grand Afro-Colonial and lodge style. Natural building materials such as sandstone and wood and earthy tones are combined for the ideal bush ambiance. Other features include large sash windows for maximum views and wooden concertina doors that open onto entertainment areas. The use of eco-aspects such as solar panels, grey water systems and rain harvesting is also encouraged. The sewer plant on the estate allows for all grey water to be re-used for irrigation on site. In all, there are 185 residential properties that are set in three villages, named Canterbury, Livingstone and Winchester. Additional planned facilities include a retirement and frail care component, a hotel, wildlife education centre and animal sanctuary. There is also already a secure dog park with play areas for children. The properties are located privately with at least one boundary looking onto open space to provide homeowners the opportunity to enjoy the countryside or catch a glimpse of the free-roaming game. Aside from a diverse array of fauna and flora, the reserve is home to many critically endangered species such as the Honey Badger, Knysna Woodpecker, Secretary Bird, Blue Duiker, Fish Eagle, Cape Eagle Owl, Milkwood, Yellowood to name but a few. Large game include herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Kudu, Reebuck, Springbuck, Bushpig, Eland, Bushbuck, Nyala and the Sable Antelope, Royalston’s ambassador and emblem inspiration. Predators include the Black Backed Jackal whose mesmerising cries can be heard as the sun sets, the Caracal and Gennet. There are also walking trails with rest stops and lookout points. An added benefit include reduced rates on guided game drives and forest walks. Other activities on offer within the estate include fishing, swimming kayaking, bird watching and braaiing. The estate is fully secure with restricted access and 24-hour security control. All external electrified game fences will be patrolled and further monitored by break alarms. Homeowners may also install private alarms supplied by the development’s appointed security company. All other general household and maintenance services will be covered by the levies and managed by the on-site Royalston operations management team at the control offices. Beattie believes that the estate is offering exceptional value for buyers. Aside from attracting local residential buyers, the development is ideal for those looking for a second home. It offers a rare bush and beach lifestyle. For more information, contact Seeff Port Elizabeth, Kay Beattie on 083 501 3355 or visit www.seeff.com or www.royalston.co.za.