Estate living has increased in popularity around South Africa and the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal is no exception. The number of residential estates have increased extensively over the past decade and there is no doubt that secure community living is a sought after way of life.
Security is a top priority for many buyers and has been one of the driving factors behind the growth in popularity of secure estates. Security is not the only benefit of living in a gated complex, many people are choosing to live in closed communities such as gated complexes and secure estates due to the lifestyle benefits and the feeling of community that they provide.
Generally typified by access controlled entrances, perimeter fences or walls and in many cases security guards that patrol the estate day and night, secure estates offer homeowners peace of mind.
Gone are the housing estates of yesteryear, buyers today are spoilt for choice with the various types of homes available to them from big freehold homes right down to apartments. Many of the secure estates have shared amenities and facilities such as club houses, swimming pools, golf courses as well as common areas such as parks that are available to all residents.
The demand for lifestyle advantages, secure living environments and accommodation that is close to central business areas has also grown considerably in recent years. This demand is being addressed by the many lifestyle estates that have been developed with play, office, retail, entertainment and residential outlets that are all located in one estate.
The Simbithi Eco Estate on the outskirts of Ballito, on the North Coast of KZN, is one such estate. [/index.php/about-us Property in Simbithi] is very sought after. This secure eco estate is the latest thing in lifestyle estates. 430 hectares of prime real estate with amazing views over the Indian Ocean or inland over the sugar cane fields that surround the area, Simbithi Eco Estate has a Peter Matkovich designed golf course, a number of clubhouses with swimming pools and other sports fields and courts.
Property in Simbithi is a sound monetary investment. Property within these secure estates saw excellent returns in the prosperous times, and has mostly held its own during the recent recession.